23 Jul

It’s a year since I started blogging, while I was sitting with my little cat who was dying. My friend has just lost her beloved cat this weekend and I thought I’d repost this first blog as a reminder of how important pets are to so many people……


Bobbit came into our family in July 1993 and 17 years later I’m sitting with her as she sleeps her last sleep, dying gently and quietly with familiar sounds and smells and her human and feline companions around her. If she was suffering I’d take her to the vet for euthanasia, but she’s slipping away peacefully and I want her to die here, in her home.

People who don’t have pets don’t get the relationship. A pet shares part of your journey through life and when a pet dies, that part of your journey is over and you take a new route without your companion. Bobbit has been travelling with me for 17 years and now her journey’s nearly over, mine will change.

It’s a long time for a little cat to share my life. When she arrived aged 8 weeks, she hadn’t ever been outside and we took her…

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  1. Helen Cherry July 23, 2012 at 10:57 #

    OH yes indeed pets are terribly important and quickly become much loved.. My cat moved 4 times in 5 years with me but now happily settled in our house for the last 3 years.. no more moves for me or Kisa I hope… Congratulations on Blogging for a year Rosie.. but sad about the loss of your cat a year ago and your friends cat this past weekend.. Hugs

    • Rosie Scribblah July 23, 2012 at 14:03 #

      Thank you Helen. I’d been meaning to get round to blogging for a while but sitting with Bobbit gave me the chance to finally do it.

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