Tabitha came to us as a kitten,
She belonged to my eldest son Rob.
How we came to adopt her,
He had to move away for his job.
She got on very well with Sheba our dog.
Though the dog kept on her a beady eye.
To ensure she got up to no michief.
As she let the world go by.
When Tabitha was a few years old
She went missing for a while.
After a couple of days she appeared.
I'm sure on her face was a smile.
Well the years rolled by,
And she started to loose weight.
I took her to the vets,
A thing I most certainly did hate.
He did blood test,diabetic was she.
We had to learn to give her insulin shots.
My husband always did the deed.
Did I have the courage? well no not alot.
I had to learn very quickly to do it,
As hubby had passed away.
Tabitha was a great comfort to me.
So I had to do my best for her all the way.
She travelled with me on the train,
To our caravan in the county of Surrey.
She used to enjoy it there.
To return home we were never in a hurry.
Two years later she became ill.
Once more to the vets we went.
He looked at me and said "She's had enough"
So out of the room I was sent.
After he put her to sleep.
I went in to say my goodbyes.
Having done that I started to walk home.
With tears streaming out of my eyes.
Tabitha was truly a character,
To that there were no doubt.
She was like another baby to me.
Loving her was what life was all about.