Thursday, December 22, 2011

'Bye bye old girl': Phillip Schofield sends heartbreaking Tweet after his beloved cat dies



Part of the family: Peaches, Philip Schofield's family's cat, passed away this afternoon

He's a prolific Tweeter and keeps his followers up to date on all the fun things that happen to him during his day-to-day life.

But today, Phillip Schofield's messages brought sad news to his followers after he announced that his beloved cat had died.

The This Morning presenter took to his Twitter page this afternoon to sadly announce that 18-year-old Peaches had passed away today.

Peaches, his family's pet, had been nearing the end last night when Schofield took to his page.

He wrote: 'Glass of red (well a bottle) Top of The Pops 2 and nursing our very old pussy cat who I fear is not long for this world :(.'

And this afternoon, after Peaches had passed away, he sadly had to announce: 'Bye bye old girl'.

Later, he added: 'Thank you so much for your lovely messages, we all really appreciate them. She was 18 and 1 month, so had a really good innings.'

Heartbreaking announcement: Schofield announced Peaches's passing on his Twitter page

Schofield lives near Henley-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire with his wife Stephanie and their two daughters Ruby and Molly.

The family decided to bury their beloved feline in their back garden, placing a stone slab over the grave with a makeshift wooden headstone that simply read, 'Peaches'.

And two red roses had been poignantly placed on top of the grave, which was surrounded by patches of snow.

Final resting place: Schofield tweeted a picture of Peaches grave where he is buried in his garden

After he posted the photo of Peaches's grave, Schofield was inundated by responses from his fans and followers, offering their sympathies.

One wrote: 'Oh Scofe, u have made me cry! lots of hugs 2 u+family.'

And another added: 'so sorry to hear your sad news she looks lovely. I bet she had such a lovely life with your family '

In mourning: Schofield, seen here outside the This Morning studios last month, has been sent messages of sympathy from his fans

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source: dailymail