Friday, 7 October 2011


Sadly, after only a week at Frog End blood tests showed that little Polly was in serious renal failure, probably caused by her thyroid medication (if she hadn't taken it she probably would have got heart failure so it was a no-win situation). Her health declined quite rapidly and only two weeks after we got her she had to be put down.

Although Polly was only with us for a couple of weeks she touched our hearts far more than we could have imagined. All her wonderful little grumpy noises became so endearing and the way she would sleep really made us smile. How she managed to breathe in this position I'll never know (luckily for us her tail swished constantly so we didn't need to check to make sure she was okay):

Not people to stick closely to pet names we started calling Polly different names within a day or two and she quickly became known as 'Pockets' (from poly-pockets - those plastic wallets that hold papers in folders). The name really seemed to suit her.

We're very grateful to have known her and glad that she spent her last two weeks out of a cage. We will miss you Pockets.


  1. Sad though it always is when a pet has to be put down I think you can be happy to know how much better those last weeks will have been for her than they would otherwise have been without your love and care and attention.

  2. Lovely photos. Hopefully you'll be able to look back on them as a happy few weeks in times to come.

  3. So sorry you lost little Pockets. But how lucky for her to have been able to spend her last weeks with such kind and caring people. Hugs.