Friday, 12 February 2016

Suki. 12 years of furry bonding, seeing me through muddy knees to Canary Wharf and everything in between.

Ex feral from the lean mean streets of Neath, and adopted many years ago in September 2003.
Now age 13, a diva in retirement, with forgetful episodes.
Still sassy, but taking life at a slower pace.
And not loving wet feet, which will please the local birds and mice, but for me it's tinged with sadness, as it comes with the realisation that she is aging.

Suki came into my life when my son was 11, and in his first year at Secondary school.
They bonded in the pen, with Josh refusing to leave unless we adopted Suki, and Suki hissing at any other cat that dared to approach.
Now, Josh is 23 and swapping rural Wales for Canary Wharf at the end of the month.

Suki has seen me through many changes, from muddy knees and trailing leads to Australia and disturbed nights, through uni and empty nest syndrome, traumatic and difficult times at work, Gibraltar and now the lure of London.
Along the way she has accompanied me to work, escorted me to bus stops, climbed up and down hills to set up Art Clubs and claimed the whole village as her territory.

Still at my side; intuitive, special, and I love her to bits.


  1. So sweet! My cats are 13 and 11 years old respectively. And two years ago a feral kitty chose to stay with us as well :)

    1. I think ex ferals are the most fiercely loyal of cats, bonding for life xx

  2. What a pretty girl! Sounds like you were both lucky to find each other :)
    Our furbaby turned 10 on Monday and that freaked me out a little bit! I have a hard time accepting his age!

  3. She's gorgeous. :O So sweet that she's a loyal, loving follower cat. I'd never know she was an older cat from the photos. Easy to forget with our little animals.

  4. What a sweetheart, you're lucky to have each other.

  5. What a sweetheart, you're lucky to have each other.

  6. A very photogenic puddy :)
    Popping over via the Folksy Forum :)