Max. Maximus Cattus. The Golden Boy. The office cat at Oakey’s Pet Funeral Home & Crematory.

Max was known by many names to many people. He adored greeting families and had a great intuition regarding when to give comfort to a family who just suffered a loss. He added love and life to an environment full of sadness and many emotions.

In his 5 ½ years at Oakey’s Pet Funeral Home & Crematory, he made many friends who called to check on him, visited regularly, and spoiled him with treats. The staff quickly became his family. We each loved him and he returned the love twofold. Each of us showed our love for him in a special way. Some held him, some hand fed him, some scratched him, some brushed him, and some just had conversations with him as if he were human. Max was known to “help” with paperwork. He visited each of our desks to make sure we took breaks and he lifted our spirits when needed. Truth be known, when Max came to live with us, we needed him as much as he needed us. Our days came to revolve around him and his care, as he deserved nothing but the best and all the attention we could give. Needless to say, he was well cared for by the whole staff. He was loved, pampered, and spoiled to say the least. Max was abandoned as an adult cat and came to Oakey’s as a foster and we know that his life with us was the best of his many years. His destiny was to remain at the Pet Funeral Home, he fit in perfectly and did his job well. He is irreplaceable in our lives, office, and hearts.

On June 11, 2021, at 2:46 pm, he quietly passed, surrounded by his family (The Staff of Oakey’s Pet Funeral Home & Crematory) with all of us laying our hands on him, rubbing him, and letting him know how much he was loved.

“We love you, sweet boy.  Our hearts will heal but your body couldn’t.”

Marjene, Kristiana, Martha, Shawn, Bobby, Jill, and Daniel

The staff of Oakey’s Pet Funeral Home & Crematory would like to give special mention and Thanks to  Dr. Connie Canode and the staff at Veterinarian’s to Cats, George Clements and the staff at George’s Flowers, Max’s special friend Marci (and her co-workers at FedEx), and Dorothy Dye.