RIP Sophie the Cat

I was due to go for my run this morning but had the horrendous misfortune to have to take our beloved cat to the vets for a final goodbye. She'd got ill all of a sudden and to cut a long story short, there was no option but to let her go. I will miss her indifference to my run stories, her "feed me you swine" meeows just as I got back from a run, her long luxurious snoozes that I was never successful in trying to prompt a reactionary squeak from her whilst telling her about how well I was doing on the C25K prog.

She was laid to rest in our garden where she can carry on doing what she was expert at for 99% of her spoiled life - sleeping.

I will get back in the saddle again tomorrow morning and run along with good thoughts of Sophie in my head. I'll miss her hugely.

Thanks for reading.



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  • Aaaahhhh Dan I'm really sorry you have lost Sophie even though she was never that impressed with your running achievements, deep down she probably knew she could do better (see my post today). Pets are precious and its always hard when they leave, I'm sure you will miss her sorely.

  • Thanks oldgirl.

  • Oh poor you Danzargo! I'm sorry you've had such a sad event. Pets are such an important part of family life and you will miss her. It's a hard decision to make but sometimes necessary for the sake of the pet.

    Hopefully the running will help you and if you can hold those happy memories as you do it , so much the better.

    I hope you can begin to feel better soon.

  • Thanks Beek. Sophie (as all pets) was a one off.

  • Oh I'm sad to read that, Dan ...and now I feel bad too for posting a fat whinge.They are family,aren't they,our pets? ...well,quite often nicer than family .....

    Take care x

  • Don't feel bad Carole. Our little cat filled out lives with joy. We will miss her

  • So sorry to read this. RIP Sophie x

  • Thank you vonnyliz.

  • So sad to read about your lovely cat, it's always a hard decision to have to make, :( and I hope you have many happy Sophie thoughts on your runs.

  • Thank you Rita. She will never be forgotten

  • I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Sophie. I do hope that running will help alleviate some of the sadness that you must be feeling right now. xxx

  • Thank you Mazzero. Everybody here has been so lovely.

  • I'm so sorry to hear this, Dan. I enjoyed reading about her indifference. It's really hard to have to take our beloved pets to the vet but it's the last thing we can do for them :( I hope you can run with good memories of her and get to the point when you smile whenever you think of her x

  • Thank you Annie. That's so sweet of you.

  • Sorry to hear about Sophie. They do leave a huge hole in your heart, don't they? Hugs. RIP Sophie.

  • Thank you Pam. She was a GIANT amongst cats (even though she was small!)

  • Awwww. My cat was called Sophie who I also said goodbye to last year at the age of 21. Sorry to hear of your loss :-( So sad.

  • Thank youuuuu Eve. Was a great name for a gorgeous cat eh? Ours was 18 so miiiiiiles younger than your Sophie. May they RIP

  • Thoughts are with you today Dan, I've had pets over the years - one of which was also my beloved Sophie. Allow yourself to mourn for her and walk or run yourself through these times. Once the initial pain lessens, all the best moments of her long life will stay with you and make you smile always. RIP Sophie, sleep peacefully xxx

  • That is a lovely post, for which I thank you. Couldn't run today. Maybe tomorrow - in her honour!

  • My hearfelt condolences Dan. Just think that she's now up there delighting in that fishbowl in the sky in the company of my Speedy; Bello; Archiebald; William and, most recently, Oliver. R.I.P: Sophie.

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