Chester, who was five, died after a very short and sudden illness.
Despite being rushed to the Royal Vetenary College in South Mimms – the UKs leading animal emergency care hospital – they were unable to save him and his vital functions slowly slipped away, taking from us a much loved and cherished member of our household.
I will respond to emails as best I can and will get back to work very shortly. In the meantime, please spare a thought or two for Chester.
UPDATEIt has been a very tough week.
I keep expecting Chester to come around the corner while I am trying to work, pestering me yet again for a bowl of food or at the very least a tickle. You don’t quite realise how their obsessive routines so deeply interweave with your own and become part of how your day regularly unfolds.
We have been very touched and deeply moved by the number of comments posted below, as well as personal messages I have received.
I have read every single one many times over, and knowing there is sympathy and support from friends and clients as well as casual readers has been most uplifting at this difficult time.
Thank you all so very much, and if you wish to add to the comments I warmly welcome them.