A tortoiseshell (calico) cat lying under a bench in the sunshine. Her fur is black, brown, white and ginger. Her chest and front paws are white and she has one foot tucked under. She is wearing a collar with a blue tag.


Furry, feisty, full of Tortitude – most definitely a naughty Tortie!

The softest fur with the sharpest claws.

Demon exterminator of mice, rabbits, birds … and catnip plants.

Would-be Queen of the Attic – don’t leave that open hatch unattended!

Devourer of chip shop fish and all things dairy.

Extraordinarily connected to her humans; she looked after us

as much as we looked after her.

We are heartbroken.


November 2003 – 27 September 2021

You may also like...

23 Responses

  1. Mary says:

    Oh I am sorry. We have been married for almost 50 years and have always had a cat until last year when we said goodbye to our lovely black cat. We didn’t get another in case it outlived us. But oh how we miss having that lovely bundle of fur around us, even now I find myself looking for him sometimes. Really sympathise with you.

  2. Lindsay says:

    What a beautiful cat ❤️
    It’s heartbreaking for you but remember the wonderful times with Toffee and how she made you smile and your heart ping.
    Bless you all x

  3. Mairi Hughes says:

    So sorry to read about Toffee. As a person that is owned by two cats who have taken over the role from my previous owners I know how much you will miss Toffee and they sound like they were a Cat. Take care . Hugs to all 💖

  4. Jennifer says:

    I’m so sorry to hear your sad news about Toffee but how lucky she was to have such a long and happy life with you. I was adopted by my tortoiseshell – she also lives up to that reputation! Very best wishes.

  5. Melanie says:

    The loss of a pet is so hard. They bring us such joy during their lives and leave such a gaping hole when they leave us. Chase all the wildlife you desire over the Rainbow Bridge Toffee, I’m sure you will not be forgotten.

  6. Lin Janson says:

    So sorry for your loss. Toffee was a beautiful cat, and obviously loved greatly by her humans. ❤️

  7. Juliana Ellington says:

    I’m so sorry about your loss. Toffee must have been a great friend.

  8. Susannah says:

    I’m so sorry. She is beautiful. Our pets are so special and bring an immense amount of joy to our lives. It is so hard to say goodbye.

  9. Jo says:

    That was a very good age, you must have loved and looked after her well.

  10. Ann says:

    So sad but you had a lot of years with her.

  11. Gillian Edwards says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know only too well the heartbreak of losing a pet. We lost our beloved dog last year. Toffee was beautiful and quiet a character it seems. Sending lots of love to you all. XXX

  12. Elizabeth Strader-Sweeney says:

    Losing our beloved pets brings such pain to our hearts. But…I truly believe they will be waiting on us in heaven for a joyous reunion. Huge hug from a cat lady on the other side of the pond.

  13. Betsy Grizzard says:

    Sending hugs from Gingin and Stella, our cats to you and your family. Losing a furry baby is so hard.

  14. Helen Ciotti says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear of your sad loss. It sounds like you’ll certainly have loads of lovely, funny memories of Toffee to help you through the sadness. Sending you all love.

  15. Fran says:

    We lost our last cat 2 years ago. She was nearly 20, bad sight and hearing and ruled us with an iron paw. It is true, cats do leave pawprints on your heart. We talk about getting another one (or two) but haven’t the heart yet despite knowing how many cats deserve their forever home. Sending you hugs xx

  16. Corinne says:

    Sorry to hear of your sad loss. I’m sure you will all have some lovely memories and one day soon will be able to remember them with a smile.

  17. Kath says:

    Hugs. xx

  18. Ruthie says:

    A beautiful tribute, Christine. What a gorgeous cat. Her character shines through in her picture. My condolences x

  19. Peg says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family Christine in the passing of your beloved Toffee kitty. Such a beautiful cat and a lucky one to have had a wonderful life with a loving family. RIP Toffee girl 🙏❤️

  20. AnnieOB says:

    So sorry to hear of the lose of your beautiful Toffee. She must have been a great companion to you all over the years

  21. Mary says:

    So sorry

  22. Alison Fletcher says:

    Sorry for the loss of your much loved kitty Toffee. She lived a long and happy life because of the care you gave her.

  23. Christine Knowler says:

    So sorry to read about Toffee. She had a long and happy life. I had a rescue tabby cat Tara who lived to 16/17 years. Unfortunately I now have an allergy to some cats but do like to talk and stroke any I come across on my travels.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

error: Content is protected !!