July 1999 - 1 Sept 2012
Hello, dear friends. This is a post I have been dreading. Xiara, my dear sweet kitty, passed away on Saturday after a 27-month long courageous battle with cancer. It was time for her to go as the illness had progressed to a point where we were running out of treatment options. Although she was not in pain, I have no doubt that life was getting decidedly uncomfortable for her. While we are both crushed by her loss, I am happy that she went, of her own will, in my arms, surrounded by unconditional love from both of us and her fellow furries.
My MojoMonday #257 card this week is dedicated to the memory of Xiara, a gentler more affectionate cat we know not. The colours are from The Ribbon Reel challenge #36 "Vintage Black, White and Pop of Pink". Also playing with pearls for Ribbon Girl Sept challenge.
|I'm keeping it simple this time. The pink papers are from Papermania Parkstone 6x6 and the black is from Papermania Liquorice and Sherbert.|
|Some vintage white lace...|
|... and pearls. The sentiment is from WMS Fancy Phrases set and I stamped Xiara with letters from WMS Victorian Alphabet set. Both with Memento Tuxedo Black.|
|Sheer pink ribbon and a white flower complete the show.|
I apologise for not being on my blog rounds. It was a tough weekend. I'll start visiting and commenting soon. In the meantime, thank you so much for taking the time to drop in on me today.