Grieving … no link up this week.

June 18, 2015
Readers and friends, I’m not going to host Fun Fashion Friday this week.  I’m grieving the loss of my sweet kitty, Pumpkin.  I’m totally heartbroken.  
  The last couple of weeks have been so hard and stressful, with the saddest outcome.  I apologize for not getting around to all my favorite blogs lately, but I know you understand. 

In Pumpkin’s honor, take an extra moment today to hold your furbabies close.  

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Andrea Nine June 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Oh sweetie I am so so sorry about the loss of Pumpkin! People that don't have animals don't understand how much they mean to us and how they are truly like a person! I have been there and I know how devastating it is, just takes a lot of time and love my friend. Pumpkin was very lucky to have such a good mommy like you!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      He's was my little guy, my little baby … thanks for the sweet comment, Andrea. OXOX

  • Reply Anonymous June 18, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss. RIP Pumpkin.


  • Reply Katie D June 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your kitty, Dawn. Losing a pet is truly like losing a member of the family. I know that I was devastated a few years ago when our dog died. The grieving process is never easy, but it does eventually get better.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks so much, Katie. Yes, our fur babies are part of our families for sure. So sorry to hear about your dog. I have dogs too. I'm an equal opportunity animal lover. OXOX

  • Reply Garaytreasures June 18, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Awww prayers and thoughts your way Dawn!
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  • Reply Miriam June 18, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I'm so sorry for your loss Dawn Lucy.
    Losing a furry family member is one of the hardest things to go through. Thinking of you in this difficult time! Big hug.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks Miriam. I know another animal lover like you would understand. OXOX

  • Reply fancystuffandprettythings June 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I'm so sorry. 🙁 Losing a pet is so hard. Hugs to you.

  • Reply June 18, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I am SO sorry to hear this! Losing a beloved pet is so hard… extra cuddles with my two cats today in honor of your beloved Pumpkin!

    Jen @ Librarian for Life + Style

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      Absolutely extra cuddles to your kitties, Jen. I have another one, and she's getting smothered in love right now! OXOX

  • Reply Carrie June 18, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I'm sorry, Dawn! I still remember one of my kitties that I lost. It is really such a hard thing. Pumpkin was a beautiful kitty! Hugs and take care.


    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      He was a cool little dude. Thanks, Carrie. OXOX

  • Reply Mica T June 18, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Dawn! I hope that in time your happy memories with Pumpkin make you smile as you remember the good times.

  • Reply Alexandra B. June 18, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Very sorry to hear about your cat Dawn Lucy. Don't worry about the link up. A Big, Big Hug to you!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks for understanding, Alex. Eventually I'll be grateful for a fun distraction, but this week I just couldn't do it. OXOX

  • Reply Gracey the Giant June 18, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Oh, no, Dawn, I am so sorry. I know exactly what it's like losing a beloved pet and it's the worst. All the hugs to you, friend.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      The worst, indeed. Thanks so much, Gracey. OXOX

  • Reply 50daysofnogrey June 18, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    So sorry. Hoping happy memories help you through this difficult time.

  • Reply Shybiker June 19, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Oh, Dawn, I'm sorry. That's so sad. We grow so attached to our furry friends. My sympathy for your loss. Take time and grieve.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment. OXOX

  • Reply Olga Rani June 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

    So sorry to hear about your kitty! Absolutely understand your condition as I myself have been through similar situation. I didn't want to tell you before as there is always a hope but a couple of years ago one of my cats had same health issue as you mentioned. And he died. It was hard for me.Our furry friends become part of the family and it is so sad to loose them.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Aww thanks Olga. Yes, we get so attached. Thanks for your sweet comment and I'm so sorry about your kitty too, Dear. OXOX

  • Reply Monika Faulkner June 19, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Oh no, Dawn…I am so, so sorry to hear about the loss of your darling Pumpkin. Fur-babies have such an incredibly special place in our lives – and in our hearts – and I know that you have some very sad days ahead of you. Please remember that I am thinking of you and sending lots of love and virtual hugs your way. XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      I knew you would understand all too well, Monika. Thanks for being an amazing blogging friend. OXOX

  • Reply Alison June 19, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I've never commented on your blog before, but I wanted to say how sorry I was to read your news. Our furry friends are some of the best we can have in life. Lost one of mine 3 years ago this month and I miss his sweet face every day.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Oh Alison, thanks so much for commenting. That's so sweet of you. So sorry to hear about your little guy. It just leaves a hole in your heart, doesn't it? OXOX

  • Reply Doused In Pink June 19, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I am so sorry Dawn Lucy! Thinking of you!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Pam Greer June 19, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts. I will give my furbabies an extra hug today.

