He preceded all my children and my husband, the only member of the family to have lived with me in all five of my homes. He was my friend, the most loyal cat in the world.
In fact, in many ways he was more of a dog, with a personality far too big for his not-so-small (once) 7kg frame! He had been ill for a while - and eighteen is a great age for a cat. But knowing it was coming hasn't made it any easier. I have so many memories to treasure, and wanted to record them here to return to in future.