Saturday, May 28, 2011

The loss of our cat, Ratch.

It was a hard day yesterday. Our dear old cat Ratch was euthanized. She had gone blind and was fading. No matter how many times you lose a pet, it never seems to get any better. She ruled the roost here and few of the others crossed her path without getting a slap across the head, lol. Aw, she was a good old soul and would cuddle on the chesterfield with himself every evening patting his beard, her way of saying "pet me". She will be missed.

Taken last summer.

This week has been stressful for another reason as well. We are getting an extension put on the house. The old bathroom has been torn out so a new one will be built plus a small pantry and a sort of sitting room. Since last Monday I feel that we have been living back a hundred years ago. No hot water, no toilet, boxes and bags piled throughout the house and just a pathway on the deck to get to the door. The lawn is still full of wood and windows, etc. They expect to be finished in another week and then there will be the inside painting to do along with the outside painting. I didn't realize how hard it would be to have my "nest" upset like this.

The first thing they had to do was move a massive boulder.

It took some struggling but they finally got it out of the ground. It's now placed under one of the trees. It's a lovely big rock.

It's raining here this morning but work is still going on outside. I'll be glad when it's all over.


ShySongbird said...

Sorry to read about the loss of Ratch. As you say, however many pets you lose it never gets any easier.

My goodness, that really is a huge boulder! I don't envy you at all, I hate upheaval which is why so much needs doing here but never gets done. I know I would feel so much better if it was all done but... the thought of all that disruption!!

Cicero Sings said...

Renos are so not fun! But the results are!!!!

So sorry to hear about her highness - her absense will leave a big hole. If only pets lived longer - at least as long as ourselves!

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Victoria said...

OC, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Ratch. It never gets easier to say goodbye to a beloved pet, no matter how many times we've gone through it.

Remodeling is the pits, no two ways about it! I'm sending good thoughts your way that they will get it finished in record time.

avalon said...

So so sorry i know exactly how you are feeling, as you know we had our Penny put to sleep a few weeks ago and i miss her so much too, they become such a big part of our lives. xxxx
Hope the extension goes well too.

Tricia said...

Sorry to hear that OC....not an easy time for you.... ((OC))

Sondra said...

OH SORRY about your kitty--its always hard and the pain never really goes away it just becomes barable--I now she had a good life there with you~
Trust me I also know how hard it is to live with renovations! 4 yrs ago we added a room to this house IT was a month long project, although we did have use of our bathroom and water so I cant know exactly how unpleasant that is for you. BUT when its all done WOW you'll have an even better nest to curl up in.
Again my condolences on loosing Ratch.(hug)

Nan and =^..^= said...

So very sorry to read about the loss of heart goes out to you.
Good luck with the renovations!
Take care....