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Sad News

As some of you may be aware I have four cats. One Pushkin, lives with me and the other three Sabre, Jake and Tiger live with my ex Andy. Andy and I first met Jake and his uncle Harvey twelve years ago when they were both kittens. They were part British Blue, Harvey was the most blue looking and had delicate stripes within his coat, Jake was mostly white with some blue. Harvey died when he was two and I remember Jake morned him for a long time.

Sadly Jake passed away a couple of days ago. He’d gone out and didn’t return and last night someone contacted Andy to say that they’d found his body in their garden.


I’ve had a lot of cats over the years and it never gets easier when you lose one. It’s such a shame that they don’t live as long as we do and yet they enrich our lives so much. Jake was a real star of a cat, Andy and I used to joke about sending him out to earn his keep by making adverts. He never failed to enchant all who met him. Even those who didn’t like cats were won over by him! He’ll be remembered very well.


  1. shobhana says:

    oh, marie! i’m so sorry to hear about jake. my thoughts are with you.

  2. Wendy says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Jake. I’ll give Lucy an extra hug in his honor when I get home tonight.

  3. Nicole says:

    Marie, that’s terrible… I’m sure Jake will live on in the memory of those who liked and loved him.

  4. Mariko says:

    I’m so sorry about Jake.

  5. Sarah says:

    Losing pets is the worst part of having them! I cried for a week solid when my dog died, and I still miss him eight years later. But I’m sure Jake had a happy life with you, so you can take comfort in that. I hope you feel better soon.

  6. claudia says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. What a beautiful cat.

  7. Jeni says:

    oh marie, sorry to hear that.
    Speak to you soon, hope you’re ok.

  8. mel says:

    I’m so sorry about your baby. It hurts my heart for you. I’ve lost several animals as well and it never gets any easier. I hope Pushkin can give you comfort!

  9. Kim Downing says:

    Jake sounds like a very special cat. All I can say is let the tears out. Eventually you’ll be able to remember him without quite so much pain in your heart.
    Hugs from Australia.
    hugs for Jake too.

  10. anya says:

    Hiya Marie, Long time no see. I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about your cat. Get in touch sometime. It would be nice to catch up. lots of love, anya x