My beloved, adorable, amazing Miciek died today. He was very sick and died at home with my family, incidentally, while I was skyping with them. It was very unexpected for me, because I had hope that he would get better and the thought that he would die wouldn’t cross my mind. I already miss him so much and wish I could be at home with my family. It’s not death that upsets me, but knowing that I’ll never see him again in this lifetime. Words cannot describe how broken I feel right now.

I’m sorry to be laying this sad news on all of you, but I know you’ll understand. I’m going to take a little break from blogging while I try to regain my energy and spend time thinking of Miciek.

This is one of my favorite images of Miciek when he was still healthy with his full chubby cheeks.

  • http://www.fillyourwell.blogspot.com kimbirdy

    oh honey, i’m so so sorry! that is heartbreaking. my stepmom’s hearing dog was just diagnosed with cancer. she’s been a member of our family for the past 10 years, literally going everywhere with us since she’s a service dog. i know it’s the natural order of life, but i’m right there with you, crushed that i won’t be able to say goodbye or ever see her again. they live several states away so i have to find some way to say goodbye on my own. it’s so hard, but i hope you can find some way to honor your dear kitty. be gentle with yourself and take some time for you to grieve. sending you lots of hugs.

  • http://www.notyouraverageordinary.com Brandi {not your average ordinary}

    Oh my darling, I’m so very sorry. I know there’s nothing harder than not being able to say goodbye in person. Remember that the love never goes away; you’ll always be connected.

  • http://quesosuizo.blogspot.com Amanda

    so sorry about your kitty :(

  • http://www.greenderella.com Greenderella

    Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear this :-((( I know exactly how it felt when our first dog passed away…. it’s a terrible feeling. What helps a lot is to not focus on the day of the passing but on the wonderful life your pet had and all the love he got and gave back. I hope you feel better soon!

  • http://le-fabuleux-destin-de.blogspot.com/ Kristina

    oh eva, I am so sorry to hear those sad news. I hope you are feeling better soon, sending you a big huge hug!!!
    xox Kristina

  • http://www.fleurishingblog.com Susan

    Oh Eva…I am crying…I am so very sorry. What a beautiful furry soul. My thoughts are with you. xo

  • http://little-white-whale.com/ Gloria

    Oh no! So sorry to hear this news about your beautiful cat, Eva :-( Sending you lots of love from NY

  • http://www.yourtimetravels.com/blog Liz

    Eva, I’m so sorry about your loss. He is just beautiful. I just read a book about a cat that looks a bit like him called Dewey, the library cat. It was such a beautiful story, figured I’d recommend it in case a good read will bring you some comfort. Here’s a news story on it – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8nSg8oxrfA

    All the best to you. So hard to lose our furry family members. Many hugs.


  • http://erinmoline.blogspot.com Erin Moline (@_InThisWorld_)

    So sorry for your loss, Eva. He looks like he was a lover kitty.

  • Jennifer

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending loving thoughts your way.

  • http://ourdreamlives.wordpress.com/ Sally @ ourdreamlives

    Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear this news. I know how hard these times are. That’s a gorgeous photo to remember him by – he looks so content!

  • http://slewinca.livejournal.com/ Lauren

    *hugs* Oh Eva, I’m so sorry. He was so beautiful. Take all the time you need. ♥

  • http://kindercuisine.wordpress.com Karla (Kinder Cusine)

    So sorry to hear this Eva :( Take care.

  • http://www.avillagetown.com Krystal/Village

    aww, i am so sorry :( I’m so sad!!! You should definitely take time to grieve him (

  • http://www.sending-postcards.com mina

    Aw, he was adorable. I’m so sorry, Eva.

  • http://www.exquisitebanana.blogspot.com Kayla @ Exquisite Banana

    So sorry to hear this, Eva. Thinking of you and your sweet Miciek. Hugs.

  • Rachael

    I’m so sorry about your cat! That is such sad news :(

  • http://seeabeautifulworld.blogspot.com/ Lydia @ See Beautiful

    Oh Eva, my heart breaks for you. I’m so, so sorry. Please know I’m thinking about you and sending see beautiful thoughts your way.

  • http://www.wherethelovelythingsare.com Mallory

    i’m so sorry about your cat, eva. he looks like he was a kind and cozy sort of pal.

  • Jani

    I haven’t been on your site in a very long time. I came at time when you need an extra hug. Aww. so, so sorry about your little baby. Miciek could not have had a better mommy. Take care of yourself,
    Jani from Maryland

  • http://listofnow.com bonnie

    I recently nearly had a panic attack because one of my (house only) cats got outside and didn’t return for most of the day. The not knowing if I was going to get to see him again was what hurt the most.

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • http://www.stilelemente.blogspot.com gaby@stilelemente

    So sad. I just stumbled across your blog and scrolling down to explore more I found this sad post. I know how you felt (or still feel) as I lost my beloved cat, Jed, in July this year. It was sudden with him too. Animals mask their pain so well, a bout of illness revealed Stage 4 feline lymphoma and within a week he was gone. The pain of not having him around is still very intense. Max (my other cat) and I miss him terribly… these little creatures pitter patter their way into our hearts…