|Dinky on thealert|
|Dinky's siblings- Inky, Winky and his lookalike Binky|
|Dinky and remaining sibling Winky|
Dinky amply repaid our kindness with lots of kitty love and affection. He was always ready to be cuddled and stroked, and had this most appealing way of looking at us in adoration with his big luminous green eyes. Of course this earned him more strokes, cuddles and kisses. Dinky was always on the look out for what was happening and even when we called one of the other cats Dinky would also come running.
|Dinky with his mousie|
|Utter Abandon - after disposing of the cardboard sheet|
Dinky was also very good with other cats - at least with little kittens/ young cats who joined our family. And there were many! Dinky dealt with them all with patience, affection and lots of licks.
Dinky would depart just when he was around 9.5 years or so. We didn't suspect anything but realised he was getting a little lethargic- we thought it would pass. Then we found some bumps and lumps growing, one on his head and the other on his back. His lethargy increased and he ate less and less. Finally we brought to the vet, took an x-ray and heard suspicions that it was cancer. The situation worsened, and his breathing got more laboured. Eventually, we took him to the vet for that final goodbye.
I took some time to write this post -- he left us on 4 June but the feelings of loss are still there and I still miss him very much. Goodbye dearest Dinky Darling.