Thursday 26 April 2018

Charlie's got his wings

I am very sorry to say that Charlie crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge this morning.

I take comfort in the thought that the last thing he felt was my heartbeat and the last thing he heard was my voice telling him how much he's loved, how much he'll be missed, and how privileged I was to have had him in my life. 

(picture taken on the 12th March)

6th January 2002 - 26th April 2018

Monday 26 February 2018

Charlie's end game

I know I have been very quiet lately, but today I would like to address Charlie's rescuer  in the hope that she continues to read updates of Charlie through this blog.

For 15 months Charlie battled hyperthyroidism and kidney disease and for a while he was doing very well with 6 weekly vet visits, blood tests, a new diet and medications.

Unfortunately, over the last 3 weeks, he lost weight drastically, despite his normal appetite and the results of his last blood test (taken last week) were as bad as it could get with his kidneys.

Yesterday, on the 25th February, he had a seizure.

I was there with him, I held him and I cried with him. The seizure lasted about 30 seconds.

We've just returned from the vet's and the prognosis is not good, in so far as the vet said she would be extremely surprised if he lasted this time next week.

Currently his heart rate is 100 beats per minute.

Charlie turned 16 on the 6th January 2018.

We would have celebrated 10 years together in April 2018.

He's just eaten 3 sachets of his food and is now resting.

I just want you to know. He is loved more than I can convey. And he is breaking my heart.

Charlie over the weekend 24 - 25th February 2018.

Thursday 12 March 2015


Terry Pratchett.... him diamond.
(Thud by Terry Pratchett)

"The author died at his home “with his cat sleeping on his bed, surrounded by his family” "

If you only ever read one book by this wonderful author, please may I recommend, 

 To say I am bereft is an understatement.  

RIP you beautiful wonderful man.

Thursday 1 January 2015


Me, Charlie and Gumtree wish you all a peaceful, healthy and jolly wonderful 2015! Yay! 

The above was taken last year! LOL! Well just before midnight tonight! 
He totally slept through all the fireworks exploding!

Thursday 25 December 2014


To all my beautiful, patient and wonderful bloggie pals!

Charlie, Gumtree and I wish you all a joyous and very happy and loving Christmas!

For New Year, I hope to get an up to date pic of new slim line Gumtree! LOL! 

He's currently attending "fat cat clinic" and has so far lost 1/2 a kilo! Yay! 

We hope you are all well, healthy, happy and hearty!

Take care

Monday 18 August 2014

Updates! Updates!

Bloggie pals!!

Wow - what a month and a half where plenty and nothing much happened! We are totally missing you all!

The main news is that Charlie's going in for surgery this Wednesday to have a cyst removed. I won't use the word tumor cos I just won't!! I know in my heart it's going to be benign. Yes it is! 

[Pic taken 30th July 2014 - catching the last of summer's sun!]

As for the house buying - the vendor continues to do his damned ('scuse my French) best to delay the sale. He's messing with the wrong buyer, is all I'm saying!

Gumtree continues to grow big and strong and very vocal! 

We'll catch up with y'all soon - just maybe not now but soon - soon!! when things settle...

Have peaceful rest of August!

Monday 30 June 2014

Happy July!

My favourite month is the month of July
It's summer and sunny and hopefully dry!
It's also a month for birthdays galore!
Like mine and Charlie's and many many more!

p.s. Gumtree turned 2 years old in June!

Happy July y'all