Saturday, May 18, 2019

A Caturday in Honor of Crockett

As all of you likely already know, the Lone Star Cats lost their sweet Crockett to a tragic accident earlier this week.


Crockett's mom recently posted that today would have been his fifth Gotcha Day. In honor of Crockett and his Gotcha Day, his mom created the Wear Orange for Crockett blog hop.



Our housemate Toby of course wanted to honor Crockett and the wishes of Crockett's mom. So, Toby asked his humans to find him something orange to wear. We did just that. This is for you, sweet Crockett.


On behalf of all of the rest of us, our resident orange boy Evan is also here to honor handsome Crockett.


Crockett, everyone in this community will always remember you. Your memory will live on and on.


Our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers remain with Crockett's family. What a sweet and handsome angel the Rainbow Bridge gained. The Rainbow Bridge must have needed Crockett's bright and lively soul, and it is surely all the more bright and lively in his presence. Crockett, we know you'll be watching over your family, until you all meet again.






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Did you know?
Did you know that over 75% of orange tabbies are male? This is because the gene for an orange coat falls on the X chromosome. A male is XY in terms of chromosomes, which means a male needs only one X chromosome with the orange gene in order to have an orange coat. This is in comparison to females, who are XX in terms of chromosomal makeup. This means that females need two orange genes in order to display an orange coat.

15 comments:

Catscue Catmom said...

Such a lovely tribute. Such a hard loss for all, dear Crockett we miss you.

Astro & Mitzie said...

CROCKET was our friend too.
We shall miss him.
xo Astro and Mitzie

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely drawing and tribute to Crockett.

messymimi said...

My condolences to all who knew and loved Crockett. Orange tabbies are wonderful. Mr. BA, many years ago, prayed for an orange tabby. He now has 4, all dropped off on the property. He loves them dearly, and yes, they are all boys.

Mickey's Musings said...

What a purrfect drawing for Crockett.
Toby, you look good in orange.Evan, you are orange like Crockett and cute too.
We will remember that little kitty.
Purrs to you all.

Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Such a moving tribute. We will all miss him so much.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

We've been heartbroken over Crockett all week. So glad the cat blogosphere is honoring him this way.

pilch92 said...

Beautiful art for Crockett. Toby and Evan look great in their orange too. And yes, I did know that most ginger kitties are males. We know our Prancie is special, but all gingers are sweet and special. XO

Lone Star Cats said...

Thank you for your art, for wearing orange, and for remembering Crockett today. We miss him so much.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Toby you look good and we are sure his family will feel all your, Evan and Moms caring. Very nice doodle too

Cathy Keisha said...

Toby and crockett look wonderful honoring sweet Crockett.

meowmeowmans said...

Such a special tribute to Crockett, dear friends. He was so loved, by so many, and we send purrs and prayers to his family.

Brinley Westie said...

Thanks so much for pawticipatin' in rememberin' our Crockett... it means so much to us.

Zoolatry said...

If a kitty must cross a Rainbow Bridge ... as all must do one day ... let us
hope that is the bridge it will be ...
the one you have illustrated is so very beautiful and we can see it
welcoming the soft paws of our beloved kitties.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Your post honoring Crockett was lovely.

MOL, as you probably know most calicoes are female. And Chimera did turn out to be a GIRL, BUT when she was little she managed to fool even the vet. She has two black ball shaped markings right where you would expect to find them in a boy cat. And you has to remember she was a teeny tiny kitten when she first went to the vet probably not even a week old.