15 December 2008, 22:56 by Lykle de Vries

Bates is allright

Many of you asked about Bates in the weeks following Mark’s death. First, I want to thank all of you who did for your concern. It shows how much you cared about Mark, even though most of you have probably never met him in real life, or Bates. Thank you!

Right after Mark passed away, one of his sisters took Bates in. After a while, she and her family decided to let Bates stay. Although it did take some time for Bates to get accustomed to being around regular folk, and even two other cats (Mies and Jochem, who are, in fact, both of the female persuasion), the deciding factor appears to have been Jan, Bates newest bestest friend of six years old.

Bates enjoys a new home


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  1. pmarin @ 16 December 2008, 00:35 :

    I am happy for to know tha Bates is fine. Thanks to Jan and her (¿his?) mother for to look after of Bates.

  2. susanne @ 16 December 2008, 02:25 :

    Yay! Bates is the cutest cat alive, glad she found a nice home!

  3. Robert Menes @ 16 December 2008, 18:45 :

    I’m glad Bates has a new home. Make sure she has plenty of kitty toys to play with! ;)

  4. Robert Menes @ 16 December 2008, 18:45 :

    I’m glad Bates has a new home. Make sure she has plenty of kitty toys to play with! ;)

  5. Ben @ 17 December 2008, 10:19 :

    Thank you. This is good news.

  6. Alex ~ @ 17 December 2008, 18:25 :

    Thats greats new to hear, but i’m sure Bates would rather have some SGIs to play with then cat toys!

  7. Ceristimo @ 23 December 2008, 02:34 :

    He seems to be sitting quite comfy on that chair. Good for you Bates! ;-)

  8. P.C. @ 25 December 2008, 22:22 :

    Good to hear that.

  9. DJneo @ 25 December 2008, 23:05 :

    Good to hear that indeed

    Djneo keeping my geek on.

  10. Michiel @ 2 January 2009, 19:14 :

    Looks comfy on that chair.., good thing Bates found a new home :)

  11. teddY @ 7 January 2009, 19:19 :

    Dropping by through Han’s blog! Sorry to hear about Matt’s death… recently two of my adopted kittens died too when they were ran over by a taxi in the morning’s wee hours, and I was saddened for days. I hope you’re feeling okay now!

    Looks like Bates is going to have a great time with you :) take care!

  12. Thibaud @ 16 January 2009, 13:04 :

    Glad to hear Bates is fine and in good hands :) He should be well taken care of, he’s a part of Mark that’s still alive, after all :)

  13. d. @ 28 January 2009, 22:46 :

    way to go, bates!

  14. d. @ 28 January 2009, 22:47 :

    Way to go, Bates!

  15. Halldór Eldjárn @ 2 February 2009, 20:27 :

    I’m still in a shocked state after hearing the news of Mark’s passing.

    Why always the creative, fun and inspiring people that die before age? : (

    I believe that Mark will hack heaven.

  16. msowers @ 30 April 2009, 03:47 :

    Just thinking about this site and the joy it brought to many. Miss you Mark. RIP.
    Glad Bates is happy and has a new home.

  17. Graham Alan Simpson @ 20 September 2009, 10:03 :

    A year today. I still check the site a lot, to see if there’s any news of Bates, and such. My thoughts are with you all again, in this sad anniversary.

  18. Maria @ 12 April 2010, 10:58 :

    It seems a good cat

  19. oyun @ 27 September 2010, 13:07 :

    great post, thanks very much

  20. ilahi @ 3 October 2010, 00:45 :

    good blog really and great sharing thank you

  21. memur @ 9 October 2010, 21:22 :

    Thank you great post admin :)

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