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.
Top Cat, top ‘hunter’, top purrer x