Sunday, June 30, 2013

Rest in Peace little Minnie

I feel so sad right now, this weekend has been a blur. On Saturday morning I had to make a really difficult decision and took my poor sweet little 8 year old kitty, Matilda, to be put to sleep. She very recently developed a tumour on her liver and her health deteriorated so quickly and dramatically. It is hard to believe that when we moved to this new house on June 1st, she was, as far as I knew then, perfectly healthy. Only 4 weeks and now she is gone.

It was so hard to say goodbye to such a young and funny little friend. She has been with me through some very difficult times, always sleeping on my bed since the first night she stayed with me. She was feral, around 18 months old, had already had at least one litter of kittens and had a very distinct personality. She had seen her kittens adopted one by one at the Cat Rescue, but no-one wanted Mama cat until me, maybe that was why she quickly became so attached to me, following me everywhere, even walking to the shops with me wherever we lived and when she couldn't leave the house, waiting in a window for me to come home. We moved house several times, from Yorkshire to Wales from Wales to Buckinghamshire and back again. I didn't know that Rhuddlan to here would be our last move together. It feels very empty here suddenly. My other cat, George, has been looking for her in all the usual spots, I think it will take a while for either of us to accept she is gone.




7 comments:

C said...

Oh I'm so sorry for you, Yve. Those lovely photos of her made me smile, at the same time as bringing a tear to my eye. So glad to know she had such a good life while she was with you.

Yve said...

Thank you C. I have only ever experienced pets dying of old age so this has come as such a shock. I thought I had at least another 8 years of her company to enjoy and was kidding myself that the Tumour could somehow be defeated and that she would recover. Poor little thing.

Steinworks said...

im very sorry for your loss

Luzmina Jalil said...

Oh Yve, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have a loving kitty too, and even can't imagine how sad could be without my fur friend.
Beautiful pictures of her. You gave her the best years of her life!
Hugs,

Yve said...

Thank you.

Gail Lackey said...

Ohh, I'm so sorry. I lost my little yorkie of 17 years recently. They are so precious and such a part of our lives. I think they are angels sent here to teach us about love and loss. Sending prayers your way!
Hugs, Gail

Yve said...

Thanks Gail and I am so sorry about your little pal