Our sweet boy Zack passed away peacefully in our arms Dec 2nd, 2011 at the age of 17. I still remember the day we got him, it was totally unplanned. Some friends asked us to go to a cat show for something to do. The thought of getting a cat never even crossed our minds, but when we saw him it was instant attraction.
Zack was a unique soul, possessing a personality more like a dog in many ways. At a young age he was able to learn to catch a paper ball in his paws and bring it back and drop it in our hands. There were many hours of fetch played.
He also loved to travel in his younger years coming with us to trips to Sask, to visit family and on a ski trip to Montana. He accepted and loved our second cat Zoe unconditionally and they were inseparable. As our family grew, Zack became the protector, looking out for and loving our three sons like they were his. He even took a liking to our dog Zena, even though she was 10 times larger and loved to annoy him.
Zack was the best cuddler, always preferring to be under the covers with you. He loved to be scooped up and hugged close, never trying to escape. He would just lay there with you as long as you wanted, totally relaxed, like he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
He was also the life of the party. Usually cats make themselves scarce when people come over, but not Zack. He would greet people at the door and jump up on their shoulders. He would hang out all night entertaining everyone with his handsome good looks and outgoing nature.
Hardly sick a day in his life, we thought he’d live forever. Although he is gone too soon, we are thankful for his swift peaceful passing and the awesome memories he leaves with us.
R.I.P. Zack, we love you!
Dana, Warren, Braden, Jonah, and Matthew