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Farewell by TamberElla Farewell by TamberElla
My dear Luka passed away this morning. His pain has been slowly getting worse over the last couple weeks; he hardly ate, but he stilled seemed to be enjoying life so we continued on day by day. But finally, he began crying in pain last night and when he was taken to the vet this morning the decision was made that it was his time to go. It's so hard for me to believe how the time has flown since he was little. I found the first ever drawing I did of him when he was brought home from the shelter in 2009. I was twelve years old.
LukaKitten by TamberElla

I dreamt about him all last night. He's always been an indoor cat but we tried walking him on a leash outdoors when he was little. I had a dream he was a kitten again and my friend and I were walking him around my old neighborhood and greeting the old neighborhood cats. It's a very sad day for me but I'm glad he's no longer in pain. I will love him forever.
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KittyArtThatSucks Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
aww....
I lost a cat too :( on Halloween :(
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TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This made me tear up omg, such a beautiful story. <3
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IForgotMYFirstOne Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist
Only a few days ago did I have to say good bye to my life long friend. At the age of 18 my Skittles was just so old that he couldn't function any more, so it was decided that the kindest thing to do would let him pass in a painless sleep. He was euthanized and is hopefully in a better place. Seeing your art was just so moving, because I could almost feel his black fur brushing against me, and hear his chirruped purr. Thank you for the wonderful art.
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carnival Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
very moving experience, thanks for sharing, and may his soul rest in peace~~

-Only August last year I had a very special cat-friend pass away also.
Knew and cared for her over half of my life, having acquired her when I was a child with two brothers (she was so small we weren't sure if they would take solids) she lived to a ripe old age of 23 (pretty decent for a cat!) and similar story of age finally catching up with her.

It was shocking to think I've been caring for that pufflebutt for over 2/3s of my life.. and she leaves such big gap in the house :C but mannnymanymanymany fond memories of her stave off the ache
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titihdiego Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
Huggle! 
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Eebolt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thought my cat was dead when my mum found "him" in my friend's garden with no head...
turns out it was a female cat so it wasn't my cat
we found him in another person's garden hiding on the top of a shed
so i kind of know how it is to lose a pet ;-;
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roseswirl78 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
im super sorry :C
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roseswirl78 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I'm crying I feel your pain
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Kiltedfiend Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
They find a way to take our hearts and hold them forever... 
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jaesana Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
So sorry for your loss. I've used your portraits of Luka to help me become a better artist. Thank you, Luka. Rest in peace <3
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SoundWing Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This really is a moving piece. And I know I'm late in saying, but I'm truly sorry for your loss.
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Liagon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
great piece sorry for your loss
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Alimera Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An original idea and a nice work !:iconiloveyouplz:
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Sulver Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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Surdy78 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Beautiful tribute! Remember me when my cat Titus passed away.
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RedLotus4 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
A beautiful tribute to a wonderful companion.
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BellamyMD Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
May he rest in peace. 
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Renejinna Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
CoolChat's cute cheeky grin 
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RoseLiIy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Omg this made me cry to read. I'm so so sorry for your loss :(
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BlackWolflord666 Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
Poor thing... At least his memories will live on for many years to come, through you and your art.
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DragonzWhisperer Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know how you feel.
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wyncalledchara Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well now I'm even sadder than I was earlier. RIP Luka :(
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rederik02 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Sorry for your loss!  
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Mambastar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww that's so sad, I know how you feel :(
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SenpaiMarshmallow Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry.
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EveeLover Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
:/
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DrSane1984 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
You honor the memory of your dear friend, a bond that speaks volume of your and Luka's friendship. And your picture brought tears to me eyes, thank you!
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SilverPeryton Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RIP Luca
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Minxty Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
R.I.P Luka sweet darling <3 I'm glad you had such a good life and a great owner. May you one day meet again <33
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OpalMist Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
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Phoenix-of-Pyrrhia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry ;n; This is such a beautiful, bittersweet piece
rest in peace Luka
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shastakine Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so sorry for your loss!  It's so difficult to lose them, but even harder to see them in pain.  He's at peace now. :(
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AmberedTiger Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I'm sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose your friend:(
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LuckyFy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Aww, I went through that not long ago. The 23/01/2017, actually. My dear Chlouks passed away at ten or eleven years old (since we adopted him too, we were never sure of his age). He was a sweetheart, but renal problems got the best of him. We only got to keep him five years, and that's way too short.
It still hurts, though. I hope that you will be fine. C:
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Actlikenaturedoes Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Your boy is a beauty!Heart As I say to everyone who lost an animal family member:( (Sad)  (and repeat it to myself), I'm sure he'll be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge...Hug 
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halolocke Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Aww I'm sorry for your loss
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coffeecat42 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry for your loss. The feeling that comes from this says your put your heart into it. It's beautiful.
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Streamwhisker Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I'm so so sorry. I lost my cat in 2015 after around 8 years with him and the loss I felt afterwards was indescribable. Channelling that feeling into art is a beautiful way to get it out. This is a gorgeous tribute. <3
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Holy, exquisitely magnificent! This Adorably Wondrous Luka is stunning and This Sleeping Portrait of the Kitty looks incredible! The design, expression, pose, cuteness, eyes, ears, tail, stripes, nose, whiskers, claws, nails, fur, paper, drawing, lines, background, table, house lighting, gleam, glow, shadows, color blur, flow, movement, effects, realisticness, perspective, atmosphere, hues, textures, concept, composition, uniqueness, colors, lighting, style, and other details are also sensational! Amazingly beautiful work! R.I.P. Luka! :iconfantasticplz:
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Dragon-Lady-NFLD Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rest in Peace sweet furbaby <3
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ChibiTrollziffy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Student Filmographer
I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my first cat angel back when i was in high school; i was so devastated. But I knew that he was happy and had a good life. And I know the same goes Luka <3
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ghostkink Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
i'm so sorry! i know how it is to loose pets dear to you.
but atleast he's in kitty heaven now with all the other cats !!
this is absolutely stunning though holy moly
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SuperiorArtWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad, I can feel your pain.

Amazig artwork.:)
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GiannaAKARainbowSoul Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
May Luka rest in peace and I hope you are okay. :(
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TheBearhasmyBall Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
Your art first caught my eye in Thank you and Goodbye. I read the story and cried. Your love comes through in your drawings of him. I don't know you, but you have reached out and pulled my heartstrings. I find myself overwhelmed by loss, even though I never had him. I can only say thank you for sharing with us, and thank you for bringing him to life in my heart, if only for this moment.
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0LadyBug0 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I'm litterly crying as I'm typing this. I know how you feel pets or any type of animal feels like a close dear friend  and family. I lost my little  cockatiel bird last month he was 3 months old, over all my family he chose me and I loved him so much. I'm very sorry for you as I'm going through that grieving stage myself, just an advice is to let the grieve be. I hope you get better soon! Again I'm so sorry. 
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Taniux1994 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
I'm sorry for your loss, I can really relate, because one year ago we lost our cat, who was with us for 16 years
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lilivia91 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I lost my lovely dog one year and half ago, the same way as your Luka... It is very hard but the hardest is when they suffer so much, now your lovely Luka does not suffer anymore and is and will always be in your heart and with you ♥
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HillandClark Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice coloring. I love it.
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