Thursday, 22 October 2009

Goodbye Poppy

Hi everyone,

Not good news I'm afraid. As some of you read on Saturday I took my cat Poppy to the vet to be given some tablets and told that she needed to have her teeth done. I was not entirely happy then because I did not think she could have declined so quickly just because of her teeth. Anyway I persevered with the tablets but asked for another appointment on Tuesday because she wasn't any better and wasn't eating, also by now she was making a pitiful miaow which meant to me that she was in pain. The vet still said it was her teeth causing the problem even after I mentioned that she was wobbly on her legs - almost drunk looking.  I asked if she could be booked in quickly to sort her teeth out as she was obviously in pain - she was booked in the next day. My husband took her in after dropping the kids at school and nursery.
Anyway at about 10.30 am yesterday I got a phone call at work from the vet. They had done a blood test to see if she could take an anesthetic and found that she had massive kidney failure. They said they could flush them out but that wouldn't really help because they had already failed. So I had to make the decision I had dreaded but in my heart of hearts knew I had to make - put her to sleep and out of her pain.
She was a fantastic cat and helped through some rough times before I met my husband. Always there with a purp or a nudge to say hey whats up. I have some great photos of her and wanted to share them with you.
I wanted to post this in memory of my best friend. Oh dear here come the tears again!!!


Unknown said...

Oh Ali,
Now you made me cry too! What beautiful photos you have of Poppy. Soon you will be able to look at them with happiness and not sadness. Chin up mate - I'm thinking of you.

Dawn xx

Susan said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear your news.
She looks a wonderful lady, and I'm sure she had a wonderful life with you.
Thinking of you

Wishcraft said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear this hun, it's so sad losing a pet. She looks like she was a lovely little lady. Sending big hugs xx

Min said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. We too have furbabies at our house - my heart goes out to you!
Hugs - Min

Teri said...

Oh Bless! Here's me fillin' up now too!
Know how you feel, all my fluffs have gone now, not sure if I want to get any more, but the kids are very persistant.
Thinking of you. . .
Teri xx (and one for puss, x)

Gill said...

So very sorry Ali{{{{{Hugs}}}}}

Gill said...

So very Sorry Ali {{{{{Hugs}}}}}

Happy Crafter said...

Oh Ali i'm so sorry it must be terrible for you,she is a beautiful cat.... reminds me so much of one i had quite a long time ago called lady and i still miss her.
Hugzz Val xxx

Donna said...

Oh Ali, I'm so sorry to read your sad news...what beautiful photos you have shared with us...sending you BIG HUGS hunni, take care :) Donna x

Eni said...

I'm so sorry!
I've also lost a cat caused by the same disease.
Feel with you.


cabio's craft corner said...

Oh I am terribly sorry to hear that Ali. Sending you a bear hug and hope you will cheer up soon. Poppy will be going to a better place.

Sandra H. said...

Oh Ali, I am so sorry.

bumblealsie said...

Our 1st dog was Poppy and was only 3 when I was forced to make the same decision. Couldn't get the words out. Having good photos will only enhance the memories you will always have of her.

cats whiskers said...

Oh Ali I am so sorry I know the way our pets creep into our hearts, it must be heartbreaking for you and the family dear, sending you all big hugs
Jacqui x

CraftyC said...

So sorry to hear of your poor cat Ali, its a terrible thing to have them put down. Years ago we bought a gorgeous kitten but he was epileptic, so after a few months I had to make the same decision. Telling the kids was the hardest part. Thinking of you

Cheryl said...

OMG I am so sorry,you had to go through that,it is a decision we dread....but as you said you know in your heart it is the right thing to do.We have just been through this with my disabled brother and on the very same day.......and the cats look so alike.
Big Hugs and take care xx

blackdragon said...

Oh ali i am so sorry about poppy. My heart goes out to you at this time... sending you a huge hug love lynx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi, really sorry to hear this sad news. I am drying my eyes as I write this cos I have been thru' the same thing with Muffs. Thinking about you, Liz x

Spyder said...

I was in pieces when my pony had to be put down. There was no choice as she had broken her leg. What made me sooo angry was the vet took nearly two hours to come. But she'd had a good life and at nearly 29, chasing after colts and looking after young foals, was something she loved! It was a big hunter that was new to the field and was bullying the younger ones and she went to the rescue. I've run out of tissues too! Your Poppy looks like my Frog. She too is always at my feet when I'm crafting, puuurrring in my ear at every moment, night or day. If I leave the room she has to come and see where I am. Cats are very special. (((Big Hugs, Lyn))