We had to say goodbye to our much beloved elderly cat, Ginny, on Monday evening. She had various medical issues and we had to let her go. She had been with us for twenty-one years, but may have been about twenty-two.
Here she is when she first chose to come and live with us. She actually belonged to a neighbour, but decided she liked our house better!
She decided that the nativity scene was missing just one thing - a large ginger and white cat!
She enjoyed being out in the garden, especially if we were out there too.
She sometimes thought she was a ninja cat...
...and found lots of places to hide.
She liked helping with jobs in a supervisory capacity - here she was checking that the patio slabs were being laid correctly.
She also supervised my planting schedule each year.
She bravely ventured out in the snow (this photo does remind me of illustrations in Beatrix Potter's 'The Tailor of Gloucester').
Simpkin in the snow illustration from The Tailor of Gloucester –
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter F. Warne & Co 1989
This large pot was her favourite place to sit in the garden.
She was very photogenic.
Here's the last photo of her that I took, sleeping on her cosy blanket, on her favourite chair. Sleep well, Ginny and thank you for all the joy and companionship you brought us. We'll miss you.