Dec 15th, 2012 was a day of perfect fluffy snow and filled with tears as we let our beautiful Memphis go. He brought more joy to our life than we could have ever asked for. He was a patient, polite cat who was shy with strangers but amazingly loyal and dedicated to us. He had a glorious coat that would change from shimmering silver to elegant blue/grey depending on the light.

One of our nicknames for him was Monkey, due to his energy and big personality. He liked to flick stickers off his paws and to toss around toe separators. He would sit peacefully as his hair was petted into a temporary mohawk, then walk about handsomely. With a meow that sounded like hello, he would greet us at the door and he listened to Oldies music while gazing out the window when we were out.

During our last weeks with him, he enjoyed his favorite meals such as tuna, he could somehow hear a twist can opener from any room in the house and also roasted chicken that he could sniff out of the grocery bags.

He was an amazing soul, vocal and loving. Our hearts break a little bit over again each time we come home – he’s not there to greet us in person but we still feel his spirit.

While it was exceptionally difficult to let him go, we were honored to help him in his transition; we didn’t want him to suffer after he gave us so much. For the next part of his journey, he went with a comfy purple towel and a purple fabric bow with catnip in it.

He was our beautiful Memphis Raines, who chose us eleven and a half years ago. We miss him beyond words and will love him always.

James and Yvonne Perry

  • Yvonne
    Posted at 15:03h, 15 December Reply

    Here we are, one year later and you are still missed all the time. Beautiful pictures of you on the wall help us smile. You brought us so much joy and gave so much love, you will always be remembered.

  • Candice and Bruno Aliscia Silvia and Derrek
    Posted at 22:36h, 10 January Reply

    Our deepest love and thoughts are with you both during your time of loss and reflection….. Memphis will always be apart of you even as he is not physically present, but spiritually he will always be….

    Lovingly thought of and dearly missed forever

    The Visentin Family

  • Josh Perry
    Posted at 19:59h, 10 January Reply

    Memphis “MonkeyMan” Raines! Amateur Tatoo artist, nude model, and professional awesome cat!
    You will be missed my friend 🙂 No other cat will be able to hold a candle to you ….. Quite literally
    Love you bud!

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