I lost my friend, Delphine on Wednesday evening. She was about 16 or 17 years old. She had been with me for about 15 of those years. I made the decision with the vet to euthanize her after a long battle with renal failure. She was desperately skinny and had stopped eating even after treatment.
She was my constant companion and I miss her so much. I can't stop myself looking for her when I get home and I am realising only now how much I looked forward to seeing her on the way home from work.
Delphine had a gentle and supportive spirit. We loved each other very dearly. Often we just sat together enjoying our warm bond and when I stayed home she purred all the time.
It was awful to have to see her go. I am heartbroken. I rescued Delphine from a shelter - she had been abused - but Delphine rescued me from loneliness and pain. I am so grateful that I had her in my life.