Goodbyes are hard. Really hard.Β In fact, I hate goodbye. Usually when I am walking away from friends after a lunch or calling it a night, I say see you later. Because I have full intentions of seeing them later.

Yesterday was one of the hardest days I have had in a long time. Yesterday we had to say goodbye to Livvy. You see, ever since we brought her home, Chris has been sick. And as she has grown from a little baby kitten into a bigger kitty that sheds….he has gotten worse. In fact, he has had a sinus infection for like two months straight now.

I have tried everything. Sweeping the floors and dusting more often, washing the blankets on the couch to the point they are looking worn, keeping her out of our bedroom and keeping that door shut, brushing her fur. It doesn’t seem to help.

If I am being completely honest with myself, I know I am allergic to her too. I just ignore it and blame it on seasonal allergies. Which is a thing for me….but she made them worse.

We were determined to find her a home. She wasn’t leaving this house until she had a new family to go to. Luckily, one of Chris’s friends has a daughter and he wanted to have a cat for her. So yesterday evening, one of our friends came to pick her up to take her to him. I packed up all of her stuff, her toys, her food, her kitty perch, her litter box, everything went with her so she had some familiar things in her new home. Putting her in the crate to leave was so hard. She let out this horrible yelp when they closed the door. It was like she knew what was going on.

I cried all evening, I cried myself to sleep. I teared up this morning when Mac came out looking for her. I am crying as I type this. It was so hard to say goodbye to her. But I know that she now has a good home. It is what is best for her and for us.

I wasn’t going to say anything at all, but I know some of you comment and look forward to seeing pictures of her here and I just don’t think I can handle if someone asks me on Friday where her weekly pictures are.

Livvy, you are the prettiest little kitty there ever was. I miss you like crazy already, but I know that you are going to have a great, happy life. I love you Livvy kitty.

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  • Reply Laura November 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    At least you get some peace knowing she is going to a good home that will love her. That is all you could have asked for. I know it’s hard — this post actually made me tear up and you know my feelings about cats. πŸ™‚ I’m here for you — you know, with burgers and beers and all the bad shit.

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design November 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    That really sucks. I’m so sorry you had to let her go, but huge, huge props for finding her a home! So many people just drop their animals off at the shelter and don’t trouble themselves about the consequences. And now, since you know the new owners, you can always visit…

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph November 4, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I’m so sorry Nadine. I know that had to be really hard. I’m glad you found her a home and know she will be loved! Big hugs.

  • Reply Lauren November 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Awwww! How hard! That makes me so sad for you guys. Damn allergies. I’m glad you were able to find her a home with someone you knew where she is sure to get lots of love. Hopefully you can go visit?

  • Reply Morgan November 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Nadine. I agree with Laura though, at least you have peace knowing that she is with a loving family who will spoil her and love her the same way that you and Chris did.

  • Reply Nadine November 4, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    That is so hard! My thoughts are definitely with you! My mom had a cat for 23 years! At one point she had known the cat longer than she had known me! It was very hard for our family when the cat finally passed away, but it was the hardest on my mother. I do love how responsible you were with finding her a home, it’s really admirable!

  • Reply Tracy November 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I’m so sorry you had to do this! I would be a wreck if I were in your situation. Hopefully you can keep in touch with her new family! I’ve adopted pets that were being re-homed before and I always liked being able to share pictures and stories with their previous owners πŸ™‚

  • Reply alyssa November 4, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I’m so, so sorry! It’s awful that you guys had to give her up, and I’m sure your hearts are broken, but I have to applaud you for finding her a good and happy home with owners who will love and take care of her. And this way I’m sure you’ll be able to get updates on how she is doing, so there’s some silver lining!

  • Reply Kerry November 4, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Big hugs! That must have been really hard but I’m glad you found her a good home!

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal November 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Awww Nadine! I am so sorry! It is SO rough when you have to get rid of a pet.
    I agree with Tracy – maybe you can keep in touch with her new fam.
    Lots of Hugs your way.

  • Reply Jackie November 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I’m so sorry you had to rehome your kitty, but I love your big heart for caring for all the pets.

  • Reply Lindsay November 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    So sorry to hear that, pets are like your children πŸ™ Thankfully you found a great new home for her

  • Reply kathy@vodka and soda November 4, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    no! πŸ™

    i’m sorry to hear that, N. at least you gave her a good home but sometimes it’s for the best. xoxoxox

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter November 4, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Awwww Nadine! I am so sorry to hear this! At least you know that she is going to a new home with a little girl that will love her so much! It is very selfless of you to make sure she is in the best environment (even if it makes you sad). Hugs!

  • Reply Melissa November 4, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    awww that’s so sad πŸ™

  • Reply Kristen November 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    is it bad that i am legit crying now? bye livvy. i’ll love you forever.
    big hugs darling. my allergies are pretty sucky but thankfully not that bad, i’m sorry you had to go through this!

  • Reply Pinky November 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Awwww I’m so so sorry, that has to be incredibly hard! Sending you hugs!

  • Reply Meegan November 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Oh no! Nadine, I am so sorry. She is so precious, but she will have a good happy home and that is better than nothing. Sending you good/happy vibes today. And suggesting a blog meet up soon to cheer you up! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jess November 4, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    *HUGS*!! You did the right thing. I’m glad that you found a loving home for her.

  • Reply Brooks November 4, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    It’s probably one of the hardest things to do – but you’re doing it for the right reason. So happy she has a little girl who is going to love and adore her. Sending good vibes your way friend!

  • Reply Artney November 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    My mom adopted my kitties because over the years, I have developed allergies. Makes me sad that I couldn’t keep them. I’m so sorry about Livvy. Our pets instantly become a part of our family so it’s hard when we have to say goodbye. I’m glad she found a good home!

  • Reply Kelli November 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Awww I’m sorry, know it’s hard but she’ll be happy with her little girl and her little girl will be happy with her!

  • Reply Julia November 4, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Oh, so sorry Nadine! I know that’s got to be so hard! But I’m glad you found a good home for her! HUGS!

  • Reply Darby Hawley November 4, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Oh no! My heart is so heavy for you. I’m so sorry πŸ™

  • Reply Amanda November 5, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Oh, honey… I’m so sorry. My heart breaks for you. πŸ™

  • Reply Joey November 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Oh friend, I am crying for you! I went through something like this several years ago–I wrote about it here. I hope knowing you’re not alone gives you some comfort. http://www.hodgespodges.com/2012/08/saying-goodbye.html

  • Reply Mree November 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I’m so very sorry. Sending you big hugs!!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says November 5, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I’m so, so sorry. I can’t imagine how you feel right now because I know how much you love her. Will you be able to visit with her at the friend’s house? I know it’s not the same but at least it’s not a permanent goodbye.

  • Reply tricia coniglio November 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I saw your post from today and had to come read what was going on. I am so sorry!!! Can you go visit?

    I am glad that you found a good home, which makes it somewhat easier, but either way it is still difficult.

  • Reply Krystal November 7, 2014 at 3:47 am

    So sorry hun I know this must be soooo incredibly hard πŸ™ And Bye Livvy … Ill miss your pics! Im glad you found her a good home, find solace in that πŸ™‚

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