Biskit, one of The Nest’s beloved cats, passed away (or crossed to the Bridge, as they say) sometime overnight.  While Biskit had been dealing with some kind of digestive/intestinal issues since the end of last year, the cause of which the vet couldn’t put her finger on, he had otherwise carried on reasonably well until yesterday when he seemed to take a sudden downturn.  While I had a bad feeling about that, I still wasn’t quite ready for this morning…

I brought Biskit home from the vet’s collection of rescues exactly nine and a half years ago, on February 9, 2011.  He joined the family, replacing Ody’s brother Spilly, who had passed just five days earlier at the very tender age of just 18 months.  Biskit got 10 and a half years, most of them with me with Ody.  It still feels too soon… especially since until this year, Biskit had always been in the peak of health, never requiring a vet visit other than annual shots.

Me and Ody will be going it alone for the time being.  I’ll conclude this tribute to “Mr. Briskets,” as I often called him, as you’d probably expect me to… with some of my favorite photo memories of him (and yes, I will cry while assembling this, even though it’s completely not my nature)…

Biskit in the basket.

Biskit in the box…

It’s not my fur!


Hey dumbass! Down here!

You can not escape my claws…

cat sex

Being welcomed into The Nest by Ody.

A rare look at Biskit’s wild side.

Rub, rub…



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23 Responses to Biskit

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    Oh no … so sorry to hear of your sweet kitty’s passing. It’s always hard to let them go, but I believe we’ll be reunited with our loved pets someday. How wonderful that you opened your heart and home to Biskit. ❤

  2. So very sorry for your loss. Clicking ‘like’ seems inappropriate and so I shan’t. May the tender memories you shared provide a measure of comfort. I’m sure Sam provided a tail-wagging welcome at the Rainbow Bridge and will show him the ropes. 💔 Thinking of you.

  3. beth says:

    i’m so sorry ❤

  4. Sorry to hear about Biskit Evil, he was such a huge part of the nest, and he will missed.

  5. Thom says:

    Saddened to see this. Hurts so much to lose a pet. You gave Biskit a safe, pampered life. I think he was pleased with the deal.

  6. franhunne4u says:

    Oh no – 2020 called for another victim! After internet cats like Sparta and cat celeb A streetcat named Bob now your beloved pet. This year sucks.

  7. My deepest and sincerest condolences. Oddly (to me) Pudge (one of my dogs) passed away yesterday too. I have the oddest thought of Biskit and Pudge, walking peacefully together, paw to paw, across the Rainbow Bridge. I’m so very sorry. You’re not alone in your tears, the pain is a bit much to bear dry eyed. Take care my friend. You loved him and made his life so much better (obviously). I guess all things end. I do not understand and never will why that should hurt so much. After all we knew it would happen. It’s just never expected.

  8. Oh gosh….I’m SO sorry to hear this – he really was an important part of The Nest and I know you and Ody will miss him. He had such a beautiful shiny coat and it sounds like he was a very good-natured boy. Biskit was lucky to have a comfy home and all the care he needed – so many never get to know that sense of security. Sending you and Ody a hug……….

    Pam and Teddy

  9. My deepest condolences dear friend I am so sorry. No words can help the pain in your heart, he will live in our memories.
    Kristiina and Kosmo

  10. jarilissima says:

    Looks like Biskit was very happy and comfy at your house ❤️ (Well, aside from Ody’s welcome…) I am very sorry for your loss! Take care ❤️

  11. Grace says:

    Bless 😿

  12. Rivergirl says:

    So very sorry to hear this.
    He was a beautiful boy….

  13. Trisha says:

    Oh no, I’m so sorry for your loss. Bizkit was such a pretty kitty. That last picture of him halfway through the blinds made me laugh a little through the mist springing up in my eyes. He has such a nonchalant look like it’s just perfectly normal to sit halfway through the blinds. It reminds me of my dear Scooby, rest his odd, ornery little soul.

    I’m so sorry. Such sad news. RIP dear Bizkit. You will be greatly missed.

    • I generally don’t individually respond to comments on sad posts like this… but I had to note you recognized Biskit’s most defining personality trait, and that’s disinterest! The first photo was always my favorite pic of him, because it captured that “shrug emoji” look of him so well. It was scary odd that I featured the “Meh Squirrel” this Saturday, because Biskit was very much the “Meh Cat.” But even the Meh Cat could be very affectionate and loving when he wanted to be, and we’re certainly missing him here…

  14. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. ❤️

  15. I’m so sorry you’ve lost another important member of your family. You were amazing staff to Biskit. Be kind to yourself (& Ody). Hugs.

  16. I share your pain. I lost Gibbs one afternoon for no known reason and several other dogs and cats over the years, most of the time for something unknown. I still haven’t recovered from losing Bonnie less than a month ago. Having pets has a price and that is we outlive them. But you gave him a good life and until very recently, he was a happy cat. That seems to be the best we can do for them. Lots of hugs to you and yours.

  17. draliman says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Biskit. After you rescued him he had a safe and happy home, and a brother too so he had a happy life at the Nest.

  18. Sweet Biskit. This just breaks my heart. I’m so sorry. The love of a cat is an amazing thing. Thank you for sharing his adventures with us. Wishing you peace and good memories. Hugs.

  19. Mer O'Leary says:

    So sorry, ES. Hard to lose a beloved pet. 😦

  20. Big hugs to you my friend! Biskit was the coolest! Mona

  21. randomlyerin says:

    Nothing ever really prepares you for the loss of a furkid. Sending many purrs and loves from my circus. ❤

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