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  4. Sir Patrick Moore also supported Dr Hadwen Trust for humane research, he was a scientist who knew how wrong it is to torture animals in the name of science.
    He will be sadly missed by many.

  5. Hi Michael,

    He sounds like he was a wonderful person – someone I would have liked to meet and get to know.

    Some things I like most about a person are that they like cats or at least have a reverence for all sentient life. I like when someone is a master of his own thoughts and opinions. He isn’t affected by status quo or warn out and useless mainstream beliefs and ways. I like that.

    He’s not alone in being offended by the way most people think and behave. Or is it that they DON’T think. I’m grateful that I decided to reflect a lot over the years. It helps me step back and see the way things really are and aren’t. It helps me reconsider my attitudes and behaviors. Then I am able to dig deep into my soul for proper ethical guidance and adjust my outlook on life. It makes me a better person every year.

    I often find myself at odds with mainstream beliefs and I thank God for that! I give myself credit for being a willing participant in this sort of things, but I thank God for showering enough grace on me to compel me to do it.

    God forbid I should ever end up like the mainstream. It seems like such a waste of life and a crime as well. I’m not religious but I am spiritual and ethical. I’m extremely grateful for what my cats have taught me over the years.

    I’m with you and him on the hunting issue. I see no reason to hunt or even fish. It’s contemptible, especially when done for “sport”. Far too prevalent in too many countries – my USA included.

    This man was a good man. He made the earth a better place while he was here and will be missed.

    Glad you wrote about him.

    =^-^= Hairless Cat Girl =^-^=

    • Thanks Liz. Well said. We are like Sir Patrick. He maybe had more talent etc. But at heart we are the same. We form our own opinions and live by our consciences and standards. Often these don’t fit in that well. I just like the fact that he liked cats. What I mean is liking cats equates with good and fair thinking. That sounds like a crazy cat person writing but I believe it.

      Sport hunting is so outdated. The English aristocracy hunted everything to extinction a hundred years ago. Horrible.

  6. That’s very sad that Sir Patrick Moore lost his fiancĂ©e. I think it’s harder to lose a fiancĂ©e than a spouse. I knew someone who lost her husband to be shortly before their wedding when he was killed by a drunk driver. This was shortly before I lost my husband to a small airplane crash. I was engaged to my current husband while my friend was still struggling. She finally did get married, but it was over a decade later. She said that she shouldn’t be struggling so much, because I was actually married and seemed better able to carry on.

    But I really feel that it’s harder to lose the person you love before the wedding, because you have such hopes and dreams that are not realized. You long to become one with that person, and if that hope is taken away before it can be realized I can see how that would be devastating. It’s not like being a widow is a cake walk and I’m sure divorce is no picnic either. But of all of these tragedies, losing a fiancĂ©e would be the worst, I think. I am not surprised he never married after that.

    I often am privileged to work with elderly patience who remember WWII and share their memories with me. But nothing could compare to the experience of your own city being bombed. We were somewhat removed from the war over here. We didn’t even get involved until after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It must be amazing to be able to meet and talk with people in England who survived WWII. In America we call those people members of The Greatest Generation.

    • Yes, I think losing Lorna was a massive blow to him. I think it ruined his life in one way. He managed because he was so clever and talented but I feel he bore the loss of Lorna all his life. He was honest and he said that his life ended that day. He meant that. How he carried and succeeded I don’t know. I do know. His cats helped him. He cared for a black and white bicolor before Ptolemy. He didn’t have purebred pedigree cats just moggies like most of us. They are all beautiful.

    • Gosh that is something serious you have gone through. I’m sure you are very strong and you know and understand alot more than most because of it, but it must have been so hard – sorry to hear that. I’m sure a cat in any difficult circumstance would help a person, but like you, and after reading what you wrote about your friend, I have an idea of why he didn’t marry. It’s very sad indeed. Thanks for sharing anyway.

      Although I grew up in England for the most part I don’t remember Sir Patrick Moore but I am familiar with the kind of man he is and in the British sense too. It’s sad to hear about such a person after the fact. Sounds like an interesting book thats a lovely birthday present too!

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