by Finn Frode, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sunday June 10th our Milly celebrated her 18th birthday. A special picnic was served in our garden for her and her lieutenants, Snow White (domestic Shorthair) and Rags (Somali).
Milly has been with our family for her entire life – ever since that first morning when I held her in the palm of my hand as a tiny newborn kitten. You can see more pictures of her at her own page or read the “exclusive interview” published here last year. Also you may enjoy this video of her Sunday morning ritual…
The inevitable is drawing nearer, but actually she seems to be doing much better this summer than for a very long time, so hopefully she still has some miles left in her. Her craving for our attention and special pampering is just as strong as it has always been – and despite physical frailties she is still the undisputed First Cat of the House.
This was to be her last birthday. Over a week her health had deteriorated badly and a blood test confirmed our fears – her kidneys had finally given in. So on August 22nd Milly left us aged 18 years, 2 months and 12 days. She enjoyed a happy and exceptionally long life, which she left with dignity, so actually she should be celebrated instead of mourned. Milly was a good cat and will forever live on in our family’s memory.
These are thumbnail photos. Click on them if you’d like to see a large format high quality picture and click here to see Milly on Finn Frode’s feline companions website.