Not enough time with Moe

Pets live such short lives; it often seems so unfair. We adopted a cat who was named Moe. We named him Moe-Lasses McKithern. He was an incredibly soft black & white cat with golden eyes and he was chubby throughout his life with us.

The photo from Eydie that made me fall in love with Moe.

We have a wonderful friend named Eydie who fosters animals regularly, it is not uncommon for her to post photos of them on Facebook and it is not uncommon for me to want to adopt all of them.

At the time of her post, we lived in Houston, after filling my groom’s cell phone for about 48 hours of photos of Moe, my groom agreed to drive the 4 1/2 hours to adopt him.

Moe was found starving in a dumpster, his family, around him, did not make it. He was found filthy & weak, Eydie nursed him back to health & we spoiled him rotten every chance we could. His back legs were pretty weak for awhile, we assume because he was starved so early in his life. Eydie said he reminded her of baby Bambi trying to walk on the ice, sad but cute at the same time.

Moe was full of love on his terms, and full of neuroticism. He was crazy but we adored him. We adopted him in July of 2010.


Our Microsoft technician checking the output levels of our systems.




He always made me laugh



He loved to make a purring sound and throw himself on the floor when he knew you were coming


How I would often wake up ( they are both on my belly )


Moe could make himself comfortable regardless of time or location


….Even if being comfortable meant pinning others down.


Napping with my hubby


He loved to be tickled….for a very specific amount of time.


How our neighbors often saw him



The last photo I took of him on March 25, he was feeling a little neglected, so I stopped editing and went to play with him….glad I did.

Moe loved to sleep and cuddle with us in bed. He weighed 14 pounds, so, he would often pin us down by laying on our blankets. He often chewed our toes in the middle of the night, whined for absolutely no reason and chased the tiny plastic balls with bells in them for hours at a time.

He eventually grew into an amazing hunter as he loved to spend time outside. We live in a small community so our neighbors all knew him. He was often seen playing in trees and chasing and killing birds, spiders and field mice. I often heard, “that cat of yours….”.

Recently he brought home a field mouse, I made my groom bury him in the woods nearby. Just Saturday, he brought home one of the biggest moths I have ever seen. I was debating whether to make my groom bury him too. When we noticed that Moe was not around, we instantly began our search. We last saw him Saturday morning. It is now Tuesday morning and the first thing on my mind when I awoke was to look for him at the back door, sadly he is not there. He often treated us as doormen. He would whine to go out, then whine to come back in, sometimes within minutes.

We have no idea where he is or if we will ever see him again. I could not be more heartbroken.

Pets live such short lives, so please get up right now and hug & kiss yours for us & Moe. We did not have enough time with Moe. We hope wherever he is he is safe, warm, dry, healthy and knows we adored him.



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