Tuesday, 2 June 2009

It is with great sadness I have to tell you that we had to put our dear 16 year old grey cat Sylvester to sleep last Friday the 29th May. He had kidney problems and went down hill very fast. I miss him being around but we have Elliot, our ginger tom to help keep us on our toes.

Sylvester, who belonged to my brother, came to live with us six years ago. He was such a treasure, never a hiss or a growl! I'm taking his ashes back to Winchcombe near Cheltenham where my brother lives, to be buried in the pet cemetery in the grounds of his house. Sylvester loved the garden there and would take summer evening strolls with the family so I think he will be happy back in that peaceful place.


Kimbo said...

So sorry to hear this Jane. Our pets hold a special place in our heart just as any member of our family. Take care. Kim x

Sarah K said...

Hi Jane, I am so sad for you and can not begin to imagine how you feel. Take care hope to see you soon love Sarah xx

Littleminx said...


I'm so sorry to hear your sad news.
Remember - Time spent with cats is never wasted no matter how short it may feel.

And to quote Albert Schweitzer:
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

Let the music begin

Sara xx

Joanne said...

So sorry to hear this Jane. It's been many years since we had to do the same for my cat, for the same reason - a very hard thing to do. Sending you a hug, and thinking of you.

Gill said...


I am so sorry to hear the sad news of the loss of your lovely Sylvester. I know just how miserable you must feel at this sad time. Our pets are so much part of our family. Thinking of you. Take care. With love and hugs and see you soon.
Gill xx

Janine said...

Jane, As you know I know exactly how you feel as we dealt with much grief at the loss of Megara on Easter Saturday. I am glad you have a happy resting place for Sylvester. Take care. Janine

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