Joe 1997 – 2011

Those of you that knew us in the UK, or have visited us here in Italy, could not have missed Joe, our venerable old cat-about-the-house. For 14 years he’d lived comfortably, only picking up a couple of minor battle scars along the way. For the past 4 years he’s enjoyed his daily wanderings into the valley, snoozing on the bed or inspecting my handiwork whenever I ventured into the barn.

On Sunday as I returned home on the Capo, I saw him lying near one of his shaded resting places … but I could tell it wasn’t good. His time had come, it was natures way …. but we miss him terribly.