Farewell to Boris

We’ve had a sad start to the week as Boris died last night.He’s been on a slow decline since late summer but until the last couple of days he was still participating in usual Boris behaviour, albeit with less than hisusual appetite – unless of course it was some fancy ‘gourmet’ cat food or something freshly cooked!

Boris came into our lives as a stray almost twelve years ago when we lived in Lancashire. He became a well-known character on the avenue, still behaving like a stray; inviting himself in through cat-flaps and stealing other cats’ food, as well as eating his own. Needless to say, he soon became a much bigger cat and was affectionately nicknamed as ‘Big B’ within our family.

Our move to Skye was another challenge for him, particularly when he lost half his tail to an otter and was bullied by the local feral cat on a regular basis! But then Hamie came on  the scene and as well as being a good companion, she also provided a much missed secondary food source! Well, he had his figure to maintain!

I’d like to think that he had a full and happy life with us, he certainly provided us with much affection and amusement too. Ironically, we’d decided to call the vet in this morning but Boris had his own ideas and did things his own sweet way as ever, choosing his moment when ‘Garrow’s Law’ was on T.V.. I could perfectly understand his decision, as I’d almost lost the will to live myself.

Anyway, he’s now buried in his favourite surveillance spot, where he could make early morning observations of the kitchen door, just waiting for the moment when it would open and breakfast served!

Good pals



4 Responses to “Farewell to Boris”

  1. Dorinha Says:

    I’m so so sorry!

  2. Gill Hulse Says:

    So sorry to hear, but what a character. I still miss Barney after 7 years xxx

    • garybuie01 Says:

      Thanks Gill. He certainly was a character and there’ll be a bit of a gap in the welcoming committee next year for the guests!

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