Sorry to have been absent from here over the last few weeks but we have been suffering from a bad dose of 'life' round here.
It all started with Rosie cutting another tooth (only 3 left to go!) then Dave & I both caught a stomach bug last week that lasted over the bank holiday weekend. Thankfully Rosie didn't get it but the whole parenting thing doesn't work very well when both parents are broken. The final straw was when I found one of our cats, Tansy (the cat in my avatar), behaving very oddly on Monday afternoon.
Dave took her to see the emergency vet where they discovered she was extremely dehydrated and has lost over a pound in weight since her annual check up in December. The vet ran some blood tests, and they found severe kidney failure. The vets tried to treat her but she was not responding, they were trying to syringe feed her but Tansy refused to swallow so we listened to what she was telling us and let her go. My Dad came over and took Rosie and I to the vets as Dave had a meeting he couldn't get out of. We let Rosie say goodbye to Tansy and then my Dad took her to a near by park while I stayed with Tansy till she'd gone.
We all miss her horribly. We got Tansy and her litter mate Dill when they were 8 weeks old in 1996. Rosie is taking it by far the best of all of us, thank goodness for the pragmatic nature of two year olds. I got a copy of 'Goodbye Mog' in just in-case but I don't think I'm going to need it this time round.