I feel like I’m drifting in a sea of grief right now, dear readers.  Last Thursday, we said good-bye to sweet Griffin.  And yesterday…yesterday, we lost our Flora.

The tumour that was diagnosed only a few short days ago was malignant, and much too advanced for the veterinarian to remove.  We chose to let her go before she awoke from the anaesthetic.

And still more sadness…Badger also became seriously ill yesterday morning; his insulinoma symptoms seem to be surging out of control (maybe from the stress of losing his brother) and we don’t know yet if he will recover.

These are honestly not the kind of posts I ever planned to publish…but shopping and personal style are far from my mind right now.  And yet, having something to distract me from my grief – even for a little while – has been a blessing; I plan to have some new outfit posts for you again next week.

Thank you all so much for thinking of me.



  1. December 12, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    Oh we were hoping you would have good news when you updated. We are so sorry for your loss, we can't begin to think of what you are going through. We hope your other one gets better such a sad situation for him as well.
    Btw, she was a little beauty!

    • December 15, 2014 / 4:55 am

      Everyone who has four-legged family members knows the time will eventually come when we have to let them go…but to lose two of them within a week? I never expected this kind of heartbreak, dear Kelsey and Kenecha. Flora was only three years old; her adorable face and funny antics made us laugh every day…and I still can't believe that she's gone.

    • December 15, 2014 / 5:01 am

      I'm sure he misses his brother and sister just as much as my husband and I do, dear Tania. I'm doing my very best to nurse him along and let him know that he's not all alone…and desperately hoping that he recovers soon. XO

  2. December 12, 2014 / 9:56 pm

    I'm so so so sorry, Monika. I can only imagine how sad you must be. Sending lots of love your way.
    Dawn Lucy

    • December 15, 2014 / 5:05 am

      It's almost overwhelming, dearest Dawn…but knowing that you're thinking of me makes the loss just a little more bearable. I am truly grateful for my wonderful blogger friends. XOXO

  3. December 13, 2014 / 6:32 am

    O Monika I feel for you. Sending you lots of hugs as you grieve for Flora. It will get better as time goes by. xx

    • December 15, 2014 / 5:14 am

      Thank you so much, dearest Elsie. I know that time is a great healer – and that I will eventually feel like myself again – but in the meantime, the kindness of my fellow bloggers is proving to be a balm for the soul. XO

    • December 15, 2014 / 5:20 am

      Debbie…you are a new blogger friend, and already a very dear one. Your kind words mean the world to me right now…and I thank you with all my heart. XOXO

  4. December 13, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    I'm so sorry to read about you losing your loved little companions. Interesting that one has become ill with the loss of the other. It surely proves the bonds and companionship in the animal kingdom and how lucky we are to be able to share in that with them. I often think pets know us better than we know ourselves and we learn so much from them.
    Hugs to you!

    • December 15, 2014 / 5:31 am

      Our three little "fur-kids" were so close, dear Joni…I can't even imagine how alone and confused poor Badger must be feeling right now. Looking after him is helping to keep my mind off the loss of the other two; just as the notes from my blogger friends are. Thank you so very much.

  5. December 14, 2014 / 1:30 am

    I've been wondering where you are dear Monica! I'm so sorry for your loss and it breaks my hurt to see this.. feel better soon, the internet world misses your warm and thoughtful presence!


    • December 15, 2014 / 5:42 am

      Dear Jess…I have truly missed coming to visit you on your blog, and send you heartfelt thanks for taking the time to leave me a little note. Everyone has been incredibly understanding and sympathetic regarding the illness and loss of my beloved "fur-kids"…and I am so grateful to have such caring blogger friends. XO

  6. December 15, 2014 / 2:22 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your loses. It honestly is very hard to lose a loved pet and probably time and support will help. I send my condolences!<3

    • December 15, 2014 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Olivia…of course I know that the time to say good-bye will always come (I've been there often enough) but losing two so close together has been overwhelming. It means a lot to hear that I'm in your thoughts. XOXO

  7. December 15, 2014 / 7:05 am

    Monika, I am new to your blog, but I too wanted to say how sorry I feel for your family. Such sad, sad times… Your little fur kids are adorable, they truly are, and memories will always live in your heart. Love does not disappear. Sending you love and hugs! xxx

    • December 15, 2014 / 3:24 pm

      I'm so sorry to meet you under such sad circumstances, dear Natalia…and I truly hope to be back to my normal happy self – with lots of outfit posts! – as soon as I can. In the meantime, I would like to thank you with all my heart for your kind note.

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