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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-08-09 23:10
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Kosh helping me work in early 2003. He knew he was beautiful.



Kosh with Gabe and Sabine (back in 2003, I believe before they moved to Dublin). Although he was nervous of large gatherings, with smaller numbers after a while he'd come out and insist on sitting on visitors.



Floppy cat. He would just hang there, like a leopard on a tree branch waiting for prey to pass underneath. But unlike a tree branch, my arm couldn't keep him up for ever.



He did like sleeping under the covers.



And he was capable of falling asleep in positions both utterly daft and totally inconvenient.

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Gideon Hallett
User: gmh
Date: 2010-08-09 22:49 (UTC)
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I remember the pigeon he brought us early in the morning after Rachel and Tony's wedding! - it was very thoughtful of him.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-08-10 00:14 (UTC)
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He was, he was. There was the time dduane and petermorwood were staying with us in Ealing. He came and dropped a dead mouse on the pillow between them in the early morning.
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2010-08-10 07:39 (UTC)
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Oh, he was beautiful.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-08-10 08:24 (UTC)
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And he knew it. A Silver Abyssinian.

To quote Wikipedia: "Silver Abyssinians are a separate group among the breed. Although this colour has been in existence for decades, it is not recognised by the Cat Fanciers' Association, the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats. In Silvers, the undercoat is always a pure silvery white. The markings include black, blue, warm dark cream and cinnamon. Purely Silver Abyssinians are difficult to breed because they sometimes have undesirable tan patches in the coat. In addition to this, any spots in the coat show up more clearly on a silver coat."

(He had some tan patches, which are called 'tarnish'.)

But if he was physically beautiful, he was also a beautiful soul. And that's why we loved him so much.
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Muninn and Huginn
User: muninnhuginn
Date: 2010-08-10 08:35 (UTC)
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What a superbly handsome boy.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-08-10 11:05 (UTC)
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He was indeed. Abbies as a breed are close to my perfect cat - they're feline without being extreme (unlike Siamese), generally athletic, and they have wonderful coats. They're good hunters in general, and pretty bright.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-08-10 13:01 (UTC)
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He was adorable. And the pouring-ist cat I ever met.
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Bjorn
User: bfrb
Date: 2010-08-10 17:12 (UTC)
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What a beautiful, beautiful cat.
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pennski
User: pennski
Date: 2010-08-10 19:57 (UTC)
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Oh how lovely. Thank-you for sharing.
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