(Original post by daisydaffodil)
Jock was taken by the SSPCA this afternoon to the vet (my mum can't drive and taking him on the bus would be cruel, generally we rely on home visits from the vet..); the vet will have put him to sleep this afternoon.
It was a quick decision as Jock had become very poorly overnight and it just seemed cruel to let him suffer. He'd been sick and really was struggling to get any breath in at all. The lady that came here had a quick look and said he was best going to sleep today, so took him off with her. He was allowed to take his favourite blanket to keep him cosy in the van but we decided to leave his "toy" - was a cuddly toy guinea pig that we got in 1996 but was chewed, mangled and barely recognisable as a toy ..
Sadly we won't get him - or his ashes - back; but they'll take care of that I suppose.
It hurts though and I wish they could have put him to sleep here with people that knew him, rather than with complete strangers. Stupidly I keep worrying that he would have been lonely and scared. He's never liked the car much and can be quite a shy cat when faced with people he doesn't know, if we had builders in etc he would hide.
Thank you for all lovely messages - will read them tonight and reply to you all; though writing that I'll see him "soon" is rather cruel
I would really hope, God willing, that it isn't that soon! :P
Found a tiny white feather tonight by his bed - logic says it came from the cage which had obviously had a bird in it before they got Jock into it; but it's a nice thought to think he sent it or something (think the end of Forrestt Gump).