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Road death of a cat who was a great friend to baby kangaroos

Brett Clifton sent these photographs of the late, much lamented "Bim-Bim", a siamese cat who was a great friend to baby kangaroos in Brett's care. This is also partly a response to a comment from a person who posted to this site this morning that she had just lost her great friend, Bessie, a dog, to roadkill. We have all shared such sadness for our friends from other species.

14 July 2007 - 11 August 2012: Those of you who were fortunate enough to know him know that Bim-Bim wasn't a kangaroo, but more of an honorary kangaroo, raised with them since he was a kitten. I am very sad to report that Bim-Bim was killed by a car in the early hours of yesterday morning on the very highway from which many of his friends were rescued. He escaped over the cat netting the night before. He is very sadly missed. He was buried yesterday with full kangaroo honours next to his old friend Pino in the sacred ground outside the kanga enclosure. (Brett Clifton.)

Photos (not necessarily in order of descent)

From K-a-Day - Day 81: Bim-Bim being groomed by Pino, October 2007.

From K-a-Day - Day 199: Bim-Bim with Pino in convalescence in front of the fire, August 2009

More recently on the water bed with Dolly, May 2011

Brett Clifton daily sends a new photo of kangaroos on and about his property to friends of the kangaroo people in his Kanga a Day series. This was A Kanga a Day - Day 1276.
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