Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Kitty journalist no more...

 My dear Blogger friends, it has taken me a week to come to terms with a terrible loss. Last Tuesday night, dear Ambrose, my neutered cat was killed by feral cats. I am shattered. 

Ever since moving to the farm almost four years ago, Ambrose has been a free spirit. He had the run of the farm yard, visiting the dairy regularly and, as many of you will remember, spending  the sunny days on the lawn watching the cows while lying nestled in between Skabby's paws. 

Then he'd revert to being a house cat and stay indoors for a while, annexing my bed and curling up with Missy. 

Ambrose asleep on my bed with Missy the night before I lost him

Last Tuesday evening, he came in for a snack and a few minutes later asked to be let out. As he always did. He would sleep on the cushioned patio chair under the tablecloth. Next morning he would be on the doormat, watching the sun rise. This particular night he went out and unbeknown to me, he left the garden and obviously met up with the feral cats. 

Next morning he hadn't come in. Eryn, my oldest granddaughter, who is staying with me, asked the dairy staff if they had seen Ambrose. They pointed to the paddock beyond the milking shed where she found our precious boy.

My dear Ambrose, whom I rescued as a kitten in 2010 when we lived in Kenya. 

He was mischievous. He had character. He was a great kitty journalist. 



  1. Hello Jo,

    I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Ambrose. I will miss his updates on the Hedges Kitties. Take care, sending HUGS!!

  2. My heart is aching with your loss. I am so sorry for this loss. Ambrose was so beautiful and so sweet and I know Skabby will miss him sorely.. how do you know it was cats and not the dogs that have attacked before? I did not know cats would or could do that. doesn't really matter who did it. life is just so unfair..

  3. I am so very sorry to read this. My heart hurts with and for you.

  4. I so very sorry to hear this sad news. It's hard to lose a friend anytime but I'm glad that we all have wonderful memories of him. RIP Ambrose, you were an outstanding journalist, we will miss your commentary.

  5. Ambrose will be missed, yet his spirit will survive. Glad you have others to help fill the space and that Eryn is there as well.

  6. Oh no! That is such sad news Jo. I am very, very sorry to hear your (our) precious Ambrose is no more. I hope our pets go to heaven and we see them again some day. Hugs. xx

  7. Oh I am so, so sorry for your loss.

  8. I found your post this morning by seeing your name on another blog and I clicked on your name. What I read was terrible. I am so sorry for you. Only time heals a bit he will stay forever in your Béjart tv.


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