Nothing prepares you for the loss of a special pet. She’d been ill for a few months but I still can’t comprehend she’s gone.
She was our first ‘baby’ – the pet you buy after you’ve moved in with your serious boyfriend and want to start nesting.
She loved our two boys with her mighty big heart, and they adored her right back.
Lily was definitely a foodie. She was always on high alert every time a chicken was roasted, waiting in the wings for some remnants to be thrown her way.
Unlike other members of my family she never complained about my cooking ONCE and always ate everything put in front of her.
She was the only other female in this house of boys. I’ll miss her soulful brown eyes in the corner of our kitchen, our walks around the park, the sound of her paws padding around the tiles in pursuit of the next snack.
Goodbye Lily old friend – you can rest now.