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James Derbyshire
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I've never posted in this forum before, but... I need to now for some reason I can't explain.

I had to bury one of our cats today. Alfie. He was 8 years old. Blue point Birman. He was supposed to be a show cat. His parents were both Grand Champions. But to us he was a normal cat. We wanted him to be able to go out and explore. Although far from normal; he was just fantastic. More like a dog with silly habits and a great personality.

He loved people. To be with people. If we were upstairs, he'd come up. If we were downstairs, he'd come down.

Every single night, he slept with me on my pillow. All through the night. He shared toast every weekday morning before work (my work, not his!)

This morning, on my way to work I'm called by my wife who in turn has been called by a neighbour. Two guard dogs have escaped locally and have killed Alfie. Right outside our house. Alfie never went far.

We buried him in Sharon's parents' garden with his favourite catnip mouse. It's a lovely spot next to a swinging chair and amongst the roses. We will pick up a white rose to plant there too, together with a small plaque.

I/we will miss him so much. He gave us so much joy and made our family whole. We don't have children. Our two cats are our children.

Thank you Alfie for all the great memories. I know you are still with us.

Rest in peace my friend x

Alfie Demilune 27 April 2003 - 25 January 2012







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soblue What a beautiful cat. I'm sorry for your loss.
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My condolences for your loss. Lovely cat.
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RIP, Alfie.

I know very well how it's sad!
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8 is unfortunately young for a beloved beast.
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My condolences for your loss.
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I'm so very sorry, I know how much this can suck.

I know I should not click on these posts because I get very upset and remember what I personally went through when I lost my best buddy "Cat" several years ago to an accident. He was around 14 years old and I got him as a stray from a gas station when he was just a kitten. He came into my life at a very dark time when I felt most alone in the world. Everyone that knew him knows what an incredible cat he was and that he was special.

In time your good happy memories will make you smile.


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So very sorry for your loss. Such a hard thing to lose such a dear friend. Alfie was a beauty.
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My heartfelt condolences. Although I'm more a dog-person than cat, it sounds like Alfie was a great companion. Your story strikes at my heart: It was a year ago today that I learned my beloved old-man dog, Kozmo, had cancer. He was gone less than a week later.

It sounds like you gave Alfie a wonderful life. Cherish his memory.
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Sorry to hear that. It is always hard to lose a furry friend but especially in that manner. I'm sure he knew he was well loved and loved you back.
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Very sorry for your loss.
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Such a pretty cat, he has gorgeous blue eyes.

I am sorry for your loss.
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I am very sorry for your loss. Alfie was beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
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I'm very sorry for your loss.

My brother's dog passed away yesterday after a lengthy illness. I told him that I was sure she knew what a lucky dog she was (she was a pit bull he rescued from the pound) and he replied with "She knew she was loved." I think that's the most important thing, since we can't keep them safe and healthy as long as we'd like to.
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Sorry for your loss.

You'll never forget him, but it'll hurt less and less to remember him.
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He looks and sounds like he was a beautiful cat. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Sad to hear about his passing but I am glad you chose to share Alfie with us.
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We lost our cat Coventry last month. She was 18 which is the oldest pet I've ever owned. We got her from a rescue group. Her mother was a show cat but she didn't have the proper markings. I still occasionally out of the corner of my eye think I see her.

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He lives on in your memories, as do they all. Cats are special. Comics when we need a laugh. Super serious when they want to be. Always friendly, except when they're not. Play on, sweet Alfie, in your friend and master's mind, filling his heart with your best moments -- the ones you saved just so only he could see.

All the best to you and yours, and sorry for your loss.
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Sadly, soon I will know the pain you feel. My old man is almost ready to go, after years of being there for me.

A cosmic, comforting clap on the back from Ohio.
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I am so sorry. I hope by tears will help. Know that you are not alone in your sorrow. Hugs to you both from Minnesota.
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Stunning looking cat. I'm terribly sorry for your loss =[
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Eeeville wrote:
Stunning looking cat. I'm terribly sorry for your loss =[


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Sorry for your loss.

Foxes got our cat. He lived outside for 8 years.
It's tough.
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Pets are family, and it hurts when they pass.

My condolences.
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