As you all know dear old Tex has been slowly declining of late so yesterday early evening TOF and I took him to our vet. We were told he was in advanced renal failure, and had other aliments that the elderly suffer from. The kindest thing for our boy was to let him go. He purred softly while I gave him his final hug as if he knew this was it and I think he was happy to go. Tex gave us 9 enjoyable years and we were his third owners so we know he was quite old.
The staff at the Vets were lovely and he was laid in this box for us to bring him home in. He will be buried today in the garden next to out beloved old dog Ben. I know we have done the right thing for Tex by letting him go, for us it was hard but today is a new day and he will never be forgotten.
Us pet owners take these animals into our homes and make them a part of our family, so it is our role as their owners to recognise when the time is right. If only we could help humans when they are so incredibly ill. Thankfully I have the dogs and the girls to help me.
These two are keeping close by.
Life goes on for the living, and the garden is the best place to experience life.
Yesterday I picked a bunch of Carnations from the garden and the perfume is divine and wafting in the lounge as I type.
The girls were getting about the business of the day and helping eat lettuce that had seeded.
Peaches, Plums, Tomatoes, and Apples.
One large self sown Sunflower is towering above everything in TOFs vegetable garden.
Sunflowers are happy flowers to me.
I Sueified some white long shorts yesterday by adding POM POMS and lace.
Mrs Wickham was giving me sideways looks.
And Sheba watched my every move.
Thanks Tex for being part of our family.