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Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:15 am

I am not sure if you come to this forum any more, but I just wanted to pass on the following sad news if you do. Perhaps you recall that you housed a six-week old black and white kitten with me in the summer of 2005. That kitten, who I called Micky, grew into a small but robust cat, pictured below when aged about five. The sad news is that Micky passed away in the morning of Sunday 17 April, at the relatively young age of 10 years and 10 months. I am broken hearted at this loss, but the only consolation is that he was fully healthy and in command of all his faculties when he appears to have been hit by a sudden fatal heart attack on the way from the daytime den where he used to sleep to the food and water area. After his arrival here, he lived for the rest of his life in the same home, which he appeared to love dearly, and only left once a year for the hated annual routine trip to the vet. I took his body to a place in the hills where eleven months ago I buried his housemate Lucky, who also succumbed to a sudden unexpected death at an even younger age, and buried him there in a decent sized grave.


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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:43 pm

Hey, I'm really sorry for your loss, Tim. The photo shows a beautiful, handsome cat and I feel really sad he is no longer around even without knowing him; so, I totally sympathise with your pain.

Take it easy and all the best.

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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby Jerry » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:55 pm

Sorry to hear about your cat Tim. We met June some years ago and visited the rescue place where she looked after dozens of dogs in the hills outside Limassol. It was about 2007/8 and I know then she was looking to move back to UK although I don't know if she ever did.
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby Sotos » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:49 pm

Isn't it derogatory to call a cat "Mickey"? Thats like calling a person a "pussy"! ;) Just kidding Tim... condolences for the loss of your friend. Unfortunately death is the one unavoidable thing for everyone and everything... it is the moment we all became the same nothing! :(
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:06 pm

The reason I settled on that name was because I used to be regular customer of an elderly barber called (according to the sign above his shop) 'Mr Michael' - it was a tiny shop that is now used as a parking space for one car on the narrow road leading up from the sea front past the Zakko building in Limassol - who had recently passed away. I was going to call the kitten 'Michael', in memory of that barber, a Greek Cypriot who was fluent at native-speaker level in Turkish as well as Greek having grown up at a time when the two communities still lived together, but then I decided, since my other cat was called 'Lucky', that another name ending in -y would sound better, so Micky it became. I always thought it was nice that this was both an English and Greek name. The other fellow's Greek name - 'o ticheros' - didn't quite flow off the tongue so well.
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Postby tsukoui » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:07 pm

Don't you know cats have nine lives :idea: "Mickey" is what the Cuban hip hop artists call those who imitate the U.S., your cat got fed up of being insulted when he is a true Scottish-Cypriot, being a houdini he faked his death and escaped from his burial to find a better home, the council wants him to move to Tottenham where they can keep an eye on him, at this rate he'll have to move to Colombia 8)
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:26 pm

My cats were Cypriot through and through and would have had no business in Tottenham. They could trace their lineage back to the fourth century and the first cats to be brought to the island.
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:52 pm

Death is kind if you consider what we do to each other generally, on this planet, to survive. It is the dying that is the hard part; your cat lived well: be happy, there is no joy greater than love.

...that you loved, were loved, is not lost. Love and be loving, cheers! i say, for, its infinite power.

(sorry for your loss, Tim)
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby rotate » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:22 am

Tim Drayton wrote:My cats were Cypriot through and through and would have had no business in Tottenham. They could trace their lineage back to the fourth century and the first cats to be brought to the island.


"No business in Tottenham" come on! The rest of your statement is entirely believable as it ties in with the tales of 'Guinness' black with a frothy white head and 'Keo', colour of an ice cold Keo beer being poured into a frosty glass, who owned us for fifteen years until they passed to The Great Cat Lounger in The Sky.

Glad Micky had good life with you, sorry for your loss.
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby miltiades » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:42 am

Sorry to hear it Tim. Those that love and interact with their pets, be it cats, dogs or other pets fully understand how devastated a pet owner can be following the loss of a loved pet.

About 4 years ago, and after my third visit to the vet I agreed to put my beloved Boxer, Max, to sleep. He was 13 years old and had cancer in his throat that was spreading. He couldn't eat or even sit up. Had him from a month old, no bigger than my shoe. A loyal and loving dog, highly intelligent and ...bilingual, English and Greek !!

In about a months time I shall be permanently live in Cyprus and I intend to get me a rescued dog to accompany me on my fishing trips !
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