Sunday, 16 February 2014

Floyd


This is about how I feel inside - big ups and downs lately.  The publicity following the New Year honour has brought letters and cards from far and wide - friends from long ago including someone who had the flat under ours back in 1960! how great it was to make contact again!

There was an amazing ceremony at Arohata Prison when prisoners and staff showed their appreciation to all of us involved in the programme.  I was just so sorry that many of the quilting tutors work full time and couldn't come along to enjoy the speeches and singing of the kapa haka group - including members of my class who hadn't breathed a word on the Saturday, we had been told it was for afternoon tea with the Manager.......

.................it's no good - I have lots more to talk about with you, but  I can't do it tonight - on Friday I had to make the call and ask the vet to come round to euthanase Floyd.  She was so kind and gentle, both with me and Floyd and I know it was the right thing to do but I miss him so much.........


You can understand that I couldn't resist this little scrap when he chose me at the SPCA way back, January 1998,


Taken just before he became so ill, rest in peace.

We'll talk again soon
June



8 comments:

Nancy J said...

June, no words are comfort enough when we lose a beloved cat, the gap is huge, I am so thankful your vet was caring and understanding. Grieve, remember, and know you were so right in your hardest decision ever. Floyd, the Rainbow Bridge would be waiting for you , rest now . Hugs to you June, from Jean.

Jenny said...

My thoughts are with you, June, on the loss of your lovely Floyd. Such a sad time for you, not an easy decision to take, even though you know it is for the best. But he had a wonderful home, with all the care and love that you gave him. Sending you a big cyber hug.

Jenny

Ali Honey said...

I'm sorry Floyd is not physically with you any more, but just in your lovely memories of him.
Saying goodbye to a pet is just so hard - thinking of you.

Kelly Warriner-Simpson said...

Truly sorry to hear this, doing the right and compassionate thing by a much loved furry family member is one of the hardest things in the world. Those of us that have had to do it ache in sympathy. RIP Floyd

Lisa said...

Really feel for you because I know how hard that decision is even when you know it's the right one. And home just isn't the same without them is it?

Nancy Bekofske said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Yvonne said...

Thoughts are with you June, Floyd was a very special friend indeed.

Yvonne

Yvonne said...

Thoughts are with you June, Floyd was a very special friend indeed.

Yvonne