Bye Benny, we hope to see you again in Heaven or wherever we go when we die.
by Yvette Ainsworth
My husband and I adopted our first stray cat,Benny when he was approximately five months old. We'd never had a cat before and ended up with four. Benny was 'Top Cat' and looking back we now realise he ruled over us all. He was the most loving cat. He understood kisses and always wanted cuddles and 'pick me ups'. Our vet said Benny thinks he's a person. He was quite vocal and told us when to go to bed, when to get up, when to feed him...Ultimately he was a special ginger and white moggy who loved us both unconditionally, as we did him.
Years ago Benny was diagnosed with a heart murmur but he never showed any outward symptoms. He loved to bounce around and chase his favourite toy, F**ked Fish! Sadly though we think his heart couldn't take the strain anymore and he died, suddenly, unexpectedly the 1st of July 2012. We came home on Sunday afternoon and he had died on his sleep across the road on a neighbouring garden. I cannot properly articulate our grief.
Benny was like our baby, we don't have children and we adore our kitties. I am.finding it very difficult to sleep without Benny on his pillow next to my head, or on it! I cry nearly every day and feel so sad all of the time. Our other cats, especially Benny's best friend, Daisy is depresssed too. I find it difficult to believe he isn't going to walk through the cat flap at any moment and start chirruping for a cuddle. I know we will all feel better in time but Benny has left a void that we cannot and don't want to fill. He will always be missed by us.