Saturday, March 18, 2017

Goodbye Gorgeous Girl

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.


  1. Oh no, saying goodbye to a pet is so heartbreaking. I can still start sobbing over loozing or little black crazy Willem, and we've lost her 5 years ago!! So sorry for your loss.

    1. Oh no, you poor thing! I sympathise completely and I'm sure I'll still be uspet in 5 years too. Take care. x

  2. I'm sorry you had to say goodbye to Bella. She obviously had a terrific life with you and your family.

    1. Thank you Stefanie. We often said that she had such a cool life and how we were jealous that she could just laze about looking gorgeous all day! x

  3. I am so sorry you have lost your little girl. She is beautiful xxx

  4. It is so sad when a beloved kit dies... some beautiful photographs and memories of a sweet looking Bella

  5. I've only just stumbled on your blog so I know it's a long time ago but it's lovely that bella had a happy family life with you. It's obvious you adored her and she adored you.

    I had a ginger Tom called homer who was over 20 when he died. That was a couple of years ago now. I still think of him. Like bella, he knew a good awkward spot when he saw one.
    It's good to know there are lots of people in this world that care about their animals and have love to share..

  6. Such a beautiful creature! I am sorry for your loss.
    When I lost my cat, I kept listening to Chas and Dave sing this song: "I Miss You Girl".
    Find it on YouTube, it is a good song. Of course, it is about a real girl but somehow, it made me feel better. x

  7. Cheryl in connecticutOctober 8, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I too had to say goodbye to my constant kitty companion Polly a few years ago. She was 20 years old when she passed peacefully. So we can consider ourselves blessed to have been given so many wonderful years of fun, cuddles, and unconditional love❤. Sending love and hugs your way.

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