Henry Cat

Yesterday my wife and I took the heartbreaking decision to have our beautiful Bengal boy put to sleep. He had been diagnosed with an Osteo-sarcoma of the jaw back in December.

Rest in peace our bumble bee, our sausage pot, our cheese monster, our pud-wud, our snuggle-puss……..our companion and friend. We’ll never have a cat like you again…….your personality was unique and you brightened our lives for 13 years. Thank you.

Henry Cat – 7th August 2002 to 21st March 2015:

Henry Cat, Thomastar Quicksilver, Snow Spotted, Bengal

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

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27 Responses to “Henry Cat”

  1. Vicki

    So sorry to hear the sad news, Mark, but like all of us humans, we know what is best for our special pets and not allowing them to suffer is a blessing (we are able to make).

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  2. Sreejith Nair

    I had only one pet in my life so far, that was a beautiful cat …

    I still remember how sad I was, when it died one day, some 20 years back.

    I was really confused, is it fine to like this post or not… but the image is really beautiful, Mark.

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    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Sreejith…..I know what you mean about “liking” posts that contain bad news, but it’s OK and thanks for the comment

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  3. Chillbrook

    So sorry to hear of your loss Mark. A beautiful cat and what wonderful companions they make. I’ve had my cat for 8 years now and can only imagine what a hard but ultimately merciful decision that was. Thinking of you both!

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    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Adrian….it was definitely the right decision, he would have continued to deteriorate and we didn’t want him to suffer unnecessarily……but still incredibly hard to do and we are missing him terribly.

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  4. thinkingofyouandme

    I am so sorry for your loss. They leave a huge pawprint on our hearts don’t they? A beautiful photograph of a member of your family. We are fortunate that we are able to make the decisions we can for our animals.

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    • Mark Simms

      Thank you so much…….I like that phrase “pawprint on our hearts” it sums things up exactly

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      • Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

        I have always shared my life and home with furry family members. I can’t imagine being without their companionship! Every one of them has been precious and unique in personality.

      • Mark Simms

        We’ve arranged to have him cremated and we are going to bury his ashes in the garden and plant a Cherry tree. He loved being out in the garden………so it seems fitting and he’ll always be home where he belongs.

      • Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

        Oh a cherry tree is just lovely! Lots of eastern mysticism surrounding cherry trees 🙂 I scattered Pan’s ashes at Wisley so I can visit him there anytime.

  5. The Kaizen Resolve

    Sorry to hear of such a tough yet honorable decision you had to make. I know of your pain and I share your hurt. All the best to you both, and may you begin to feel better soon, although the missing will not end.

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    • Mark Simms

      Thank you so much for your kind words…….I’m sure time will be a great healer, but right now it hurts.

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  6. Layna M. Santana

    We may have to do the same for our dog and my heart just breaks everythime i think about it. I´m so sorry Mark.

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    • Mark Simms

      I’m so sorry to hear that Layna. I’m not going to lie, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do……and we miss him terribly. But we couldn’t see him suffer and so I know it was the right thing to do. Having trust in and good communication with your vet is key. I wish you all the best for the difficult decision you have to make.

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