Monday, October 07, 2013

The cat pictured as my avi for this blog was found dead this morning by my neighbours. He was curled up and appeared to be sleeping when I saw him. Mog was about thirteen years old and he was the youngest of the three cats so I am very surprised he is the first to go.

Mrs C believes he may have been poisoned but having seen and then removed his body he appeared to have died suddenly and peacefully in his sleep. Poor old fella. When he came to us from "Cats Protection" he was called Pikachu and he arrived with his brother. No 1 son renamed them Mog and Bert although sadly Bert was killed by a car a few months later.

‘Tis false that all of pussy’s race
Regard not person but the place,
For here lies one who, could she tell
Her stories by some magic spell,
Would, from the quitted barn and grove,
Her sporting haunts, to show her love,
At sound of footsteps, absent long,
Of those she soothed with purring song,
Leap to their arms in fond embrace,
For love of them, and not for place.
from the tombstone of a cat, Meaford Hall, near Stone, Staffordshire, England.



Blogger Scoakat said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
I don't know what else to say. I've been there, it sucks.

7:01 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

Thanks Scoakat.
He was the youngest of the three and in good health so his death was unexpected.

2:13 pm  
Anonymous Blue Witch said...

So sorry, how awful.

Do you think that he too might have been hit by a car? Having lost many that way over the years, sometimes there are no visible external signs at all. Cats that have been posioned often froth at the mouth and have yellowy tinges to their eyes.

Hope he's happily settled into cat heaven - which is next door to dog heaven.

4:54 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

Thanks BW. He was found curled up in his usual spot in my neighbours back garden so I can rule out a car.
The the other cats aren't showing any signs of missing him at all. Little furry buggers - we're keeping them in at night now the weather has changed & to avoid any untoward accidents.

11:37 am  

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