Saturday, December 08, 2012


This year has not been easy. In fact it's been a bit of a pig.

This week I lost my beautiful cat. She was nearly 18. I knew she would be leaving us soon but it doesn't make the pain any easier to bear.

Her last days were spent curled up on her favourite furry throw on the sofa. She ate and drank very little, and only when we brought it to her. She eased herself up and outside every couple of days when nature called. She snuggled in next to me every evening and purred when I stroked her head and scratched her chin.

I was with her at her last moment. She cried a little, her head rested in my hand as she went. It was so fast and I am thankful that her suffering was only brief.

Her passing has affected me far more than I thought it would. I know the pain will ease with time but the rawness of it right now is making even the simplest of tasks feel like a mountain to overcome.

I will leave you with some beautiful words sent to me by an old friend...

"Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you...
I loved you so -----
'twas Heaven here with you."

Rest in peace, Saffy cat xx
Saffron 1995-2012

I will be taking a break from the blog until after Christmas.  
I send you all best wishes for the holiday season and the new year xx


  1. 2012 has not been a kind year. I truly hope 2013 brings you happiness - love to you all for Christmas and take comfort that there's a new star watching over you xxx

  2. {{{Hugs}}} I am glad you were with her at the end, it will mean more to you in the coming days than you might realise right now. Knowing that she is at peace brings it's own comfort too. I have been there, and one of the ways I got through the darkness was to pull out all the photos I had of my beloved Gwen and look at each one, remembering all the days with love and joy in my heart. Saffy isn't gone, she is watching over you right now.
    Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda C♥

  3. Sorry to hear about Saffy. I lost a beloved cat when she was 16+. I took her to the vet and she ended up dying there - wish that hadn't happened and that she had died at home like Saffy. The house felt very empty without her. Thinking of you. xxx


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