Memory of our departed friends

This page is memory to our beautiful furbabies who were taken from us too soon.  Stitch, Bailey and Simba were beloved friends and we miss them dearly.  They will be forever in our hearts x 




Stitch- A beautiful blue tabby came to us in May 2010.  She was a lovely little girl, full of energy and life.  She loved climbing and jumping.  She used to jump up from our bed and pull the tassles of the lampshade.  She was full of mischief.  Then unfortunately when she was 7 months old she suddenly didn't seem right, she was unco-ordinated and couldn't stand up properly.  The vet ran some tests but many were inconclusive.  But the condition became incompatible with life and we took the difficult decision after being told she had no hope of recovery of putting her to sleep.

Bailey- The most beautiful kitten I have ever seen, a stunning blue tortie, silver tabby, Bailey was the light of our lives when she arrived in September 2011.  She was so loving and loved to curl up on your lap and purr.  She was a good girl but liked to get into mischief too, her favourite sleeping place was the Sky box by the TV.  She seemed to be doing great until a bout of tummy upset which she was prescribed antibiotics for.  Whether it was the tablets (the vet said it was a possible cause) we don't know but she quickly within a couple of days developed IMHA (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia).  The vets did everything they could, transfusions but after a few days her little body couldn't take anymore and she passed away. 

Simba- Came to us in March 2012.  He was a tiny kitten with bags of personality!  He went to live my mum and he was soon the centre of attention.  He remained quite small initially and was diagnosed with having IBD and so had a special diet.  Once that was sorted he grew and grew and by 12 months was around 6kg.  He was loyal and friendly and loved playing games and chasing around.  Sadly in September he quickly deteriorated and developed problems with his liver and pancreas.  All sorts of treatment was tried but nothing seemed to improve the situation and with him clearly suffering the decision was taken to send him peacefully to sleep.  He was a massive part of our lives and won't be forgotten.

To lose two young cats was devastating and something we will never really understand or truly get over.  Both girls have a special place in our hearts and their ashes remain in our care in pride of place.  They will never be forgotten.  Animals bring such joy into our lives for however long they are with us but leave a deep hole in our hearts when they leave. 

The poem below, author unknown sums up the feeling we all have when we lose a dear furfriend:

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...