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Rest in peace, Susie.

Rest in peace, Susie.

August 31, 2005

Photo by Silvia

Suzy's passing today was completely unexpected.

She showed no signs of ill health until last night, when she was lethargic and not herself. When I tried to lift her, she cried out in pain. It turns out she had a very large tumour in her abdomen and hid the pain and seemed perfectly healthy until yesterday. There was nothing we could have done to save her and I wasn't about to let her suffer in any way.

I'm beside myself with grief. It has been an extremely hard day.

My friends know me as someone who loves animals more than most people. Suzy was such a wonderful companion. she was my shadow and followed me everywhere. I couldn't sit down anywhere without her wanting to be with me. I will miss her so.

Her passing has left a huge hole in my life. Everything that I do around the house will never be the same. As I'm writing this, she would have been on my lap or on the back of my chair purring in my ear.

There will be so many things that I will miss:

- Laying on the couch with her laying on her side on my chest.

-When I go to bed at night, she lays along my leg and in the mornings, she headbutts me and licks my head to get me up for work.

-she waited for me in the bathroom every morning while I had a shower and loudly meowed at me to hurry up (maybe she thought I shouldn't be in there because cats don't like water).

- bird-watching through our patio door will never be the same without her.

She lived to be about 14 and was always friendly with everyone.

RIP Sue. We love you.

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