Such a strange thing is ones connection to an animal. It can appear laughable at times to feel like one has such affection towards a pet. But the truth is often that connection goes far deeper than one shared with a human. For me personally I have had the pleasure of knowing a Cat who went by the name of Rupert. I quickly renamed him Gish (after the debut Smashing Pumpkins album) however over time that amalgamated into Pish (Not sure why).
Pish has been my companion most of my adult life and when ever times got tough or stressful he was there to share warmth and affection with me. Some said he just saw us as a portable hot water bottle; and though I`m sure there is some truth in that. It was a setup that worked perfectly for both of us during those lazy days and cold nights. He was a wonderful companion to return to from a long tour and he reminded me that it`s the simple things in life that can bring happiness.
A true character with a very unique meow. (As can be heard during the intro to my song `Pish`) He lived on till the rip old age of 19 (93 in Cat years apparently). A good innings I reckon.
Thanks for all the happy vibes and joyous times Pish.
You made this muso into a soppy git.