In Memory of Garfield

Today we lost our last cat and a valued member of our family, Garfield. He was a very old cat but lately, he’d hadn’t been acting like himself. He started not walking and eating much. Today he started twitching and we knew it was time bring him in to put him to sleep. Death of a pet is not something anyone enjoys going through but it is something that will happen.

Garfield was responsible for many wacky moments in our lives. One involved getting trapped under the bathroom and another hiding in one of the drawers in our camping trailer. One time he went missing for two days until one night Brady spotted him in the backyard. Whenever we got a new Christmas tree, he’d rub his body on the floor and acted like a cat on catnip, it was so cute and hilarious. In an ironic way, Garfield from the comics was almost exactly like our Garfield. Both are huge compared to an average cat. Both wake up there owners up for breakfast. Both liked to eat a lot, chicken for our cat was basically like lasagna for Jon’s cat, he just couldn’t get enough of it. Both cats also like to sleep a lot. our Garfield would sleep on our parent’s bed with all the pillows fenced around him and he also had a stuffed moose that kept him company.

We were lucky to Garfield for as long as we have. While me and family are sad that he’s gone now, we are happy that he has finally reunited with his sister Nermal in Heaven. Garfield and Nermal brought so much joy to our lives. Me and my family will never stop missing both of them and will always keep them in our hearts forever. Thank you, Garfield, and Nermal for all the memories, warmth and comfort you gave our lives. You two will always be a part of our family. We will miss both of you.

In loving memory of Garfield


Happy 20th Birthday Sly Cooper

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Sly Cooper series. I’ve said a few months ago that Kingdom Hearts was me and my brother’s favorite video game series but Sly is a close second place. Sly Cooper is one of the most unique game series (especially the later entries) because it perfectly recreates the heist genre. Every mission you complete in an episode plays a huge part in the operation at the end of the episode. I love the characters, the comic book art style, the music, and the missions. It all started when Dad bought the 2nd game after a trip he took and we were hooked immediately. The franchise brought a lot of happiness to different parts of our lives, like how we got the 3rd game as a reward for a stay in the hospital. Sly 4 was practically our most anticipated game next to Kingdom Hearts 3. My brother and I would constantly think up new ideas for villains and levels for future entries. Hopefully one day we’ll see a return to this wonderful series.

To conclude this anniversary, I have decided to rank the games from worst to best and say what my favorite episode from each game is. My brother’s order is pretty much the same as mine.

4. Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

Favorite Episode: Sunset Snake Eyes

3. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

Favorite Episode: Go West Young Raccoon

2. Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

Favorite Episode: Flight of Fancy

1. Sly 2: Band of Thieves

Favorite Episode: He Who Tames the Iron Horse

What’s your favorite Sly Cooper game/episode? Feel free to comment your thoughts and be on the look out for new two lists, one celebrating Cartoon Network’s 30th anniversary and one one another game series I love coming soon.

Happy 20th birthday to our favorite ringtale thief.