Monday, 21 February 2011

R.I.P. Leo, My Beloved Cat

You girls know, that besides fashion& beauty, I dedicated one little part of this blog to my personal life too...

Well, honestly, it's been a rough weekend... I wasn't sure whether I feel like blogging about this, because I'm the type of person who likes to keep its pain private...but then, I feel like I want to dedicate this blog post to my beloved cat, Leo, who is no longer with us :(

I found out the disturbing news on the friday night, when I returned home from work. My granny called my hubby to tell him what happened &to ask him to give the news to me...
Mixed of emotions going through my head: Numbness, Shock, Sadness, Anger, Anxiousness!

Leo was living with my Mum& Granny at my home in Croatia. He was a 5 years old (he would have celebrated his birthday this March), 8kg. big cat.
I LOVED him, nedless to say, or try to describe with words, the intensity of my feelings.

My Mum got him while I was still living in London. When I came back home to stay definitely, Leo was just a few months old, I'll never forget that first moment when we met.
I opened the doors of my house, and he was there, walking towards me, with this puzzled look in his eyes, asking me who I was& introducing himself to me :)

We had spent lots of cuddly moments together!
He was very intelligent, I felt as if he really understands me :)

Living here in Italy, away from my cats (we have another cat, Zrno, who is also very sad& alone now), I missed Leo so much! I was always looking forward to my next trip home because I would have seen again my family& my cats, always my cats.

Growing up, I always had cats, sometimes even four or five.
I just love these animals so much! Well, I LOVE all the animals!!!

I still can't explain Leo's death to myself: He wasn't going out, he couldn't have been poisoned.
He became so sick that he kept vomiting& my Mum brought him to the vet.
They gave him two shots, one was to calm the vomiting instinct& the other was antibiotic. The vet told my Mum he would be fine& made an appointment to see Leo the next day.
My Mum took care of him at home, was constantly with him...Leo died in the early hours of Friday.
Did he have some serious illness that we wasn't aware of? There are so many unanswered questions going through my mind...

This is my little reminiscence of Leo, my beloved cat, who'll always live in my memories...

I <3 you Leo!

On this pic, he was just a few months old.
On the smaller pic, he already had 4-5 years, he loved sleeping in the
boxes! Even though he was so big, he couldn't fit inside!
Have you experienced the pain of losing your dear pet?
You did you deal with this?

This is not the first time I'm crying over a lost pet...every time I loose my dear animal friend, my heart is left with another scar.
But remembering all the good times& the overwhelming love these little creatures are capable of giving you,
makes my heart heal. 

Lots of love,
xoxo Sonja


  1. I'm so sorry, Sonja! He looks like such a love! I've also had the pain of loosing a pet, so I know how you feel. It's even more of a shame because Leo was still very young. I worry so much about Jack, even though he's only 3...anytime he's sick for a hairball or something my heart aches. Leo will always live on with you! Plus, he wasn't alone. He was with your mum!

  2. Aww, I'm so sorry to hear that Sonja :( Leo was so gorgeous, what a pretty cat! I know how horrible it is to lose a pet, it's like losing a best friend or member of the family. My grandparents' dog Toby was one of the most amazing puppies I ever met, he was like a brother to me and I still cry whenever I think about the fact that he's no longer here! But he and Leo are in animal heaven! I'm sure of that :) And they are grateful for the beautiful life we gave them as our pets xoxoxoxoxoxo

  3. Oh my I am so sorry to hear that! I don't know what to say.
    Virtual hugs if this helps even a tiny bit..
    I haven't lost a pet since I was a child.. My beloved dog is now 14. It must be much more shocking & hard when you lose a friend totally unexpectedly, Leo was young, I can barely imagine how this shocking reality suddenly hits.
    Even thinking about what my dog & I will have to face one day scares me beyond words, I just don't know how to deal, yet.
    But I am sure you will, and always remember all the wonderful moments you shared. Stay strong!
    Lots of love, espresso

  4. ;___; that's so sad to hear
    Those pictures were adorable~ he must have been the cutest. Hang in there~

  5. Thank you all so, so much for your precious words of love& support!
    It means a lot to me.
    Hugs& kisses

  6. Honestly I would be pissed off at the vet...

    Da meni Veterinar kaže da mi mački nije ništa i da mi sljedeči dan umre ja bih poludila na njega...
    Ja imam mačku i na nju gledam kao na čovjeka i to moj veterinar zna.
    Prošle godine moja mačka je gubila dlake nismo znali što je na je išla odmah na testiranje krvi....itd...
    uspostavilo se da su obične gljivice...

    Moja Mačka i ja smo uvijek zajedno a komu smeta ta osoba nestane iz mog života.
    Veliki sam branitelj životnjskih prava pogotovo u Hr. gdje životinje nemaju prava.

    Iskreno iz dubine srca mi je žao primi moju sučut. Nadam se da češ svremenom otvoriti srce novom ljubimcu
    a tvoj maca je sada u kitty heaven :D

    Big Hug

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Sonja. Please try to think back on all of the wonderful times together and know he was truly the luckiest kitty in the world to have you in his life <3 My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Much love, Aleisha

  8. I am just now seeing this Anna. I am so sorry. I remember you showing the video to us, of Leo and Zrno and saying "big cat". It is heart wrenching to lose our little family members, because that is what they are. We lost our pet Parakeet last May 1st. We had him 9 yrs. to the month! I got him as a baby and taught him to talk and he talked in complete sentences and paragraphs and had several little adorable laughs - he mimicked everything we said and did like a Mina bird! He was amazing. We buried him in our backyard and put a little stone that says "When I think of you, I smile. Love, God" - it is a cute large white stone. We miss him so much and I still cry at times. So, I think God saves our pets for us in Heaven! Hugs to you, my friend!


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