Nellie has been my loving companion for the last 8 years. She's the one who slept snuggled up to me at night, and greeted me when I got home from work.
She kept me company in the sewing room always, and LOVED all of my quilts and projects. She was always the first to sit on anything new and give it her stamp of approval.
I first met her (I like to say at the RACV) at the RSPCA.
On her card it said she was in the TV Show The Saddle Club.
She instantly purred when I met her and wanted to snuggle into my arms. I knew she was the one we would take home. She was 2 years old at the time and had already had a litter of kittens. Most people were after a kitten.
She had a kind face and a loving nature. She was my girl.
A few weeks ago she became very ill. We had a couple of trips to the vet, and despite everything, she didn't improve. She stopped eating and hardly moved, except to go out into the garden where she could watch me work and feel close at all times.
The time came where I had to make a heat breaking decision to let my friend sleep forever in my garden.
It has been a difficult week for me, saying goodbye to such a loving friend who has been through so much with me through some troubled times.
She so loved my new Glass House and often used to curl up on my chair out there while I was at work during the day.
Rest in Peace my friend