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niles bobb // movita beaucoup

Late last night – in the early morning hours, I suppose – we bid farewell to our dear friend Niles. He was my shadow and loyal companion for over 15 years. Goofy, affectionate and the sweetest of sweet – that was our Niles.

Our hearts are broken.

Niles lived a good and happy life. Even in old age he never outgrew his kitten-ness. And until just a couple of hours before his death he was playing and snuggling. Saying goodbye was completely unexpected. I’m thankful that we were home, that he was able to tell us that it was time, and for the outstanding care and compassion we were provided at Metro Animal Emergency Clinic.

niles bobb // movita beaucoup

If there is a cat heaven – and I’m quite sure there is – I’d like to make the following requests: that Niles be provided with endless bowls of water to splash in and a soft blanket to nap on. That tasty treats and a sunny window with plenty of bird-watching opportunities be at the ready. That he be allowed to help with paperwork and bed-making whenever he likes. And should a few playmates be made available to play krinkle-ball-fetch and laser-dot-chase, I’d be most appreciative.

Rest well, sweet Niles.

44 Comments

  1. Auntie on February 18, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    So sad for the loss of dear Niles. I’ve always loved his presence there from so long past.

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 7:10 am

      He was one of a kind! I have always said that there wasn’t a person that met him that didn’t fall in love with him! 💗

  2. Ellen Brounstein on February 18, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    😿

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 7:10 am

      💞

  3. Lisa Stacey on February 18, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    I’m so sorry to read of Niles passing. Heartbreaking 😞. May he enjoy endless bird watching, sparkly balls, laser dots, warm spots in the sun, peeking around corners and endless scratches. Love to you. ❤️

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 7:09 am

      Thanks, Lisa. ❤️

  4. Ignorant Bystander on February 18, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    “I have no regrets, other than I didn’t hang in long enough to eat your face.”

    Niles

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 7:06 am

      I had a hard time sleeping last night and then realized it was because I could breathe. How does one sleep without a cat on one’s face?!

      • Snuggles on February 19, 2019 at 10:25 pm

        I’ll think of you and Niles at night when Eclipse sets on my head getting ready to go to purr and fall asleep.

        • movita beaucoup on February 20, 2019 at 7:57 am

          Thanks, Cyndy. 💗

  5. Frances on February 18, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    I have fond memories of watching Niles chase the laser dot when he was a youngster. It’s good to know he had a happy life. He was lucky to find such a good home.

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 7:09 am

      Thanks, Frances. We’re so glad that we had so many happy years with Niles. (And the laser pointer.) 💕

  6. Barb Dearborn on February 18, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Oh he has been your companion for so long. Whenever I watch reruns of Fraser and Niles comes in I always get an extra chuckle thinking of how you named your kitten after your “heartthrob”
    And there is a cat heaven, right next to the dog heaven named “beautiful Jor’s Paradise “
    Hugs💙

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 7:08 am

      Thanks, Barb. I know you’ve been through it too. I’m so glad to have had my dream man by my side for so many years! 💗

  7. Marilyn on February 18, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Your sweet Niles looks so much like my Boris and Myles that they could all be brothers. May you hold him in your heart forever.

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 7:07 am

      Thanks, Marilyn. 💗

  8. Liz on February 19, 2019 at 7:05 am

    I’m so sorry you had to say goodbye to your beautiful, furry friend. xo

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 7:07 am

      Thanks, Liz. 💗

  9. Karen Schroeder on February 19, 2019 at 8:48 am

    ❤ Niles had a wonderful Mommy and Daddy! I’m so sorry.

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks, Karen. 💞

  10. sarah on February 19, 2019 at 9:06 am

    As sad as this is, it is a wonderful thing that you all had each other. the Best of the BEST of lives for Niles. I am tickled that you named him after one of my favorite TV characters too. My dear girl Jessica is in Kitty Heaven and would be beyond delighted to be a playmate and snuggle buddy.

