Sad news for the many friends of Homer the cat. He had developed an untreatable abdominal lymphoma, and yesterday the heartbreaking decision to euthanise him was made.
Being officially my cat, he has been buried in our back garden, though he never really regarded our property as his home. After many wanderings he settled with my mother Clare (pictured) and they spent several happy years together until she died in 2015. After that he chose to live in turn with two younger couples, both of whom cared for him lovingly and are devastated by his loss.
To read more about Homer’s remarkable life, search for his name on this blog.