Those who read this blog regularly will have seen photos of our black and white cat, Sophie. Sadly, she died of a heart attack last week – it turns out she had a congenital heart problem. We’re both adjusting to life without a cat at the moment, and here are a few words from David on the subject. I particularly miss her crashing through the cat flap when I’m working, and either dropping a vole (dead or alive) on the mat, or loudly demanding Dreamies, before taking over my chair.

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Last week our beloved black and white cat Sophie died after a heart attack. She was just over four years old. She bravely struggled on for a few days and we had her back home from the vets for a couple of days, but she had to be returned as she was so weak. The vets tell us she had a congenital heart condition, as did it now appears certain, her sister Jess, who died two years ago.

She was the gentlest cat we had ever had and a real character. It’s hard to imagine I won’t see her chasing crickets and butterflies around the garden or staking out voles in the grass. The garden and the surrounding woods were a paradise for a cat and it’s comforting to know she had such a good, though short life.

She will be greatly missed, an integral part of our life…

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9 thoughts on “Sophie

  1. I’m so sorry to red this. I remember when her sister died so young and it is tragic that they apparently shared the same weakness. But to have given them such a wonderful life albeit short may be a little comfort to you both. My heartfelt warm wishes as you adjust to her loss. 💔

  2. I am sorry to hear about Sophie. She was a lovely little cat. The photos on David’s post were a lovely tribute. It is always sad to loss a pet, they bring so much into our lives.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Pets quickly become an integral part of our lives. My 16 year old cat is suffering from complications caused by an overactive thyroid. I don’t think she will be with us much longer either.

  4. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and kind words. They are much appreciated. Working from home, we both spent a lot of time with Sophie, and her death has left a big gap.

  5. I’m so sorry to read about this. It does sound as if your memories of her are full of life, and a GOOD life for a cat, I hope that that can be somewhat comforting… (but still, a loss is a loss).

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