ROGER & RUPERT - My beloved Silver Tabbies
Born Kent, England 26.6.1990 - their father was Grand Champion Satinmist Apollo (black) and mother Champion Mardenka Melanie (silver/black)
Rupert was very special after his brother Roger died and he accompanied me to Spain, I promised him he would have time in the sun and he did but all too short. When he died it was the saddest time I've ever known and I still miss him so bad.
He won some photographic competitions in 'Your Cat' magazine and was very photogenic. I have over 2 albums of photos taken over his 17 years.
He was very much the runt compared to his brother at first but he grew up later and loved his food.
It's still too early to write down my memories of Rup as the pain of his loss is still there - perhaps one day.....
Below are the very last photos taken of Rupert in Spain, aged over 17, who was passed into peaceful sleep while I held, talked and stroked him at around 15.45 on 20th December 2007 in Alcantarilla, Spain.
Roger is also much missed. He died suddenly from a heart attack on the morning of Thursday 24th Feb 2005 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. Just a half hour earlier I had stroked him as he lay on my bed and told him what a good boy he was.
A gentle cat who loved to nuzzle his head against you and would never unleash his claws when playing.
Roger was awarded a Merit Certificate in Pet Plan's 1994 Most Photogenic Cat Competition.
Roger was featured in a 'Best Of British' Magazine's feature article I wrote on British Cat Breeds and also alongside his brother Rupert in a 'Your Cat' Magazine article on housing cats outdoors.
<<<<<<<<<< Click on the the Run In The Sun article to see large readable version.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++RAINBOW BRIDGE (Anon)
"Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill or old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling to each other in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together........"