Well, Louis came home yesterday afternoon, and last evening, we buried him in the garden, next to a Lilac tree. He is close to his old friend Viki - who died two years ago - aged 14. He was my moggy boy - and so they are now re-united. Viki has a stone flagstone and a wise owl watching over him. I'm going to choose a flagstone for Louis and a 'watcher' for him.
It was the brightest sunshine this morning - and the sun was shining right on that spot - and I thought - yes, thats where Louis would be right now - lolling in the sunshine. So we've had our conversations today - and I feel calmer now that he is home. Its where he knew, and where he belongs. He can see us, and we can see him - and he seemed so peaceful and comfortable when I saw him. The Royal Dick Vet staff were fantastic, they looked after him so well, both before he left us and after. I can't ever thank them enough.
He was a true star - and now there is an extra one up there in the sky -
For Louis - with love -
When God turns out the lights at night,
He looks down to make sure,
That we have enough light until morning,
But sometimes we need more.
So he adds another star or two,
From his little store,
And when they need replacing,
He reaches down for more.
The stars are all his animals,
He’s taken from below,
He doesn’t tell us which are ours,
We never ever know.
So if you have the chance tonight,
No matter where you are,
Take a look at the beautiful sky,
Its got a brand new star.