Life Of Doctor Ben In Pictures

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My big handsome boy Doctor Ben passed away peacefully last week. He was 14. He was my pal through the end of my first marriage, the beginning of my second marriage, our first house, the birth of my daughter, our second house, and a thousand other things. I'll be reminded of him whenever anything happens that takes me back to my late twenties, early forties, and everywhere in between. This is going to be the thread where I post too many pictures of him.

El Tomboto, Monday, 20 January 2020 23:33 (ten months ago) link

https://live.staticflickr.com/196/515664594_a273923e78_z.jpg 2007, old apartment, standing at attention

El Tomboto, Monday, 20 January 2020 23:35 (ten months ago) link

<3

mookieproof, Monday, 20 January 2020 23:36 (ten months ago) link

RIP <3

forensic plumber (harbl), Monday, 20 January 2020 23:39 (ten months ago) link

We salute you Doctor Ben

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Monday, 20 January 2020 23:42 (ten months ago) link

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new house, also in box, this time swearing in to his cabinet post

El Tomboto, Monday, 20 January 2020 23:46 (ten months ago) link

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no you can't do the crossword

El Tomboto, Monday, 20 January 2020 23:48 (ten months ago) link

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no caption necessary

El Tomboto, Monday, 20 January 2020 23:50 (ten months ago) link

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These are the wrong vegetables

El Tomboto, Monday, 20 January 2020 23:52 (ten months ago) link

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he was also very attentive to our child's nutrition

El Tomboto, Monday, 20 January 2020 23:54 (ten months ago) link

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this was literally his stance all the time. he was a husky gentleman

El Tomboto, Monday, 20 January 2020 23:59 (ten months ago) link

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he much preferred it when his people did the crossword on tablets, instead of paying full price for the NYT

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:02 (ten months ago) link

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like all of us, he was susceptible to the influence of drugs. we have all been stoned at the bottom of the stairs from time to time.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:05 (ten months ago) link

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however, he had the power to levitate any box he was sitting in, as this photograph proves

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:07 (ten months ago) link

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last one for now, my fam. look at this stupendous motherfucker. god I love him.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:11 (ten months ago) link

tremendous cat achievement there, rest easy big fella

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:43 (ten months ago) link

looks like a life well-lived. condolences to you + your fam.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:47 (ten months ago) link

RIP Doctor Ben

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:58 (ten months ago) link

farewell and hail, Doctor Ben

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:59 (ten months ago) link

May the streets of cat heaven be filled with weird boxes to climb into, and plants to bat away.

rb (soda), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 01:14 (ten months ago) link

Beautiful memorial Tombot. Truly sorry for your loss. I hope there's some comfort in knowing he found the best possible home to spend 14 good years in.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 01:54 (ten months ago) link

for sure. i can see his contentedness in every photo.

forensic plumber (harbl), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 02:21 (ten months ago) link

RIP Doctor Ben <3

the Swedish taboo (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 02:23 (ten months ago) link

RIP Doctor Ben.

Miami weisse (WmC), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 02:24 (ten months ago) link

I am privileged to have known the good doctor in person, and can attest that he was indeed a superior feline.

So sorry, Tombot.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 02:45 (ten months ago) link

Dr. Ben was a dapper feline ~Tombot, I'm sorry for your loss.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 07:46 (ten months ago) link

thats an excellent looking cat in all aspects

Catherine, Boner of JP Sweeney & Co (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 09:08 (ten months ago) link

although stray boxes may now sit empty, my heart is full seeing Dr. Ben enjoying his life

babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 15:22 (ten months ago) link

aw doctor ben

rest in power, king

Doctor Ben looks like he had led a very industrious and loving life. RIP.

Yerac, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 20:49 (ten months ago) link

aw, RIP Doctor Ben, what a handsome doctor

condolences to the Tomboto family

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 21:02 (ten months ago) link

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I promise he's in this picture, you just have to look very hard.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:42 (ten months ago) link

(no I don't know why the paper towel is there)

El Tomboto, Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:43 (ten months ago) link

<3 <3
I am so sorry for your loss, tombot!
Was Dr. Ben a tonkinese? He looks a lot like my cat; that pillow picture could be my Rafi, who has also grown up to be a substantial presence who likes to smash his face into pillows

rob, Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:52 (ten months ago) link

He was definitely part siamese or tonkinese. He got up to almost 10kg though, the big man traveled in a pet carrier designed for medium dogs.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 23 January 2020 01:20 (ten months ago) link


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