Yesterday was a sad day.
Our beloved cat Elphaba became, suddenly, very sick and we had to rush her to our vets. After some testing, we discovered she was suffering from antifreeze poisoning.
Initially, we were livid but hopeful our vets treatment plan would work. We warned neighbours who also had cats and awaited news.
After about 7 hours from us racing to the vets we received the phone call no cat dad wants to receive. The vets said they’d done all the could and that it would be kinder to let our princess go.
We drove over to say goodbye. How Jonathan held himself together during the journey is beyond me. I know exactly how he must have been feeling.
When we arrived, we waited in the dimly lit waiting room and I could feel myself crumbling. We went through into the consultation room with a very supportive and apologetic vet and said our goodbyes.
I could actually feel the moment my heart broke.
There is no doubt in my mind that the greatest kindness we could bestow on Elphaba at that moment was to let her go.
We are here the day after remembering our beautiful little girl. All the pain we are feeling pales in comparison to the joy she brought into our lives.
We well miss you my little princess and love you always x