This is very bittersweet since as well as being the last on the card for Brian, it is also the last photograph ever to be taken of this gorgeous boy.

Septimus 2006 – 2021

I took the one above on Tuesday 31st and the one below a few days earlier. These past few days I had taken to sitting with him on the bed in the afternoons to settle him as he wasn’t feeling well. We knew things were unlikely to improve, so whilst he slept I took the opportunity to capture a few photos. Yesterday we went to the vet for his final visit.

Septimus joined our family in 2006, at around 6 to 9 months old. No-one is too sure of his exact age. He had been found on an industrial estate in Hampshire, and needed a home. Fortunately for us and for him that home was ours. My seventh cat, and probably the most characterful and loving cat I have ever had the privilege of living with. And that’s saying something as the other six were pretty fabulous too, specially Tiggy.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words, you are right it’s never enough. I had though a suspicion he wouldn’t age as well as some of my other. Just too big and too characterful xx

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    1. Thanks Margaret – he’s been such a big part of Squares I thought I better let everyone know. Such a huge loss, but as you said in your email I have amazing memories 🙂 he’ll never be forgotten xx

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  1. I’m so sorry, Becky. I was always happy when I saw that you included photos of Septimus. Even in pictures, without knowing him directly, his personality shone through. I’m sending a big hug and Henry joins me with a head bump.

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  2. I think everyone on here has fallen for Septimus and his uncanny ability to get into every square challenge! I am sorry that he has been ill and even sorrier that he’s gone. Fifteen is a good age and he has had a good life with you. I know you’ll miss him dreadfully, I still miss my sweet Benji who was the most gentle of cats, who died the same week as my granddaughter was born and that was 17 years ago!

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    1. They’re such an important part of our lives aren’t they. He’s got a great spot in the garden, near Tiggy and close to one of his favourite sunning spots 🙂

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  3. Oh no! So sorry for the loss of your dear kitty Septimus. I’d grown to love seeing photos of your sweet boy. It’s heartbreaking when they leave us. May his paw prints on your heart bring good memories. (((hugs))) ❤

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  4. It is a sad tale but Septimus had such a wonderful life. He was a most remarkable friend to you both and will never be forgotten. 

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  5. Oh, Becky, I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about Septimus. What a lovely photo you’ve captured, and (I know) you have lots and lots of fond memories of your gorgeous boy,

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