AUBURN, MA - Junior Llewellyn Poncharello Weagle, age 9, died on November 26, 2007 at The Cat Hospital in Auburn. Thanks to Dr. Deborah Lindsay for her compassionate aid in his passing. Born on August 5, 1998, Junior was the son of Phoebe Llewellyn Poncharello Weagle and an unknown but undoubtedly very large father from the Purgatory Chasm, Sutton area. Junior leaves behind his brother, Benjamin Llewellyn Poncharello Weagle, and sister, Clarabelle Llewellyn Poncharello Weagle, with whom he lived. He was predeceased by a brother, Sammy McGwire Weagle Davis, also known as Bessie Mae Llewellyn Poncharello Weagle. The whereabouts of a sister, Chloe Llewellyn Poncharello Weagle, are currently unknown. He also leaves his humans: Michelle Weagle, of Auburn, with whom he lived, grandparents Doc and Sue Weagle, and Aunt Valerie Weagle, and many cousins, as well as the Keyes family, with whom he previously resided.
Junior was an avid snuggler, enjoying the occasional game of bat the catnip mouse, although he shied away from catnip in the pure form. He enjoyed tuna from a can, moist cat treats, being with his humans, and grooming his siblings. Junior enjoyed water very much, taking great pleasure in observing his humans in the acts of washing and showering, and observing his water commissioner grampa taking water samples. Although Junior faced many health problems, including hyperthyroidism, high blood presure, blindness, and a possible brain tumor, Junior greeted each challenge with a good naturedness and determination to be at the side of his humans at every possible opportunity. Regardless of a number of stepped-on tails and occasions of being tripped over, Junior maintained his optimism and faith in in human friends until the end. Despite his blindness, he enjoyed being the first to greet guests at the front door. Although his illnesses caused some instances of aggression, he remained at heart a loving and devoted companion.
Junior, also known as Junie, Junie Petunie, Petunia, Petunia Pork Pie, Tunia, Toonces, Juneth, and Bud, will be forever remembered for his meowing morning hello and his snuggliness. There will be no calling hours and cremation is at the discretion of the family. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Auburn Cat Hospital, Southbridge Street, Auburn, MA 01501.