Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sad news and happy news

What a long week!

Last Saturday was very sad for us as we had to have Tamsin our rescue cat put to sleep. She was 18 years old and had been with us for all of those years and grew up with our family. We adopted her from the RSPCA quite soon after moving into our present house. She was a lovely little cat who had a good life and will be sorely missed. The last few times we were on the boat she came with us as we did not want to leave her at home as we had done before with family calling in to feed and check her. We realised we should have done this sooner but never mind, she had a nice couple of mini holidays before her death.

She lived with Leia and they got on very well....this is the last trip on Waterlily, both on the bed.

This was when she was exploring the towpath...

After selling Waterlily on the same day we decided if we did not have anther cat straight away we might not replace her. Rachel was understandably quite upset loosing her little friend so we set to visiting the local shelters over the last week.

There are so many lovely animals wanting a home .... In the end we took to a lovely long haired young cat at Derby RSPCA. Popped out one lunchtime to meet her and the same day she was adopted and back home with us. We had previously had animals from the RSPCA so a home visit was not needed.

Meet Lilly.... Part in recognition of Waterlily passing and a good name for her....

I am not a great cat person, I prefer the loyalty you get from a dog, but this little cat is so loving and interested in us both, I expect she will be a great companion.

The relationship between Lilly and Leia is not too bad, Leia is a great dog and very patient, understandably Lilly is a little wary, but they are getting closer literally all the time. I think Leia just wants to join in the games Lilly plays.

Anyhow we are testing them both as we have come to Percy for a couple of days and they are both aboard. So far so good, they just have to be aware where each other no quick surprises.

We have been absent from Percy due to family health issues, our own and our relatives, but Percy is lovely and warm, both fires goings, and 100% in the batteries. It will be interesting to see how much we use tonight with the new led lights and how quickly we put charge back in tomorrow with my new charging system.

Anyhow that is the update.... Need to spot Simon from Norbury as I understand from Sues No Problem blog he is bringing a boat back via us. I'd like to chat to him about the rear panel painting when we have Percy blacked in May.

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Sue said...

Awww it is terrible when you lose a loved pet, and really glad that you have given another one a wonderful home. She looks lovely, it won't be too long I'm sure until Leia settles with her. Leia too will be missing 'her mate'

Nev Wells said...

Thanks Sue, Leia seems to be ok, but we never thought of her missing Tamsin. We will carry on supporting them both over the 'introduction'

Are you on the Trent yet? It is green at Alrewas

Sue said...

No the lights are on red again this morning. Good to see it is green at Alrewas thanks for that. It could be the R Soar causing the problem that is well in flood I believe.

When Lucy died it took Meg ages to get over her, in fact she never really has got over it to this day. She went from being an extremely lively dog to a much quieter one.