Thursday, June 02, 2005

losing a friend

today, we lost out beautiful ginger animal friend and pet tom cat, whoopi.
15 years since him and his twin brother came to live with me and jules a few months after we got married.) o'Malley was whoopi's brother, he disappeared mysteriously one night many years since, and now today we lost our lovely old boy whoopi.
Bit of a shock, even though he has lost a lot of weight and not been eating lately, a trip to the vets showed up a massive tumour in his abdomen, inoperable or treatable.
Rather than watch him suffer, and starve to death, we did the kind thing, very hard indeed, today has been rather shit as a result, to put it mildly.
I know there is much suffering in the world, and people should come first, but even so, we are so sad here and tears roll........

We buried him in his favourite spot in the garden, where he spent much of his life, right next to the catmint in the corner of the grass where the sun shines..........

1 comment:

Steve said...

John,

really sorry to hear about Whoopi - losing a pet that's been with you for years constitutes a very real bereavement - don't beat yourself up over comparisons with human suffering - we invest a lot of time and love into our pets, and get a lot of love back, so we're bound to feel awful when they go. I'm still saddened by the loss of Buna, our abysynian cat last Sept, and even though we've got two new cats who are gorgeous, I still miss him...