Sunday, August 26, 2012

RIP Chloe

Chloe, February 2009

I'm so sorry to reboot this blog with sad news. Chloe, who was 21 and had been with us for 15 years, sadly had to be put to sleep on Thursday, August 23. She'd been suffering from thyroid problems for a while and, although she initially rallied on medication, began to go downhill again recently. For several days before she died, she was eating very little, and eventually it became very clear that it was her time to go.

The vet came to our home to euthanise her, and was extremely respectful and considerate. Chloe died in my arms. It was such a peaceful death that I didn't realise she had gone, until he listened to her heart and told me so.

I chose the photo above, which was taken in February 2009, because it's exactly what she looked like until the last few months of her life. She was cantankerous, opinionated, and would not take no for an answer. In short, she was a bit of a madam, and we loved her.