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.


28 September 2011 - 11:38 pm

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.

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
29 September 2011 - 12:38 am

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.

29 September 2011 - 4:00 am

so sorry about your kitty πŸ™

29 September 2011 - 7:04 am

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!

29 September 2011 - 9:38 am

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

29 September 2011 - 4:11 pm

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

30 September 2011 - 12:10 am

Oh no! So sorry to hear this news about your beautiful cat, Eva πŸ™ Sending you lots of love from NY

30 September 2011 - 2:04 am

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.


Erin Moline (@_InThisWorld_)
30 September 2011 - 2:39 am

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

30 September 2011 - 9:12 am

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

Sally @ ourdreamlives
30 September 2011 - 2:20 pm

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!

30 September 2011 - 2:26 pm

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

Karla (Kinder Cusine)
1 October 2011 - 9:00 am

So sorry to hear this Eva πŸ™ Take care.

2 October 2011 - 4:17 pm

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

3 October 2011 - 10:45 am

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

Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
4 October 2011 - 3:56 am

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

8 October 2011 - 3:05 am

I’m so sorry about your cat! That is such sad news πŸ™

Lydia @ See Beautiful
8 October 2011 - 2:37 pm

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.

10 October 2011 - 6:45 pm

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

10 October 2011 - 11:04 pm

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

12 October 2011 - 3:55 pm

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.

30 October 2011 - 2:28 am

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…

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