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Post by KathyT on Sat May 29, 2010 8:42 am

Our beautiful Betsy cat went to the Bridge last night. It was not entirely unexpected, as she was 17 years old and looking every minute of it. We found her curled up in the sun in the afternoon and brought her in to her basket next to the rayburn, where she'd slept since she was a tiny wild kitten. She slept there cuddled up with her daughter Maud and slipped away quietly around 9pm. She had her own kittens in that basket (except for the three she'd wanted in the bath for some reason) and outlived all but three of them. Her descendants are scattered across Ermington, so I think she was quite happy to be nuetered!

We will bury her later today next to her husband Monty. They made quite a pair - tiny, delicate, shy, ginger Betsy and big bruiser, swaggering, tabby Montgomery - but they adored each other.

Sleep well Betsy, you brought so much love and joy to this house.

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Betsy, left, with some of her brood
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Post by Snowy on Sat May 29, 2010 8:50 am

I am so sorry, what a lovely picture of those beautiful cats, have fun at the bridge Betsy, sleep tight xxx
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Post by Lottie on Sun May 30, 2010 5:48 pm

R.I.P Betsy, she was a beautiful kitty.
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Post by Josephine on Sun May 30, 2010 7:01 pm

Goodnight beautiful Betsy. Sleep tight.
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Post by KatieB on Sun May 30, 2010 7:16 pm

Sleep tight beautiful Betsy.

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Post by NickieM on Sun May 30, 2010 10:10 pm

Gosh what a beautiful collection. I thought that all ginger cats were male. she really was a beauty. I am pleased that her passing was peaceful and she slipped away quietly. Hugs to you. Hugs Hugs


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Post by Catsknickers on Mon May 31, 2010 11:30 am

Sleep well Betsy Sad
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Post by KathyT on Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:25 am

NickieM wrote:Gosh what a beautiful collection. I thought that all ginger cats were male.

They were a funny lot, genetically. Our vet told us you never get a completely ginger female cat, and all of Betsy's female kittens did have a tiny patch of white on them somewhere, except for Rosie. But in the summer, Rosie used to turn almost blonde, she was so pale. That's her in the picture, far right. The only two completely ginger ones were the boys, Simba and Bill. Simba is the big cat licking his lips in the photo. The funny thing was that out of all of her kittens (I think there were twelve over the years), only one was tabby like Monty, all the others were ginger, except for one tortoiseshell. We used to joke it was a good thing he wasn't the suspicious type, but Bill & Simba had identical markings to him, only in ginger Laughing

Thank you all for your kind words. She was a beautiful cat, I feel lucky to have known her.
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Post by Rosie Rabbit on Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:56 pm

Sorry to hear about Betsy. Sad

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Post by Sixer on Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:04 am

Sleep tight pretty Betsy. Such a lovely group of cats her and her family made xx
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Post by Jay on Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:40 pm

I'm so sorry Kathy Hugs Sleep tight Betsy x
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