Merlyn, our beautiful cat of 14 years, sadly died on Wednesday. He had been unwell for a while, but in the last few weeks the condition (FIV), got so bad that he was no longer eating, and in the Vet’s words, “he was wasting away”. With great difficulty we agreed it was time to say goodbye.
Merlyn meant so much to us, he was our family. The following is a collection of photos remembering the happy (and healthy) cat we loved, and who gave us such joy.
6 weeks old
An early attraction to shoes laces
So little, so cute
Sleeping in the bathroom sink. Yeh, what of it?
Surveying his world from the top of the shed
The boys are snoozing
You don’t mind if I snooze on you whilst you are trying to read, right?
Curling up to a courgette
Weeeeeeeeee. Having a good roll around
Yoghurt lid day is the best!
Do you mind – it’s belly cleaning time
Cor, nice belly
Good place for a snooze
Merlyn’s ongoing determination to eat my ornamental grasses
At least this time he wasn’t sleeping on the keyboard…
Rest in peace, beautiful Merlyn. Thank you for the joy you gave us.