I hopped up on your bed last night, I came to have a peep, 
I could see that you were crying, that you found it hard to sleep.
I purred and touched you softly as you brushed away a tear,
“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”
 
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
you were thinking of the many times your hands reached out to me.
I was with you at my grave today, you tend it with such care,
I want to re-assure you that I’m not lying there.
 
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key,
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said “It’s me.”
You looked so very tired as you sank into your chair,
I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.
 
 It’s possible for me to be so near you everyday,
to say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew…
in the stillness of that evening I was very close to you.
 
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll run across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there’s so much for you to see,
please be happy, live your journey out… then come home to be with me.
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Kez

Kez our beautiful much loved fur baby was taken from us suddenly after becoming poorly, he died at home leaving us broken hearted.

I first met Kez within an hour of his birth and knew he was the fur baby for our family, he filled our lives for 14 years with fun and lots of cuddles.

He was chosen for the Rolvenden Cat Rescue 2018 calendar, Mr June, we feel sad he passed away before his month arrived. Loving you forever our darling fluffy boy xxx

 

 

 

Baxter

I was lucky to enough to find Baxter at your sanctuary in October 2012 and we have spent the last 5 1/2 years enjoying each other’s company. He was a special boy, my Pride & Joy and my cheeky sidekick. Everyone loved him but are now deeply saddened by the roaming savage dog attack which fatally ended his life far too soon.

I can only be grateful for happy years he spent with me. I would love to keep his memory alive on your Remembrance page.

 

 

Oscar

My lovely boy Oscar came to live with me aged 11 years from Rolvenden.

We had almost 5 wonderful years together before age and previous neglect related illness took him from this world. He was a calm, affectionate and gentle boy with a beautiful soul and I miss him so much.

I wish we had been allowed more time but he will always be in a special place in my heart forever. Bless you little blue boy…

 

Ricky

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Ricky is sadly missed, especially by his Mummy and Daddy,  but also by the many visitors to Rolvenden Cat Rescue.

He was “Uncle” Ricky to the many orphaned kittens he had fostered and nurtured, here at the rescue.

Dear Ricky was one of the first stray cats accepted into our centre all those years ago….. 

 

 

Basil

We adopted Basil when he was 6 months old from Rolvenden but we soon changed his name from Liquorice to Basil because of his lovely Basilbushy tail.  He loved climbing in to paper bags, chasing balls, catching voles and mice and 1 day he even caught a mole!  He slept in a deep slumber after only a few seconds, in all sorts of funny positions, and he did not like to be woken up. 

He met me every day, waiting on the drive after work and used to enjoy lying on the car when it was still warm. He loved patrolling the field from the fence posts looking for tasty prey.  He loved exploring and during the day was hardly ever still.  On August 5th 2015 he was sadly run over by a car.

Basil, you brightened up our day with your sparkly personality and we will never forget you.

 

Peri

Peri 2015Peri, my beautiful odd-eyed white boy was a treasured member of my family for 16 years, from the tender age of just 9 weeks old.  He was  never a well puss but he was a tough little chap, fighting and beating many illnesses, but in later life he developed pancreatitis which after two long years proved to be too much for him. 

I will never forget him and the precious time we spent together. I hope he is with his old friends who went before him, happy and free of pain. 

“I know we will meet again my love”.

 

 

Nova

NovaWe got him from Rolvenden along with another cat back in December 2010 and they were formally known as Leeroy and Millie. They were renamed as Clio and Nova.

They loved each other to bits but unfortunately he recently started suffering from breathing difficulties and it turned out to be a heart problem with fluid in the chest so the kindest thing to do was to put  him to sleep.

He was a much loved cat and helped many friends overcome their fear of cats due to his loving and affectionate nature. Clio will miss him like crazy but she has our dog to keep her company now.

 

Miss Marple

Miss Marple

Our dear little Miss Marple (who I hope you remember, can’t forget that name!) who was with you back in 2011, sadly passed away very suddenly on the Saturday 24th May.

She is greatly missed and was deeply loved and treasured the way a cat should be. I just wanted to also thank you for bringing her into our lives as she truly was very special to us.

 

 

 

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Last year I had a cat from you, a long haired ginger called Ricardo.  He fitted in with the family really well, sat with the dogs and the other two cats.  Unfortunately recently he became poorly and was taken to the vets only to find out he was anaemic but was treated with antibiotics and anti-inflamatories and had two blood tests for various things. 

