11 October 2023
My heart is the heaviest it has been in ages. Dear Darling Lewis passed away in my arms, wrapped tightly in his baby blankie, at 1330 this afternoon.
Over the past year, his presence in our lives brought so much joy, laughter, and companionship.
I will never forget the first time I laid eyes on him. We had gone to adopt Missey, but there was this amazing little grey tabby with white boots and bib bouncing all over the aquarium with toys flying everywhere. It was love at first sight. Lewis kept that energy and playfulness as he grew from a wee lad into a ‘big, big’ cat. He was nothing short of adorable.
One of his favourite things was watching the birds land on the glass ceiling of the conservatory or trying to fit himself into the little cabin on the cat tree. His fondness for treats was insatiable. Lewis will be forever missed and forever loved. I am so thankful for having the time to spend with him.
Missey sat on his carrier before he headed off to the vet. Always together. It was as if she knew what I had yet to comprehend.
Thank you to everyone for their outpouring of love and concern. Your heartfelt messages brought me much comfort in a turbulent week.
I will take a few days off from my blog to spend with the girls, integrating the three of them and spending much time with Missey, who misses her brother. Please watch the Australian nests – the little ones at Orange are changing daily. We are on pip/hatch watch at Port Lincoln, and then there are WBSE 31 and 32 who are branching and will be fledging soon. I will see you on Saturday.