Loss of a pet
Our much loved moggy has gone through the celestial cat flap and passed away earlier this week
Partridge has always claimed 'fluffy dude' (his nickname for him) having chosen him as a kitten in the first six months after the AC came home
Fluffy dude has been a much loved kitty and survived numerous grabbings by enthusiastic children and has turned tail very effectively when under duress. He always came gone and purred at everyone. Forgiving and settled demeanour.
He has had several adventures including several games of 'dare' in front of mopeds & the odd long weekend making his own litter before he was encouraged home and the vet gave him the snip!
Despite his many trials, he has loved his family life and purred happily for a rub behind the ears and meoooowed for his whiskers pouches on cue.
Sadly he's become very slender with a swollen tummy in recent months and the vet confirmed he has cancer. He did well on the meds for a time but sadly the cancer has returned and he's become forgetful incontinent and is looking all of his almost 15 years.
Partridge has been updated regularly and popped round to our Orchard base to give 'fluffy dude' a cuddle. Unfortunately I wasn't home and so he panicked a bit and so I spoke to him on the phone reassuring him, he still needs a lot of 'mums here, it's ok love'
Our elderly mog died peacefully at the vets in our arms the following day
Partridge has made several calls, shedding tears but also knowing it was the right decision
Thinking over this, I do think partridge aged 22 is still making progress towards functional attachment of sorts.
We've all cried, he really was such a lovely kitty, our bc pip has never known life without him so it's been doubly sad for her.