Inky ( Incubus Feline Honeyfield) died suddenly at 4.30 pm today Saturday 17 th January 2009.
As those of you who visit here know, Inky had been unwell, but was improving daily so the sudden end was a shock for us. His last day with us was a happy one for him. His appetite had improved ( without ever taking the tablets! ) He had had several small meals earlier today ( cheese, cat biscuits, toast with avo even his first small helping of his normal cat food ) and was following me around. Mid morning he lay in the sun in the family room and I brushed him for about 15 minutes which he loved He later spent the afternoon asleep on our bed. DH was at the computer when he heard him being sick ( just a tiny bit ). He then went out the ranch slider door ( while I cleaned the carpet ) and about 2 minutes later we heard 2 awful noises from him and there he was lying dead.
We have buried him in the flower garden where there was a space beside the new lemon tree amongst the flowers. His parents are both very shocked cause we thought he was getting better.Maybe his heart gave out or he had a seizure - I'm not sure ;but the end was swift.I have spent time collecting his things together; unopened food to go to our young ones in Hamilton who have cats. We have lovely memories of (this anti social to most people till he got to trust you ) little wild boy who adopted us to be his parents nearly 13 years ago.His favourite toy - an ear plug which he could pick up in his paw and kill.
Absolutely no more cats for me. ( we have our previous cat Hacksaw here under a rose bush and the dogs from the farm under a Puriri tree ) We can now have the carpet cleaned or perhaps renewed before to long as almost all the stains are his work. Now if we want to go away over night or for the weekend we can go without asking anyone to come and feed him. ( so it is just Darby and Joan now ! ) The first brandy hasn't helped I think I'll have a second!
RIP Inky Boy.