Saturday, 24 November 2012

Snapshot Saturday - Forever in our hearts

Our cat, Romulus, died about a month ago.  We don't know why.  He was less than two years old and full of personality.  He went missing on Sunday and on Wednesday we found his body.  It is possible that he might have been hit by a car and crawled away to die.  It's also possible that he may have eaten poison in some form or another.  He wasn't sick, though we did have to take him in to the vet some weeks before for a cut in his paw - we thought maybe he'd stepped on a nail but after his antibiotics, he was his old self again.

Romulus was a great hunter and used to catch the local wildlife - lizards, the odd snake and once, most memorably, a chicken, and bring them into the house to have his way with them.  He loved to chase things, he loved to sleep and he loved his food.  He also loved belly-rubs and blanket wrestling.   He is buried among the ginger lillies, his old hunting ground.  We miss him very much.

Romulus as a young 'un.
A pensive Romulus

Romulus looks up at me from my lap.

Gone, but never forgotten!

Today, I'm once again participating in Snapshot Saturday which is sponsored by Alyce of At Home With Books! Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos that you find online.


  1. Oh, Romulus is gorgeous! And how poignant, sharing his photos and his story. I'm sad for's especially hard when a beloved pet dies without any known reason.

    Enjoy your memories of him. Great name, too.


  2. That is so sad! Romulus was a beautiful cat and it sounds as though you gave him a good life.

    1. Such a cute little guy, so sad his life ended so very young:(

  3. i'm sorry for your loss, he was a beautiful cat. You have some great pictures to remember him by, Book Savvy Babe

  4. Romulus was a beautiful cat. I'm so sorry about what happened to him.
    Here's my Saturday Snapshot

  5. Oh Eugenia, I am so sorry. I remember how upset I was when our last cat was ill and had to be put down. We buried him in his favourite spot in the garden where he liked to lay and bask in the sunshine. My Snapshot is at

  6. What a sweet, sweet cat. I am so sorry for your loss. This weekend we're dealing with our 14 yr old dog getting sick and being diagnosed with a tumor. Sigh. Very hard when pets go.

  7. That is so sad. He's very handsome in those photos.

  8. What a beautiful tribute you wrote for him. Romulus has such a gorgeous, wise face. Sad for him to go so young. I love his pose on the window. They are never forgotten. I still miss my cat who died in 2006.