Poppy 1993 - 2013

By SlowSong
My darling, beautiful Poppy departed today. She'd been very ill for some time and her poor little body finally had to be laid to rest. She'd had enough. It was bittersweet to see her this morning have walk around the garden, in the rain, visiting her usual places. It was almost as if she knew what was coming and was having one last stroll around her favourite haunts. She has joined her sister Heather who died a couple of years ago and they are both now at peace under our lawn. How quiet the house is.

Tags: Poppy Pets and captive animals Goodbye sweetheart

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Feb 2013 5:02PM
How very sad, Chris, and what a good age she lived to be. She is at peace now, and out of pain, I'm sure you have many wonderful memories of her and Heather to feed from at this sad time for you. Carol

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Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 5:04PM
So sad to loose a member of the family, she was a beautiful girl and obviously loved very much.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 5:10PM
Oh ............. so sad.
I wont vote, as you dont want that, but they are lovely imagesSmile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
1 Feb 2013 5:20PM
V1 is a striking image, great use of light in V2. Sad but inevitable end of a loved pet., finally at peace.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 5:25PM
That's a good age...
They do become a part of the family, and we do miss them when they go. Our Sooty made it to nearly 18, despite favouring a diet that had the vet throwing her hands up in horror. (She was particularly fond of curry, Marmite and chocolate ice cream).
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 5:28PM
Two most adorable photographs showing two delightful sides to this gorgeous cat. May her memories stay with you.

Regards Nathan Grin
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 5:32PM
Oh so terribly sad... we have lost two in two years.... your pictures and narrative bring back so many sad memories... thinking of you Chris.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 6:18PM
So sad Chris, we lost our cat in September.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Feb 2013 6:44PM
My, she was a beautiful kitty-- I especially like v2 showing all her colors and her cat pose---

Wishig you a peaceful recovery--may she RIP
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
1 Feb 2013 7:00PM
They always know when it is time.................we have an aged one (Archie) he has arthritis and he is showing his age..............he has all the comforts we can give him and his medicine............but he will tell us when he has enough of this life...........GrinGrinGrin

Very sad to hear..............it's hard to let them go.................GrinGrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
1 Feb 2013 7:01PM
Thank you all so much. She had a good life and we have so many lovely memories of her.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
1 Feb 2013 7:11PM
A truly beautiful image. You can always treasure this as her eyes speak such volumes of love. Ann.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 7:17PM
So sorry to hear of your loss Chris
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 7:30PM
Oh Chris - I'm so very sorry. I do love cats - they are such precious animals. I've never had one but would really love one, but I never will. We have a lot where we live and I'm a surrogate mum to one of them who only has three legs. I do feel for you - this is a beautiful pic of your Poppy.... Smile
1 Feb 2013 7:31PM
So Cute

JohnoP 12 2
1 Feb 2013 10:26PM
Poppy and Heather will see you at Rainbow Bridge Chris. John
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
2 Feb 2013 12:39AM
Oh Chris, I feel so for you. Been there and done this - we lost our Mitzie when she was 22 - a bit older than Poppy - a good old age and more time to get attached to them.

She looks to have been a very sweet cat, and I know how you will miss her, and yes the house suddenly becomes very, very quiet.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Feb 2013 4:41AM
Thank you again for your kind thoughts.
2 Feb 2013 5:14AM
A soft & cute memory.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
2 Feb 2013 10:18AM
Oh no!! SadSad

So sorry to hear that Poppy is no longer with you, Chris. She's a beauty and looks like (don't wanna use the past tense) such a sweetie too. I'm glad she visited her Poppy Places before she left.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Feb 2013 11:24AM
Thank you Andrew. And for your very thoughtful PM. Smile
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 2:33PM
Two lovely images, so sad to loose a family pet

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Feb 2013 4:10PM
Yes, it's very sad when you lose them - mine was 19 when she died Sad She looks very sad also in these two images, but yet very beautiful. At least you have the images to remember her by Chris.
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
2 Feb 2013 4:47PM
What a good age she reached, Chris. We (Bodil and I) feel for you. We were at the vets on Monday with our two (9 yo) and the vet found a heart irregularity in Gidget. We are not very happy at the moment and are waiting for an ecg on her.
They are far more than "just animals" as some people think.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Feb 2013 6:10PM
Fingers crossed for Gidget, Malc.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Feb 2013 7:32PM
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved pet, she lived to a great age, the same as our Daisy. These are two lovely images to remember her by, Ed
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
2 Feb 2013 9:57PM
Good memories Chris.
V1 is fantastic and you have all those lovely memories to help you.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 3:44PM
Night-night Poppy. Have fun at Rainbow Bridge with all your friends xxxx
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
3 Feb 2013 4:15PM
Thank you. When I look in the garden I now imagine her and Heather swapping stories and generally getting up to mischief together. Smile
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 5:49PM
So sorry to hear this, Chris! I know she couldn't have been more loved or had a better home.

Thinking of you.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
3 Feb 2013 7:51PM
Thank you David. Much appreciated.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Feb 2013 8:57PM
Sad times - V2 is a lovely image to go with your memories.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 9:01PM
When they leave us Chris, they also
take a large chunk of our hearts, that takes a long time to repair
my thoughts are with you, as it is so hard to say goodbye
meniko 7 Cyprus
10 Feb 2013 3:40PM
dear Chris,
images like those are renewing our memory of them
and relieve our regret for their absence...
11 Feb 2013 11:41AM
sooo sorry...this moments hearts and soul are weaping...felt same in 2011, lost 3 oldies(17) from 1 couple within 5 month...2 of them looking like yours...they all were lost souls without a chance to live more than some weeks, knocking at our door, accepting our 2 collies and stayed 4 a long, wonderful time...
be sure they live in a country over the rainbow and keep them in your heart...
thinking of you...
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Feb 2013 6:02PM
oh dear I know exactly how this feels , I have buried some cats in my life... and it will always break my heart.
Chris' tom Oliver lived a 20 1/2 years like yours, it is really a good inning and I'm sure you loved her dearly. Hope you still got another cat to comfort you!
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
1 Mar 2013 12:49PM
Hi, just found this.
What a beauty she was and will be forever in
your heart and mind and with such lovely photo portraits.
Sorry for your loss of a month ago Chris.

xwang 9 56 8
22 Mar 2013 2:21PM
Sorry for the sad news.. I know, it's painful and heart breaking...

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