|Clover - 1995-2012|
Today we had to say goodbye to our much-loved cat, Clover (affectionately known as Crowie). She'd been with us for all but 17 years from when we collected her from the Cat's Protection League as a very young kitten. Since then she has been a most wonderful companion. Just over a month ago she had a fit, and the vet warned us that she almost certainly had a brain tumour, and this would be terminal. We took the decision that, at her time of life, we didn't want to subject her to too much trauma, and so we just monitored her condition as best we could, ensuring that her quality of life was the greatest consideration. Today she went into a fit that she did not come out of, and we were advised that her time had come. My wife and I are both desperately missing her already. We take some consolation in still having her brother (from the same litter - although you wouldn't know it) with us, but he is showing signs of missing her too.
Please excuse me posting this on my blog. I know that it has nothing to do with the blog's title, but I consider my blog a bit like a personal diary and, therefore, I do not feel that it would be true to her memory if, on these pages, I ignored her passing.
God bless you Crowie, and thank you for all you've given us over the past seventeen years. .