I never was a cat person. I think I was a little afraid of them, until my best friend, Suzan asked me to accommodate you. She was a volunteer and her house had no more space. So she asked me this as a favour. I couldn’t say no, so I agreed. The night before she brought you I couldn’t sleep. I was so worried about living with a cat. I was even thinking of cancelling the accommodation but I was too ashamed.
The next morning Suzan brought you. She opened the carrying basket, you walked out, you jumped on the couch and lied down like you lived in the house forever. My bestie taught me how to take care of you and you taught me how to love you. The first night, you jumped on the bed and slept beside me. It was the best sleep I had in years. Time passed and I was becoming more and more attached to you. After a month living with you I told my bestie that I was going to adopt you. She looked at me and told me: Well I don’t think you understand. She is adopting you. She was so right. I understood that years later.
My beautiful Lucy, my little child. What a life we spent together. I never left you. We were together in walks, trips, holidays even when I was going to get coffee. I remember when I was ill for three days. You were by my side all the time. Susan had to move your food, water and toilet in the bedroom because you wouldn’t leave the bed. We were together for 18 years . I could see that you were old but something was different this time. I was terrified. I took you to the vet for your annual check up and my worst fear came true. You had cancer and you were in pain. Vet proposed euthanasia because it would be inhuman to let you go through all this pain. I fainted.
I didn’t mean to. I wanted to be strong for you but I couldn’t. I took you to our home. Suzan came to see you. I couldn’t euthanise you. It was so hard. I felt like killing you. I could have never lived with the guilt. That night you passed away in my arms like you wanted to make it easier for me. That night you took a part of me with you. I will never be the same again.
Rest In Peace, my child.
Name / Oνοματεπώνυμο: LUCYMother's Name / Όνομα μητρός: KATEAddress / Διεύθυνση: UKBirth Place / Μέρος γέννησης: UKBirthday / Ημερομηνία γέννησης: 2005Cause of Death / Αιτία θανάτου: CANCERAge / Ηλικία: 18Death Place / Μέρος θανάτου: HOMEDeath Date / Ημερομηνία θανάτου: 2023