Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Sweet Dreams Ali

It is with a very heavy heart this evening that I tell you that our lovely black and white puss Ali passed away this afternoon.  He had been slowly going down hill for a few weeks and really looking his age which we estimate to be around 20.  He came into our lives around about 1991 when I kept seeing him skulking around the garden but would never come near us.   Eventually we were able to gain his trust and he made his home with us, Rocky our dog at that time and another puss called Jess.  Sam who was nearly 3 by then wanted to name him Annie but it soon became apparent that Annie needed a more masculine name so sounding like Annie we chose Ali – Ali Cat.  He was a really loving cat and in his younger days would go for a walk with us into the village, only going so far and then on our journey back would leap out at us unsuspecting to greet us with many miaows and then journey home with us.  The last couple of years he lost his hearing and with this he became more vocal and as he couldn’t hear himself he thought neither could we so he upped his volume.  We should have realised that his days were nearing an end as he became much quieter vocally in the last couple of weeks.  We were home for lunch as usual today whereupon Ali was wandering around when he suddenly collapsed in the hall unable to get up.  With a very leaden heart we took him to the vets where cuddling him close the vet quietly eased his passing.

He now lies in the garden under some trees where he used to love to lie in the dappled sunlight, close to his old friend Jess.  Sweet dreams Ali Puss, we shall miss you xxxxx



  1. I'm so sorry for your loss, he was a handsome old boy. Sounds like he had a long and happy life. We lost our old dog Dexter back in October and it was still very difficult even though we knew it was rapidly approaching. Peace to you and your family.

  2. Wow.. what a long life. Wishing you some peace during this tough time.

  3. Oh, what a lovely old puss. I lost my old boy a while back too, they are one of the family. Sending my thoughts to you x

  4. Oh I'm so sorry to hear about Ali, he sounds like he was a lovely cat to have around. :(

  5. I think it may be harder to loss one that has been in the family for so long.
    Thinking good thoughts for you at this time.


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