6-19-11 – Coltrane

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2006ish – June 19, 2011.

Somewhere in his travels between our house and his other home, in the early hours of this morning, Coltrane wandered too close to the road and was hit by a car.

We buried him in the spot where he liked to hang out the most, beside the garden shed. He loved to nap there in the sun.

We’ll miss him an awful lot, especially in the evening when it’s time to feed the pigs. If we never saw Coltrane at any other time, we knew we’d see him then. We’d hear the undergrowth rustling, and he’d slink out to keep us company, talking with his distinctive high-pitched voice. We only knew him for about a year, but it seemed like he’d been part of the Crooked Acres landscape forever.

He was an absolute sweetheart and we are all the better for knowing him, even if only for a short time.




Goodbye, sweet boy.


2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: They’re also a little more willing to bite my face.
2007: Disapproves of “this Koontz fellow.”
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



6-19-11 – Coltrane — 103 Comments

  1. Sorry to hear about Coltrane. I know how special all your kitties are to you and how much he will be missed. He was lucky to have your love and a home at Crooked Acres.

  2. I had just found some time to get back to blog following and I found this entry. I am so sorry for your loss. Coltrane was a beautiful man-cat and I think we (your readers) all fell hard for him. My heartfelt sympathy to you and to Fred.