by Janet Blue on February 25, 2013

As you can seen, Madison wasn't too keen on getting head kisses. But I just couldn't resist planting one on him.

As you can see, Madison wasn’t too keen on getting head kisses. But I just couldn’t resist planting one on him.

This is a photo of our beautiful, blue-eyed* boy, Madison, from 2002, the year after he adopted us. He showed up on our back deck, and though he wouldn’t let us touch him, he decided he was staying. As the months went by, we finally broke down his defenses, and he let us pet him. So after six months, we invited him to move in, and he graciously accepted. Our vet estimated that he was about two years old.

Madison was one of “The Best Ever” cats who has been a part of our household. He had wonderful manners until our other kitties corrupted him. And he loved, nurtured and bathed most of the other kitties, especially MacKenzie and Louise.

He had one crazy food fetish: the juice from green olives. When he smelled it, he lost all control of himself and misbehaved badly in an attempt to get this treat.

Sadly, we lost Madison in January 2011. He was diagnosed with lymphoma and died in my arms 13 days later. I have cried for every one of our kitties when they’ve left us, but Madison’s loss was particularly heartbreaking due to its abruptness and to the belief that he had been brought to us for a special purpose.

Madison's Angel vSquillion

Madison’s Angel vSquillion

I will share more about Madison as well as additional photos in the future.

I recently adopted this Madison Angel vSquillion in his memory. The kitties and I plan to send all our love to our sweet boy by way of this darling angel.

* Unlike many white, blue-eyed cats, Madison was not deaf. When he came to us, his left eye had what appeared to be an old injury. Our vet could not tell if he possibly was blind in that eye.

If you are interested in adopting one or more vSquillions you can do so at

Cindy March 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm

What a beautiful kitty. You got chosen by a wonderful kitty and was able to spend 10 years with him.

Glogirly and Katie February 27, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Oh such a beautiful boy…
We are so sorry you are missing him. xoxo

Katie & Glogirly

Lizy February 26, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Hi Janet, just stopping by to let you know you’ve been nominated to get the Liebster award. Details are on my blog. Congratulations.

Timmy Tomcat February 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Thanks fur sharing this marvelous Man Cat with us

Colehaus Cats February 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Truly, a handsome Mancat if ever there was one! Purrs…

Dianda February 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

Sorry to hear about Madison. What a beautiful cat!

Pam (and Sam) February 26, 2013 at 7:41 am

What a gorgeous boy Madison was……….memories…….we all have them and treasure them. It’s a lovely warm thought knowing my previous cats are ALWAYS with me….

Pam (and Sam)

Spitty the Kitty February 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Madison was a beautiful boy. I am sure he smiles down on you from the Bridge 😉

Sweet Purrfections February 25, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Madison was a beautiful mancat. We’re very sorry for your loss.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You February 25, 2013 at 7:33 pm

He was indeed a handsome boy!! The squillion is a great way to memorialize Madison.

Eric and Flynn February 25, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Madison was a very handsome boy.

prancer pie February 25, 2013 at 6:44 pm

What a handsome mancat he was! We’re sure he left a big kitteh-size hole in your heart. ((hugs))

Mr Puddy February 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Madison was handsome boy. I’m so sorry for your loss
Many Hugs and Cuddle to you

The Island Cats February 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm

What a handsome boy Madison was. Purrs to you…..

Meredith February 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Madison was so beautiful; that is a wonderful photo of you two.

Bernadette February 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Sometimes when their life is shorter than we think it should be, they seem to go looking for the best home in which to spend those brief years. He certainly gave you quite the long interview and assessment just to make sure you were the right one! Apparently you passed, and you can be very proud of that.

Katnip Lounge February 25, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Madison looks SO much like our Angel Chuckles–his stay with us was short, but full of love.

Maxwell, Faraday & Allie February 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm

When we saw your photo, we wondered if he might be deaf like our Maxie. We’re so very sorry for your loss. All losses are difficult, but it seems the sudden ones are just that much harder….

CATachresis February 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm

What a beautiful boy in every way! A very sad loss for you I can see! xx

caren gittleman February 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm

What a handsome boy Madison was. I am so sorry for your loss. He was simply exquisite.

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