17/03/11: Today I found again the first ever photo I had of darling Asterix, with his family.
Both his brother and sister have been re-homed happily in Germany. Mum was rather wild, so is living free on a friend’s land!
09/03/11: Better news today, is that Orlando (Pepe) has had his blood test and is healthy! His kind family will now adopt another Spanish kitten to be a new friend for Pepe, who is lonely and looking for Asterix. Some good can now come from this sadness.
07/03/11: I have been delaying writing this update, because it is such a hard one to do. On Friday 4th, poor, beautiful, gentle little Asterix (called Luis by his German family), had to be put to sleep.
He had been struggling with an illness for some weeks, which blood tests, suggested was FIP, and his new parents didn’t want him to suffer, as there was no hope of recovery. His Dad Sebastian has already written a lovely comment to this post, and I already knew how upset he and his wife Christina were.
I wish little Orlando (Pepe) all the best and pray that his blood test will be negative.
As for Asterix, he was a lovely little man, and I am so sad that his happy life was cut so short. We loved him when he was here with us, and I am very thankful that Christina and Sebastian loved him so much in Germany.
It is very hard to lose one of our little strays, after everything we all do to find them happy lives, and Asterix was a darling, special boy. Enjoy the photos of him with Orlando in Germany, the first one being one of the last ones taken. We will always remember him.
Photos from before Xmas:
16/11/10: Orlando and Asterix will now be like brothers in their fantastic forever home. They met at foster Mum Erika’s and became firm friends, despite Asterix already having a brother and a sister.
Asterix is a Mojacar area cat. He was born in Turre and came to us with his family when the kind English man who was feeding them was about to go to the US. Orlando, however, is more local. He was handed to Jean in Berja by a Spanish farmer when he was only about 4 weeks old. I think it is the 2-3 weeks of bottle feeding that made him SO people friendly. He loves to cuddle and chat, but most of all he loves his buddy Asterix.
Both have been adopted by a lovely German couple, and Anke from our German organisation described their home as one she would love to live in herself. Lucky boys. These are emails from Germany about them.
Anke told me that the new parents are totaly cute and exited about their “babies” and anke was shopping with them for fine stuff a cat needs…and a bit more :o)
It seems that Anke and new Mum have become friends:
“Not a friend before…but so cute, that we are all sure. that these people are of that kind, which will stay katzenherzen friends for ever…;o) they live near anke and she likes them very much . the husband of the couple is in new zealand at the moment working..and while anke was there for the preview he called from new zealand to ask his wife, if he wil have “babiess” when he comes home :o)”
And this came just after they arrived in their new home:
“Asterix and Orlando had duly arrived. I brought them to their new home. Everything was very fine there. Melanie spend a lot of mony for equipment, toy and foot.
Asterix and Orlando (now Luis and Pepe) came directly out of the box and inspected everything. No sign of fear. They were very active and looked for the toy. But first they went to the toilette 😉 Then they got food. Asterix tried to jump on the table to get food as soon as possible ;-).”
Since those emails from Germany I have received lovely new photos of our boys. They are both very special and deserve a great life. Thank you to Jean, Ken, Lesley, Jim, Erika and actually me for fostering them. They spent their last few days here in my study! AND thank you to Ken and Chris driving them to meet the German girls 10 days ago. Chris said, when he wasn’t driving, he put his hand inside their box and Orlando snuggled up. SO Sweeet!!!
Enjoy these earlier photos of the boys in September at foster Mum Erika’s.