Rest in Peace my beautiful, beautiful boy

Fluffy passed peacefully across the rainbow bridge this evening. Our hearts are broken but the gift of freedom from suffering is the greatest act of love an owner can give a pet.

He was my feline soulmate. He got me through a divorce and being made redundant from my job while alone in a foreign country. He was constantly happy and hungry and purry, loved by everyone from cat-sitters to neighbours to staff at the vets. He slept with me every single night and cuddled with me every day. His purring soothed my soul and he made the best biscuits on his favourite blanket. The hole he has left is enormous. I never realised the human body could produce so many tears and that a heart – a simple muscle – could hurt so much.

He was eleven years old and fought so bravely right to the end.


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

18 thoughts

  1. I am so sorry for your loss.Losing a dear beloved pet is difficult. I am glad you have such find memories of him.♥️

  2. A pet’s passing has the affect on its loved ones only another pet lover can understand. I’ve loved and lost many so Fluffy and you, Janet, will be in my prayers.

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss, Janet. He will be forever in your heart and never forgotten.
    I was heart broken when my 16 years old German shepherd died a few years ago. It too me a long time to realise I’d never see him again but remembering all the great moments we spent together helped me to get over my pain.
    I don’t want to imagine how I’d fell if one of my two cats passed away but I know they won’t be here forever and that sad moment will happen sometimes.
    Be strong and I hope everything will be OK.

    1. Thank you Nathalie. We knew it was coming but we are devastated. He was such a huge character and a constant presence in our lives. Hug your kitties today, and I am so sorry about your GS.

  4. Oh, Janet, this is heartbreaking news. I am so very sorry.
    When one of my beloved English setters died in ‘04, his vet gave me a book that was wonderfully helpful. Even though I couldn’t get myself to write in it, I spent hours reading the prompts and narrating the replies in my head.
    I saw that it’s still available on Amazon here in the States. If I remember correctly, I think the introduction mentioned that it’s been sold worldwide.
    Because I found you years ago on Philofaxy’s site, and your writing is beautiful, I can’t help but think you might be interested in getting this journal.

    “My Pet Remembrance Journal,” by Enid Traisman

    Love and hugs to you❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank you Damien. We have some heartache to process but we will be okay. It’s the downside of loving a living creature with all your heart

  5. Flora Thompson who wrote Lark Rise to Candleford was told ‘You are going to be loved by people you’ve never seen and never will see.’ I believe the same can be said of Fluffy.. lots of love

  6. I am so so very sorry for the heartbreaking loss of your beloved Fluffy … 💔 May he gently RIP over the rainbow 🌈 bridge until you are together again … and you will be … bless his sweet heart and soul … hugs to you. The pain is so difficult … 😢

    1. Thank you Marianna. I am in agony right now but we made the right decision and he is at peace. Death is always harder for those left behind.

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