On Tuesday night, October 15, 2005, at around 10:30 PM, Tyrone left this world and went to the place where cats go when they die. A stray dog found his way into Floyd’s backyard and surprised Tyrone and killed him. He is survived by Floyd (our 90 year old neighbor who has had Tyrone for 10+ years) and Repeat.com (his brother from another mother).
On Wednesday, October 16, Floyd flagged Monica over and told her the bad news. With tears in his eyes, he told her the whole story. Five minutes later Monica called me weeping, trying to tell me that Tyrone had died. Several days before Tyrone died we were wondering if he was going to live with us this winter. He even came in the house one last time to say hello.
We are still sad for Floyd . . . Tyrone was his best friend for years, and he would even call when he was away to make sure Tyrone and Repeat were okay. We’re also sad because Tyrone was our favorite cat and Cali is sad because she and Tyrone would touch noses through the backyard fence.