Goodbye, Chloe

We’ve cared for Chloe for almost 12 years now, and today we had to make the sudden and sad decision to let her go! Over the last few days she spent more time away in a quiet room rather than with us, then stopped eating, and by this morning couldn’t even drink her water … some consolation at least that the change was so rapid and hopefully her suffering wasn’t too awful.

Here’s memories of better days …


Chloe with depth

Checking out the newly rebuilt website I noticed that I’ve not posted any pictures of Chloe for more than two years (I blame Facebook, I just post quick pics there instead of here!); so let’s fix that with this photo I took this afternoon, using the “depth” / portrait feature of iPhone 7 Plus (it blurs the background to make the main subject stand out more):

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Relaxed Chloe

Chloe has recently taken to laying upside down next to me on the chair, so that I may stroke her chest and tummy – amazingly she’ll do it as long as I’m prepared to, and at no time does she attack with her back legs and claws! It’s not elegant, but she’s happy …