Thanks to those of you who've enquired how my Burman cat Daisy is. She took to looking poorly of Tuesday afternoon but we can all have an 'off'' day can't we? By Wednesday morning she wasn't looking much better. In fact, she was looking decidedly ragged and couldn't jump up to her usual place - my lap! I also noticed that she hadn't eaten overnight and by the time I got home from work on Wednesday afternoon I knew that she had to go to see the vet. There was obviously something seriously wrong. Fearing the worst, I made the appointment and put her in her travel cradle. Usually, when I do this and put her in the car she's quite vocal but she made not a sound as we drove the few miles to the surgery. The diagnosis was kidney failure which was poisoning her system and the tough decision had to made.
Daisy has been a close member of the family for many years particularly to me and the tears couldn't be held back as she slipped peacefully away to a better place. She's home with us now and will lie together with her old friend Emma the golden retriever. I only hope that if needs be, someone provides the same service for me one day! My personal thanks to you for the e-mails and calls some of which were already waiting for me when I got in to work on Friday morning.