Gardens and cats go together

Fri, Jul 15, 2011

Climate Change

I have been dreading writing this post but feel I must explain my absence from blogging over the past week.

My wonderful white deaf cat Assie – or Lord Asriel for anyone who read Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman -went missing on 7th July .I have spent the last week putting up posters and searching for him but the sad news yesterday was that he had been found in a neighbours garden but was not alive.

Assie has been my gardening companion for the past 12 years, always there to help with digging, sniffing out worms or just soaking up the sun on his favourite table  – he was such a friendly and intelligent pussy that I often found myself chatting to him even though he was totally deaf. His sixth sense allowed him to know when I was coming home, and I nearly always found him waiting at the doorstep ready to greet me after a hard days work.

I am going to miss his presence so very, very much , particularly in the garden where I have planted some gorgeous white daisies to remind me of this beautiful white cat who brought so much to my life over the past 12 years. Rest in peace dear Assie. x

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Will Giles Says:

    H Debbie – a big hug and commiserations to you. As you know I have had many cats over the years – losing a loved cat is very distressing event indeed, so you have my deepest sympathy…