Susie, the resident cat of Busy Bee Garden Centre in Ryde for over 20 years, has sadly died.
Staff at Busy Bee have taken to social media tonight (Tuesday) to inform customers past and present that Susie was put to sleep last night, aged 25.
The gentle feline has become a friend to visitors of all ages over the past 2 decades and could often be found strolling around the garden centre, perhaps catching 40 winks too.
Susie arrived at Busy Bee one day as a stray, looking for a new home. She has been a huge part of the family ever since.
In a statement, staff of Busy Bee Garden Centre have said:
”Susie has always been so pleased to greet you all when you’ve visited us and was always so grateful for the treats she occasionally received from a number of you too!
“Sadly of late, Susie’s health had deteriorated but we made sure that she received medicine and regular check ups with the Vet, to ensure she was not in any pain. To save her from any further indignity and in the best interests of Susie, one of the team at Island Vet Care Veterinary Practice, came out to the Garden Centre and put Susie to rest very peacefully in the comfort of her home.
“We know Susie had a lot of friends and she would like nothing more than for us to celebrate her life with you all. We are currently in the process of arranging a get together for all of Susies friends where everyone is invited to come along. Details of this will be circulated on our page over the next few days”.
Rest in Peace Susie 🐾