Written by Marjorie Dawson

Our Senior White Cat. A Photo Portrait of Harvey Button

Our Senior White Cat. A Photo Portrait of Harvey Button

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STOP PRESS I have written a joyful celebration of Harvey’s time with us HERE.

Harvey has not been well, and in spite of rallying after a vet visit late last week, he has decided that he was going to leave.

Thank you all for loving our boy.

Thank you Cathrine and Bionic Basil & the B Team for the Epic Cosy Mat

Marjorie Dawson

Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.

She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

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30 thoughts on “Our Senior White Cat. A Photo Portrait of Harvey Button”

  1. Oh Marjorie, deep condolences on the loss of the one and only Harvey. I’ve dedicated my Cat Memorial Garden post to him and link to this post. I’ll message you privately. xo, Layla

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  2. Dear Marjorie,

    You have my very deepest sympathies on the loss of precious Harvey. They all are special but Harvey was even more special. Rarely do long-distance friends and acquaintances get to know a loved one’s pets from afar but you really brought Harvey home to all of us with your photos & stories. That face, those ears, his stoic poses, his intent gaze – even though I never met him, I just loved him, Marjorie. Possibly I loved him so much also because he remained a constant reminder of my own precious Kitten, who possessed many of the same attributes, who died suddenly 15 months ago and about whom I still haven’t had the strength to post about. I hope they find each other in Heaven. I just can’t stop crying. I’m so, so sorry.

    Love, Mia

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    • We each have a truly one in a million cat who is ours to treasure and love. I will mise Harvey every day.

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  3. Thank you for sharing Harvey with us to love !
    Our black cat Oscar left us this afternoon suffering from kidney failure. But not suffering any more. May he and Harvey run free ! Purrs !

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    • Mary, I am sorry you lost Oscar to kidney disease. I know he will join Harvey in enjoying life at the Bridge.

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  4. My heart goes out to you, and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks to you, Harvey knew a life full of love. He will always be with you.

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  5. Awww no, we are so sorry Harvey departed for the RB, RIP dude!

    Harvey, mew were absolutely epically epic and we shall miss mew tremendously, we hope Basil was there to greet mew and show mew around <3

    Sending huge hugs to your mum and dad, and we will light one of our RB special candles in your honour today.

    Always in our hearts <3 XXX

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  6. I’m terribly sorry, I know it hurts to lose an animal friend. May you find peace and comfort in good memories.

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  7. I read about Harvey leaving. I am very sorry it has come to this. I have no doubt he was happy and loved in his life, and that he will be waiting for his family in the next. Godspeed, Harvey.

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  8. I’m so sorry to hear it’s time for Harvey to make the journey to the Bridge. He’s had a very loving home with you and I know it will be hard for you as you grieve your special kitty. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Paula

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  9. Godspeed your journey to heaven Harvey. We know Dash, Basil, Nissy and a host of others will be at heavens gate. St Francis will be by your side every step of the way so you don’t have pain, suffering or feel afraid or alone. We send hugs to you, mum, dad and the family you leave behind ♥️♥️♥️

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  10. My heart aches with this news but we also know that Harvey as brought so much joy not just to you but all of us who know him……I hope his leaving is gentle and he feels all the LOVE from all over the world easing his way. Hugs to him, and to you Miss Margorie – thank you for sharing Harvey with us; he’s been an inspiration and ever so brave.

    Love and Light, Teddy (and Mom Pam)

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  11. I am so sorry. Harvey was an inspiration to all and will be remembered for it.
    Safe travels, Harvey, we all love you and will miss you.
    Hugs and love sent for you, Marjorie.

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  12. It’s so weird – we live [tens of?] thousands of miles apart, but still, Harvey brings light to all our lives. His loss will be felt even if I’ve never hugged him or booped noses with him – and even so, so many miles away. And we will NEVER EVER forget him.

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  13. We are so sorry to hear this. It’s heartbreaking 🙁

    Sending love and light to you 💚💜

    We shall miss you, dear Harvey.
    Purrs xx

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  14. We’re with you in thoughts, sweet boy and Marjorie. May the Angels purrotect and guide him home. Soft Pawkisses from 💗to💗

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  15. Lots and lots of purrs to Harvey, and to you. This is really the part of things where it’s so hard for you humans. And trust me, it is harder on you than it is on Harvey. He is a very wise old soul. I know it’s not much, but I hope you are able to find some comfort in that.

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  16. Oh, no. We are so sorry to read this, Marjorie. We love Harvey, and our hearts are positively breaking. Thank you for loving Harvey, and for sharing him with all of us, so that we could love him, too.

    Sending you all gentle purrs and prayers of comfort and love.

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  17. We do love that Harvey and our heart is absolutely breaking. Please know we’re here for you and the love you have given Harvey shines though the worst storm clouds. Hugs and love from all of us.

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  18. Deerest Miss Marjorie all tho mee not know Harvey Buttons fore long mee adoorss him…LadyMew iss inn teerss here as shee mew him a long time an shee iss furry sad it is Harvey’ss time to leeve fore Purr Land.
    Pleese Miss Marjorie can you meow to Harvey Buttonss an let him know wee are sendin all our LOVE from Catnada an mee iss sendin POTP to help him feel a bit bettur an mee **purrss** to him too….
    Wee will all wayss love an reememburr you Harvey Buttons. An Miss Marjorie wee are all wayss here fore you….
    **purrss** an ~~head rubss~~ BellaDharma~~ an {{huggiess}} LadyMew

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