UNITED KINGDOM – The adorable and greatly loved Brutus the Morrisons cat, sadly, has passed on.
Everyone’s favorite ‘supermar-cat’, who once earned thousands of fans from all over the world for his charming love affair with his local shop, passed away very peacefully at his home in Saltney at the age of eight on Monday (January 16), having suffered a terrible relapse with his condition Polycystic Kidney Disease over the festive period.
Brutus’ owners, who are Claire and Adam Owens, shared the heartbreaking news on his phenomenally successful Facebook page, which has sparked an outpouring of condolences for the much-loved cat!
Claire went on to write: “Dreading this post, but it’s with an extremely heavy heart that I have to tell you all that we had to have our gorgeous boy Brutus put to sleep around midday today.
“He went peacefully on a nice snuggly blanket in our kitchen. I cuddled him, gave him head scratchies and talked to him so he knew he was loved right up until the very end.
“I’m in tears writing this and I know a lot of you will be while reading this.
“He will be so, so missed and has left a Brutus shaped hole in all our hearts. Sleep well gorgeous boy. Morrisons just won’t be the same without you.”
Brutus shot to worldly stardom many years ago and became a huge part of Morrisons’ fixtures and fittings as the trolleys and groceries.
Unfortunately, he fell ill back on New Year’s Day, but his family hoped he was on the mend after receiving treatment and well-wishes poured in from around the globe.
Just a few days ago, Brutus took part in a complimentary photo-shoot, which was kindly offered by Chester-based Dollimore Photography with Claire and Adam’s baby boy, Jamie – so the family would have a lasting reminder of the pair together.
However, despite fighting a brave battle against his health issues, Brutus tragically failed to recover.
Claire went on to reveal that Brutus will be privately cremated, however, they are considering holding an official memorial to remember the cat who brought so much joy to so many people.