Saturday, 4 September 2010

Oh heck!

I don't want to be miserable, but when I am, I try to confine it to this blog, rather than clutter up the other one. Some of you may know that 17months ago, my beautiful cat Max was diagnosed with a terminal tumour in his bowel. Against all odds he carried on as well as he could and confounded the vets at every visit (I'd like to think it was the Reiki, but he's a stubborn little imp). We always knew we were on borrowed time, but now it seems that we've run out.

Most pictures of the children have Max in them somewhere.








He is nearly 19, so I guess I've had more time than many owners get with their pets. He's just been such a big part of my life and the children have never known a time without him.


A nasty cold has taken hold and things aren't looking so good. This picture was taken last week and is how I'll always remember him, cuddled up to me while I type on my lappy (laptop)!

9 comments:

Eliza said...

Oh I'm really sorry about Max (((hugs)))

Bovey Belle said...

He is such a beautiful cat. Sorry to hear that his health has taken a downturn, but at least you have had 19 wonderful years with him. That is a really good age for a cat - not that it makes saying goodbye any easier . . .

a mermaids purse said...

awwww he reminds me of a beautiful cat called misty...you will always have those wonderful memories that you and the children shared with him...i hope he goes peacefully- least he will have had the bestest love around him xxxx

PG said...

Even so, it doesn't make it easier, poor old boy. Poor you. I hope things turn out peacefully, and a good end to a happy life.

Ren said...

Console yourself that you all gave him a wonderful life, and even better, you all got to share it with him, what precious memories x

Yarrow said...

Thank you dear friends. He's spent today sleeping, but still manages a little purr when we cuddle him. I just wish I didn't have to make 'that' decision, it's such a hard call :(

Artes da Cris said...

I had so many cats in my life and I have two now. I'm really sorry about it because some pets are like family members. He had a good time with you and your family and now his time has come...but I'm so sorry!
Ana from Brasil

Leanne said...

its always heartbreaking to lose a beloved pet, and i feel for you a lot Kim. he's had 19 wonderful years though- a fabulous old age to reach! So rejoice in that. My sister is losing her beloved cat now to kidney faulkure- and he is only 8. Its soo sad.

max has a beautiful face, doesnt he? that face will never leave you, you'll see him whenever you close your eyes x

Leanne x

Yarrow said...

Thank you Ana, for visiting and your kind words :D