Last week I had to make the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye to my beautiful Bella. My girl has been with me since she was a tiny 0.5kg kitten and has kept me company for the last 18 years. Bella was in my life before I even met my husband. She has featured on this blog many times as my 'Constant Crochet Companion'. In fact, she was just my constant companion, following me everywhere from the clothesline to the loo. She had so many lovely habits and character traits - in my mind she was just perfect. She had the greatest knack of knowing just when you were spreading out a pattern on the floor to cut out, or taking a photo of crochet for my blog and always plonked herself down right in the middle, even if she had been fast asleep in another room, it was hilarious.
I am so lucky to have had her in my life for such a long time and I'm very grateful that in her last moments she was surrounded by love with our whole family, in our home and not in pain.
Her presence is missed deeply and I find myself still coming into the house and calling out to her.
So this post is in memory of Bella and her life with me.
Bella's first day with me back in 1999.
I miss you darling girl.