“The East Hill neighborhood and downtown Pensacola communities are paying respects to Moose the East Hill Publix cat, a cat they considered their own.
Moose`s owners say they found his gray flea collar Tuesday afternoon while visiting the site on Cervantes Street and 11th Avenue where a cat fitting Moose`s description was found dead by an East Hill Publix employee on Sunday morning.
The tabby cat, brightened the lives of Publix customers over the past two years simply by sitting in front of the store and showing affection to strangers.”
Pensacola News Journal
Cats leave a lasting impact on the lives of their owners, and I memorialized by felines Ebony and Patches when they died by posting online obituaries. It`s been almost twenty years since Patches died and I still remember her mischievous nature, her constant meowing, and her penchant for cuddling with me while I was watching TV.
Moose didn`t belong to one owner, he was a fixture in downtown Pensacola, and he is mourned by hundreds who came in contact with him every day. Moose didn`t perform tricks to earn the love of the people who lived or worked in downtown Pensacola, he earned their undying affection simply by sitting in front of the East Hill Public store.
I hope that when I die somebody will send flowers to my funeral or post an online memorial.
Rest in peace Moose, you are sorely missed!