Well, today wasn't the best - we took Rodney our magnificent 15 year old persian cat to the vet because he was "out of sorts". Little did we know, at 5.30pm today, he was make his final journey. There was nothing that could be done. It seems from the various tests that he had virtually no red blood cells, a heart murmur and his kidneys weren't too good either. The lovely lady vet said that it wouldn't matter if we "threw everything we have in our armoury at him, the outcome would be the same, there is nothing that can be done to save him".
Oh dear, what now..... such a shock. 48 hours ago he was sort of off his food - tonight, he's not here.
It doesn't matter how many times this has happened with other pets/companions before, the pain is so acute, there is no immunity.
Tomorrow will be better hopefully - a little less blessed without the presence of such a gentle, loving soul, but at least we were privileged to be his guardians for so long.
Please forgive us if we are a little slow to respond over the next few days, Rodney wasn't "just a cat".