Crocheting is a way to cope…

Lately, I’ve been pretty sad. Last week, my kitty past away. She had been sick for a while now and last sunday, she actually gave up. We had to rush her to the vet, who then discovered that her kidneys had pretty much stopped working. I guess there was a tumor or something on them that spread unnoticed. It was something that I could’ve seen coming, but it was still a difficult decision to make.

I’d been having trouble with crocheters-block for a while already. I’d finished some projects I’d been working on, but didn’t seem to really enjoy them. On Facebook, I saw that Martingale was hosting a Crochet-a-Long with patterns from the books of Ana Paula Rimoli. I just knew I had to join in, but I couldn’t decide which pattern to use. But last sunday it suddenly hit me. I would make an amigurumi in Smooshy’s honor. So I set out on making a tiny white kitty with a blue bed. And here’s the result:

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There’s still a lot of room in the bed, so I think I will make a red kitty as well, to represent Wisky, our other cat.

I will certainly miss Smooshy very much. We only had her for a little over two years. She came from an animal shelter and had problems with her health from the start. We gave her lots of love and care and did the best we could. In return, we got lots of love and laughs from her. Sometimes, when I’m working on my crochet, I reach down to pet her, only to realise she’s not sleeping on my lap anymore. But I try not to be too sad and remember all the fun I had with her. She’ll live on in our hearts and memories and in the many, many pictures I took of her. Here are some of them, with her enjoying my craftmanship ^_~

This was actually one of my first projects, it's perfect to use as a cat toy (especially with some catnip scent sprayed on it ^_^)

This was actually one of my first projects, it’s perfect to use as a cat toy (especially with some catnip scent sprayed on it ^_^)

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It doesn't show, but about two seconds before this picture was taken, she was having loads of fun with the string

It doesn’t show, but about two seconds before this picture was taken, she was having loads of fun with the string

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It's pretty easy to get her to pose with my works, she sleeps through pretty much everything :-P

It was pretty easy to get her to pose with my works, she slept through pretty much everything 😛

Goodbye sweet little Smoosh, sleep well ❤

I’ll be back to posting normally this week, I’ve got plenty of projects to share with you guys!

Cheers, Lydia

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2 thoughts on “Crocheting is a way to cope…

    • Thank you very much. She sure was a cutie and probably the easiest cat to live with (if you don’t count her peeing everywhere except in the litterbox). We picked a new friend for Wisky last week and it looks like they’re getting along pretty well.

      On a completely different note: love your blog ^_^

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