I write of the death of Nerone, Monday, May 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM. He died quietly, at home in his bed from complications of irritable bowel syndrome. Since New Year’s he had battled against it, but was not able to over come it.
As he lay dying, the sleeker cat on the property sat in vigil outside. I would like to think out of respect.
With the help of our friend John, Nerone was buried next to the ‘sainted Siena’ (Nerone’s quotes, not mine) at Covivole where he first came to live with us.
The many bags of food that we had tried along with a blanket were donated to the rescue kennel that he had stayed at for over two years before coming to live with us in July, 2011. Nerone was thought to have been born in 2008. His stainless steel bowl was left to his chicken friends for their use.
Every afternoon as I sit outside, my eyes are drawn to the tree that he happily sat under, ever vigilant for cats or anyone that should not be on the property.
(His spot during a summer rain shower)
I will fill in the ankle twisting holes that he dug. Grass will grow in the bare patches.
But I will always see him in that spot. Guarding, protecting, enjoying being outside… His unique point of view as expressed almost daily and on this blog will be missed by many.
He will be missed forever by both Ben and I.
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