Wednesday, 4 May 2011

RIP My beloved cat Gnasher x A tribute...

I lost my beloved cat Gnasher on April 12th 2011...

He was my beautiful black and white "old" boy aged nearly fifteen. I had to make the decision to have him put to sleep... One of the hardest decisions I've ever had to do, even though it was the right one in his case... He had been declining for the past six months, still happy in the garden and pottering about, but declining all the same. The day finally came when I just knew my handsome lad was now struggling and in pain. He had already been to the vet a few weeks earlier and she suspected a tumour in his jaw. I had no choice now - I couldn't leave it any longer...

How I have cried! I miss my gentle, placid pal. I had him cremated and yesterday placed his ashes in his favourite place he used to sleep in, at the sunniest part of the garden. I have planted poppies and sweet peas around him.

He was part-feral (born on a farm and a scrap of a kitten when he came home to me), mouser extraordinaire, bouncer and bodyguard (even once protecting our girls from a potential fox attack) and my loyal companion and friend. I could never replace my wonderful Gnasher xxx

The future? Well  we all miss having a cat around... It just isn't the same in the house and garden and my heart just feels empty... So we have the Cats Protection re-homing officer coming this week and we are hoping to adopt another lovely cat...

To my Gnasher - RIP My beautiful boy xxx we could never forget you x