Those of you who read my blog regular will remember me introducing you to my new garden friend who I fondly named Moggy.
Long story, but upon taking Moggy to the vet a few months back for having a poorly paw, we found out who the owners were. The cat's original owners were on the move and staying in temporary abode whilst they found a new home, so the cat was left with the sister who lived not that far from us. Except this inquisitive cat wasn't happy there as there was another cat there, so it found its way to our home and our hearts. We made an agreement with the original owners that we would foster the cat that we named Moggy until they found a permanent home.
Yesterday afternoon, Moggy did not turn up for lunch. It's not that unusual, sometimes it goes exploring, but then it got to 5 o'clock and still not appeared. I started to get worried. Then I got a phone call. It was from the owner. It was not good. She had got a phone call from the RSPCA that Moggy had been run over. Worse was yet to come, he had lost the use of both of its back legs. It was so bad that he had to be put to sleep forever. I know it may sound silly to some, that a small animal can have such a big emotional impact on a human being, but I am absolutely heart-broken and have been crying since I was told of the sad news. It is in his honour that I write this short blog post, a way for me to grieve as well as record our time, albeit a short one together.
I knew he would be leaving us oneday, but to be taken away from us in this very cruel way, really, hurts. I really cannot believe he's gone this way. I keep looking for my fur ball of a friend: sometimes out of the kitchen door window, hoping to see him sat on its cushion waiting for his opportunity to come in. I keep looking up at the bedroom window where it sat looking out at the passing traffic; and even the bed next to me where it often napped on its tiger blanket whilst I sat on the computer. This is my way of saying that I just cannot stop thinking about him.
In the little time we had Moggy, just over six months he was an absolute joy and filled a huge gap in my life. Moggy wasn't the prettiest of cats, but he certainly was a cat with lots of charm and character, he totally made me smile big time. Moggy was good company for me, especially as I was home alone for hours on end. I really was blessed to have him in my life. It teased me with its teeth, humoured us with his curiosity and mischief. He truly stole and made his way into our hearts. I know life will go on, but We will truly miss Moggy - Rest in Peace my furry friend. Thank you so much for being part of our life, even if it was for such a short time. You presence, affection and antics will truly be missed. x