Tuesday, June 20, 2006

From: Snook (The Elder) at Home

It is with great sadness that I must report the passing of little John Parry on June 9th, 2006. Beloved husband of Chluey; father, presumably, to the various little critters that the cat (also lamentably) made short work of the second they put paw to floorboard. Succumbing to the ravages of pneumonia, he died not quite peacefully—but certainly no worse than irritated. (His illness was brought about by a chill received on a three-day journey to the corner to get a copy of the Star.)

Family and local RC priest were present yesterday when, with all due ceremony, we flushed him down the toilet.

Excerpts from his diary—tentatively called Memoirs of a Squirt— will be posted as they are translated from the miniature. Mourners may pay their respects here, here, and here.

Requiescat In Pace, John Leonard Parry.
Friend, Wit, Mouse-Man.