All of my cats have been garden cats, but none more so than Evie. The usual drill for my cats has been lounge all day in the garden, then come into the house at night. Not Evie. She insisted on sleeping in the office (former garage), whose screenless window on the garden was always left open just for her. Evie’s last day was spent in the garden over the weekend, so I’ve put together a little tribute to my sweet little garden cat. She was born here at home some 17ish years ago and never spent a day anywhere but in her garden, so she was frequently spotted on these blog pages.
(You can read Evie’s one-and-only guest post here.)
If I was a cat I would definitely have spent all of my 17 years in your garden as well — what a lucky feline! Such a beautiful tribute to a sweet kitty. RIP Evie.
Jessica, she did have the right idea, didn’t she? Kinda surprising how fast she slipped away. Unfortunately, the timing wasn’t the best, during your visit! Ein seems to be looking for her everywhere, like one of his flock has strayed away. He’s been looking for you & Mitch too 😉
What a little beauty she was, and what a garden to live in! Sounds like you were both lucky to know each other. RIP, Evie.
Luisa, the grasshoppers will become rampant now without their main predator. She did lead a charmed life — other than her last few days, I don’t think she’d ever been unwell. She was the runt of a litter we kept, giving away her more robust brothers and sisters. Her mom Newt was with us until last year too.
Aw Denise, sorry to hear this. A garden cat is an important fixture-I’ve always had one ..or two. Good journey Evie !
I’m so sorry to hear this, Denise. She was a beautiful cat and I always enjoyed seeing glimpses of her in your garden. Seventeen years of life owning her very own garden with the company of a family who loved her – that’s a very good life indeed.
Damn, Denise I’m so sorry to read this about Evie.
What a lovely tribute. Evie was lucky to live in your garden, and you were lucky to have her.
So sorry to hear about Evie. She was a very pretty kitty. I know you’ll miss her, I’ve lost a few over the years, and I miss every one.
Thank you all for your kind words in appreciation of Evie. For the first time in its existence, this is now a cat-less garden and has become a one-corgi kingdom.
Kathy, I hope Doob is still roaming your paths.
Alison, we’ve lost three cats in three years. They all grew old together. Evie was lucky to escape the protracted, old-age illnesses the others had.
Sorry about Evie, but it wouldn’t surprise me if you didn’t catch a glimpse of her every now and then enjoying the garden.
What a beautiful cat, she looks so much like our Isabella! I’m so sorry you’ve lost her, but it sounds like she had a good life with you, and you with her.
Sweet and charming tribute. We never forget our creatures.
You gave her a long, happy life in a beautiful garden. How good is that? Very good.
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss 🙁 She sounds like she had a gorgeous personality (to match her looks) and it is always hard to say goodbye to our beloved cat-friends.
Oh my goodness. I never read the Evie guest post and it had me laughing out loud. Hilarious. Thank you for sharing. I love reading your blog. You have such beautiful photos. I really enjoy it. Thank you for sharing your talents!
Sorry to hear about sweet Evie 🙁 I’m sure she was one spoilt cat and had a very wonderful life with you.
@Les, there’s a neighborhood cat I call Boots who’s venturing further into the back garden than before. Obviously sensing a cat vacuum.
@DC, Evie was not the most affectionate cat I had, unless I was at the keyboard! Lots of tttttzzzzzzxxxxx when she was in an affectionate mood.
@Laura, so true, I remember them all.
@Hoov, sounds like the perfect life to me. I share a lot of qualities with cats, now that I think about it!
@Jess, she was a character, for sure. Never sick a day in her life until the week she died.
@Susan, she was always giving me those curmudgeon looks, and that came through in her guest post.
@Amy, indeed we spoiled each other. Thank you for your kind words.
Oh I’m so sorry to hear about Evie. Having our pets with us in the garden is one of life’s sweeter moments. She certainly was fortunate to be with you in your gorgeous place and I wish you peace and good memories of your little sweetie!
Oh, Denise, what an amazing little spirit your Evie has. I’m glad you were able to give her the garden and so much love, you know she’s still in the garden with you 🙂 So sweet. Thank you for sharing.
Evie was a lovely companion, and what better place to be than in your garden. She looks like such a sweetheart, and I really enjoyed your tribute to her.
She was a beautiful cat. I’m glad she enjoyed a good life in your garden.