Today is a bit of a tearful day for me as it’s two years since out beloved family cat Sebbie died. He was 18 years old (human years.) It feels like a member of the family has gone forever. People who do not own any pets may not understand what it feels like to lose a much loved pet. They become part of your life and your family. He was such a special cat. We spent most of our childhood with him and as we all left for college, we saw less of him but he was always there to welcome us home. My father loved him so much. Sebbie was his baby 😦
Some things which make Sebbie so special to us….
* He loved steamed tiger prawns. My parents would steam a few for him as a treat, which we never got to eat! They were just for him.
* He has a second home…the greenhouse. That was his holiday home as he’d loved to sit in the greenhouse and dose off in the warm sunshine. He would take shelter in there when the rain poured down and wait until my parents returned home.
* My father made him a special bed for his holiday home…….a ginormous plant pot 🙂
* He would often follow my parents for a walk round the block, they would exercise, so would he.
* He loved to follow us to school and often, we would have to carry him back home and lock him in the house….which meant we were always late for school.
* His meows were often silent, he would open his mouth to meow and nothing would come out.
* We once found him on the window ledge outside our bedroom, don’t know how he managed to get up there but we had to call the fire brigade to rescue him.
* He was very ill at the age of 10 and the vets said he only had 50/50 chance of survival and suggested we put him to sleep. I made the decision to give him that 50% chance and he came out of that operation to give us a further 8 years of happiness. Vet fees were really really expensive but it was worth every penny.
Sebbie, we miss you so much and you’re always in our thoughts xx
Sorry if you’ve been a bit bored with that but I really miss him so much.
MINI SAMPLE HEMLOCK……
Someone took a liking to it the other night before I had the chance to block it…
I did a couple of rows of the feather and fan and jumped onto the scallop edging which I have to say is beautiful. The blanket comes alive when it is blocked, it is so beautiful.