This is my mums other favourite picture of Puss. It was hard for her to get nice pictures because Puss always wanted to purr and do leg rubs when mum came outside. Puss was about 10 years old when this picture was taken. Mum often wondered what your life was like before you came to her, was someone else missing you?
When belle and bud came to stay with mum, on the holidays. Puss would always rush to the spare bedroom with the kids and curl up next to them, to help them go to sleep. She would stay there most of the night and then sneak in next to mum, only after midnight when she knew the kids were fast asleep.
make the bed (it is always Saturday at our house). She would be straight up on the bed and under the sheets. Mum always had to call out "where's Puss?". Puss would chirp back and then wait for a tickle. She loved that game. Poor mum, an hour to make the bed, but she loved it too.
Now Puss got sick last year with renal failure, she struggled for a long time. Mum did the sub cut fluids and with the help of a fantastic vet, they kept Puss well and happy for some time.
But there came a time when mum knew that Puss was no longer happy and that she would need help to go to the rainbow bridge. Mum was lucky that her best friend was able to come with her, as it was going to be tough. Mum had spent a week sleeping with Puss tucked up beside her on the spare bed, lying under Puss favourite blanket. It broke mums heart to go to work every day thinking that Puss might die alone by herself. Mum couldn't let that happen, and even though Puss woke up mum knew that when she stopped purring and was wobbly the time had come.
That was a year ago and it was a tough day. Puss, mum misses you but knew that it was the right thing to do. Mum was lucky that she could help Puss that day and that she had a super fantastic friend with her to help her through.
You left a pussy cat shaped hole in her heart. But I have come along and helped to heal that hole. When mum first got me, she told me about Puss angel, and how she would help me to be a good pussy cat. I listened and mum says I am a good girl, and have learnt all the good qualities that Puss had. We miss you Puss and mum says she was lucky to have shared your life for so long. Today we remember all the fun times mum and puss had together.
Poppy Q and mum