  • Reply Tall girl June 19, 2015 at 11:24 am

    My heart goes out to you, Dawn Lucy! Losing a pet is terrible — I still miss our dog Blackie, who hasn't been with us for over 20 years. Take all the time that you need to grieve. Internet will still be here when you are ready to come back. Big hug from Norway

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      What a sweet message. Thanks Dear. OXOX

  • Reply Merrie K. June 19, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I'm so sorry…I adore my kitties. I will definetly be sure to give them extra hugs today.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Merrie. OXOX

  • Reply A Labour of Life June 19, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    So very sorry, we lost our furbaby on October 17th and I was heartbroken, I have a new Shelter Furbaby in my home now and although she doesn't replace Meeko, she has found a very special place in our hearts. Hugs and prayers.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Shelter/rescue pets are super special. All my fur babies are rescues. Bless you for opening your heart and life to another sweet little creature. OXOX

  • Reply J. Elle June 19, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Oh, my heart just breaks for you. I am so sorry to read this. You will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks so much, Jennie. OXOX

  • Reply jodie filogomo June 19, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    It a good reminder to appreciate our little lovies when we can! It's good to grieve…they loved you so unconditionally! Sending loving thoughts and memories your way. jodie

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      Yes every moment is precious. Thanks, Jodie. OXOX

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga June 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I sent you a few messages as I am sooo sorry about Pumpkin.I know that our fur babies are family. I love my little Gibson and Truffles so much, so I understand. Again, so sorry!

    xo jess

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Sorry I haven't gotten back to you, Jess. I really appreciate the love and support. It's been a dark sad couple of days and I'm only now just starting to feel a bit more like myself again. But I'll forever miss that furry little orange face. Hugs to you and your doggies. OXOX

  • Reply Melissa Convertino June 19, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Aw, so sorry for your lost! We totally understand, after all we are human. Feel better hon!

  • Reply Straight A Style June 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Pumpkin. I am a huge animal lover and know when we lose our dogs I will grieve in a really real way. Thinking of you today. Take all the time you need!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks Amy Ann … Yes I love my fur babies so much. I know you understand. Thank you. OXOX

  • Reply Nora Minassian June 19, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss Dawn 🙁 Hope you feel better soon.

  • Reply Grace Liang June 19, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Aw, I am so sorry to hear about Pumpkin! I took care of my father-in-law's 17 year old cat for about a year. He was such an old gentleman. We had to put him down because he was suffering everyday. I miss him all the time too!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      So sorry about your father-in-laws cat. Thanks, Dear. OXOX

  • Reply StyleDiaryByOsy Osehie June 19, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    So sorry Lucy.

  • Reply Jan June 19, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    I am so sorry about your loss. 🙁


  • Reply Tea June 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    I am so so sorry to hear about Pumpkin. Oh, Dawn. They are the children of our hearts. 🙁 Be gentle with yourself.
    xo Tea

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Children of our hearts … yes .. I love that. Thanks, Tea. OXOX

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen June 19, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    My condolences about the loss of your sweet Pumpkin. It's so hard when we lose beloved pets. I completely sympathise as I felt bereft when our cat, Treacle died. They are so much part of our lives. I hope once the initial grief passes, you'll be able to treasure the memories of Pumpkin.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Treacle … what a great name. Thanks so much for your compassionate comment. OXOX

  • Reply Karen Strand June 19, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I'm so sorry you lost your dear kitty. I am all too familiar with losing a beloved pet. Pumpkin was lucky to have found you.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Karen. OXOX

  • Reply Christie Geiger June 19, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    I'm so sorry for your loss!! I'm such an animal lover, so I know just how tough it can be to lose one.

    The Closet by Christie

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Christie. OXOX

  • Reply Melanie June 19, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Sad, sad, sad, indeed. I'm sorry to hear of this news.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you Melanie. OXOX

  • Reply fashionableover50 June 20, 2015 at 10:38 am

    My dear Dawn Lucy, I am truly sad to hear this about your sweet little Pumpkin! The more you love someone, the greater the heartache! May happy memories remain and bring you a smile through your tears. May knowing what a good life you gave Pumpkin comfort your heart! ♥

    Blessings and prayers!
    ♥ carmen

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Carmen. Very sweet …. OXOX

  • Reply Andrea InMamasWardrobe June 20, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss & sending you big hugs! Andrea xx

  • Reply cherie at June 22, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Dawn, I'm so sorry about Pumpkin. I am such an animal lover and have had so many throughout my life and have grieved many. It is like losing a family member. Someone told me once that the stars in the sky are all the animals we have loved looking down on us. So every time I look up at the stars I think of my beloved pets and know that they are in a better place. Pumpkin was lucky to have you.


  • Reply Whitney June 23, 2015 at 1:27 am

    I'm so so sorry to hear about Pumpkin's passing 🙁 Just know that you have an super sweet guardian angel up there watching over you. I'll give Izzo an extra squeeze tonight and will think of you!

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades June 26, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I'm so sorry for your loss, Dawn. I don't have a pet but I realize that for those of you who do, they're like children and I've seen many of my friends and family grieve over the loss of a pet and my heart goes out to you. Sending hugs your way.

  • Reply Lynn Tran June 26, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I am so sorry about Pumpkin. I know time will heal but it is not easy. However, I know for the fact that Pumpkin is up there enjoying his time with the love of mom and dad. I know you will miss him everyday because you were the best mom that he had.

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