Yesterday was a sad day for us. we had to say goodbye to our beloved cat Twinkle.
If you think of life as a play she held the role of director in the family. She knew how to keep Daisy and then Tavi in check, was a reliable time keeper reminding us that meal times were due, and provided a calming influence most of the time! She rarely appeared in the limelight but her antics brought us joy, laughter and fun.
|Twinkle and Daisy|
|Twinkle and Tavi|
|A cat in a bird's nest|
Last year her breathing became more shallow and we had to inject her every day, she still however enjoyed the pleasures that she had previously enjoyed. Over the past year we have had many occasions when we thought that she wouldn't make it but each time she managed to bounce back. Last month we had numerous visits to the vet and had to inject her 3 times a day, her heart-beat was so fast the vet couldn't count it. Yesterday on returning home from a walk with Tavi we discovered her lying in the bedroom in pain and unable to move, the vet confirmed that the kindest thing would be to put her to sleep.
The house feels empty and quiet without her, when we opened the door for her she would always meow her thanks. The passing of pets can be so sad but we had the privilege of being chosen by her to be her human companions and share our lives with her for almost ten years. Rest in peace little one.