.....For the kind words and phone calls re the loss of Geoffrey and William.
A little background story on why these two cats were so special........
Back in 1994 I was a single chap living and working in Sydney, I lived alone with my two cats.
Amazingly in the space of one week both cats were hit and killed by cars. I really wanted to get another one but didn't want to risk losing another one. Aat the same time there was an ad in the local paper for volunteers at the local cat rescue centre ... great, I thought, get a cat fix but no chance of the heartbreak of losing another one.
Two things occurred to me when I went up there.....
1. Cat shit shit x 40 really stinks.
2. All the volunteers except one were women, the other male was gay!
Bonus! I was a single straight man surrounded by loads of cat loving women, one of those women was a lovely little lady who had just come over from the UK and needed a pet fix, her name was Elaine.....aahhhhhhh.
The old girls that ran the place set me and Elaine up together and the rest is history.
Down the track a cat called Geoffrey was up there ... he was an older cat, approx 3-4 years old, and was adorable in a cage, but as soon as someone was interested in him and he was taken out of his cage he was a little shit and would bite and scratch them so no one would take him. He was going to be put down as he had no chance of getting a home. By then Elaine and I had moved into a flat together so we took him.
He was a horror and would stalk us around the flat, biting and scratching our legs and attacking us when we were in bed.
About the same time a litter was born to a wild cat so we took home a tiny little black and white kitten and we called him William. The change in Geoffrey's behaviour was instant, he absolutely loved the kitten and never attacked us again and turned into a lovely puss.
They were the best of friends and spent all their awake and sleeping time together, they were inseparable for 20 years right up to the end.
We are going to miss them so much, but are happy that they are still together.
Thanks again, it means so much.
Paul and Elaine xxxx