I think one of the most heartbreaking things an animal lover ever has to go through is saying goodbye to their pet.
I wasn't sure whether to blog about this or not, but as I introduced Pebbles & Skye to the internet a year and a half ago, I felt it was only right to close a part of that chapter here, too.
Unfortunately, Pebbles suffered an unexpected seizure last Thursday morning. She was happily in the arms of my boyfriend, being snuggled and having her belly kissed, when she scrabbled to get into his t-shirt and things took a turn for the worse… It's probably one of the most traumatic things I've ever experienced; to be stroking your pet as the life & colour drains from their little body, but we know that her last memories were extremely happy ones. And that's what matters most.
She was such a special little rattie, who will never be forgotten. And while I do have a lump in my throat writing this, I know in my heart that we gave her the best life any rattie could ever wish for.
I thought I would draw an illustrated version of her, as, if nothing else, it gave me an excuse to look at her cute little face for an hour or so more. Animals aren't my strength, but I hope you like it…
"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet."