Photos courtesy of Demode for Brazilian magazine Criativa
These photos have helped to cheer me up after what can only be described as the worst couple of days ever. I tried to write this yesterday, but kept welling up. I'll keep it short. On Sunday evening we noticed our wee Lydicat was under the weather, lying on her bed and breathing rapidly. It didn't take long to make the decision to take her to the emergency vet. At 17 years old, you do start to prepare yourself for the worst, so why oh why did it still come as a horrible shock when the vet said she had a huge tumour in her tummy and her breathing was probably because she was in pain? They gave her a good shot of painkillers and let us take her home to be fussed over before we had to have her put to sleep on Monday. It was the single most distressing day of my life. However, it made me appreciate having a local 24 hour emergency vet service. Vets Now gave us advice over the phone and looked after Lydia when we got there. They do a fantastic job and it must be heartbreaking for them to have to give out bad news on a regular basis.
Wasn't sure about posting this news on here as it's very personal, but Lydia was a huge part of the family and has featured in more than one post. We miss her and I wanted to share that with you all x