With thanks for all those comments and messages about #hugocat . Genuinely touched by the width and depth of the kindness shown, and by how far and wide Hugo fame had spread ;) Seems not just our house that loved him.
He was such part of our home for so very long now, that him not being here is rather peculiar. I like to think he has finally gone on vacation, instead of always being the one left at home.
These photos are just a few from the many I found of him - eternally grateful for my photography addiction again - I think the middle one is one of my favourites, and the top one makes me laugh - forced brief hugs were part of Hugo's life I'm afraid. The bottom photo took some digging out of dusty files, it is nine years old and shows both young Hugo and baby Daisy watching something gripping during cartoon time ;) Its old, it blurry and its a firm favourite. They literally grew up together. May everyone be as fortune to have such character as HugoCat in their lives. I would swap anything to have him back again.
With immense great sadness I share the passing of one legend of a cat. The somewhat famous hashtag #Hugocat took an adventure too far last night and never made it home this morning. I recovered his body from the railway line and broke my heart over this grouchy ginger bundle of fur. He lived with serious attitude, doing all his own stunts including leaping from a 60mph car, climbing on many a roof and catching every species of bird and rodent known to man.
He was such a part of our home it may take some time to sink in. I miss him so much already.
...that winds its way across the picture from left to centre.? I ran that. I was so excited to get to a point, as I drove back home afterwards, where I could see the track I had run. Its a very pretty run don't you think? Heavy on the soaking wet long grass, and on the cobwebs across the path, but gorgeous on the scenery.
Heavy on the wildlife too. Which is lovely, unless you are a vizsla puppy who thinks if something runs.... you should run after it. Personally I have never seen a hare up so close, and personally I can vouch for how very fast they run. And how fast puppies can run. Instant shattering of calm, tranquil, hillside with shouting of NO Winnie! NO! come here! Winnie! come! will you come here!. Just keeping it very real and a little less picture book!