The following morning I found that he had died.  I was so upset when I spoke to the vets; they said that the results of one of the blood tests showed he had a cancer of the stomach.  He was a much loved pet and I will miss him.

 

Bernie

BernieBernie came to us when he was about 12 years old and for two wonderful years he made our house a home. Ones lap was never left alone; if you sat down anywhere, then 10 seconds later Bernie was on it and purring away!

He was Daddy’s special boy and even though he loved my wife, he would always seek my lap out first, much to the annoyance of my wife! He loved the quiet life and enjoyed his sunbathing for hours on end. Unfortunately, from being seemingly fine, he succumbed to illness very quickly and on 19/05/2014 he was sadly laid to peaceful rest.

Bernie is completely irreplaceable and will never be forgotten.  He was a gorgeous cat and a mate.  RIP Daddy’s special little boy x

 

Our Dear Berie, who liked to sleep in strange places

Berie

Berie came to us a number of years ago from Rolvenden Cat Rescue as a feral. 

She lived in our barn, but eventually trusted us enough to be stroked and would even come into our kitchen to sit with us. 

She was always so affectionate.  She passed away this summer and we still miss her terribly.  She was a brilliant mouser.

Freddie & Ginger

Fred & GingerFreddie and Ginger, brother and sister, named after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Sadly, Ginger was knocked down at an early age.  She was the adventurous one, and so playful and sweet.

Fred had a variety of little girl friends after that. Fred outlived them all, and we became best friends, partners almost. He was my Lion Cub, but not fearless. I loved him so very much and still miss him badly. He will never leave my thoughts after 16 and half years together. xxx

 

Oscar-Bear xxx

Oscar you were taken from us far too soon.Oscar-Bear

I knew you would come home with us the moment I saw you, you melted my heart and that was it I was in love. You were the kindest most gentle boy and so easy to love, you made me smile every day and I was so lucky to have had you in my life.

I don’t know where you came from or anything of your life before Ruth and Allan rescued you but I so wanted to make your new life with us a better one. I wish I could have done more to protect you. I know the night you were taken from us you were happy and we you loved very, very much and I hope you know that too.

I will think of you every day and love you every day and wish I could have one more bear cuddle. Our gorgeous gentle boy, you left a hole in our family and you have stolen our hearts, we will love you forever.

 

Poppy

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Poppy turned up at 1am one morning and stayed, we never found where she came from but she made herself at home with us. She was certainly a loving cat and a big influence in my life when I was diagnosed with clinical depression and severe anxiety, she stayed on my lap every day, getting off to stretch her legs, eat and use the facilities, she would come straight back to me. I was devastated when we lost her and I will never forget her.

 

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Baby Lee

Lee (Baby) was a tiny, sweet girl, head of the house, even though she was small she certainly had a loud    voice and made her presence known.

 

 

 

 

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Sox & Princess

Sox and Princess were very shy but loved being outside, Princess always crossed her paw when she laid down and Sox always squeaked when supper was ready.

 

 

 

 

PercyPercy

Percy came to us from Rolvenden and, although shy at first, soon settled in to become an affectionate fellow, as long as we knew our place! He blossomed until one day we saw he was unwell. He was hyperthyroid and despite many visits to the vet, we knew he was not going to recover. He had a tumour. He was about 12. We made our last visit together in June 2012 and he now rests in the garden he loved. A Percy shaped hole is in our lives, and his paw prints are deep in our hearts.

 

 

Fifi

Fifi1 My dear, delicate little flower.

I think of you so often even though you were gone so quickly from our lives.

A tragic accident that took your soft beauty out of this world.

Love always,

Mummy xxx

 

 

Jake

Why do people have to drive so fast? This is Jake our adopted cat from Rolvenden.  He came to live with us along with his sister Ella.

The pleasure they brought to our lives was priceless. I just hope the driver of the car that ended Jakes young life feels as bad as we do.  Sleep peaceful Little one and rest easy knowing we continue to love and look after Ella and miss you every day.  God bless you xx

 

 

Tio

ICM107BTio was a timid little lad, and not blessed with the best of health. This didn’t stop him enjoying the time he had with his companion cats and with a select few humans.

