My cat passed away yesterday. Those who know me know that Nin has been my constant companion for the past 15 years, and she has acted as my daughter’s guardian ever since we brought her home as a newborn. She had been sick for the past few months, but we felt that as long as she begged for cheddar, she was still ok.
Yesterday, we woke to find her in visible distress. She died in my arms on our way to the vet.
More posts coming soonish: we’re generally well, just extremely busy.

  • http://vaedri.blogspot.com Kirstie

    I’m so sorry to hear about your kitty.

  • http://www.indigirl.com/blog/ indigirl

    Oh Veronik, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • http://whistlepeaknits.wordpress.com Whistlepea

    Aw, I’m so sorry Veronik!

  • http://womanontheverge.typepad.com/fibertribe caroline

    Ah, Veronik…I’m so very sorry. I share with you a beautiful quote I got from Yarn-a-Go-Go Rachel.
    “My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today,” Richard Adams, Watership Down

  • http://kittyscreations.wordpress.com Diana

    Aww, I’m so sorry about your kitty.

  • http://knitflix.blogspot.com Janice

    I’m very sorry to hear about your loved one.

  • http://www.knitbuddies.com Kitty Kitty

    I am so sorry to hear about your kitty.

  • mimsie

    Aw I’m so sorry about your kitty. She’s quite pretty and reminds me of the kitty I used to have.

  • Pat

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sure the 15 years she shared with you were very happy for her.

  • http://yarnagogo.com Rachael

    Darling, I’m so very sorry. As a woman with a cat of my own (four, actually, but one Is Mine), I send you all love. So damn hard.

  • tracey

    I’m so very sorry. I understand how you feel. It is losing a member of your family.

  • meg

    i am so so sorry. i know just how difficult it is having lost both of mine this year. she clearly lived a long happy life. i hope you can take comfort in that.

  • http://BeautifulKnitting.wordpress.com Deborah (aka Mt. Mom)

    Sorry to hear about your Nin.

  • http://carrieoke.net Carrie

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Veronik. It’s so hard to lose our pets.

  • Tania

    So sorry to hear about Nin.

  • http://www.businessbyreferrals.net/ Vicki Stammer

    So terribly sorry for your loss, Veronik. May you find comfort in knowing you are in our thoughts.

    Vicki Stammer

  • http://yarnlot.blogspot.com/ Yarnlot

    Pets are real members of the family…
    I ‘d like to quote following poem:

    Grieve not,
    nor speak of me with tears,
    but laugh and talk of me
    as if I were beside you…
    I loved you so ——
    ’twas Heaven here with you.

    Isla Paschal Richardson

  • http://sistahsthatknit.blogspot.com/ cici

    so sorry for you loss… sending you {{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}

  • http://www.shadesofshetland.blogspot.com Anne

    We know that they won’t be with us forever…..they are “only” pets…..but they are our pets, and we are their humans……I’m feeling for you right now and am going to give my cat an extra hug tonight.

  • http://wendyknits.net Wendy

    I’m so sorry.

  • http://puffthemagicrabbit.wordpress.com Mindy


  • http://www.jeloca.com Jennifer

    I’m sorry to hear that, Veronik. I know first-hand how close we can get to our pets. I hope you don’t mourn long, and instead remember the love that was there.

  • J

    So sorry. Such a pretty girl. At least you were with her. She was as safe and comforted as could be.

  • Jill

    Sorry to hear about your kitty. She was beautiful and she’ll always be with you as long as you have your memories.

  • Victoria

    I know how you must be feeling, having lost my Phoebe a few months ago. She too was 15. Time will help control the tears and will leave you with wonderful happy memories.

  • Lesley

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll give my kitty extra scritchin’s before I go to work this morning. Take care.

  • http://knittedgems.com Marie

    How sad. I’m so sorry. Our pets become such an integral part of our family. I can’t imagine life without my Jake.

  • http://www.fuzzylogicknits.com Lee Ann

    That’s a wonderful photo, Véronik. Nin was a beautiful cat, and I’m sorry to hear of her passing. 15 years is a good long run, but it’s still damned hard when it ends. Sending wishes for gentleness and comfort your way.

  • Ricky

    My heartfelt condolences for your loss.

  • Jen

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your kitty.

  • http://brainylady.blogspot.com alison

    V, I’m so sorry about Nin. She was a lovely girl. Alas, they always break our hearts. (Hope Fly is doing OK!)

  • http://acunningplan.typepad.com Dr. Steph

    Oh Veronik, I’m so sorry. Sending good wishes your way.

  • Katie

    Dear Veronik,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Nin. What a pretty girl. My cat Peppa passed about a year ago. Peace to you and your family.

  • Carmen

    Veronik, I am so sorry for the loss of your furry friend.

  • aure

    I’m so sorry for you beautiful cat, I lost mine, British shorthair in September and I felt terrible, so, for children we took two little kittens since,for the pleasure to see them in their life day by day..Thanks for your blog ! Take care

  • Janice

    So sorry to hear of Nin’s death. They are not only our friends and companions, but members of our family. Peace to you and your family

  • Gina

    I’m so sorry! I just lost my dear “Little Boy”. I can’t believe how much I miss him! Hang in there.

  • http://catknitsandthings.com Cathi Myers

    Hugs, and heartfelt sympathy.

  • Jess

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our pets fit themselves so nicely into our lives and leave such a huge hole when they leave us… may your memories of Nin bring you peace.

  • Lisa

    I’m so sorry.

  • http://hadleygetscrafty.blogstpot.com hadley

    My heart goes out to you. I am certain that your kitty is sitting on a mountain of cheddar with all of your favorite relatives who have passed, telling them all about her exciting journey. Much love.

  • AliP in the Qc

    V, my heart aches for your loss. I know how miserable you must feel and send my heartfelt sympathies to you and you your family. Nin will live forever in your memories and affections and I hope that you find some comfort in this time of mourning.
    Be well,
    Alison in Terrebonne

  • http://outofthethicket.blogspot.com Emma-Davida

    Sorry to hear. She was a beautiful cat. I am sure she is in a happy place eating lots of cheese.

  • Debbie

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s so very hard, I know.

  • Bunny

    I lost my kitty on 12/20. I know how difficult it is to let them go. May your happy memories of Nin keep her alive always.

  • Helen

    I am so sorry for your loss. My dear kitty has been with us for 18 years. For the last several months we have been going back and forth to the vet. She is fine for now but it is so hard. Peace to you.

  • https://jolenetreace.wordpress.com JoLene Treace

    My heart goes out to you. I lost my cat Simon a couple years ago, I think…I had had him longer than my husband at the time he passed (he was I think 17). It is hard to loose a beloved pet, especially when they are such a big part of your life. What surprised me most with Simon was how like the grieving process for a person was. People often are not prepared for that part of it. Whatever your grieving process needs to be and where it takes you is OK. Peace indeed…my prayers are with you and your family as you recover from your loss.

  • Cathy Johnson

    I am saddened to hear about your cat. Pets become such a part of our family and our heart. I know that there is a black hole in your heart right now and I hope that hole is filled with great things this year. You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers for comfort in your grief.

  • http://knittingincolor.blogspot.com Nanette

    I’m so sorry about Nin! She was a beautiful girl!

  • rachel

    omg get over it its justa stupid cat