Wednesday, 30 September 2015

A keepsake for remembrance of my beloved Bo Bo

Regular readers of my blog will know that as well as my love of all things beauty related there are a few other people in my life.  The mister who also blogs here and my boys, the fur kids.

Almost three months ago to the day, one of my little fur kids was fatally injured by a car and I had to make the agonising decision to have him put to sleep.  A decision that broke my heart into a million pieces and whilst I know I did the right thing, it is something that I am going to take a very long time to come to terms with because nothing and no-one can prepare you for it and the feeling of numbness is as raw now as it was on that day and I miss him terribly.
A really good friend of mine, whom I speak to everyday suggested I get a memento to remember 'Bo by, something that would remind me of him and something that made me smile.  We did have him cremated privately and his ashes are back home in a beautiful Urn and I admit, I do chat to him as though he is still with me, but I wanted a memento.    


Anyway, I spent a while browsing the internet and there was a lot of nice things I could have bought and initially I wanted either a cat shaped ornament or a charm for my Pandora bracelet, but I found neither that jumped out at me. Then I came across this shop on Etsy which has some dog and cat themed jewellery and I just love it. Best described a Sterling Silver bracelet, it features a Sterling Silver Cat Charm which could be initialised, which I had done with the letter A, as the name we gave him was Asbo.

A keepsake for remembrance of my beloved Bo Bo
A keepsake for remembrance of my beloved Bo Bo
A keepsake for remembrance of my beloved Bo Bo
After I ordered it, it then arrived a week or so later looking exactly as it had on the screen, only so much better and beautiful than I had ever imagined. There you see we have a dainty yet beautiful bracelet and upon it is a perfectly sized silver cat charm and there upon it is an engraved letter 'A' for my boy. Now I know it won't bring him back and it doesn't replace him, nothing ever can or will, but it is quite comforting.






44 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry you lost him in such a horrible way, it's hard enough to lose a pet but it must have been so hard for you :(
    This is gorgeous though, a beautiful way to remember him <3

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I remember when you first got him and when I heard the sad news it was super upsetting :( What a lovely way to remember such a special cat xx

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss :( its unimaginable how attached we can get to our pets. What a beautiful keepsake to remember him by. x

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss, it's so hard when one of the furry family members pass away. The keepsake is beautiful. If you have a paw print I know that Petite Paw Prints do beautiful rememberance charms x

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your keepsake is a beautiful way to remember him.

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  6. That is such a lovely keepsake. What a lovely way to remember him! (:

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  7. That's a lovely way to remember him.

    I'm so sorry for your loss, they really are like members of the family aren't they x

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  8. Sorry to hear about your cat. I always dread something happening to ours. Cute cat charm.

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  9. Aww, I'm so sorry for your loss - I lost my cat Holly many years ago now, and I miss her even now. A lovely way to remember your kitty x

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss, I remember finding our beloved pet beside the road, nothing will ever take away the heartbreak I felt that day. This bracelet looks lovely though.

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss. Pets are like family and it is devastating when they go.

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  12. I'm sorry to hear about your cat they are such great companions even though they have their 'ways'.

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  13. That's a lovely little keepake to remember Bo by. I am so sorry to hear the passing of your beloved cat xxx

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  14. What a beautiful reminder. Our fur babies are still our loves and losing one is really hard

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  15. I'm so sorry for your loss, I lost my cat recently and it is heartbreaking. What a lovely keepsake xx

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  16. It's a lovely memento to remember your fur kid. They are really part of the family and so loved- I'm sorry for your loss. x

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  17. Oh I am so sorry for your loss. Animals become such a big part of our family that their absence is felt strongly x

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  18. That's such a beautiful way to remind you of him. It's awful loosing a pet, they are family.
    I still miss my dogs, and they died years and years ago.

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  19. Losing a loved one no matter if they're human or a pet is difficult. I've lost many pets in the past and remember each and every one of them. That's a beautiful reminder you have of him though.

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss :( At least now you will carry something which is made for his memory!

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  21. That's such a beautiful necklace. I can't imagine how hard it would be to give the vet the go ahead on a decision like that but it's always for the best when an animal is in that much pain and not likely to get better.

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  22. Aw babe this is such a sad yet heart warming post to read. What a lovely momento to have xxxx

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  23. I am so so sorry for you loss. What a wonderful way to keep the memories you had. Sending lots of love your way!! xoxo

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  24. I'm sorry for your loss :( that's a beautiful keepsake to remember him by. <3

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  25. I am so sorry to hear about your cat but what a lovely way to remember him xx

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  26. I'm so sorry for your loss. The bracelet is lovely.

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  27. Sorry for your loss :( I had to put my dog to sleep 4 months ago so I know exactly how you feel. People don't understand how much impact an animal can have on your life. He was my baby and I feel so lost without him. The bracelet is lovely, I did something similar and bought a charm for my bracelet so he will always be with me x

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  28. So sorry :( I know just how you feel, I have lost many a furry friend over the years and it is a huge thing. That little poem is so sad. Lovely keepsake for your cat xx

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  29. Oh gosh, this is such a lovely post but it's brought tears to my eyes. What a lovely keepsake for your lovely boy

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  30. What a lovely item to remember your fur boy with.

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  31. I am so sorry for your loss, it is always a heartbreaking decision, having had to make it myself. But what a lovely keepsake!

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  32. It's so sad when pets pass away. I am glad you found a nice keepsake to remind you of your kitty xx

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  33. Aaarrgghhh I could cry :( We lost two of our four cats in car accidents - Mum and one of her kittens. Three weeks ago our third kitty, Simba disappeared :( I have mum and Maya buried in our garden - but I don't know what has happened to Simba - it is horrible. This charm is a lovely keepsake. Kaz x

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  34. It is always so hard to say good bye to our fur babies.
    I am so sorry for your loss.

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  35. That's such a sweet keepsake, really simple and stylish. Loosing pets is such a tough thing to go through. Big hugs xxx

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  36. aww what a beauty! losing a pet is like losing a member of your family, I still miss my old cat! x

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  37. I sympathise with you over the loss of your pet, I know just how difficult it is to come to terms with such a sudden loss. The idea of a keepsake is lovely. It is something we have done for all the dogs and cats we have had over the years. We chose our favourite photo, the one that best captures their character and have a local artist create a watercolour for us. 30 years of having pets means that there are far too many pictures hanging on the wall.

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  38. I refuse to get any pets because I know I'll be so upset if/when anything ever happens to them! What a beautiful necklace though - a lovely way to keep all those happier memories close to your heart. x

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  39. I'm sorry for your loss. That's such a good way to keep you reminded of him.

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  40. That necklace is so lovely! I'm sorry to hear your sad news, it's awful when a pet dies as they are part of your family

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  41. I am so sorry for your loss....That is such a lovely way to remember your beloved pet. x

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  42. What a lovely idea, and a very cute charm too.

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