Our year has ended in the worst possible way.
Our beloved cat Archie was hit and killed by a car early this morning. I have not the words to express how sad we are both feeling at the moment. He was our world, the first pet we bought home together just one week after our marriage. We chose him as a tiny nine week old kitten at an RSPCA rescue centre, having to make the difficult choice between him and his identical brother, but when Archie hopped down from the climbing frame onto Lovely Hubby's shoulder and rubbed his beard with his gorgeous little face the decision was made.
He was the cat that curled up in the smallest of baskets ...
.. jumped into boxes large and small ...
... draped himself over any warm lap for an evening of snoozing.
He basked in the sunshine on all our farms ...
... and was always happy to pose for a photograph.
He curled up with his friends the dogs, shared their food and their water, if they got grumpy with him he would brush against them and make them love him again.
He will be walking for ever in the sunshine with his best doggie friend Sophie.
11th October 2007 - 31st December 2013
Thank you for all your lovely words yesterday - they help.