General

Binky the space cat

Binky the space cat

Binky the space cat was released from the Institute of Advanced Studies in London in 1996. He was a descendant of Binky the Siamese cat who was found abandoned on the streets of London and brought to the Institute. His owners believed that cats were a valuable source of information and in the process learned a lot about cat behavior, personality and intelligence.

During his life at the Institute, Binky was observed interacting with a group of cats from the local shelter, a black cat named Fluffy, and a cat named Smokie. Binky liked to play and interact with both Fluffy and Smokie, and was also friends with another cat named Koko. He was also a very clever and resourceful cat, and was able to use a cat door and a scratching post to his advantage. During the last few weeks of his life he was very sick, and it was clear that he was in the final stages of his life.

On December 31, 1996, the Institute of Advanced Studies presented Binky with the “Lifetime Achievement Award,” which was an annual award given to a cat who had exhibited exceptional skill and intelligence. At this point it was clear that Binky had no future, and no one expected him to live any longer than the next week.

On January 2, 1997, Binky died in a humane euthanasia clinic after suffering for two weeks. His owners, John and Sue Dennison, cremated him and buried him in the Dennison’s garden. Binky was also cremated, and his ashes were scattered at the shelter where he had lived.

Binky The Space Cat

On January 2, 1997, the night of Binky’s death, John Dennison found a note from the Society of Authors, which was offering Binky to those who wrote a book about his life. John was very upset by the society’s offer because of his own feelings about the book being made. So, he was not going to even consider taking the offer. Then, on January 11, 1997, an anonymous man called the Dennisons and offered them $2,000 to let Binky come to live at the Institute of Advanced Studies, and it was Binky who named him that.

Binky remained at the Institute of Advanced Studies until his death on January 2, 1997, and was there during the time the Dennison’s were on an East African safari. During his time there he was given the name Binky by a man who liked to talk about space aliens. According to his caretakers, Binky never ate cat food. Instead, he preferred mice, rats, frogs, and live insects. He was very shy, however, and stayed in his cat carrier most of the time.

On January 14, 1997, Binky died of a kidney infection. It is important to note that he did not die from old age, though his teeth were stained with old age. He died of a urinary tract infection. Binky was cremated and the ashes are buried with his mother under a large tree at The Paddocks, the Dennisons’ home. The ashes are kept in a beautiful, handmade box, made by Binky himself. On Binky’s final day, he was visited by his good friends, John and Joan Lees, in their home.

Binky’s ashes are buried with his mother, Mary Dennison, and a family friend, Robert Smith, at the Paddocks.

Binky had a family as happy and as close-knit as any Dennison family. He had lots of friends who cared deeply about him, especially during his last year. He was especially close to his niece and family friend, Laura Smith, and her two children. His last days were full of love, laughter, and joy.

Since the day Binky died, we have carried his photograph with us, in our memories. He touched our lives in so many ways. We thank him for his presence in our family. He is still here in our hearts, and we are grateful for the way he made our lives happier and better. We love you, dear Binky!

Binky, we miss you and think about you every day. You were a gift from God, and we know you’re waiting for us, now.

In Memoriam ~ Binky (1-22-95 - 1-16-97)

Binky died from a kidney infection on January 16, 1997. He was 16 years old.

He was born on January 22, 1995. He was the youngest of four children born to Michael and Mary Dennison.

Binky lived with his parents and his three sisters, Laura, Stephanie and Melissa, in their home, known as The Paddocks, at the time of his death.

Binky had lots of friends who cared deeply about him, especially during his last year. He was especially close to his niece and family friend, Laura Smith, and her two children. His last days were full of love, laughter, and joy.

Since the day Binky died, we have carried his photograph with us, in our memories. He touched our lives in so many ways. We thank him for his presence in our family. He is still here in our hearts, and we are grateful for the way he made our lives happier and better. We love you, dear Binky!

If you would like to send a photo of Binky, you may email it to us at the address listed on the About page.

Cremation Service

Binky would have wanted his ashes to be scattered by his Uncle Mark. The service was private, with Binky’s two aunts, cousins, and friends. We did it on a beautiful day at a park in the city. Binky loved this park, and he’s smiling down on us.

If you would like to send a photo of Binky’s ashes, you may email it to us at the address listed on the About page.

Special Occasions and Funerals

We do love going to special occasions with the rest of the Smith family. And when we do, we will remember that we have Binky’s photograph to look at, and a memory of laughter, love and laughter.

For more than 30 years, Binky was always with us in our family gatherings.

Mark and I have been lucky to have some wonderful people in our lives. We thank all of them, as a special gift to us from Binky, for their love and support.

For our special occasions and funerals, we will all have a special place in our hearts.

Binky is always near us and with us. He is never far away from us. And, we are proud that we know what love really


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