Our so much loved Silver Tabby Felicity, slipped away in my arms at the Vet Clinic. They were amazed at her age, during her life she has seen others arrive, leave, move off somewhere else, and now just Boris is left to play by himself.
This was in June 2018, maybe one of the last photos at our previous home.
occasionally she walked with us to the woodshed, this was quite a way for her short legs. We always thought she was a little overweight, but once at a cattery we realised that compared with other cats, she just had very short legs.
When in amongst the trees, there were plenty of autumn leaves to play in, and this was her favourite bathroom area. The place had to be " Just Right" and careful selection was made, often moving several times to find the right spot. Serious stuff, and then she always scampered back to the house.
In 2012, there was a baby blackbird along the fence line, and finally Felicity plucked up enough courage to investigate. She came closer and closer, very curious, until it cheeped, or maybe pecked her nose, She jumped back, and the little bird was safe.
She was a true Sun Follower, and each day would find that sunny spot, moving round to find the best spot. This was in 2011.
The last week or so, she has slept on our bed, a little nest between our pillows. Boris looked at the empty spot, muttered a few words , or meows, and walked away.
When we went to the Vet Clinic, I was so worried, as all our ground here is like concrete, not suitable to dig a grave, and our friend's place is equally hard. When we arrived, a couple came out, and in the back tray of their little van was the white box with " SAMMY " written on it. They were distraught, so I hugged this total stranger. I said " We are doing the same, but I am so worried about where we will bury Felicity? " Sue replied, " Would you like to come to our home and bury her with Sammy?"
Are you sure? Yes, said Andrew.
So we did, and their home is where my dear friend Judith once lived. Andrew had dug a deep grave, at least 5 feet, and just the right size, Sammy was lowered in on a strap, and then Felicity. The lovely neighbour handed over a spray of red roses ,and Hugh will make a name plaque with both their names together.
Home is so quiet, and Boris will look for her for some time.
Toto, Finn, Poppy, Tom, Max and Basil would all be waiting for her, what a welcome.
Quotation of the day,author unknown
" I am waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for you"
Greetings from Jean.