Taking a brief break from our break from the blog to bid a heartfelt farewell to a beloved icon of MooShoes, Bowery the cat, AKA—Bowery Dog-Fighter; AKA—Bowery the Fluffy; AKA—Bowery the Best-Not-Pet-If-You-Want-To-Keep-That-Hand.

Bowery lost a two-plus-year battle with kidney disease and he brought joy to all of our hearts with his beloved tough guy act. We hope he’s chasing dogs in cat heaven right now. Which I guess would make that dog hell. So be it! Go get ’em, Bowery!

Read MooShoes’ farewell to Bowery here. Photo of author photo-bombing Bowery by Avery Wham.