Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Sadness

It is with a heavy heart that I share some long overdue news with you.  So so sadly, over the Summer break we had to say goodbye to not one but two of our utterly beloved furry friends.


Vorey was ill for a while but maintained his happy little self; he went downhill very rapidly in the end.  So sad to see him like that but he lived to a ripe old age, (especially considering he was hit by a car when young and lost his tail), and had a happy life in a loving home.  Hand on heart, I can say a more devoted pet you would not find.  My little shadow.

As if this was not cruel enough, just a month later, we found Jacky Ginge was completely not himself on the morning of Bank Holiday Monday.  We rushed him to the emergency vet nearby but there was nothing they could do and we had to say goodbye.  


I cannot say that one way or the other was worse.  Jacky Ginge's death was such a shock and devastating but at least we had not had to see him weaken as we had Vorey.  Jacky showed no outward signs of illness so the end was very sudden.  He was a very characterful cat and also very friendly, always the one to sit on visitors' knees, he did love company.  I no longer have my lazy half hour in bed crocheting in the morning, it just isn't the same without him on my lap, hogging the candlewick.

Oh dear.  We do become so very attached to our furry friends, don't we?   Devastating as it has been, I am very grateful for every moment they have been in our lives.  They had their own characters and will never be matched but I think you have to accept the sadness, appreciate the positive years and move on.  We'll always always remember them.

RIP my beautiful boys, Vorey Puss and Jacky Ginge.  Much missed. 
Xxx

34 comments:

  1. So sorry to read this. These little characters come into our lives and give so much love. People without pets just don't seem to understand how much animals are missed when their time comes to leave us. I still miss previous pets so much. Take care. M x

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  2. Thinking of you Hen - I know how much your pets mean to you and the significance they have in your life.
    Take good care
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  3. So sorry to hear this. Yes, our furry friends become a big part of our lives and they are sadly missed. Sending you soft hugs from the other side of the big pond

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  4. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Although I don't have pets (landlord won't allow them) I did as a child, and I know how attached you become to them. Big hugs to you and your family.

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  5. Oh my gosh...I am so so sorry....it really breaks your heart...
    I have 7 that are elderly and we walk on eggs....
    They become family.....
    Lots of healing thoughts your way....

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  6. Oh Hen I am so sorry, I send you a virtual hug. I hope wherever darling cats go they meet George, out grandchildren's cat who was knocked down by a car this summer. You will always smile when you remember them, they will always be in your hearts
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Hen Oh no...I'm so sorry for you...and I was so fond of your JG.....we lost three very close together a few years ago....it is the most heartbreaking feeling. I have my little pooch now and one resued elderly long haired tortie....who stays near home always.

    At least you have a busy few weeks ahead of you...with the move and all, so bestest luck with all of that. when you are settled maybe we will 'bump" into each other at some fab vintage occasion...? we will be practically neighbours!!
    Daisy xx

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  8. Mrs Hen, I had a tear or two in my eyes tonight reading about your sweet boys, I know you loved them dearly. It sure leaves a pussy cat hole in your heart when they go.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  9. So sad. I used to love reading about the cats. They shared long and happy lives with you. x

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  10. So sorry for your loss, I think it's harder to watch them go slowly, the other way is a shock, but it's quick.

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  11. I'm so sorry, Helen. It's very hard to let go of a beloved pet. Hugs to you and take care.

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  12. So sorry for your loss - they were so beautiful and I think that we all loved seeing them relaxing and supervising the work of the Henhouse. Remember they had a lovely life with a loving family -
    Mary

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  13. I am so sorry for the loss of your fur babies! They really are our family and I'm so glad they had a good home with you. My condolences.

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  14. I'm so sorry for you for the loss of both of them, one is horrible enough, but to lose two pets must have been so very very sad for you. Hugs and love to you. xx

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  15. Well bless your heart, I've been there. They become like our children. I remember once, the admiral went with me on a business trip. Soon as we landed I turned to him and said "Lets pick Happy (the doxie) up first, then the kids!" She's still with us, and will be 12 this December, and already she's going down. I know we too will face the sorrow of loosing her soon. God bless! And happy moving ( oh God I hate house moving!)

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  16. Aw bless you, to loose one cat must be devastating but for both to go together is very sad or do you think they planned it. I bet they said right lets both go together up there in the sky and we can get up to all sorts of mischief! Remember all the happy times they spent in the warm sunshine laid on one of your lovely quilts. x

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  17. Aw bless you. To loose one cat is devastating but for both to go together you must be heart broken,or do you think they planned it. Maybe they thought hey we could have so much fun together up there with all the other cats lets get going! Be happy in the knowledge that they had a lovely life with all those gorgeous quilts to lie on in the warm sunshine. xx

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  18. Sorry not sure if my comments have posted or not as it seems to be playing up. Just wanted to say how sorry I am for your sad loss. If it has then please ignore this message xx

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  19. So sorry to hear big hugs for all xx

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  20. How sad to read this. They will always be a part of your family no matter what. my boys still remember out first cats and dog that were with us long before they were. Savour the lovely memories.

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  21. So sorry for the loss of your two lovely pets. It's so difficult to part with our furry friends. Thinking about you.

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  22. I was lucky I had a 2 year break between each one, I can't imagine how painful it must have been to lose them so close together. When Ted passed away I vowed never to have another but now I have my beautiful girls!!! I MUST not get attached :( xx

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your two cats. We do indeed become very attached to our pets and feel quite devastated when they go. However as you said, they had long and happy lives and could ask for nothing better. Sending hugs to you. xx

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  24. Just read this post and I'm so sorry for the loss of your 2 wonderful furry friends.
    You gave them a lovely long life at the Henhouse, bless you. xxx

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  25. Oh, my deepest sympathies. They both had a good innings and a good life, I'm certain, but it is so hard to cope when they have to leave us. Sending you lots of love.

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  26. Our pets are after all, family. They take a little piece of our hearts with them. So sorry for your double loss.

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  27. I've been reading your blog for a few years but don't post many comments. I wanted to extend my sympathies to you. I have three kitties, all getting older, and I dread the day when we lose any of them. Your lovely posts about your furry friends have always been a cheerful read for me, and I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you!

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  28. I know just how you feel , it is so sad to lose one but to lose them both is heartbreaking :(

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  29. So very sad to loose 2 precious pets! It is hard I know! Looking forward to pictures of your new dwelling!

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  30. Sending loving thoughts your way. I, too, am very attached to my furry children. I hope you can savor the memories and find joy in them.

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  31. Ohh, I've only just read this, so sorry. x

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  32. I'm sorry to hear this. My Fat Freddy was hit by a car yesterday and I'm waiting to hear if he's mendable... So difficult. They're our furry babies.

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