It is with immense sadness that I have to write another of these posts commemorating the loss of one of our beloved pets. “Poppy” the sister of “Tash” (below with poppy) who we lost back in February has now to been called away to the cattery above, though she had survived many years of diabetes and endured injections both morning and night to combat the disease. She had gone off her food in the last few days and though the vet initially hoped it was just a virus a blood test revealed that her liver had just about given up. On the Vet’s advice the very sad decision was made to put her to sleep. At least this time we both able to be with her at the end, and the little love was purring till the last.
In many ways this is like the end of an era for us as she was the last of the “Old ones” as she and her sister both knew our “pedigree” girls and boy before we gradually lost them years ago, this now just leaves us with “Suki” and her babies (though they are now eight, they will always be the babies to us).
Poppy had the most wonderful dusty pink nose that would vary depending on what mood she was in, from a rose to very pale pink though was always a little “madam” who wasn’t above telling or letting you know what she thought, I’ll always remember the day she was sat behind “Button” our “Burmilla” girl, as she looked away Poppy whacked her round the back of the head! But by the time a shocked Button had turned around Poppy was busy licking herself, and looked up as if to say “What, has something happened?”, she got away with that!
She was able to put just about anyone in their place with just a look or occasional hiss, I say just about as she met her match in “Ozzy” (left with Poppy) one of Suki’s kittens who would not back down and so a uneasy truce was brokered between the black and white pair. My wife mentioned today that we had owned Poppy and her sister Tash for over half of our married life, it did feel as if she’d been with us forever, we all miss her immensely, I hope she is with her sister, goodbye “Pop’chops” love dad.