5 November 2019
Sad news from Yael today. Her beloved cat, Edmund, has used up all his nine lives and died. It is always so painful when we lose a pet.
Earlier this week Paul, while out for his early morning walk with Rick, was approached by one of our neighbours who had discovered a dead tabby at the side of the road; she wondered if Paul might know who he belonged to. She said she would take him to the vets to see if he was chipped. Later that day I took Rick out for his afternoon walk in the drizzling rain. As we walked through the village I saw an elderly gentleman standing outside his bungalow calling and whistling.
“Have you lost something?” I asked, silently hoping that he was searching for a lost tortoise or budgerigar, anything but a cat.
“My cat, he hasn’t been home all day.”
“Is it a tabby?”
I broke the sad news to him and led him to the home of the lady who had found the cat. I felt so helpless.
Autumn has definitely arrived in Lincolnshire. It is grey and wet here today and the leaves are rapidly floating down onto our garden from the big trees. It is definitely a day for staying indoors, indulging in some comfort food and staying warm.
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Thank you Sue for understanding.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about Edmund xDelete
It is best that the old man knows what happened to his cat. A few years ago our lovely Boris disappeared one night and we have no idea what happened to him.ReplyDelete
It was so sad to see him standing in the rain calling and whistling for his cat.Delete
I am so sorry to hear that Yael has lost Edmund. Losing a beloved pet can be as heart breaking as losing a human.ReplyDelete
How distressing for you to have to tell the old gentleman that his cat had died.
It wasn't nice being the bearer of bad news.Delete
Losing pets is so painful - especially if they are companions for someone who lives alone.ReplyDelete
Yes - the place is covered in ash leaves here too - the rain seems to have made them heavy and they are sudden coming down in a shower.
I think all the leaves will be down in a few days.Delete
Same here, there are lots of wet leaves on the sidewalks making walking a bit slippery. Next comes the big cleanup. I don't have a pet but have several grandpets who stay with me occasionally. I would miss them if they were gone.ReplyDelete
We shall wait until all the leaves are down in the garden and then vacuum them up for the compost.Delete
Oh dear. Not so long ago I found a dead Tabby by the side of the road quite nearby. No-one seemed to know who it belonged to. It's awful to think that it was someone's beloved pet.ReplyDelete
Seems to happen a lot with cats, they forget to look both ways.Delete
What kind understanding neighbours.ReplyDelete
Nice people in this village.Delete
What a sad story, but at least the elderly man knows what happened. Nothing worse than not knowing I always think. Hopefully he will get another companion.ReplyDelete
I suppose it was fortunate that I ventured out in the rain and came across him.Delete