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Our dear sweet Violet left this world on Sunday afternoon. She was eighteen years old this summer. We'd gotten her when she was a tiny kitten. She used to sit on my shoulder, like a little bird. She'd wake me up by sitting on my heart, and staring at me. Our sweet, sweet friend. The angel of our house, for all of these years.

This morning Clover Meadow and the Bee and I were sitting out on the stairs near where we buried Violet by the picket fence. It was quiet and beautiful, just the sound of birdsong and breeze. The light filtered softly through the green trees. We sat out there for a long time, just watching. When I stood up to go I looked down and saw the one little flower, all by itself. I looked around for others, though they are long out of season, but there was just this one little one.

Little prayers for her. Such a good girl. Dear lovely ever-sweet friend. xoxo



I'm so very sorry for your loss. =(

Jennifer B. / Brooklyn says: July 16, 2012 at 09:54 AM

My heart goes out to you. It's so hard to lose a friend, even when it's one whose lived such a long and lovely life.

it is always so sad to lose a dear sweet furry heart...sending love to you all. xoxo

It's always hard to lose a true friend. My condolences to you during this time of remembrance.

Wilton Businessman says: July 16, 2012 at 09:56 AM


Tons of love and thoughts coming your way. So very sorry for your loss.

I'm so sorry -- what a lucky kitten to have such a wonderful family for so many years.

So very very sorry!

How beautiful, that little violet, from your own sweet Violet, no doubt. Peace to you all.

Oh, sweet Violet! Alicia and Andy, I'm so sorry!

marthaeliza says: July 16, 2012 at 09:58 AM

she is sipping from the milky way and batting stars about...

So hard to see them go. She had a good life with you and that's such a lovely thought.

Ahh the loss of a cat is a hard one, even when they are 18 years old. Glad you got 18 beautiful years with her

Bridgette says: July 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I'm sorry for the loss of your sweet Violet. Much love to you.

Oh no, Alicia, I'm so sorry for your loss. Violet sounds like such a treasure. Losing a beloved pet, especially when one who has been a constant companion for many years, is just gut-wrenching.

My thoughts are with you and your family. It is so sad when a loyal pet passes away.

I'm sorry, Alicia. They are our sweetest friends.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your companion. Kitties have such a large presence that space feels so empty when they are gone. If I may, I recommend the book Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet. It really helped me get through losses of two beloved pets.

Oh I'm so sorry for your loss {{hugs}}

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry about your friend. Your words always beautiful and the photo of the flower, just gorgeous. Print a photo of the flower or maybe press and dry the flower? Something special to keep.

So very, very sorry for your loss.

Losing a fur-baby is so heartbreaking. Sending you and Andy (and Clover and Bee) all the healing prayers in the world.

Linda Dominick says: July 16, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Oh, I am sorry. :(

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.