This morning, my 18-year-old cat, Puffin, peacefully passed away in her little house. We had suspected the end was near due to some very worrying and unusual behaviour last night. However, despite how torn up we all are about it, I am pleased to say that the last time I held Puffin alive, just before I put her to bed last night, she was enjoying the attention and purring like a kitten. I would like to think she just went to sleep happily and didn't wake up.
In light of this, I feel I need to put some of my writing endeavours on hold at the moment. I can be a little flaky at the best of times, but I'm sure its understandable that at least for a few days I need a break. I had a topic planned for this month's Insecure Writer's Support Group, but I think I may put that on hold till next month, for obvious reasons. I had some other things I was meant to be working on, but the person involved with those, I'm sure will understand. I just need a week or so to get myself together.
So my March Blog Post will be a bit late this month. I don't know if anyone is particularly bothered, I don't think anyone is going to be actually affected by my quietness online for the next week or so, but I just wanted to let people know why I'm so quiet, and also not let Puffin's passing go on unmentioned, being as she was given a mention in one of my earlier blog posts, and of course, was a dearly beloved member of the family.
I just would like to thank my friends, so many of them, who have left a kind word of condolence or support- it has meant a lot, and made this very difficult day a lot easier.
RIP Puffin. Lady Bast has taken you where you need to be. Love you.