It seems that Thomas - my beloved elderly cat child - is coming to the end of his days.
We've had several other occasions over the last fourteen months when he's been very ill and we've been able to help him with tablets/pain medication but for the last week or so, he's just been restless and unsettled. I know that. at 20 years old, we were on borrowed time with him... but you can't help hoping that you're going to squeeze another few months of time together.
I am SO upset....
For many reasons, it hasn't felt like the right thing to go on a two week holiday this year.
We had our long weekend at Spa circuit in May and there are no plans to travel until October.
However, we're very lucky to have a beautiful part of England on our doorstep....
On Friday afternoon we went for a walk on Hartlebury Common (near Stourport in Worcestershire). It was a perfect 'early June afternoon'... warm but not roasting and gorgeous skies.
We made our way down from the common to the bank of the river Severn, then followed the tow paths into the canal basin/marina. It's been restored over the last few years and is a fascinating place to explore. The combination of locks and docks makes it feel a little like a Escher painting!!
Mark always has time for a Sundae!!!
We walked up the High Street and took a quick look in one or two of the shops.
I found a lovely cotton skirt for £2.95 in a Charity Shop.
It's blue and cream and the label says that it was made in Italy.... perfect when the weather improves!
Then we retraced our steps back up to the car park on the common
(and came home to the challenges of elderly cat care....)