Surveying the battlefield

Today we had to have our cat put to sleep. She’d been off colour for a couple of weeks but the last week saw her go downhill quite a lot and the vets (expensive) investigations turned up the inevitable growth that was the cause of all the problems and the best course of action was to not bring her round from the sedation. She would have been 12 in April. We had her from a kitten along with her brother Max (Maximus). He took umbrage one day a few years ago and moved out! She was originally called Phoebe but never really responded to the name but when my wife’s little nephew came to visit he couldn’t say Phoebe and it came out as She-bee. And she seemed to like that, so it stuck. We never really knew how to spell it so just changed the first letter!

We told the kids earlier. My 3 year old Zach said, “Has Shoebe died?”. Yes. “Was it with a gun?” No…

My daughter Hannah (6) paused for ten seconds before saying, “Can we have a dog now?”. She then went to bed quite happy only to then spend half an hour sobbing and wanting Shoebe back…

We’ll all miss her…

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  1. I think we had a bad feeling but hoped it was something less serious. Unfortunately, when vets are involved, it gets expensive finding out what is actually going on. We spent maybe 2 hours at the vets total (120 minutes). The final bill came out at roughly £3 a minute…

    Not good this month as we’ve both got strike pay being deducted…

  2. Having lost my little cat a few months back I can only say how deeply sorry I am for your loss.
    Shoebe looked like a lovely little friend, I am sure you miss her terribly.

    ‘My heart has joined a thousand, for a friend stopped running today’

    Herkybird

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