Monday 24 September 2012


Oh how sad - we've just found the old lady of the bunch passed away in the conservatory.

She was 19 so a good age, but how on earth am I going to tell Emily.

No signs of injury, just gone.  Still she passed peacefully, but still a shock.

I may be back later.


June Nelson said...

Oh dear how very very sad, she was an old lady but that makes it no different, its awful, im still greiving the loss ofmy little dog, so my sympthees go out to you and your family darlin, bless you huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Faye said...

19 is a fantastic age for a cat. But it still hurts when they go. So sorry Hun. Hugs. xx

Anonymous said...

Sarah so sorry to read your news, Alan and I have both seen first hand over the last week how much you, Peter and Emily love your cats. 19 is a great age and she had a fantastic life and home with you all. Please give us a shout if there is anything we can do. Love and hugs Kathy and Alan xx

Sarah-Jane said...

So sorry your cat has passed away Sarah. As others have said 19 is a very good age for a cat, you have looked after her very well. I think honesty is the best policy when it comes to children and the death of a pet. We have had lot's of pets over the years and have always involved Amelia-Grace when one has died. When she was 5 one of her rabbits died. We let her hold him and say goodbye, she also helped to bury him.
Sarah-Jane xx

Sue said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Sarah but at least you have some comfort that she died peacefully and had a good life with you and your lovely family.
Hugs Sue

scrappymo! said...

I agree with Sara-Jane.

Little Miss C is 6 in October. She has had a hampster pass away and now her latest hampster had to be put to sleep. My daughter and SIL involved her in the decision as the poor wee thing had cancer and had difficulty breathing.
She told me all about it the next day and was very matter of fact describing the scientific part. Her voice was sad but she understood it was the kindest thing to do.

She was barely 5 when the 1st one passed away. We explained that it had died and now was with Great Grandpa in heaven. She was really sad, but happy to hear that GG now had a friend of hers with him.

I am sorry for the loss of your cat and hope that your little girl is not too upset.

Teresa said...

Oh dear what a shame Sarah, our cat passed away at 19 too, we really miss her being around, hope little Emily copes alright with the loss.
Hugs xx

mixamatoasties said...

Aww hun. Huge hugs xxx

catherine said...

Oh dear Sarah. I'm so sorry but at least it was peaceful by the sounds of it. It's not going to be easy I don't imagine telling Emily but they understand more than we think!!
x catherine

Kim said...

so sorry to hear this news Sarah, and it doesn't matter what age, they are still precious to us. sending hugs,
Kim x

Anne-Marie said...

Sarah, I hope you're all okay.....must have been a sorry. Our son and his wife and baby are staying with us (saving a deposit) and their old Staffie died over the weekend...just went to sleep....and we are grieving for him, so know how you must be feeling. x

Wendy Fraser said...

How sad, it's always so hard to say goodbye to a faithful companion. Big hugs to you xxx

Wendy said...

Oh Sarah, so sorry to hear your very sad news.
Sending you all a big hug, hope Emily will be ok.
Wendy xx

Sharon said...

Sarah I am so sorry. She was certainly a good age but that doesn't make it easier does it. Sending big hugs your way.
Hugs Sharon. x

coops said...

aw so sorry sarah.

xx coops xx

Christine L said...

Awwwwwwwww Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news... Big hugs for you all.

Christine x

Karen Petitt said...

So sorry hun. We went through this about four years ago when we lost our old lady. She too was a good age and thankfully not in any pain at the end, although it still upsets me to think of it.
Not sure how you will break the news to your lovely young lady, really don't envy you that. It will take all of you a while to get over it. Hugs to you all Karen xx

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear such sad news Sarah, take care!
Helen x