Master Kong: April 2, 1999 – September 22, 2010
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Confucius, aka Master Kong, was born dead. The vet who brought him into this world resuscitated him with her own breath. He was a cat like no other from that day on. He acted more like a dog than a cat. He learned to come to a whistle and was the smartest animal we have ever known. He lived at Three Ridges Farm his entire life and saw the building of Monkeyclaus Studio. He was a fan of every musician who passed through the doors. Many journalists even mentioned him in the articles written about the studio.
Master Kong earned his nick name - the literal translation of Confucius, during the tenure of the Cavesluts, the Chinese Rock Band that lived at Monkeyclaus during 2001 and 2002. [ From Wikipedia, Confucius (Chinese: ??; pinyin: K?ng z?; Wadeâ€“Giles: K'ung-tzu, or Chinese: ???; pinyin: K?ng F?z?; Wadeâ€“Giles: K'ung-fu-tzu), literally "Master Kong," (traditionally September 28, 551 BC â€“ 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher.]
Master Kong fell ill about 2 months ago with an infection in his inner ear. We knew it was only a matter of time before he passed on so as we nursed him back to health, we spent as much time as possible with the sweetest orange cat that ever lived. He ran outside before the thunderstorm that whipped through the Rockfish Valley last night and he rode out of this world in an unusual storm
on the Autumn Equinox and Full Moon. It was a fitting exit for an extraordinary being.
Master Kong is buried on the land that he claimed as his own. He has a special spot next to a rock that he used as his perch to view his vast territory. We welcome flowers and prayers to be placed at his memorial over this auspicious weekend.
We are in mourning for now. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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