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Ch Keoka Ursine Edward
aka: Fuzzy; Fuzbonce; Stinker
MCO d 09 11 Male
Shaded Silver Tabby & White
Pedigree

Fuzzy died

One of the great characters of the feline world died with his white boots on. He was going to be retired this year after just one more of his excellent litters but, sadly, he didn't make it.

Fuzzy was one of those characters who was totally outgoing, with a zest for life and he passed this on to his kittens. As a Red he was, as you would expect, an extrovert, but he never had a cross word to say.

He was bounding fit and full of chatter to the end, which was sudden and as unexpected to him as to us. I'm sure he didn't even know what happened. I found him slumped on the floor, legs hinged over like a folding table and I am sure he was unconscious before he touched the floor.

The autopsy found nothing amiss, apart from the fact that he was dead, and the most likely explanation was that he had a stroke. Heart, liver, kidneys, etc were all normal, leaving only the possibilty of an embolism or aneurism, both difficult to diagnose.

Fuzzy was unfortunately a hosepipe, and had to have his own stud quarters which he shared with "Tub of Lard", a fat and happy spay called Ella. His greatest joy was gambolling around the garden on a long harness anointing his five favourite bushes in turn and chasing leaves and flies and chittering at unreachable birds.

He would dash out to the end of his long leash, dance around a bit, "read the newspapers" and leave his latest mailing, then chatter and gallop his way back to me for a cuddle, and on two occasions, a quick spray. It was meant as a token of great affection, marking me as belonging to him, and I tried hard to appreciate this when scrubbing down.

Fuzzy took the move to Devon in his stride, and quickly chose an alternative five bushes. If he had been neutered, he would have been able to come off the harness and run free, but he was just to virile to risk that while entire.

In spite of his smallish ears, Fuzzy showed well, but became too potent, smelly and greasy to keep in show condition. Had he been still with us, we were planning show outings as a neuter, which he would have enjoyed greatly as he loved meeting people.

Fuzzy's grave is just below the Triple Oak, by a bend in the Winter Stream and it will be planted by a Red Oak tree. He is greatly missed, and we will no longer be able to have conversations with him as we approached his stud quarters with a meal and a cuddle.

Ch Keoka Ursine Edward
aka: Fuzzy; Fuzbonce; Stinker
MCO d 09 11 Male
Shaded Silver Tabby & White

24 March 1994 - 17 January 2000

Fuzzy as a six week old kitten
Fuzzy at six weeks Fuzzy was so pale and fluffy as a kitten I could never get him in focus. His official name is Keoka Ursine Edward (as in Teddy Bear).

He was a red shaded and white but looked like a cream.

Photograph © David Brinicombe

Fuzzy in a former favourite spot Fuzzy in window Fuzzy, at about a year old, was still allowed in the house. Unfortunately he soon got smelly and had to move to a large heated studhouse with a fat spayed companion.
Photograph © David Brinicombe

Meddy playing with Fuzzy as a kitten
Meddy and Fuzzy Meddy loves kittens even if they aren't his own and lets them chase him and then chases them back. He is an extremely gentle cat and always has a nuzzle and purr ready.
Photograph © David Brinicombe

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