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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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DreamPim|Hobbyist General Artist
Your love will always live with him and he will always be in your heart. That is a touching story. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how it feels to have a cat friend. May him rest in peace...
The drawing is marvelous!Heart 
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KittyArtThatSucks|Hobbyist General Artist
I lost a cat too :( on Halloween :(
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TheTinfoilRat|Hobbyist Artist
This made me tear up omg, such a beautiful story. <3
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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|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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Eebolt|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|Student Digital Artist
im super sorry :C
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roseswirl78|Student Digital Artist
I'm crying I feel your pain
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They find a way to take our hearts and hold them forever... 
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jaesana|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|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|Hobbyist General Artist
great piece sorry for your loss
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Alimera|Hobbyist Digital Artist
An original idea and a nice work !:iconiloveyouplz:
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Sulver|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Surdy78's avatar
Beautiful tribute! Remember me when my cat Titus passed away.
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A beautiful tribute to a wonderful companion.
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May he rest in peace. 
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Renejinna|Student Traditional Artist
CoolChat's cute cheeky grin 
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RoseLiIy|Student Traditional Artist
Omg this made me cry to read. I'm so so sorry for your loss :(
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Poor thing... At least his memories will live on for many years to come, through you and your art.
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DragonzWhisperer|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know how you feel.
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wyncalledchara|Hobbyist General Artist
Well now I'm even sadder than I was earlier. RIP Luka :(
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Sorry for your loss!  
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