Farewell Skimble the Bold


Two weeks today we lost our darling boy Skimble. NAH found him in his final sleep on our patio when he went down to get breakfast. He looked so peaceful, as if he'd just paused on his way back in to see us. Needless to say we are heartbroken.

We'd been concerned about him for a while as he'd got very thin, though he seemed to be on the mend and was enjoying the garden again. He'd even earmarked a spot under the figs as his hiding place of choice for the summer. He had a different spot each year.

Jess had a good look at him with calm acceptance. We fear its only a matter of time until we say farewell to her too.

We lit a candle in the evening on the spot where he was found and then we watched the bats fly round the garden, just like he used to do. He even caught one once.

I miss my garden helper.


You can read more about our cats' adventures here.

Comments

  1. I'm so sorry Michelle. It's so hard losing your cat friend & I understand how painful this must be for you both. May Skimble rest in Dreamies, and you enjoy memories of the delight he gave you throughout his life.

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    1. Thanks Gwenfar. We've had a wonderful 17+ years with him and that's what counts the most.

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  2. So very sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort and peace

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  3. My sympathies. Mum always said to remember our pets with fondness and a smile. xx

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    1. There's lots of fondness and smiles as well as the tears, thank goodness

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  4. Ah, so sorry. It's really hard losing a pet, I can so remember how I felt when our other cat died

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    1. It's the moment we all dread isn't it, but I wouldn't give up the 17 years we had :)

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  5. Oh such sad news VP ((())) I've enjoyed your tales and photos of Skimble over the years. I'm sure that a cat could not have hoped for better humans to share his life with than you and NAH xxx

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    1. Thanks Anna. It's been good to go over some of those tales on the blog the past two weeks. Lovely memories :)

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  6. Sorry to hear this, it’s always upsetting to lose a much loved pet.

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    1. Thanks Sue, it is. He was very special

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  7. That heart-wrench each time to look for or hear him, and remember again.
    Thinking of you.

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    1. Oh gosh yes, that's exactly it. I still expect to see him waiting on our drive in greeting when I come home.

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  8. It's heartbreaking when we lose a furry member of the family - healing thoughts going out to you, Michelle.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, he was a special member of our family.

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  9. Very sorry to read this. He will be an awful miss. Cats are important people.

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  10. I am so sorry. Losing a pet is always so hard. I have a 16.5 yrs old wheaten terrier and he is doing great but sometimes, I start thinking about the moment when he no longer will be with me. Sending hugs!

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    1. Thanks Magnolia and welcome to Veg Plotting :)

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  11. So sorry, VP - can't say anything coherent, but sending hugs x

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    1. Thanks Juliet - hugs are needed :)

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  12. So sorry for your loss. Your post made me cry. 😥

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    1. Awwww, Margaret. He was a very special cat.

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