Nomar, the other redhead in the house, died last week. He was found among the neighbour's hostas. Earlier that day, he had eaten his usual tin of tuna with our neighbour, Margaret. Cause of death is unknown, although there were no signs of trauma.
Nomar had an amazing disposition, due, no doubt, to having been a foundling from the bar up the street (now closed). His purr was reputed to heal small cuts and burns, as well as the occasional broken heart.