May 1994-November 25, 2009
Basil (aka "Basilcat", "The Basilometer", "Sweet Sweet Basil" and "Bey Bey") died on Wednesday, Novermber 25th, 2009 at age 15 1/2 after the last of her 9 lives expired of old age. Her family had time for goodbyes, pets and kisses before she went over the "Rainbow Bridge". Basil enjoyed some celebrity during her life, appearing in many blog posts, but she is probably best known for making headlines in "Giant Cat Wipes Out Ogunquit, Maine" and most recently she appeared in one of my most popular "Wordless Wednesday" posts ever: "Apparently Any Lap Will Do". She is survived by her human family, as well as her good friend Tex dog and her enemy, Q-ee cat. In lieu of flowers, the family would just like you to know what a good and faithful friend she was, through thick and thin, for richer or poorer, she loved us just the same. We will miss you terribly, sweet Basil.
The *sob* End.