Here’s two photos of my sweet Tuxedo cat Suzy as a kitten in 1985. She passed over the Rainbow Bridge in 1998. She wasn’t my first cat, but she was the first that really changed my life and one of my soulmate cats. We shared thirteen wonderful years together and she always looked after me. She was with me through all the ups and downs of my late teens and throughout my twenties.
Life wasn’t easy for me, but Suzy was my best friend through it all, and now, in hindsight, I wish I realised just how lucky I was to have her. Why could I not see that the pure love and soulmate love I was looking for was already in my life? I was too busy searching for it elsewhere. In boyfriends, friends, fame and the bottle. I know most people go through similar situations, but I just wanted to share so I’m sharing.
But that’s life, isn’t it? You live and learn.
I always loved Suzy and always will. We were incredibly close, and I became her mum, but she was the family cat and loved us all equally I think. She was really my brother’s cat, because he was the one that bought her from the pet shop (this was the mid 80s, my brother was only 14 at the time, and I don’t recommend buying a cat these days, not when there are plenty available for adoption at animal shelters!)
You can read more about Suzy and me in my cat memoir THE CAT YEARS: HOW MY CAT SOULMATES SAVED ME , which is available in eBook format and in print from Amazon (makes a wonderful Mother’s Day gift for cat-loving mums!)
As a big music fan, I thought it would be fun to share what music I was listening to at the time (and yes, these are affiliate links and if you buy I do receive a tiny bit of money, which goes towards the running of this blog).
As most of you know/remember, 1985 was the year of LIVE AID. Suzy arrived in our lives when she was a tiny six- week-old kitten in June (yes, I know, much too young!), and she was still tiny a few weeks later on July 13, which was Live Aid day.
Other stuff I was listening to in 1985
If memory serves me correctly, this is what I was listening to back in 1985. My music tastes have changed quite a bit since then, in case you’re wondering. But as an 80s teen I was influenced a lot by what was in the charts at the time.