THOUGHTS 16 – DEATH OF A DEAR FRIEND


 

I’m sad to tell you of the death of a dear friend.  As readers of this blog may know, I have a great love for cats, having spent my childhood growing up alongside one.  Snowpatch lived with good friends of ours’ and she died yesterday, aged 12, from a stroke.

She has appeared on this blog many times, and here are some of those images.

I love cats in general, but Snowpatch was really something special by virtue of her manifest enjoyment of human company.  She was quiet and affectionate and, time and time again, I would be chatting with my friend in her home, and Snowpatch would simply come quietly into the room and sit down beside us.  She did not crave attention in any way, but simply seemed to want to be near us.  And as she continued to exhibit this behaviour, year after year, it became really very endearing and moving.

So, Life moves on, that’s certainly how it is.  And its equally certain that, as we move on through Life, we are all going to miss Snowpatch’s company very much.

 



About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

25 Responses to THOUGHTS 16 – DEATH OF A DEAR FRIEND

  1. bluebrightly says:

    I know you’ll miss her and I definitely remember these photos and your words of fondness for Snowpatch. The affection is clear in each image! Her eyes are deep. Take care, my friend.

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  2. These are beautiful photos, a fitting tribute to a beautiful cat. Really sorry for your loss.

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  3. That is sad to hear, Adrian. She was a lovely subject and sounds like a special creature. My condolences. 😦

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  4. Sorry for your loss, Adrian.

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  5. Oh, I am so sorry. She was so beautiful. Her personality is visible in your photographs. Those rounded paws get me every time.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Shreya. I’m so glad that her personality shines through in my photos, she was a lovely individual. One day, unthinkingly (I should have known better!), I stroked her rounded paws, which elicited an immediate adverse reaction – but I remember being immediately struck by the size of her tiny toes. We shall all miss her. Adrian

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  6. She looks and sounds like a lovely cat. So sorry, Adrian.

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  7. So sorry to know this sad news. Snowpatch was a loving cat, who was fond of company – and so near you. A great loss. Toutes mes amitiés.

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  8. ❤️‍🩹🥲

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  9. oneowner says:

    Snowpatch was certainly a photogenic muse for you. My sincere condolences, A.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Ken, these are sorrowful days. A muse? Yes, certainly. I’ve always thought cats beautiful, and she and I got on well together, and she was quite happy for me to get close to her with a camera, always quite at ease. Adrian

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  10. I’m sorry, bud. ❤️
    XXXATPXXX

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Gem, thank you. This is a very sad loss and, although we are alright, it is being compounded by new covid infections.

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      • You’re not sick are you!? People here are being very unwise about vaccinations. It’s a sad state of affairs. 😞

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          No, we are alright, as I said; but close friends have been hit hard, although all seem to be pulling through ok. Being unwise about the vaccinations is astounding, I just can’t fathom how people think – most of the hospitalisations and deaths here are for non-vaccinated people, so of whom have refused the jab. We have a simple philosophy – if our doctors’ surgery says we should have any jab, we have it, simple as that. Stay safe! ☮ 💖 XXXXXX!!!!!

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