Thursday, February 22, 2007

End of two eras

Yesterday was big day for us.

We are happy to say that we finally exchanged contracts on Avon Cottage yesterday and the sale will complete on Friday. We had a great 13 years there and feel like we are passing a piece of history over to a new set of caretakers in a better state than we got it. From talking to Karen and Andrew, our buyers, we are sure that they will take as much care of it as we did.

We are sad to say that Cleo passed away yesterday. The problem with her tooth at the end of January proved to be an aggressive form of cancer and the vet warned that she did not have long left. We watched her very carefully and yesterday we knew that the time had come to take her to the vet, while she was still purring. She was almost 17 years old and we are very grateful to have had her for so long.

cleo as a kitten hiding behing a plant pot cleo as a cat on a chair
Cleo at eight weeks / Cleo as an adult

Both Mark and I are relieved that the stress of the last few weeks is over, Cleo is not suffering and it now feels like a new start in Fairfield Street.


Stuffy said...

Commiserations and condolences

Ballpoint Wren said...

How sad about Cleo! I am so sorry to hear that. I know she meant a lot to you two and I also know how hard it is to put a pet down. My condolences to both of you.

Rosa said...

Oh Mark and Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. I know, quite fresh in my heart, how hard it is to let go of a little one. You are so fortunate to have had Cleo in your lives for as long as you did. Our Bev was barely 3. I know exactly what you mean by the purring. You made the right decision at the right time. Hugs.
PS We are closing on our Riverhouse on Friday too. Cheers!