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Friday, May 04, 2012

Rest In Peace Mr Darcy

Suddenly and without warning  last night, Mr Darcy collasped and died.
I put him to bed (the animals sleep in the kitchen and if allowed up at night the cats wake us up)  and went back upstairs to get his brother who decided to hide under my bed. Getting Heathcliff out from under a bed can involve giving blood.  I then went into the kitchen to see if I could entice Heathcliff with food, but instead I discovered Mr Darcy collasped in a heap on the floor. No vomiting. No warning. He seemed perfectly healthy before this.
He died in my arms a few minutes later.
I am not sure of the cause. He could have fallen and broken his neck. Why? How? He hated jumping sometimes and was cautious.  All I know is that he died.
All the humans are devastated. Mr Darcy was a particular favourite of my husband's.
He was a fantastic character who brightened our lives for a few years and now is gone. On balance I'd have rather had him in my life than not and that is really all you can say. Love hurts but it is so worthwhile.

5 comments:

Carol Warham said...

So sorry Michelle. It's a terrific shock for you, but at least it sounds like he didn't suffer and you were with him.

Kate Hardy said...

Hugs, Michelle. Very sad news, but he had a good life with you, was loved, and you were with him at the end. Thinking of you and the family xxx

Kate Walker said...

Oh Michelle - how very very sad. I'm so sorry. Mr Darcy was so young - but as Carol and Kate have said he had a wonderful life with you. You will have such a Mr Darcy shaped hole in your life now though - I know how that feels. Sending love and thoughts

Nell Dixon said...

I'm so sorry, Michelle. What a horrible shock. Sending you love and hugs.

Leah said...

Awww...I am so sad for your loss Michelle.