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Sox February 16th 2006 - February 16th 2016

To say Sox was my pet would be an understatement. She was more then a cat, more then a pet. She was a part of me and a huge part of my life. She came into my life at the perfect time. For the ten years we spent together we were inseperable. She would be there at the door to greet me after a long day, on a bad day she'd be there with a friendly purr and a headrub. She once saved my life when I had lost all hope and was ready to just give up, she jumped up on my lap and whacked me and knocked some sense back into me. From that day on I promised her I would never give up on anything.

Everyone who knew Sox knew there was something different about her and something special. She was highly intelligent, much more so then any cat I ever knew. She would stop me from hanging the washing out on a sunny morning when she'd just know it'd rain. She was never wrong. If I needed help with anything I'd ask her and I'd always get the answer.

What made her particularly special to me was the fact that I was highly allergic to cats, I couldn't be around them without having an ashtma attack. Then from the day Sox turned up in the garden my cat allergy was cured. I still have the Ashtma but am no longer allergic to cats. So much so that I was even able to volunteer at a cattery without ever having an issue.

When she became so unwell just before last Christmas I once again reminded her of our pact to never give up on eachother. I did everything I could for her and together we battled through her cancer. I was handfeeding her by syringe every hour to keep her strength up, she had daily subcut fluid at the vets and was so brave through her illness. We had little signs of her improving here and there. We all hoped she would beat it and pull through. Until February when within 24 hours she deteriorrated. I thought she was just having a bad day with the chemo. She had her usual daily visit to the vets and was admitted for the day for some extra tlc. Her vet called me back a few hours later and told me she had deteriorrated so much and there was nothing moreanyone could have done. Euthanasia was decided as the kindest option. Her vet advised me to take her home, spend the night with her and return the next afternoon. Which is just what I did. I made Sox comfortable on my bed, wrapped her up to keep her warm and kept her hydrated by giving her little sips of water. Sox had other plans. She always did like to do things her way. So for ten hours we cuddled up and listened to her favourite Buddhist music.  She slipped away peacefully at 2:38am on 16th February. Ten years to the day.

There isn't a single day that goes by that I don't miss her and I always will but her legacy will live on and I am so honoured to announce that I am writing a book about her life. She was so unique and everyone she knew just knew there was something special about her. She was such a big part of my life and such an inspiration to me that I felt she deserved a special tribute page on here.

I hope everyone enjoys the special poem I wrote for Sox in her memory.

Sox Forever In My Heart

A small cat with brown and black stripes
A little patch of white so bright
A cute little pink nose
And delicate lilly white toes

You walked into my life
A little kitten so small
You took away my strife
And made my world feel so full

My best pawpal forever
Always together, there whenever
No matter what the weather
For ever and ever
In our hearts always together

You filled my life in so many ways
I often remember our memories from happier days
We laughed, we cried everyday together
Always knew we'd be friends forever
My little princess Sox

With one final peaceful sigh
We knew it was time to say goodbye
For a while then all I did was cry
Didn't those happy, joyful ten years fly

Now in a small wooden box
The broken body of my Sox
Now I let your spirit soar
Knowing soon you'll be back with me once more

Sox forever in my heart
Never ever to be apart.