Monday, June 22, 2009
This morning June 22, 2009 my dear friend and cat of the last 16 years passed away in my arms. Lucky had started to show his years in the last few weeks, but seemed healthy. He took ill last night, and I was getting him ready to take him to the vet for an emergency check-up when he expired. Lucky had a long happy life, with many friends, and was always there for me, in all my adventures. Often times sitting on my lap or atop my shoulders while I worked in the studio. Lucky was with me while I created most of the artworks.
Lucky was hit by a car when he was a kitten, and the Chicago animal shelter that saved him gave him his name, because he was "Lucky to be alive." We all know that cats have three names, my former next door neighbor Bolander, informed me that Lucky's second, fancy name was Lucifer G. Carmichael. The thrid name was Lucky's secret.
Beside being a hansome, playful, mostly well behaved animal Lucky was quite the Mouser, and actually caught a large number of them in Chicago, New Haven, and Brooklyn, the most recent one only a few weeks ago.In recent years, Lucky had become the constant companion of my father, Robert since he has moved in with us here in Brooklyn. Often times I would hear my Dad having long conversations with Lucky passing the night away. Lucky made our lives better, in everyway.
Lucky was the best cat a man could have and will miss him forever.- Jason Robert Bell