Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Blackie was a stray that my Mum looked after every summer in Kerry for the last few years. When he first arrived at the cottage he was in an awful state but My Mum looked after him well and by the end of each summer he would look so much more healthier. With my parents living in an apartment they did not have the chance to bring him home. But ever summer Blackie would arrive at the cottage a day or two after they arrived. This year my parents spent about 7 months in Kerry, so Blackie's coat looked amazing, he was so healthy and glossy looking. When Shona and I went to Kerry in August the cat was really friendly too, following Shona all over the cottage, playing with her and being very affectionate. Mum and I were in shock!

Last week I got a call from my Mum to say that Balckie had passed away. His breathing had been very laboured all week and with her heading back to Killaloe she was thinking maybe he should be put to sleep. The night before he died my Mum had him on her lap for hours, just talking and rubbing him (very unusual for this cat), eventually she had to go to bed so she put the cat out, the next morning he was dead. I know my Mum is heart broken but as she knows at least he hah a great 7 months and knew he was loved.


Kate said...

Aah that's so sad. Like you said he had a great 7 months amd was loved, I know how your mum feels I think everyone who hhas lost a pet does. {{{HUGS}}}

Tigger's rambling said...

Awww poor Blackie, but look at what your Mum gave him {{{Hugs}}}

CarolineO said...

Aww poor Blackie, may he rest in peace in kitty heaven, he was so lucky to have your Mum's wonderful care shite I'm blubbering now. Off to find the tissues.