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AllyC Fri 28-Aug-15 00:55:18

I'm a lurker usually but I'm just really so sad and angry. Nigel was dumped he was attracted to my house because I have lots of cats. He showed up about two years ago. My crowd weren't very nice to him but he persevered.

He was so lovely I can't understand how anybody would leave him after them. I work shifts and sometimes I finish at midnight. Nigel would run up the road when he saw the car and lie on his back for a belly rub when I got out of the car then we would both go in home. He had an amazing purr. He liked to sleep on the kitchen table but only on a newspaper or magazine. He was a yowler and really loved ham. He died tonight.

I'm glad I was able to give him dignity and comfort but I'm so angry at whatever horrible bastard thought it was OK to just leave him.

He started looking a bit peaky a week ago, we took him to the vet and he said he had a virus we got antibiotics but then he got run over by my neighbor on Saturday when he was out for a stroll and tore ligaments. He just wasn't strong enough. I knew he was dying this afternoon and we made him as comfortable as could be and he died with dignity.

I don't know why I'm posting really I think I just want to put it out there that Nigel was important and I loved him and I'm so so sad that he's gone. I'll miss you Nigel, have a good sleep.

thecatneuterer Fri 28-Aug-15 03:06:32

Poor Nigel. I'm so sorry. Thank heavens you made his last year happy. All cats are special and important. Some people are bastards.

BikeRunSki Fri 28-Aug-15 03:27:00

Poor Nigel. We adopted a dumped cat, Eddie, in 2001 when we bought our first house. Foul tempered bruiser he was! He'd obviously been treated very badly. Mellowed into a much calmer old man, who did not appreciate us throwing children into the mix a few years ago. He had a stroke and was PTS in June. I am surprised still at how much we all miss him.

Poor old Nigel. Sounds like he had a good few years with you.

Poor Nigel. Sorry for your loss OP flowers

ShipwreckedAndComatose Fri 28-Aug-15 07:47:17

That's a sad and lovely post. Sending you hugs flowers

PolterGoose Fri 28-Aug-15 09:21:57

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AllyC Fri 28-Aug-15 13:48:07

Thanks everybody, I knew people on this board would understand. We buried him this morning in a nice fluffy blanket.

Pipbin Fri 28-Aug-15 15:19:27

Farewell Nigel. You were loved.

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 28-Aug-15 15:22:14

Nigel was one lucky boy to have you.

RIP Nigel.

(I am not crying, oh no)

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 28-Aug-15 15:22:42

Do you have a photo?

HookedOnHooking Fri 28-Aug-15 15:25:51

Poor Nigel. So glad he could have a nice life with you.

We have a Nigel. He's orange with a lovely loud purr.

MagpieCursedTea Fri 28-Aug-15 15:27:00

Sorry for your loss flowers
It's wonderful that Nigel was so well loved and cared for in the end.

Rarity08 Fri 28-Aug-15 15:31:17

RIP Nigel. Take comfort in the fact he 'chose' you and you clearly adored him flowers

AllyC Fri 28-Aug-15 16:53:46

I'm sorry about Eddie Bikerunski, they really become part of the family. I just told my DD and she started me bawling again. Heres a picture of Nige as we called him.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 28-Aug-15 17:03:56

Some cats have the worst luck, I'm glad he had some time with you being adored.

StopLaughingDrRoss Fri 28-Aug-15 17:20:38

He looks like an ace cat - big hugs!

ShipwreckedAndComatose Fri 28-Aug-15 17:22:45

I love the look on his face smile

AllyC Fri 28-Aug-15 18:04:44

He was waiting for his ham! Obviously I wasn't moving fast enough!

ShipwreckedAndComatose Fri 28-Aug-15 18:17:21

Bless him. And you stopped to take photos instead!!

I love those memories. My lovely old cat died recently. One of my favourite memories was the innocent 'not me' look on her face when I pulled her out of the muesli bag (!) when I caught her scavenging one time. She had bits of cereal stuck all over her lips!

timtam23 Fri 28-Aug-15 18:20:16

Lovely photo Ally, so sorry to hear about Nigel flowers

Room101isWhereIUsedToLive Fri 28-Aug-15 18:25:29

I'm very glad that Nigel got to spend some time with you being pampered and adored. But also very sorry for your loss. ��

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 28-Aug-15 19:14:18

RIP Nigel. He was lucky to have you.

I was adopted last year by William who we think was left behind. I don't hate many people but I do hate the bastards that dumped him. I take comfort in the fact that for the last 6 months of his life he was loved and fed.

AllyC Fri 28-Aug-15 20:05:02

He just looked really cute sitting there, I had to whip out the phone for a pic. Lucky William PinkSparklyPussyCat (great name). I could never leave an animal in distress, I suppose that's why my house is full of cats and one lone Yorkshire Terrier with an identity crisis!

RoosterCogburn Fri 28-Aug-15 21:28:33

Oh he's lovely, I love a cat that perseveres. And he was lucky to choose you.
I'm so sorry for your loss.

susurration Sat 29-Aug-15 18:04:25

Nigel (excellent cat name by the way) was a very lucky Puss indeed to find such a big lovely extended family to look after him. Take comfort from the fact he trusted you enough to move in with you.

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