Guy Shares Hilarious Photos He Took Of His Cat During His Short Life

  • By Malaika
  • May 29, 2020
  • 8 minutes read

Pictures remain forever.

Our memories might get dull and we may not remember the specifics but pictures are what remind us about the happier times. Whenever you lose someone whether it be a pet or a close one, their lives leave an imprint on us through what they offered when they were alive.

That is certainly true for Edmund. This cat may not have had a long life whatever time he had, he lived to the fullest. You see when this family’s cat named Bardwick died after thirteen years, they never thought that hole could be fulfilled. But then came Edmund with all his weird antics to bring a smile to their faces.

He only got to live two and a half years but they were great years nontheless.

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#1 Catching soap bubbles.

All of the other cats we have known have hated soap bubbles even ones with catnip mixed in, but Edmund loved them.

He would leap and chase them all around the room but could never understand why he never managed to catch one. This just seemed to make him more determined with each new attack.

#2 The poised ballerina.

#3 Even trees need some love from time to time.

#4 ‘What ya want lad?’

#5 Does he have springs in his feet?

Edmund would bounce all around the bedroom for hours chasing toys, and it soon became apparent that his jumping abilities were beyond those for an ordinary cat. Baldrick had jumped around quite a lot, but he was positively earthbound compared to Edmund.

As he grew, Edmund could jump about six feet straight up or eight feet sideways from a standing start and without much apparent effort.

#6 Hear me roar.

#7 ‘And a one and a two.’

As Edmund grew up, we decided to move somewhere with more open space for him to run around in. He was built like a miniature cheetah and really needed a field to run in.

We managed to find a mobile home next to a field and some woodland. It was just outside a village and seemed like the ideal location for Edmund and Melchett.

#8 He was born for the runway.

#9 That dodge is impecable though.

Our other cat Melchett wasn’t overly impressed with the new addition to the family. Edmund decided early on that Melchett was entertainment and would jump on him at every opportunity.

Melchett is usually fairly peace-loving but his patience was worn very thin.

#10 ‘Why is the wind so strong today?My fur is getting all messed up.’

#11 When the jump button gets stuck.

We had one snowfall during our time in the caravan, and Edmund made the most of it.

He ran, jumped and skidded all over the field and seemed even less likely than usual to stay still.

#12 I can get lost in those eyes.

#13 He is coming for you.

#14 Run before the zombie cat gets you.

#15 He is trying to catch the sunlight.

#16 Edmund sure does love ‘standing’ on his feet.

Edmund had a toy Santa with a furry tail which he adored.

#17 Making new friends.

The field had three sheep living in it and Edmund had great fun chasing them as he thought they were just big woolly mice. He got away with it the first couple of times as the sheep were taken by surprise by this new menace and ran away.

However, they soon realised how small he was and started to stand their ground. This led to a series of stand-offs which he mostly lost but he still kept trying.

When the sheep had lambs in the spring, he tolerated them approaching him and would happily rub noses with them which was his favourite greeting.

#18 Does anybody else hear the lion king music?

#19 No one needs a bowl.

Edmund was the only cat we have had that loved running water and loved drinking and playing with it.

#20 I think he is trying to learn tap dancing.

The moment we released Edmund from his carrier he was like a tiny Tasmanian devil, twirling and jumping all around the bedroom, and we joked that he would become the most photographed cat in the world which is probably not too far from the truth.

#21 Dancing all night.

#22 This is rare mix between cat and kangaroo.

#23 Looking towards the horizon.

Since we lost Edmund, Melchett has done his best to keep the spirit of Edmund alive. He has been playing with toys that he hasn’t looked at for years, running up and down the stairs, and sitting halfway up the stairs at the spot where Edmund used to sit and watch us in the living room.

But at heart Melchett realises that he is destined to be the unappreciated sidekick, like Alfred with Batman, Penny with Inspector Gadget, Teller with Penn, Wise with Morecambe or Crosby with Hope.

#24 Getting all tangled up.

He doesn’t really seek to be in the limelight, and in time we will probably be adopted by another cat or two.

They won’t replace Edmund, just as Edmund didn’t replace Baldrick, but hopefully they will get to experience some of the joy that Edmund found in his short life, and maybe set an example for the rest of us.

#25 Those eyes tell a beautiful story.

#26 ‘Look at what I can do!’

A neighbouring cat, Bob and Edmund soon became best friends and would chase each other up and down the garden. Parts of the garden were vertical, so they literally chased each other up and down at terrifying speed and apparently little thought for the dangers involved.

At the end of each chase there would be a big “fight” that involved lots of rolling around and all sorts of facial expressions but little real violence apart from when Edmund sometimes got a little carried away.

Bob would soon let him know that he had overstepped the mark and then normal service would be resumed.

#27 He is on the hunt.

#28 I don’t like the look of pure evil on his face.

It became quickly apparent that Edmund was smarter than the average cat. Most of our cats were at the back of the queue when brains were being handed out, but Edmund could open cupboards, drawers and treat containers with ease especially if there was catnip inside.

We bought him a treat tower which was supposed to provide hours of stimulation for a cat to work out how to get the treats out but Edmund treated it as a vending machine and flicked the treats out without a second thought.

We once made the mistake of leaving our rent money in a drawer that had had catnip in it and came home to find Edmund chewing on a bunch of twenty-pound notes that he had removed from the drawer.

#29 Somewhere, Over the rainbow……

#30 Will he finally get it?

#31 It seems Edmund was a master at parkour.

After moving to a cottage in a quiet rural location, as soon as we let Edmund outside he started climbing onto the outbuildings around the cottage. He realised that they were close enough together to allow him to jump from one to another until he reached the highest.

Not for the first time, I had to watch him risk life and limb while he thoroughly enjoyed himself.

#32 ‘Insert james bond theme here’.

Most of our cats have not been keen on wide-open spaces, with Baldrick in particular liking to lurk in the undergrowth, but Edmund took to the field like a cheetah on the savannah.

He would ‘hide’ behind small tufts of grass and then set off across the field at speed and a fair speed it was too. We often wondered if Edmund had a bit of Savannah, Bengal or something more exotic (possibly alien) in his DNA, as he was certainly not an average moggy.

#33 I can only see a bunny.

#34 This is such a magestic shot.

Edmund soon discovered the woodland on the far side of the field, and would happily climb large trees as well as vanishing inside a hollowed-out tree trunk that he would emerge from several minutes later after his travels in the underworld.

It was scary to watch him in action, but he had such a lust for life and was a real force of nature. He would chase pheasants in the woods, and every now and then came close to catching one.

I had visions of one day seeing him flying across the field sat on the back of a pheasant and wouldn’t really have been surprised.

#35 Hiding in the grass.

#36 A rare sight of a cat flying.

#37 I spoke too soon.

#38 And here I thought cats hated snow.

#39 On the hunt for bees.

Edmund would chase butterflies and bumblebees and catch them under his paw then look totally confused when he lifted his paw and they would fly away. He loved chasing things but never developed a killer instinct.

#40 What will he find this time? Another leaf perhaps?

Edmund was truly a beautiful cat we are sad that his life got cut short by a hit-and-run driver. No matter we will always have these pictures to remmeber him by.

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