Friday, 10 June 2011


I am afraid this is not a happy blog tonight.  I went over to feed the lambs this morning and saw Smudge in the road.  He looked like he was just lying down and I called him but he didn't move.  He'd been knocked down, obviously by something coming at speed.  He was in a pool of blood and his eyes had come out.  It was terrible.  I am glad no one came past as I was crying and grovelling around in the road trying to find his eyes.  I found one in the bank but the other had gone.  He was still warm but very dead.  Spent the day crying having put him on the water butt with a tea towel round him.  Don 't know why I had to find his eyes, just didn't seem right not to.


  1. ooooh! Rosemary.......
    Bless the little fella.....How sad, how very sad....!
    Everyone knows of my love and feelings for cats, l love them so, so much.
    When l lost my George, what a state to get into. Could'nt pay vet, the could'nt see to write the cheque, could'nt see to drive, sat in the car in the car-park for 40mins. Oh! Dear.....
    Anyway thinking of you.....Take Care.....x

  2. Rosemary, how horrible. So very sorry.

  3. The Chippendales10 June 2011 at 13:28

    Oh Rosemary,

    So very very sorry.

  4. Oh Rosemary poor Smudge, I have tears streaming down my face. Having lost two cats to the road I know exactly how you feel.


  5. We are extremely sorry to hear your tragic news Rosemary!!

  6. Oh Rosemary. I am so so sorry. How awful.

    Thinking of you,

    Barbara x

  7. That is so very, very sad to find him like that.
    Hope the sun shines on you today.

  8. So very sorry to hear about smudge, it bought tears to my eyes reading your blog, we have cats and I know how devastating it is to loose on to a road accident. My heart goes out to you x