Friday, November 18, 2011

just a quick sob + a break

Having a bit of a low moment this week, and won't be posting for a few more days.
On Sunday morning I woke to the news that my gorgeous kitty Marie had been hit by a car. Chris and I spent the day by her side and she didn't end up making it. I was so thankful to be able to say goodbye to her, and though the selfish side of me wishes she was cuddling me right now I'm glad she isn't in pain any more. I'm not a typical 'animal lover' and wasn't actually a fan of cats until she came into my life, and I never dreamed I would be this affected by the death of a pet. I now understand how much it can hurt, after getting so close and seeing my little Marie as a family member rather than just an animal. I need some time out to mope around (as you do) and I'm heading away with family this weekend which should be a nice distraction from everything.
I wanted to thank all of the people on Twitter who showed their support and well wishes with me- my online family is amazing, and really helped to ease the pain of losing my kitty. Sorry that this is a break away from the usual beauty talk here on the blog, but when I started I promised that the focus would be 'all the things in life that make it beautiful', and Mariezy-Pop was most definitely that.
Her little face smooshed and sleepy as we watched Four Weddings in bed
Paws curled around her face
She slept on the table outside the bedroom window, miaowing to come in to sleep! This is how we found her one morning, caught out!
I'm already missing my little girl like crazy, but am trying to pep up and get on with life. I'll be back next week with a gorgeous giveaway from one of my newfound favourite stores to celebrate my one year blogoversary, and might have a travel beauty bag peek for you,too.
This weekend, feel free to have a drink for Marie- I know I will.
Emma xx


  1. Your story and the pictures brought a tear to my eye! I've had a similar thing happen to a pet so i know how horrible it can be..
    RIP to your little Marie x

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss :( I live in fear of the day we'll lose Franklin (he's an old boy) and posts like this remind me to treasure every minute I have with him.

    look after yourself :(

  3. @thebeautebuzz thank you so much, I'm so tired from crying and it felt good to post this today. xx

    @suzanne thanks hun, in the very far future when Franklin does go, be sure to tell him to hang with Marie;) Make sure you treasure every pet and cuddle. xxx

  4. Ohh. :(((( So sorry to hear about gorgeous Marie. They definitely become a legit part of the family, don't they?

    I still sometimes cry about my kitty that was hit by a car back when I was 13 so I know exactly how you feel.

    May the cutie RIP and hope you're okay.


  5. oh I am so sorry Emma, it is awful when you lose a pet, I completely understand. When I lost my budgie I cried for ages. your kitty was so beautiful too, I am really sorry for your loss.

  6. My heart goes out to you. Even though I'm a mum, our two cats are also very much a part of our family and I call them my hairy babies. Take care and be gentle on yourself. xoxo

  7. I am very sorry to hear about this. Take the time you need to grieve. Her life, however short was filled with love and kindness because of you. She had a good life thanks to you.

  8. I'm so sorry to hear that! Here's a virtual hug.

  9. So sad, I completely understand how devastating it is to lose a pet. We miss our pooch Angel too and can't bear to replace her, and it's been two years! Hugs to you and your man.

  10. I am so sorry to hear about Marie, hugs. I lost my 2 doggies to old age a few years ago and I still miss them ;,( I hope you feel better soon hun xo

  11. I'm so sorry for your loss Emma!

  12. Oh sweetie this really breaks my heart :( Im so sorry for your loss :'(
    Its really hard to understand how a small furball can make you love them so much.. well if you don´t have a pet it is.. but you love them unconditionally and with every little piece of your body and soul.. no matter what animal it is
    I wish I could give you a huge hug right now
    All I can say is that lil Marie will always be with you.. she may have left earth but she will always be by your side..
    Take care sweetie
    Take as much time away as you need.. we all understand..

  13. @Angela she really was a part of the family, I keep looking for her and then remembering:( Thank you for your kind words, and for making me feel like it is ok to cry x

    @Tegan she was such a little stunner, no kitty could ever compare for me! Thank you so much for leaving a comment x

    @Vita that means so much more knowing that you see them as your babies,too. x

    @Omega I am now so glad that I spoilt her rotten! Thank you so much for your sweet words, they really do help x

    @olgiepolgie *takes virtual hug* thanks hun

    @Karyn Chris says thank you for his virtual hug. He's such a softie he has been crumbling this week :( They were talking about getting another cat but I just don't think I could love it the same as I did Marie

    @Popblush thank you for leaving me a comment, I lost my dog to old age when I was younger as well and this pain is so weird compared! I feel worse because she was just a baby, but I didn't spend my whole life with her so I don't know what to feel. Thanks for making me feel better x

    @stacey It means so much that you cared to leave a comment, thank you Stacey x

    @Shortylegsbeauty It amazes me how much you guys are feeling for me and my situation, it really warms my heart and has made this whole thing that little bit easier. You're right, I loved her darn hard it was as though we fell in love! I like to think she'll always be with me so I'm glad you think the same- we still sort of talk as though she's here in spirit so it's nice:) x

    You are all so amazing, these comments have eased such a big chunk of the pain and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for it. xx

  14. Aww I'm so sorry to hear that Emma :( Take all the time you need hun to get better <3

  15. Really sad to hear about your loss, that must have been such an awful shock. I hope you're coping, take as much of a break as you need. Sending prayers to Marie.

  16. @Celina thank you. It's been nice to just spend time being sad, as weird as that sounds. xx

    @Stef yeah it was a pretty horrible shock. I'm sure she's getting your prayers:) xx

  17. I'm so sorry Emma *hugs x10000000000000000000000* :(


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