Monday, March 25, 2013
Mancat Monday and Thanks.
This is not a tribute to Eric, that will come soon. I am going to create his memorial page but want to take my time over it to make sure I do him justice.
We always said Eric had a big old fashioned face and 3 years ago I used one of our favourite photos of him and made this picture on one of the free photo sites.
It seems very appropriate now. It was only a little over a month ago that he felt well enough to climb his favourite oak tree.Now he is looking down on us. We miss him so much.
I know many of you were very confused that I posted only an hour before Eric had to be helped to the Rainbow Bridge. Last Monday morning Eric was still wobbly but in the afternoon he wanted to go for a walk so we took him into the field beside the garden. He really enjoyed himself eating grass and looking into mouse holes. He even chased Flynn. When we got back indoors he got in the Ham-Mick and had a wash while Ivor played with Flynn. When Flynn's tail flicked by him he played with it. His eyes were big and bright as they always used to be and his fur felt so soft. He looked the best he had for several weeks. We really thought he had turned the corner and would get better. We were so happy and I started that post to schedule for Tuesday.
Eric then went to sleep on our bed. When he woke up it was obvious that something terrible had happened. The post was never finished, I just hit publish because I wanted to share that he had a good day.
We took him to the on call vet. We don't think he was in any pain, but he was frightened and confused. It now seems that he had been having a series of strokes. I asked if he was at risk of a saddle thrombus and was told that he was.
We are just so thankful that we were able to help our precious boy make his journey peacefully with our love and kisses, and our last memory of him is peacefully going to sleep.
Jackie Ivor and Flynn