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      Now that we’ve had a little time to recover from the shock, we’re more able to focus on the wonderful times we had with Niles! He was the silliest, sweetest little thing ever! xox

  11. Marlene on February 19, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about Niles’ passing. I’ve enjoyed his antics over the years. It’s hard to lose a pet — hugs to you.

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks, Marlene. Hugs received… 💗

  12. Judy on February 19, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Ahh. I am so sorry your Niles has left. But what a wonderful life you shared together. So many memories to help you fill the enormous void he leaves behind.

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      You are so right, Judy. We are so glad we got to enjoy him for so many years… 💕

  13. Tswish on February 19, 2019 at 10:39 am

    …I am so sorry. 🙁 Niles was so handsome, and he clearly knew how loved he was.
    He was even loved by people like me, who had never met him in “real life”, only through the internet.
    Thankfully you’re an AMAZING photographer and have gorgeous photos of him……..
    Again…I am so sorry to hear this news.

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks so much. He really was a special cat – we’re going to miss him, but I’m also just so glad that he was ours for so long! ❤️

  14. Kirsten Blank on February 19, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I am so heartbroken for you both, and my heart is hurting as well because I know this pain. I am so sorry for your loss. Niles had the most pampered, love-filled life with you, and he left this earth surrounded by love. I don’t have magical words to fix things, and I know that’s not how love and grieving work, but I wish I could say something to lessen the pain a little bit. I’m sorry, Movita. ❤️ You’re in our thoughts and prayers. *Big hugs*

    • movita beaucoup on February 19, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks, Kirsten. We’re definitely feeling comforted and supported by the kind words of so many. We’re feeling a little better today and I’m finding great comfort in remembering the many, many goofy things Niles did with us over the years. A friend of mine wrote him a theme song which I will admit to singing on our way to emergency:

      Niles, Niles,
      The kitten that looks like a cow,
      He does not moo but he does meow!

      It’s quite catchy. 💗

  15. jacquie on February 19, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    so sad. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious soul mate – i know how hard that is. I think our dear 4-footed friends have a very special in the here after because how could it be any type of heaven without them. so I’m betting Miles is there laying in the sun or playing crinkle ball. though i suspect it doesn’t help your heart to be less sore hearing that. May you find some peace and comfort in your cherished memories of him.

    • movita beaucoup on February 20, 2019 at 7:56 am

      We have many, many great memories and they definitely bring us comfort!

  16. Bonnie on February 19, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    I am so sorry. It is very hard when we lose a special family member. It leaves a hole in your heart. It also takes a while to get used to the fact that your shadow isn’t there anymore. Sending hugs of sympathy.

    • movita beaucoup on February 20, 2019 at 7:57 am

      Thanks, Bonnie. 💞

  17. Karen on February 20, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Such a beautiful kitty. Your photos! The one on the stairs! I will miss this boy so much! xoxo

    • movita beaucoup on February 20, 2019 at 7:58 am

      Us too, Karen. Still, he wasn’t great at hiding. 😂

  18. Abbe@This is How I Cook on February 21, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to Niles. It is so hard to let them go. Hugs.

    • movita beaucoup on February 22, 2019 at 9:00 am

      He was the bestest. xox

  19. Anouchka on February 23, 2019 at 12:46 am

    So deeply sorry to read of the loss of your sweet kitty. 🙁 They are our family. I have human children and furry children. The furry ones are much nicer and do not eat my peanut butter and are therefore much better roommates. I will pour a drink for your dead homey-kitty.

    • movita beaucoup on February 23, 2019 at 8:21 am

      These are excellent points – I mean, Niles NEVER ate my peanut butter. 😂💗

      • Jenni on February 24, 2019 at 10:34 am

        Oh, MB, I am so sad for you guys. Sending you all the love.

        • movita beaucoup on February 25, 2019 at 8:35 am

          Thanks, Jenni. 💗

  20. cynthia on March 4, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Oh, I am so, so sorry to read this. Heartbroken for you… What a sweet, precious boy. Sending you my thoughts.

    • movita beaucoup on March 4, 2019 at 3:45 pm

      He was the sweetest. Thanks for thinking of us… 💞

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