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My Mascots
Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur

The triplets

Yes, they are triplets. I wanted two cats (so they'd have someone to play with while I was at work), but a friend's cat had a litter of three, so I decided to take them all. Then, I had to decide on names. What are good names for three brothers? The only ones I could really think of were Huey, Dewey, and Louie (Disney and Silent Running); Moe, Curly, and Shemp; some subset of the Marx Brothers; and Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur (from The Hobbit). So, I decided to go with the dwarves. After all, the cats were so tiny when I got them...

These pictures were taken in October 1999.

Bifur Bofur Bombur

Bombur and Bofur

And then there were two

On 08 August 2001, shortly after 8:00PM (PDT), Bifur died of unknown causes. I was with him when he died, but there was nothing I could do to prevent it. He is now buried in our old backyard. We all miss him. These pictures were taken shortly before his demise in Summer 2001.

The losses mount

In August 2008, Bombur started showing signs of severe kidney disease, and on 11 September 2008, everyone's favorite cat was laid to rest.

On 15 April 2009, Bofur, suffering from severe heart and kidney disease, was laid to rest, ending the lives of the finest pets anyone could have.

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