I have unhappy news to report this morning. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll remember the recent Kitteh Contest entries Millie and Huxley, owned by reader Gayle Ferguson. They were beautiful tabbies, and I’m saddened to report that Huxley was killed yesterday in his garden by a dog. According to Gayle, “Millie witnessed the attack. She was distressed and growling, and I think she is missing her playmate.” Gayle, who is of course devastated, has written a brief eulogy for Huxley, and I’m sure you’ll join me in expressing condolences.
“RIP Huxley, sweet and gentle little soul, very much missed by his sister kitteh Millie and his mummy Gayle. I’ll miss his sloppy cat kisses, his love of cuddles, and his almost inaudible purring; his 5.30am breakfast demands, not so much. In his last days he’d taken to sleeping in the fruit bowl on the kitchen bench – a tight squeeze for the fuller cat! I’ll always remember my Heffalump sunning himself in the garden in the most unusual spots, in one of which I will plant a memorial shrub”.