Tuesday, 13 November 2007


It doesn't matter how much I tell myself that there are far worse things in life than re-homing one's pets to kind loving homes, I am heart-achingly sad. I made the final arrangements yesterday and by this time next week we will be a petless household.

I would never compare 'losing' a pet to that of a relative, yet this is in fact a mini bereavement. While I tell myself that I am completely daft and need to get my priorities sorted out, there is a heaviness in my soul...

On the positive side, we will be signing our rental contract today. We may have another visit to Zürich before the end of the year - if this is the case it will give us a better idea of what to take - if we don't, well, I am sure we will take all the wrong things but as long as I take my knitting all will be well.


  1. to lose a pet,and even if it's only going to a new home is a bereavement full stop,pets can have as much 'value' in a humans life as other humans do,every loss comes with heartache!

    I am thinking of you !!


  2. I am sure the cats know you have every good reason for doing so.

  3. You've done well in finding them good homes, though I'm certain that doesn't make it all better. They'll be OK, and I'm sure that you will as well (although they'll be thankfully far away from yodeling).