by Chey Scott
"Colonel Meow passed away yesterday evening. I will post more about the details when I've had a few days to grieve. Thank you so much for your understanding, Minions. Your love and support has meant the world to us both. -Slave Beast"Those of us who eagerly followed every move and word of the immensely fluffy grey cat — he actually holds a Guinness World Record for having the longest fur recorded — loved his scornful persona and disparaging scowl characteristic of a fearsome dictator. Colonel Meow captivated us all with his affinity for scotch, treaties, and terrorizing Boots the Golden Retriever. And we appreciated every photo and video his human "slaves" took the time to share with us.
"Still crying over the loss of Colonel Meow and my kitty Zoey, age 18 who passed last week. My son said, "The Colonel and Zoey are now Together"!! Made me start crying again! It gives me comfort and I know they will find each other, Zoey had Crazy hair also! They will stick together! I sure will miss his crazy hair and grumpy face!;)"
"Dear Slave Beast (Anne Marie) As a serious Minion, I am deeply saddened by the passing of our great Leader Colonel Meow. I would like to thank you for sharing the good and the bad of our favourite Majestic Beastie. Please know that thousands of people feel your pain and love you! Please take Care! Forever a fan and Minion!"Personally, I will never forget the excitement I felt when I reached out to the Colonel in Oct. 2012 to request to interview him for a Cat Friday feature, and he agreed. Read his incredible responses, including these, on the original Cat Friday post:
Inlander: Other than for obvious reasons, why did [your owner] pick you out of the other cats at the rescue? Also, we hear you have a brother out there. Is he collaborating on your plans for world domination?Colonel Meow is one of Washington state's original celebri-cats, having been adopted by Avey and her boyfriend from the Seattle Persian & Himalayan Rescue. The rescue group has set up a Colonel Meow memorial fund, to help other cats like him. Though the Colonel later left the Emerald City for L.A., he will always be one of Washington's most beloved feline sons. May you rest in peace and watch over us from your empire in the next life, Colonel. We salute you.
Col. Meow: Look at me, the answer is obvious. I come from the “Breathtaking” breed, remember?
Inlander: What is your favorite past time, other than recruiting minions for your army?
Col. Meow: Licking my ass, swatting Boot's annoying ass, kissing Master's ass to get treaties, and making Master's asshole male servant scratch my ass.