I am so so sad today. Those who follow my blog will have read about Charlie, my tenacious old cat. Today he decided that he had had enough of this world and left us. At 21 he had been part of my life for soooo long that he will leave a massive gap in our day to day existence.
He was an extraordinary cat who won over anyone who met him. He would con them into letting him use their lap even tho they were warned of clingy white hair!!! He took everything that life threw at him too. A vet once desribed him as a sulker and oh boy was he right!!! He was in a car accident as a young cat & had pins in his hips and leg. He had a stroke and the vets gave him 6months. But he wasn't bothered and learnt to walk again....no problem, though it was more of a mince haha. That was 3 & a half years ago now. He had another stroke last month which left him blind but even that didn't phase him. He shrugged it off and soon found his way round...especially to his food!!!!
But the last couple of days he just wore out and how wonderful for us all that it was old age that took him in the end. We are so grateful that he wasn't suffering in any way....it could have been far worse.
Anyway....thank you for getting this far. I will leave you with some photographs of Charlies rather peculiar sleeping habits......
although he is awake in this pic...he liked to sleep here too
Thank you for looking XXX