He has always been loved by them and responded with gentle loyalty.
He always tolerated the cats antics around him.
And made a particularly good cushion.
It has also been a day of reflection and laughs at all his various antics. How he loved to wander off down the drive as soon as my back was turned. He had a reputation for jumping in visiting cars and pinching food, doughnuts, cakes, dog biscuits. This was particularly embarrassing when it was a customer! He had a smile for everyone that visited.
More recently he has even had followers on my blog.