Friday was a very sad day in the Dunn household with the untimely death of our beloved cat, Nurgle.
Nurgle was diagnosed with a tumour in March and when they went to remove it they found that that was not possible as all the major blood vessels to the head ran through it. That he was able to survive a further nine months was a testimony to what a big heart he had. We ere able to have the fluid drained from the growth and chest cavity but this just delayed his ultimate demise.
Friday saw him breathing with difficulty and his heart starting to stress. Rather than have him suffer we took the sad decision to have him released from his struggle.
Anyone who played games or visited the Dunn-geon knew Nurgle. He was a major part of the family and a key student of wargaming. He loved to sit/sleep on the battlefield and to curl up in any boxes/cases left open.
Here's a few photos taken over the years showing his involvement in the Hobby.
Always Willing to Give Advice/Opinions on Lists or Rules
Providing Impassable Terrain in my Battleline in a Game with Mike King
Holding his Flank
Checking Out New Purchases for Acceptability
He was Always Partial to a Boardgame
And a bit of LARPing
He could always be relied on for Terrain advice
While disappointed that he wasn't selected for the NZ ETC team in 2014, he stayed and looked after my painting.
Nurgle liked nothing more than relaxing after a hard day's gaming!
Vale Nurgle, Wargaming Cat! I'll miss you mate.