Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Thank you so much xx

Thank you all so much for such lovely comments.  Jon came up about 9pm on Monday, Cleo was asleep on the sofa.  He carefully injected Cleo with a sedative which made him sleepy, I made us a cup of tea, and he gave me time to make 100% certain that this what what I wanted, Jose came home from an evening out with her Dad, whilst I sat and stroked my cat, in turn my very grown up daughter hugged me, Jon quietly went out to get what was needed.  With the up most respect to me and my feelings, he very carefully put my beautiful black cat to sleep.  Jose was amazing and Jon also.  We talked about how long I had had him, in between my snotty tears, I thanked him and carried on touching my soft, pain free cat.

I know it is his job, but I was amazed by the tenderness Jon showed to me and my daughter - to put an animal to sleep to end it suffering is one thing, I think to put your friends pet to sleep and to watch your friend suffer the heartbreaking moment when you know they are gone must be incredibly hard.  For that I will be forever grateful.

I have always said I may be skint, but I am so rich in friends.
Who could want for more.

 This is Sheye

 Now these wellies smell good!!


 Don't those eyes just melt you.
 As you can see, wellies seem to be the best kind of foot wear in Poppy Cottage at this moment in time.

 They still smell so nice, Sheye really snuggles into your neck.

 Look - must like him a lot!!!!!  2 photo's (Samba - Just so so laid back)
 Socks - She seems to be Ok.
 Boy, I need to re-paint my door frames!!

 Again Ruby or Flo
 In the background, as you can see, are the boys!! (and Sheye)
 Watch out Brian, she is SOOOOOOOOOOOO affectionate.
 My favourite (shouldn't really admit to that should I) Samba
Ruby or Flo

All of these photos were taken by Jose


  1. Sorry for your heart ache. The puppies are a handful but are just so beautiful. Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Oh I am so sorry.My heart goes out to you. Hugs Lesley.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, it's such a hard decision to have to make when the time comes but you have done the right thing. He will always be with you.It's strange how these little creatures become such a huge part of the family isn't it.

    The puppies look as though they're having the time of their lives! Are you at the point where you're sleeping in those wellies? xx

  4. So sorry, it's such a painful thing to go through.So pleased you have those adorable puppies to cuddle up to at a time like this.Big hugs to you and those pups. :0)

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds as though he went very peacefully though, and how lovely that it was at home too, totally stress free for him. Those puppies are such cuties, little bundles of fun.

  6. Thats the most painful post and then you finish off with those gorgeous photos! What a rollercoaster Collette. You are right - all the money in the world would not buy you good friends. xxxxxx

  7. I'm so sorry about your cat. It is really awful having to say goodbye to someone who has been in your life that long, and in such a case a cat is really a 'someone'.

  8. How fortunate you have a sensitive vet for a friend in your time of need. My heart aches for you- some consolation that you have 5 babies to show you affection when you need it most.

  9. Hello! It's really wonderful to have a vet like yours! (and mine too)...
    It's good that you have all the lovely, beautiful puppies to keep you busy and give you kisses and hugs!

  10. Hugs XXXX Those puppies are gorgeous - I could eat them (not literally - obviously) !!!

  11. aahh that must have been a hard decision to make :-( I felt terrible for my Dad when he had to put our dog down, there was nothing he could do to save him but it must have been so hard to do. Take care and keep cuddling those cute puppies to help ease the pain. xxx

  12. Oh what adorable bundles of fluff ! I love that puppy smell too & my door frames ALL look like yours !
    So sorry to read about your lovely cat. We had to make a dificult decision about Sam, our elderly retriever, in May. The vet was wonderul and although sad those last moments with Sam were very precious.

  13. Colette, what a beautiful post, I am glad Cleo went peacefully, you have been through a lot together and I am sure he had a wonderful life with you.
    thinking of you,

  14. Im so sorry, what a hard decision to make im not looking forward to the day when we have to say goodbye to our old boy. Your puppies are growing so quickly, hopefully they will keep you going, take care x

  15. I stopped by your post for the first time -i could feel myself tearing up-it brought back memories of my own dear cat-its never an easy decision to make-but its decision made out of love ,I`m sure your cat had a wonderful life with you-thats the best thing you can give an animal in your care , the puppies look like utter joy !


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