Saturday, February 21, 2015


Elliott, ‘Our Big Fat House Cat’ was a garage sale treasure we found many years ago. 


It was an early Saturday morning in the spring of 2001 when my daughter Emma and I decided to go garage sailing; little did we know we would be returning back home with another pet in tow.

Elliott and Karson

 The long, thin kitten with white and grey patches was free to a good home and came with an official birth certificate and shots.
He was no ordinary cat, then again no cat is ordinary but he was unquestionably extraordinary. 

Grace with her Pillow 

The Three Amigos ~
Elliott, Grace and Karson

Elliott became Emma’s constant companion from the minute she picked him out of the cage at the old farmhouse yard sale in town.
M and Elliott spent hours on end in her bedroom playing dress up, she was the designer and he the model. 

Grandma what big eyes you have!

When there were no more designs to test out M would take Elly to the park and go down the spiral slide with Elly on her lap and then the swing would be next.  It was like watching a mother and her baby having a great day at the playgrounds.

Elliott at the park 

Never did he once escape her not that he lacked the ingenuity to do so but because he chose to stay and was happy and content.

His endowment of human characteristics at times made me wonder if he had lived as a human in one of his previous lives. 

In any case he put a spell on us.

In the days and months after his passing my daughter and I were inspired to emulate Elly in our artwork. Elliott took on many disguises, once again a model he appeared in angel cartoon form to jovial fat Ellycats. Artwork by M.

Then in early January of this year I decided I wanted to draw Elly again only this time change his color to black and white, his patches akin more to that of a cow, lo and behold, Micetto appeared.

Yes, as you recall I did say earlier that Elly was a long thin kitten but Elliott transformed into this big lovable ball of fur that could never be more than a few feet away from you at any given time. He became Our Big Fat House Cat because the time came where Elly was too big to carry to the park and too fat to be a model but he still played hide and seek at home and was quick on his feet, amazing for a cat his size.

He was extraordinary in every sense of the word. A dramatist in life and in death; he left his mark in our hearts and keeps writing us stories.

Our companion was the writer all along ~^..^~ and even now . 
ELLY 2001 ~ 2008

Micetto is the story of Elliott in his next life.

Until Later,


Kar said...

Cute, haven't seen those pics in a long time.

Annabelle said...

Ya, bring back a lot of memories for sure and your right Dad and Ty were with us at the time and you wanted his brother the orange tabby and I preferred Elliott. In the end it was the perfect decision ~^..^~
Elliott sure was bigger than life character , miss him.
Thanks for the comment.
Luv Mom

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