He sadly died aged 9, after a lifetime of kidney disease and I miss him very much. His closest companion cat Peri misses him too, as no matter how many other cats come into his life, only Tio filled that special place. Bless you my little lovely. xxx

 

 

Mica-Princess

MicaMica was 16 when she died and had been with me for most of that time. She was funny and cheeky, moody and grumpy sometimes, much like any elderly lady. Thinking of her brings a smile to my face, tinged with sadness that we can’t sit together or cuddle each other any more.  I miss my little girl and hope she is young again – chasing butterflies in the long grass…….

 

 

JuliusJulius

This is Julius, a sweet little boy who I discovered, undersized, ill and thin, sheltering in my log shed.

Although I took him in and he was given immediate vets’ care, it was not possible to bring him back to health – living rough had taken its toll.

Be well now little Julius, and I shall think of you without fear or hunger, playing in sunshine and wild flowers.

 

Molly (Ritz)

Just to let you know the very sad news that a lovely little girl Molly (Ritz) was hit by a car and died on Friday(March 2011).

It is such a terrible shame as after months of turmoil we were finally finding the beautiful girl that she really was.

In the last 6 months she had really turned around from being the little hissy missy that we grew to love to blossom into the most beautiful cat. She enchanted everybody that she met with her amazing green eyes and became so friendly. In the evenings she would curl up on the back of the sofa with us to watch television and if I should fall to sleep she would gently tap my chest to wake me.

She will be missed so much and I think even little Tigger will miss her, even though she still gave him a hard time. I think he enjoyed the sport.

 

 

Khan

I feel your heartbeat in my chestKhan
Each time I hold you near,
I kiss your head, your little nose
For I love you so my dear.
 
You’re my friend and you’re my confidentKhan
For it’s you I always tell
When the world is cruel and has no soul,
You save me from life’s hell.
 
If I never see your like again
I would not feel surprise
To never match the wonder
That pours from out your eyes.
 
When you are gone for evermore
A piece of me will die,
But in me lives your gentleness
So we never say goodbye.
 

Krystal

KrystalWhen Krystal died, the house seemed too quiet, too empty. She was tiny in stature but big in personality, and was a devoted companion to Khan and to me. She was the second of them to go and losing my terrific twosome was almost too painful to bear. I know that they are together now, curled up like bookends after chasing each other this way and that, just like they always did. There is a special place in my heart, dear Krystal, reserved for your memory.

 

 

Benson

Benson was a rescue cat who we adopted when he was about 8 yrs old. Sadly Benson died last Thurs 29th Nov 2012, having been unwell for several months. he was about 16 yrs old. He was a beautiful, proud boy in his prime, majestic. Wherever I went, he followed, usually so he could curl up to have a sleep. He was devoted to me as I was to him. He has left a huge void in our lives and our home. He will always be remembered, have photos of him everywhere. He was so loved and will be so much missed. Benson you were/are, my best boy. Will always love you. Rest in peace now, be young and free again and go and play.

 

 

Kwai Chang Mr Pinkus (Pinky)

Pinky

Pinky was a lovely, sensible, gentle and intelligent boy. He came to live with us aged eleven and although not too well at the start, lived to the ripe old age of nineteen.

He was also a wonderful “uncle” to the little kittens in his life and he brought them up perfectly. There is never a day that passes when I don’t think of him at least once, and I still feel the sharp pang of his loss. I miss my regal gentleman, with his silken coat, green eyes and big voice, always chatting. I like to think of him now surrounded by kittens, keeping him busy…

 

Pip

Pip was my first cat as an adult. He was such a naughty boy – he loved to pounce on my legs and tear myPip tights, just as I was leaving for work! another of his favourite things was running up the back of the sofa and biting whoever was sitting there on the scalp, or digging his claws into your lap in case whoever he was sitting on wanted to move. He loved to dig up the carpet and rip up the toilet roll… the list goes on :). One of the most enduring memories of him however, was taking him for drives in the car. We took him everywhere with us and from a tiny kitten, he was so used to car travel he would lay on the parcel shelf and watch the traffic before having a well earned snooze. He was really wonderful and much loved – what larks Pip……

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If you would like your cat to have a place on our remembrance page,  please send us a photograph and what you would like to say to: info@cats.rolvenden.org.uk

 
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