Summer starts officially very early tomorrow morning. It’s been quite hot for several days though.
The summer of 2012 was very hot too. Much too hot for Tigri. The heat may have sped up the evolution of his disease – CKF. The photo dates back to June 23rd 2012. Tigri will die on the last day of summer 2012.
Good to hear from you again – sorry the memories are sad ones. The Winter Solstice, for me, is the loss of my beloved Tortie Minka in 2015. If you live long enough, I guess, more and more dates become anniversaries of something sad.
Yes. We tend to remember sad events rather than happy ones. Probably because happy events are gone for ever whereas we still feel the consequences of sad ones.
The CKF is just something that many cats get as they age as a sad fact. I believe Tigri was resting under a nice bush and enjoyed the summer. Be well my friends! Purrs from all
Yes, according to our vet about 40% of cats die because of CKF. But… Tigri was the youngest of the three! He died before being 10-years old, after having been ill for nearly two years. Quite young, then.
Tigri on the day before he had to be put to sleep :
Spring went by much too fast, but we are having reasonable temps here in Michigan, and I’ve been spending a lot of time outside with all of the cats. I am curious about the bush or tree with the reddish and green leaves…it’s very pretty!
Last night was very hot. Meadows are still green but if the dry weather goes on they’ll rapidly look like doormats We have to water the garden, RouXy’s, Tigri’s, and Frimousse’s flowers in particular. We are lucky there is a stream nearby from which we can pump water – the stream has never been dry according to RouXy’s Master, who’s been living here for nearly seventy years.
The bush is a copper hazelnut bush.
Sorry to hear about Tigri. Hopefully this summer will be better
Tigri was a very very gentle cat. We had rescued him from a ravine where his “Masters” had probably thrown him from their car. Tigri always remembered. He started been ill when he was 8 and died before he was 10. He was the youngest. Frimousse’s Mistress would call him her “lapounet”, her “wee baby rabbit”.
One of Tigri’s last pictures:
Tigri was a handsome boy.
He was a very very nice kitty. He always remembered we had rescued him.