Saturday, January 17, 2009

The End Came very Suddenly.

Inky ( Incubus Feline Honeyfield) died suddenly at 4.30 pm today Saturday 17 th January 2009.
As those of you who visit here know, Inky had been unwell, but was improving daily so the sudden end was a shock for us. His last day with us was a happy one for him. His appetite had improved ( without ever taking the tablets! ) He had had several small meals earlier today ( cheese, cat biscuits, toast with avo even his first small helping of his normal cat food ) and was following me around. Mid morning he lay in the sun in the family room and I brushed him for about 15 minutes which he loved He later spent the afternoon asleep on our bed. DH was at the computer when he heard him being sick ( just a tiny bit ). He then went out the ranch slider door ( while I cleaned the carpet ) and about 2 minutes later we heard 2 awful noises from him and there he was lying dead.
We have buried him in the flower garden where there was a space beside the new lemon tree amongst the flowers. His parents are both very shocked cause we thought he was getting better.Maybe his heart gave out or he had a seizure - I'm not sure ;but the end was swift.I have spent time collecting his things together; unopened food to go to our young ones in Hamilton who have cats. We have lovely memories of (this anti social to most people till he got to trust you ) little wild boy who adopted us to be his parents nearly 13 years ago.His favourite toy - an ear plug which he could pick up in his paw and kill.
Absolutely no more cats for me. ( we have our previous cat Hacksaw here under a rose bush and the dogs from the farm under a Puriri tree ) We can now have the carpet cleaned or perhaps renewed before to long as almost all the stains are his work. Now if we want to go away over night or for the weekend we can go without asking anyone to come and feed him. ( so it is just Darby and Joan now ! ) The first brandy hasn't helped I think I'll have a second!
RIP Inky Boy.

21 comments:

Tracey Petersen said...

So sorry. He was obviously much loved.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sorry to read the news. It is never easy losing a family pet. My thoughts are will you. ((hugs))

anne bebbington said...

I suppose it's a blessing his end was relatively swift but that's little comfort I know (((((hugs)))))

loulee1 said...

So sorry to read your sad news. He was a happy kitty though and much loved.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

So sorry for your loss. You did your best for Inky and his last day was a happy one.

Guðrún said...

How sad... You have the good memories to think of.

Andrea said...

Aww Ali - so, so sorry !

paula, the quilter said...

Inky is now playing with my Chester and Buddy. They will have fun together.

Isabelle said...

Oh dear, so sorry. He looks a lovely cat.

Leanne said...

((hugs))))

Love Leanne

Pixie said...

bye bye Inky. I'm glad you had that lovely brushing session. Gee it's hard losing a pet isn't it.

Molly said...

Oh, poor old Inky! Glad he had such a nice long brushing session with you before he died. It must have been a lovely way to spend part of his last day here! RIP Inky!

Julz said...

Oh Ali - so sorry to hear that Inky has passed away, I am sure my dear Holly cat will be looking after him in cat heaven. My thoughts are with you. It is a huge loss when our dearly loved pets (even when they do annoy us or be sick on the carpet) leave us. Big hugs to you. Hugs Jx

meggie said...

Ohhh. So sorry. I know the pain of a lost pet.
Hugsxx

Laurie from Rotorua said...

I am so sorry to read your news, so hard losing a pet
(( hugs))

Sooziii said...

((((hugs)))

Maria said...

I´m so sorry, I couldn´t sleep because my 4-year-old cat is feeling sick since yesterday, we´re going to call the vet today, and suddendly I found your blog. a big hug for you.

YankeeQuilter said...

So sorry to hear about Inky. Hope the second glass helped a bit.

Sio

Jennifer said...

That's very sad news.

kirsty said...

Hi Ali
I'm so very sorry about Inky. It really does hurt to lose such a loved pet. Hugs from me.
xx

Françoise said...

Oh, this is sad. I'm so sorry.
Hugs.