Milo Redux

July 30, 2014

Milo, the cat.

Copyright 2014 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

The deaths of two favourite pets, Murphy and Hazel, have occurred over the past year and a great deal of sadness accompanies memories of their passing.  It must also be said that the two of them provided many pleasant memories as well:  Murphy with his unabashed canine exuberance and Hazel with her feline assurance.  At the risk of over-anthropomorphizing, the two of them appeared to exhibit nearly the entire range of emotions produced by humans-in fact, they demonstrated a greater range of expression than many people I know.  Even though neither of these pets were part of my household, enough time was spent with Murphy and Hazel so as to have felt adopted by both.

The above photograph is of Milo, who lives in a small town store and, according to his caretakers, apparently has lost most of his sight and hearing.  That he spends time outside and lives very close to a road is a bit disconcerting, but Milo appears to navigate well and seems unperturbed by his circumstances.  It can be assumed that if one neither hears nor sees any danger, then said danger may not exist.  Or perhaps it is indifference that Milo projects-that was a trait at which Hazel excelled.  Still, Milo is old and so each time a visit rolls around, there is a nagging thought that he will not be there.

Milo, it is always a pleasure to see you.

Take care.

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