Farewell Barney

By PaisleyJade - Monday, July 09, 2018

Last Sunday we sadly farewelled our beloved giant tabby cat Barney, who was 13 and a half years old. 

We had kept Barney from a kitten after his Mum Wilma had a litter of 4.

Barney was the most chilled out cat ever - he hardly ever scratched anyone, even when half strangled by little kids (accidently of course).

He was also the most giant cat around! I often would hear someone walking on our porch outside and be expecting a visitor, only to discover it was Barney! 

He was a slight danger to have around our kids when young due to the risk of suffocating them with his giant fluffy frame. He loved to sneak into cots to sleep with our babies and sleep on faces, and in his later years, Symon's beard became one of his favourite things to snuggle in the night.

Its so sad to see a pet get old and unwell, but I'm thankful for the great memories our family has to share with the longest living cat we've owned as a family.

We'll miss you Barney Baloo Drake. 

P.S. Barney has his very own hashtag on Instagram "#barneydrake"

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