RIP Archie – our perfect boy

As many of you will have seen on Facebook, we lost our Archie on Saturday.

He had been battling cancer and an infection for a while, and although he was still bossing the house around we decided it was the best time to let him go.

It has been very quiet around here since he left us, heading off for his final sleep cuddled up in Michelle’s arms, and Henry and Ben have been very quiet in the days since.

We are trying to remember Archie as the, shall we say, ‘plump’ cat who came to us 15 years ago and astounded everyone with his hunting skills – catching a pizza slice, an onion bhaji and a whole (filleted!) fish over the years!!

Despite Oscar and Henry being younger and far more active, Archie always remained Top Cat in this household, and in later years he took no rubbish from Ben who he would order around as well (although they did become ‘food monster’ friends – in fact one of our favourite last memories of Archie is him on one side of Michelle, and Ben on the other, with both of them pawing her in an attempt to get some well earned chicken!).

We just had a look back on the Bio section of this website, and actually that sums up Archie pretty well, so it’s worth reproducing here:

Our very own Top Cat, Archie had been through a hard time when he came to us: a big scratch down his nose, half an ear where he’d suffered from cancer and too long sat in the rescue centre while the kittens around him were snapped up.
He quickly settled in though and certainly took to his food – before a necessary diet plan kicked in. He has a penchant for onion bhajis and pizza, the loudest most soothing/annoying (depends who you ask!) purr ever and a sleep pattern that would make a Koala jealous.

RIP Archie.

Top Cat, top ‘hunter’, top purrer x


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Posted on 05/05/2021, in Moggies. Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. I am sorry for your loss. What a wonderful kitty is was. I will miss hearing about him. Hugs.

  2. R.I.P. Archie, and my hugs to you all, and thanks from deep in my heart for giving this wonderful fellow a good life after his hardships.

  3. Such a darling and most handsome boy…..and he sure did love his Mom! I feel like we knew him forever – I hope Teddy was one of the first to welcome him at the Bridge……My heart goes out to you and Craig – I know how hard it is.

    Love, Pam

  4. We are so very sorry to hear about dear Archie and we send love and hugs to you all.

  5. Farewell to your most handsome boy, paws together for all who are missing him … may he
    rest well beyond his rainbow.

  6. So sad. RIP, little buddy. You loved well and were well-loved as you lived out your life exactly where you belonged. Prayers for your family to heal. When you and (they) are ready, send them a sweet, purring kitty to love. You’ll know the right kitty (or kitties) and the the right time.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake and Mom

  7. Michelle and Craig, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your dear boy. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful and sweet photos. We know Archie will remain in your hearts and all of the hearts of those who followed him forever and ever. We send lots of prayers and hugs as you grieve. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

  8. I’m sorry sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved cat, having lost three of my own. Archie seems like he was a great cat and a bit of a character. He will be missed.

  9. Margarida Follett

    Oh no … dreadful news. I’m so sorry

  10. we are so sorry… he was the white lion, the king of cat-kingdom… we miss a part of blogging-world …

  11. We are so sorry to hear about Archie. He was a handsome boy and will be missed. Sending you comforting hugs and purrs. ~Ernie and the mom

  12. So sorry to read this sad and painful news about Archie. I knew Archie for so many years and always enjoyed reading the posts about him. I hope you can find some comfort in the warm memories of a beautiful boy. Sending you hugs.

  13. We’re so sorry to hear that Archie has gone OTB. We know how hard it is and what a big hole they leave when they are gone. (((hugs)))

    The Florida Furkids

  14. Archie; you are one handsome dude ♥♥ we know St Francis stayed by your side, as you made your journey to your 10th life… in heaven. the pizza pies will be endless, your friends always close by, and we will never forget you. we send hugs to you and mum and dad. we are truly sorry ~~~~~~~~~ lovez from dai$y, tuna, mackerull and dude, sauce and boomer ♥♥♥

  15. Oh No!!! Archie was one of our furst furiends online. We’re so sorry fur your loss. We;re sending lots of hugs and purrayers.

    Luvs ya’


  16. Sandra Hangey

    run free over the ranibow, cancer free and happy. So sorry for the loss of your precious Archie

  17. Fly free Archie ! We are sure Oscar met you at the gate and you two are off on a new adventure.. You will! never be forgotten !

  18. We’re so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. We lost one to cancer a couple years ago – it’s so hard. Sending lots of purrs and hugs your way.

  19. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful Archie. I know how hard it is to lose a kitty, Peace and comfort going out to you.

  20. Thank goodness you chose him for your family. He had fifteen wonderful years in a beautiful home. Too short a time, I know, but to him it was a beautiful lifetime. Godspeed, Archie.

  21. So very sorry to read of your loss. Archie was a very handsome cat and he lived a good life once he found his forever home. Sending prayers of comfort.

  22. 15andmeowing

    Archie was a handsome boy. I am so sorry for your loss. XO

  23. Soft Pawkisses on the loss of your sweet Archie🐾😽💞 Fly free beautiful Soul✨

  24. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    I am so sorry for your loss of Archie. Eighteen was a good age, but it is never long enough.

  25. I am very sorry to hear about Archie.
    Thanks to you, he had a great life.
    Sending you lots of hugs ❤
    Purrs, Julie

  26. I’m so very sorry for your loss. What a precious little guy.

  27. We send our purrs and prayers of support at this sad time. Archie was such a fun and handsome fellow who was loved wholly and deeply and it showed. We know he is looking down with love and was welcomed by many, many friends and will be making many, many more. Archie watch over us and we will meet again when it is the right time.
    Timmy, Dad and Family.

  28. Hugs and purrs to you as you grieve for Archie.

  29. So sorry your precious sweet Archie had to become an Angel Kitty. Its so hard to have say those kinds of goodbyes. Sending big hugs.
    ((( ♥ )))

    I sent you a memento/card on your FB page..)

  30. Marjorie Dawson

    You lost an absolute gem of a boy and I send my condolences. He will leave a huge gap in your lives.

  31. I was very saddened to hear about Archie. I am so sorry for your loss.

  32. So sorry that Archie had to become an Angel Kitty.
    I know you will miss him terribly…but also I know you have all the many sweet memories you made over the years…to now treasure forever.
    Semninf=ding love and hugs ♥ .

    (PS: We made you a memento/card its on our blog if you missed it on FB, we didn’t have an email address to send it to you.)

  33. I am heartbroken to learn of Archie’s passing. Even when expected it is never easy (as you know all too well). Sending (((hugs)))), he will always be remembered and you gained another guardian Angel xoxo

  34. I am so very sorry to hear of your Archie’s Passing. I feel for you so much at this time and knowing how heartbroken you must feel with his loss. I lost Speedy on the 19th May. Can’t believe he’s been gone nearly 4 weeks already. He passed in my arms too, we didn’t even have a chance to get him to the vets. Any way I know we have spoken for a long time but I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am that you have lost your Archie, hugs xx Rachel

  35. We are so sorry to hear about sweet Archie, and we wanted to send our purrs and sympathy to you on the loss of your dear boy. Just know that there are so, so many who share your pain during this very sad time.

  36. Sending you lots of distant reiki healing energy hugs to help you heal from your sad loss of Archie ~ what a beautiful kitty ~ Xo

    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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