You may have seen him around reception and the office…our elderly grey and white cat Digit. It has been a really sad day here at the centre, we had to say goodbye to Digit. He peacefully passed away at the vets with Louise our deputy manager by his side this afternoon.
Digit was found living rough in Hemyock two years ago; he came to Axhayes to find a home. We soon discovered that he had renal disease which can limit his chances of finding a new home. After many months unhappy in a pen, it was unfair to keep him in his pen for so long and we were not sure how long he had left. He started hanging around in the office with our managers and receptionists. He was happy curled up on office chairs or sat in a sunny window. He would like to be awkward by walking over keyboards, paperwork and sitting on our till. He was no trouble; he was a good member of the Axhayes team.
He was a bit of a grumpy grey, you could look and you couldn’t touch. He didn’t like being stroked, you might get one stroke maybe two then he had enough and would tell you ‘get off!’ We still loved him and his spirited nature. He would always greet us in the morning by the reception entrance. During his time around the office he met Tom and they got along really well. Digit loved to have whatever Tom was having for breakfast, lunch and tea, even though we would give them the same food and favour. Sadly we lost Tom back in August of this year, now Digit too.
|Digit at our Halloween Spooktacular|
|Tom on the right hand side|
Our office boys will be truly missed by all of our staff and volunteers. We all have happy memories of them.
Rest in Peace Digit and Tom -X-