Nell: We have some very sad news for you all today.
Me: Yes, we do.
Nell: Last night Poppy was taken very ill with breathing difficulties.
Me: Kev and I rushed her to the emergency vets and during the examination she collapsed twice.
Nell: The vets did a scan and found a huge tumour.
Me: As you might know Poppy had Cushing’s Disease so was already weakened.
Nell: And she had also developed a problem with her heart.
Me: The vets didn’t expect her to survive an operation and Kev and I made the hardest decision to let her go.
Nell: It was the right thing to do.
Me: We couldn’t let her suffer a moment longer.
Nell: You were both there by her side.
Me: Yes, we were.
Nell: Stroking her head and telling her you loved her.
Me: Which we do and always will.
Nell: As a family we are heartbroken and know you will be too as you are part of our family.
Me: Which is why we are sharing the news with you today.
Nell: You are very brave to be writing this at such a time.
Me: I don’t feel brave at all. Saying goodbye to our darling Poppy has broken my heart.
Nell: Mine too.
Me: Yes. Sorry.
Nell: No sorries. Not today.