Farewell Trevor de Tesco

Of all the things I did not expect to be doing this week: not even anywhere near the list, was saying farewell to my wonderful cat Trev, or Tesco Trev as was his full name.  He was so named as he was found in bins outside a branch of Tescos.  A local cat rescue charity took him in but when he was ready to be adopted no one wanted him.   Apparently this is quite common with black cats for some reason I just cannot understand.  I kept trying to avoid his big beautiful eyes, but I couldn't resist and Trev came to live with me just over three years ago.

He was my beautiful boy, soft as grease as the saying goes.

When he first arrived he was wide-eyed and scared of everything,
After a few days he managed his first cuddle on his own terms and he decided it was probably going to be ok after all to live here.

Whenever I saw him snoozing with his paws out in front of him I knew he was comfy and totally relaxed.

He was never very well co-ordinated and I always described him as having the grace of a bag of spuds.  If he managed to climb up the Whitby Arch, he would find climbing back down again rather a challenge.  He loved playing with Esme in the garden, they would thunder up and down the garden and leap out on each other.  He saw her as his big sister and wanted to be as brave and fearsome as she is.  In reality he was too soppy, but that is no bad thing.



and he loved his chair.  He would race ahead of me when I was out in the garden to leap onto the chair so that I would fuss him as I walked past.  This was our routine and it will be hard not to have this happen anymore.



Suddenly this week, with no obvious signs that he was unwell, he had some sort of seizure and died.  I was there when it happened as he was in the conservatory with me keeping me company and snoozing as he often did whilst I am working from home.  I rushed him to the vets but I knew he had gone.  Almost my only comfort is that I was with him so I know that he wasn't alone.

To say I will miss him is an understatement.  Only the night before he had been sitting on my lap whilst I watched television and then came and slept on the end of my bed all night as he usually did.  The other cats are missing him too and there is a huge Trev-shaped hole in our lives.  He is now a constant absence as I move around the house and I keep seeing that he is not there.  He was loyal and always close by: black cats are good at being loyal and make wonderful companions.  Goodbye my Trevor, your life may have been short but you could not have been more loved.

Stay safe and be kind.  Be more Trev.

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  1. My heartfelt sympathies. My mum always said to remember our pets with fondness and a smile. Take care. xx

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    1. Thanks - your mum gave good advice. xx

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    2. Saddest thing, not matter how many others in the house, always a space left. Lucky both of u for finding each other. An old fella found us a few years ago and managed to fit in with both dogs and cat. Only thought he b here for 2 weeks, lasted brilliantly for 2 years. True love

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  2. So sorry to hear your loss, thoughts are with you x

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  3. Oh so sad. They really do leave a paw on our hearts x

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  4. Oh, such a hard loss. They seem to burrow right into our hearts. Lots of hugs. XX

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  5. I’m really sorry. Farewell, Trev, you will be missed 🖤

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    1. Thanks, I know you know how hard it can be to lose a loved pet xx

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  6. So sorry to hear your news - but he had a lovely life with you.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  7. So sad. So beautifully written. X

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  8. Oh Alison, this is so sad. I’m sorry.

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  9. Oh, I'm so sorry. I loved seeing your photos of him on Twitter. Much love xxx

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  10. So sorry, we lost our black Alfie cat last Tuesday, we are heartbroken. He was almost 17 but was having digestive issues for several months which was due to a low B12 count, unfortunately we were too late to do anything for him.

    Maybe Trev and Alfie are having fun together in cat heaven :)

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    1. I'm so sorry for your loss, it is so hard isn't it when they die? I would love to think they are up there together - what a lovely thought x

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    2. Thank you. Yes it's very hard when they pass, we lost our 13 year old rabbit last June so wasn't ready for another one to go. We still have Alfie's brother Storm who is the same age so hoping we get to keep hold of him for a bit longer.

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  11. My heart goes out to you xxx
    Pat

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  12. Oh, that’s terribly sad. Such a beautiful boy. My sympathies on that sad event.

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  13. Sooo sorry 4 ur sudden Loss :( dear ALison. . .such fond memories of Trev taking to the chair, such a good boy. . .may GOD's SPIRIT ComFort~u~&~the other cats thru this time<3

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  14. So sad to read this. He was a beautiful cat.

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  15. I adopted a cat called Saba that looked identical to Trev. He was a strong kitten banging against a door in a flat I was visiting and was unwanted. I took him home and he became my mother's companion for many happy years. RIP.

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