I don’t have very many links for you this week as it was just a really sad week. I had this really amazing weekend and then on Sunday night I noticed that little Aslan wasn’t acting like himself. By Monday, when we went to the vet, he was completely lethargic. The vet told me that he most likely had FIB which was causing his tiny tummy to fill up with fluid, making it hard for him to breathe or do anything, really. He was in pain and there was nothing I could do for him, no amount of money in the world that could fix him. I had to make the heart-wrenching decision to put him to sleep. I’m completely heartbroken. I’ve had a lot going on with work and in life this week and have just kind of been going through the motions. It just feels so unfair. He was just so small and so good. I loved him so much.
But anyway, here are a couple things from the week that I loved.
The most shared ads of 2013.
Christine looked so cute in stripes & leopard.
I picked up this fun tee from Sincerely Jules. Pret-a-Partay!
Loved this pretty lil DIY manicure.
I’ve had party dresses on the brain, especially this one.
I loved Nicolette’s take on DIY.
This is a great look from Alicia.
I’m so sorry about Aslan. It’s always hard losing a pet, especially to illness.
I’m so very sorry about Aslan. My thoughts are with you.
That is such sad, sad news. I’m so sorry to read this. Furry friends are irreplaceable.
So sorry, Grace.
I am so sorry for your loss. Animals are truly unconditional in their love and I am sure he knew how much you cared for him.
Sorry to hear about Aslan. I had to put down my two (up until then healthy) Jack Russells within two months of each other and it was devastating. The one thing that got me through it was the vet told me they were suffering and I couldn’t bear to let them be in pain any longer. Hope this helps.
I am so sorry, he was such a beautiful little one.
I’m so sorry Grace. Just from being a reader I can tell that you were a good Mom to Aslan and you gave him a happy life while he was with you.
I wanted to leave you a note + say that I know exactly how you feel. I lost my Sophie this summer after seven amazing years, and I was devastated. What gave (and continues to give) me solace was the fact that I gave her the best life. Know that you were an amazing parent to Aslan, albeit for a little while, and know that he’s prancing around in a tutu in kitty heaven. And imagine, when you’re ready, the love you can give to another kitty.
Sending warm thoughts, Felicia
Ohh Grace I’m so so so sorry! I seriously don’t know what to say 🙁 At least he had lots of love from you..
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You gave him a good home and life while he was with you.
Grace, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Aslan. Know that you made the right decision and that because of you he’s suffering much less. FIB is quite common and there’s nothing you could have done to save him. I’m glad you’re sharing this with us – hopefully it will help you in your grieving process.
I’m really sorry for you Grace, I did the same thing with my dog years ago, but he wasn’t a puppy and he could live his life, even if his last couple of years were quite difficult and painful. It’s a really tough decision and losing a lovely creature hurts so much.
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your family member. Pets truly are a part of the family, my two dogs are like children to me. You made the right decision for him, but I know that doesn’t make it much easier to cope with. Thank you for sharing your feelings with us, hopefully that helps in some small way.
I am so, so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is so hard, and especially in such a tragic way. You and Aslan are in my thoughts and prayers.
Grace, so sorry for your loss. I had a similar event a a few years ago with my first puppy and it was heart wrenching. Consider adopting again in a little while. I’m so happy I did.
I hate to read about your rough week Grace. I’m so sorry about Aslan. Hope you’re taking it easy this weekend and treating yourself to some little comforts.
I’m so sorry about Aslan 🙁
So sorry to hear about your little cream puff Grace. Hang in there.
Grace, I’m sorry about your kitty. I’ll be praying for you.
Omg, I am so sorry 🙁 My eyes filled up with tears while reading. You’re in my thoughts.
So sorry to hear the sad news. What a little sweetie. Hang in there xx
Sorry to hear you lost your little love kitty Asian 🙁
I’m o sorry to hear about Aslan. hop you’ll be okay soon.
Having to put a pet to sleep is truly the worst…sending good thoughts your way!
so sorry to hear about aslan…thinking of you.
So sorry for your loss.
We have an Aslan too. I’m sorry your Aslan got sick and you had to say goodbye. If I had magical pixie dust, I would send some your way. Life can be very sad. Surround yourself be people you love and be kind to yourself each day.
So sorry to hear about Aslan, I know how hard it is to lose a pet. Hang in there!
Grace, I am so sorry to hear about your little love, Aslan. Although I have been reading your blog for some time now, I have yet to comment. I couldn’t help but comment today and express my sympathy. I have two kitties myself. Having to put a sweet little animal to sleep is such a terrible heartache. At least Alsan knew how much his mommy loved him and that he was not alone. What happened was not in your control. My thoughts are with you and your little (fluffy) guardian angel.
Im so sorry to hear about your beautiful baby! Rest in peace, little angel!
i AM SO SORRY TO READ OF YOUR LOSS OF DEAR ASLAN. GOD BLESS.
Oh my Grace, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You’re in my thoughts.
Grace I am so beyond sorry for your loss. THe loss of a pet is the hardest thing we ever deal with. frame a lovely photo of him and keep him close to your heart always.
I’m so sorry to hear this! I loved all of your photos of Aslan — he seemed like such a sweet cat. Hope you are going easy on yourself this weekend. <3
i am really so sorry about aslan, grace. i hope things look up soon. thinking of you.
i am so sorry grace! you seemed like the best mommy to little Aslan and I’m sure he felt the love. from experience, the quickest way to heal your broken heart is to give another deserving kitten a loving home. xx
So sorry to hear about Aslan. He was a beautiful little baby. I have two dogs and know how important they can be in our lives. Remember the good times. You did the right thing, he is now out of pain and in his heaven. Take care, peace.
I am so so sorry about Aslan. Loosing a pet is one of the hardest things.
I’m so terribly sorry to hear about Aslan. Thinking of you and sending good vibes your way.
I am so sorry, pets no matter how long they are in our lives can touch us in a way that no one else can.
Love my Prey-A-Partay shirt! I hope it cheers you up at this time. I’m so sorry about Aslan again.
I was so sad to hear your heartbreaking news about Aslan. I hope this week is a little easier for you, and you can take comfort in the fact that although his life was brief, it was filled with joy because you loved him so much.
Sending love from Cambridge
I am so so so sorry to hear about Aslan. I heart you! (and thanks for including me) xx