my dearest sweetest buck moss
official name buckshot le fonque
named after branford marsalis’ jazz ensemble project
born on the 4th of july 1995
i called him cookie or bucky or budsy plus about 10 others
crazy names we come up with for the ones we love
he died today.
killed by 2 pitbulls on the loose in the neighborhood.
i was the unfortunate witness.
carried him in the house. where he died a few minutes later in my arms.
he bit me out of fear when i picked him up after the attack
got me pretty good.
sadly, my friend buck moss has left the building.
headed off to parts unknown
i’ll miss him
i try not to think about the last 5 minutes of his life
those awful images seared into my brain.
animals doing what animals do. following their instincts. not their faults, but their ignorant owners.
instead i’m remembering my sweet bucky boy.
bestest cat in the universe
staunch defender of moss cottage.