Monday, December 26, 2016

Nurgle - A Mighty Warrior Has Fallen

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.

 

20 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear the bad news Pete.
    As you say he was very much part of the family and loved nothing more than making sure he was the centre of attention in the middle of a game.
    I loved the way he would walk delicately across the table making sure his paws and tail didn't knock over any models, then sit down and stare at you. Obviously you were about to make a bad move and his tactical advice was invaluable.
    He was always there in the evenings to discuss the shortcomings of GW and battle postmortems.
    I shall miss him when I come round to visit.

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    1. Nurgle always liked the Williamsons. Plenty of scope to provide tactical advice, repaid in pats and facerubs.

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  2. That sux mate. Sorry for your loss. A well loved part of your family.

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    1. He particularly loved your bubble wrap Mike.

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  4. Sorry to hear that, Pete. Big loss to the community.

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    1. Cheers Lliam....he was always keen to be part of the action!

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  5. We will miss your lovable rogue - cat of many talents 😻

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    1. Human manipulation was certainly not the least of them.

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  6. Sorry to hear your sad news Pete. I know how much you loved him. He was always great when I came round for a coffee, he would come up for a pat and check out how comfortable my lap was and if it was up to specifications he would settle down and allow me to pat him.

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  7. I'll never forget Nurgle destroying my gorger. Probably in disgust that I had dared play such a thing in his house.

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    1. Ha ha I had forgotten that. He did not like sub-optimal Rare choices

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  8. That really sucks, sorry to hear it. I know how much he meant to you all. We'll all miss his frequent appearances on this blog.

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  9. Sad to hear Pete. I'll miss him and his inquisitive wanderings

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