Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Farewell My Beloved Boy...


I wasn't sure if I wanted to do this, but I felt Archie deserved his very own post..

Last week Archie was very sick, rather suddenly. We did a whole host of tests, but on Saturday night we had to take him to ER and then subsequently made the decision to put him to sleep.

We had Archie 10 years (some careful maths made us recant the previous 12 year guesstimate) and he was so amazing.

He came to us with his Sister as a nervous, but stroke wanting feral cat. He left us as a semi-relaxed, stroke demanding, inquisitive, blanket loving, playful softy cat.

Once he got to NYC he became Archie 2.0 - he discovered a love of sunpatches, chilling on the sofa and the bed, he found out that cat treats are amazing and his favourite thing ever was to snuggle next to his 'Dad' on the sofa. He also had a mini love affair with my Dad aka Granddad last year and that was so awesome to watch.

Daddy / Granddad and Archie
He trusted us and that made it worth 5 years of patience (we always knew he'd come around).

Hubby and I are pretty broken up and we are missing his physical presence so much.

RIP Archibald, we love you.



  1. Aww I'm so sorry for your loss Claire, you must miss him so much. This is such a lovely tribute to Archie and wonderful photos. Hold onto those precious memories my friend.
    Sending much love, Sue B xxx

  2. Such a sweet, beautiful boy. Huge hugs to you, my friend.

  3. Oh goodness, they know how to break your heart don't they. I'm so sorry that you had to say goodbye to him, but he's waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge. You obviously gave him a wonderful life. Hugs xxx

  4. Claire, I am so sorry for your loss! It sounds like Archie had a wonderful life with you and your family but I also understand the heartache of losing your furbabies. Hugs to all of you- may his memories bring you joy...

  5. I'm so sorry--they leave a big hole in our hearts when they're gone, but so worth the joy of having them in our lives. Wishing you peace.


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