Sunday, 18 July 2010

I need to share sad news!

I have been putting off posting this as there has already been too much sadness and this was the final blow!!!! But I need to write this as I believe it will help the healing somehow.
See I'm crying already! :''''(
My cutie pie Fitzgerald had sudden catastrophic heart failure 2 weeks to the day after my Pip died.........can you believe it? I know I certainly could not!!!
I had to drive to the next town at 2 in the morning to meet the vet at the surgery....everything was clouded by a very watery veil as I drove!
She said they would keep him for observation but things did not look good.
It was such a shock as he had not been ill at all
....the vet confirmed it really can be that sudden......a blood clot had come away from the heart and blocked the main artery leading to the legs.
The following morning I had, needed, was grateful to hold him as he passed away....he was only 13.
Bless my friend......she was with me when Phil passed away and she shared this moment's really too much too ask of anyone....but I shall be forever grateful.
I'll leave you with some pictures of Fitzgerald whos' ashes will be scattered with Pips
.... and just to add Pip did  not want flowers for his funeral (although I carried a spray of white lilies..........his favourite......and placed it on the coffin) he very much wanted the money to go to Animals in Distress to help secure happy safe lives for unwanted was a happy/sad time when I found out the donations amounted to £197.00.
Thank you everyone for your donations it is all that Pip would have wished.
xoxo Sioux


  1. oh honey... sending big big hugs to you sweetie... xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Oh Sioux...hug hug hug. What a great friend you have. Poor Fitzgerald. Hugs.

  3. I'm shedding tears as I write... so sorry to hear about all your sadness I can identify with your experiences.
    friends make a big difference

  4. I'm shedding tears for you too!!
    All I can send you is lots of love and hugs and bless your friends, they are true friends when you can count on them at times like this.
    Hugs Lisax

  5. You have been so brave and suffered so much, life sometimes just does not make sense. So very sorry to hear this news. (((hugs))) Zoe xx

  6. Oh Sioux what an awful thing to go through so soon after the loss or your husband. I am so so sad to hear this too - you've been through so much. Thank goodness you have a wonderful friend to help you through this too.
    Sending many many hugs xxx
    Let's hope they are together again xx

  7. Oh God hun, I don't know what to say... I am so sad for you and all I can think is that she was with you when you needed her so much...and I am sure that she brought you many hours of love and affection. Am sending you a HUGE hug... and letting you know that I am here if you ever want to talk about anything - I have been there myself on both counts hun... lotsa love xxx

  8. oh sweetie I too am in tears here,oh bless your heart hun is all I Can,say poor fitzgerald he certainly was one amazing cat,take care sweetie and try to stay strong,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

  9. Sending big hugs to you - this must seem like the worse thing to happen after the loss of your husband. Take care,

  10. What a wonderful life he had with you ...I am so glad you have such a good friend who is with you when she is really needed. I send my love and hugs for your feline loss ...I know how much it hurts to loose a furry friend ...even more so close to the loss of your husband. xx

  11. I do hope this is the last of all this sadness for you. Surely there can be no more. It is far too much for anyone to bear let alone on your own.

    Sending many hugs and thoughts.

  12. Oh you treasure. I'm glad you have been able to share this with all your crafting friends as you did with me when we met. We shed our tears together then and I'm sharing a few more now.
    Big hugs Joanne xxx

  13. I am so so very sorry for your loss ((((HUG))) goes out to you.

  14. aawww my heart goes out to you - life can feel like its a total arse at times but I can imagine she gave you 13 very happy years of love and joy.Bigs hugs to you sweetie xx

  15. Oh darl i am so sorry. I can only imagine what you are feeling right now. At this time you will only be feeling deep sadness but as each day that goes by you will be able to think of all of those amazing memories you have had with both Pip & Fitzgerald. They both would have had wonderful and amazing lives with you. Take comfort in knowing that they are both together and looking over you. Take care of yourself and make sure that you talk, cry and share your feelings with your friends and family and all of us in blog land. Thinking of you hun. Warm hugs Clare xxx

  16. Sioux.. I am so sorry for your loss, sending big big hugs to you.


  17. I've just been reading through your last few pages of blog posts as I am a relatively new visitor. I can't believe what you've had to endure and you've done it with such dignity and strength; my heart goes out to you.
    How wonderful that you have such great friends...I'm sure they'll always be there for you.
    Big hugs
    Linda x

  18. Oh, sending you big hugs, I'm so sorry to hear your news. We were only talking about you on Saturday when we were at Lindsay's workshop. Had no idea, you take care. Love S.

    ps we are "nagging" Lindsay to do another "Mirror" workshop! So hopefully that'll happen and you'll be able to come and join in! S xx

  19. Oh Sioux what a shock for you. Sending you BIG cyber hugs. My heart goes out to you. Remember I'm only an email away, anytime.xx
    As She says! we put in a good word for the Mirror Glass. :D
    Take care darling.XXXX

  20. Sioux I'm so very sorry to read of your loss - animals are such dear and loving friends - What a lovely amount of money to be donated in memory of your husband...will do such good.
    Take care - hugz Carolxx

  21. Oh my you are really going through the mill hunny.

    both of them so soon after one another not to mention...

    I know you will be ok, but it will be so hard. I recently lost Dita our rescue dog and I am feeling better now after two months (not over her obviously) but I have stopped crying.

    Dude (my B'Day cat) has helped so much I have to say. Any thoughts of new cats crossed your mind? I know it's soon and I couldn't possibly have gotten another dog But cats are such wonderful companions and really do help the healing process etc

    I hope your not offended I am just so sad for you (Crying as speakng/typing) Virtual hugs and love to you hun

    Love Dawn xx


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