Friday, 18 February 2011
Sad week in the Sweetpea Household
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last blog post and well wishes for Skibby. Sadly I had to call my Dad over to put poor Skibby to sleep last night. His breathing became very laboured and he was sick and wailed a few times so was obviously really scared :-( It was a hard telephone call to make but I really couldn't see him die slowly in front of me, it just wasn't fair. Dad came over and agreed that he was leaving us but it could have taken hours if not days for him to pass away. I felt sorry for my Dad, it must be hard to have to put your childrens pets to sleep, I remember begging him to do something for our last pet Ernie when in my heart I knew it was too late - poor Dad had to tell me gently that nothing could be done. Mum was fantastic taking the children out of the way until they could come back and give Skibby another kiss goodbye. Poor Mr Sweetpea was at work so didn't get to say goodbye :-(
It is strange without him in the house, although he didn't really do much more than sit on a chair snoozing his presence is missed :-( It was also really weird not hearing him meow constantly when Mr Sweetpea got home from work today as he used to ask him for dinner as soon as he walked in from work. The dogs Charlie and Ted miss him too, they used to be great mates.
Middle Sweetpea was particularly upset and little Sweetpea wanted me to make her a magic wand so she could make him better. He is now laying next to our dog Ernie in the garden and he has a little letter with him written from middle Sweetpea so he has company.
We also lost our lovely brown chicken shown above yesterday too. That is so strange as she had a lovely day in the garden a few days back so really can't understand why she suddenly died :-(
Well I am off for a nice big glass of wine now, what a week!