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Two RIPs: Anne McCaffrey, author, and Ben, my cat 
23rd-Nov-2011 04:25 pm
Oliver & moths II
I just heard that SFF author Anne McCaffrey has passed away at the grand age of 85, and I see that already plenty of very eloquent tributes to her are flowing across the internet, which is lovely. No matter how problematic some of her books now seem when I re-read them as an adult, they meant an awful lot to me when I was a teen, and part of me still wants to live on Pern :-). So thanks for the dragons and all the memories, Anne.
Another, more personal RIP: to my cat Ben, who had to be put down the weekend before last after a week-long struggle with some nasty disease that basically just shut his systems down. He was 11 years old. We love all our cats very dearly, but Ben was a particularly special cat, always sweet, charming and possessing a puppy-like enthusiasm, and we're feeling his lack very sorely. We miss you, Benny-jango!
Comments 
23rd-Nov-2011 03:34 am (UTC)
Aw, I'm very sorry to hear about Ben. :(
23rd-Nov-2011 03:42 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks :-). It was a very sad week, and we kept getting our hopes up, but in the end we knew it was his time. Sniffle.
23rd-Nov-2011 06:38 am (UTC)
So sorry about Ben. He looks like a lovely, warm fellow indeed.
23rd-Nov-2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Thanks :-). He was a definite sweetie :-).
23rd-Nov-2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
aww that's so hard, too. *hug-in-thought*
24th-Nov-2011 04:37 am (UTC)
Thanks *hugs backs* :-)
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