Saturday, 13 April 2013

Chesney - the flame that burned twice as brightly

It is with more sadness than I can say I am writing about the death of the beautiful, the fluffy, the charismatic but always idiotic Chesney. His brief life came to an end after he got involved in a car accident. Some kind person took him to an emergency pet hospital but it was too late. I don't know the name of who took him in, but I am more grateful than I can say.  Thankfully Chesney was microchipped so the hostpital could let me know.

Chesney came to live with us after being found up a tree, then got stuck up a few more trees, before settling down to general ridiculousness. He was not directly named after Mr Hawkes (even though he was the one and only), he was named after Chesney Battersby Brown in Coronation Street as we were watching that when his rescue took place. For two interesting years Chesney has been my constant companion, a friend but alpha-male competitor with Geoffrey cat, the only true friend Lawrence cat has ever had and the bane of Austin cat's life. They will all miss him in their own way and I will at least return to slightly less scary-cat-womanhood as I have 25% less cattage.

He was fluffy,
He was adorable,
He loved being in the greenhouse when I was,
 
He was a bit bonkers,
 
He was a great companion.
Farewell Chesney Fluffybum, cat amongst cats, too fast to live, too young to die, you will truly be missed. The choice is being made of which plant will be bought to commemorate you in the garden.  It has to be something special, something a bit flashy and something that will remind me of him.  I expect that when I find the right plant I will know it.

13 comments :

  1. He was beautiful, much sympathy. Gwyneth xx

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  2. He looked like a really nice cat.. Sorry he is gone :(

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  3. What a gorgeous looking cat.....and it sounds as if he was a real character. How lucky you and he were to have found each other...even if it was for too short a time....

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  4. Oh i'm so sorry.

    Sending you Hugs.

    Lovely tribute post.

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  5. The special ones like that live fast and die far too soon. Many hugs.xx

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  6. Oh dear I am so very sorry - ridiculously I am close to tears reading this as I am imagining how I would feel it it was my cat. Chesney was always an entertainment

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  7. A lovely tribute for a good looking and very characterful cat.

    Best wishes:)

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  8. Many thanks for all your kind comments, they are much appreciated

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  9. What a lovely tribute to Chesney, a gorgeous cat. He will surely be missed by you all. Thoughts are with you x

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  10. I love your cat! It looks so adorable! :) Mine looks very similar, but is definitely older. Mine has black fur with some grey hair, ears chipped in cats' battles and some teeth losses :) But I love him anyway!

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  11. I guessed he was named after Chesney on Corrie :) what a wonderful life he had with you. You have some wonderful photos to look back on. I feel bereft too after losing Tansy just after new year. Animals are kinder and more loving than people sometimes. I really feel for you and I'm sure whichever plants you chose he will always be your one and only Chesney amongst the flowers.

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  12. I'm so sorry, you must miss him terribly. Lovely tribute.

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