The day we said goodbye to Saffi our cat
You were only young when I arrived, lying there with closed eyes. Upon the sofa resting safe, curled tight up but I could see your face.
One of three, you appeared left out, you fought for space but you coudn't shout. A little squeak was all I'd hear when you yearned for someone near.
You always seemed last in line, pushed aside by the other felines. But then one by one the others left, found new homes and in you crept.
You grew and grew into something new, confidence blooming with life anew.
We loved you and loved you with all our hearts, never believing we'd eventually part to an awful illness that was too clever, leaving us both at the end of our tether.
We did all we could and spent all we had, on treatments and diet but it just drove us mad, until eventually our hearts were so deeply sad cos we couldn't do anything for our sweet little Saff.
We watched you grow incredibly weak, not able to stand, not able to eat, the pain we were feeling as we lost in defeat,was tearing us up in that very last week.
We anguished and anguished. Was it time. To end all your suffering you,d given us the signs.We couldn't believe that in such a short space of time your kidneys had failed and you'd also gone blind.
That God awful day we drove to the vets,the cruel thing was you seemed at your best but maybe you knew you'd soon be at rest and that give you strength to help us suffer less.
We cried and we cried as we said our goodbyes and eventually you gradually closed your sweet eyes.