Sadly. On Tuesday 7th June I had my cat, my faithful friend & companion Gismo quietly laid to rest in our home @ the age of approximately 20 years of age.
Gis was my first self owned pet after I moved out of home. We had a very strange relationship. She would go through the most annoying phases & would hold grudges for days. I'd get peeved @ her & play her games right back. You could say we had a very loving but very disfunctional friendship. But I loved her to death & always will.
After I had my kids Gismo really settled down & got quite maternal herself. After that our relationship improved & she became the sweetest cat. I remember cuddling under the blanket in Winter after I'd dropped the kids @ daycare or school. I'd jump back into bed & I'd lift the blanket & she'd come in & make herself comfortable then I'd put it over us both. Many, many times I remember waking after a good Nanna nap with Gismo still there cuddling in with me & still purring. Sometimes even after 3 or 4 hours!!
I will miss her intensely. I'd struggled for so long with this decision. It is definitely one of the stresses that helped my weight loss along. She was becoming very blank & she'd lost all care about where or how she went to the toilet. That's not what Gismo was like. There was no doubt it was time to let her go with dignity & respect & she did.
R.I.P. Gismo. You made my life so much brighter my little angel.