While WSB has a special page to help reunite lost/found pets and people, we usually point the occasional the “pet in need of a home” notice toward the WSB Forums. This one, though, just screamed – meowed – front-page news … or perhaps mews:
Greetings …I am Magoo.
I am the current resident of 1311 Alki Ave SW as well as the neighbor to the Notorious Alki Tavern.
The land my home is on has been sold to developers and will be torn down along with the tavern.
So years living next to the Best Biker bar in West Seattle has brought me years of joy and excitement.
Watching everyone come and go on sunny summer days and hearing all of their tall-tales…
watching the Blue Angels scream across the water…they always make me hide under my box… seeing only the locals bundle up on cold winter days to go for a walk on the beach… enjoying curling up and watching the reflection of the sun off the buildings downtown… and hearing the sound of the seals out on the buoy barking all night long.
I loved watching the world pass me by from my tiny 1911 baby blue beach hut on Alki Ave SW.
With the selling of the land I now need to think about my next move in life. I have decided I am looking for a nice quiet place to retire and write my memoirs of my life next to the tavern.
I came to the beach in West Seattle as a kitten so I have…well…it’s is rude to talk about age so let’s just say I have lots of stories.
I am like a classic Mercedes…as long as you maintain the engine…the car will run forever.
My engine is strong, but I need a little extra tlc…just like a high-mileage car.
The man that lived here with me was a great mechanic and he took great care of me.
After learning the land was sold, he passed away … it truly broke his heart to know he had to leave his familiar home.
Now I am left without someone to type for me; my nails get caught in the keys… So… if you would be interested in helping me write my memoirs as well as take care of me…
the usual… feed me pet me love me… clean up after me… but most of all love me…
Please contact my assistant at: 206-388-8828
She will get you on my calendar for an appointment.
Magoo’s assistant, Kelly, says those who knew and loved Magoo’s dearly departed human also are “contacting artists to paint the side of the house in nothing but pink flamingos … if anyone knew JD and would like to show their appreciation and celebrate his life, they are welcome to place a pink flamingo anywhere around his little beach house.”