In Memory

Uploaded: October 30, 2012 17:32:40


Taken from my January entry, changing the background.

(Animals 10/30/2012)

Littlebit made her transition to the Rainbow Bridge three weeks ago.
She gave us 16 years of unconditional love, as we nursed her thru life.
Born with multiple health issues, she showed us how to get on with life, and love.
We miss her so much.
(Resubmit: Digital Darkroom 12/21/2012) EFP

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 3200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 109.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i


Kim Lund level-classic October 30, 2012

Beautiful capture Nancy. #1495477

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 30, 2012

Thank you Kim, I so appreciate your comment! #10395985

Carol L. Fowler October 30, 2012

Beautiful setting for this kitty portrait. Gorgeously rendered #10396099

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 30, 2012

Thank you, too! #10396104

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 30, 2012

Dear Mumj, This is such a precious photo of Littlebit. What beautiful expressive eyes she had.

We well know your pain in our home. You know we surely do. It's terrible to lose them or to have to make that decision to have them put to sleep. Horrible. They are so very much a part of us and our lives. And you had her for 16 beautiful long years.

You were the best family she could have ever had. Always remember that. Okay?

Big hugs from Canada to you!
-Laura xo #10396176

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 30, 2012

Yes, I do know, and have tears now to reply to everyone, and you. Thank you for your kind words! It took me this long to be able to edit the photo and then post!... #10396178

Tammy Espino October 30, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful family member. Remember all the joy you had together to help you through this hard time. #10396233

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 30, 2012

Thank you, and I will remember good times, especially how she would help comfort me during my illness! #10396240

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 30, 2012

Yes. I know it did. I am glad you were finally able to make her such a beautiful memorial photo for us all to gather on. xoxo #10396265

Chris Ebben October 30, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful, much loved Littlebit. I know how sad you must be feeling, just know we are all thinking of you. Remember all the good times & remember how she looked after you to make you recover, now you be strong for her. A truly beautiful memorial photo. Keep smiling=^..^= #10396274

Ellen Hodges October 30, 2012

What an adorable capture of your dear little friend, Nancy!!! So sorry for your loss, friend. Just remember, the love and tenderness you showed that made the life of Littlebit such a happy and perfect one!!! #10396276

Alex T. Mizuno October 30, 2012

Such a beautiful portrait Nancy! Losing your pet is one of the most heartbreaking moments in life. Especially your pet lived with you for many years. I'm sure Littlebit was happy being with you. She must be resting in peace now. #10396281

Lorna Shutter October 30, 2012

What a beautiful portrait, Nancyj! ... and what sad news! I'm sure you are in terrible pain over the loss of your sweet Littlebit! Pets are such great reminders of how we should treat one another ... without being judgemental and loving unconditionally. I know your dear kitty brought you so much comfort and joy ... but none of us can live forever, ... not here on earth anyway.

I really do believe that Littlebit has gone to the Rainbow Bridge and will be waiting there for you to join her. Don't worry because she is happy and not in any pain. Our pets will be there with her too! Just dream about the wonderful times you had together and she will remain in your heart forever! My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend.

Big Hugs Photobucket,
Lorna #10396310

Patti Coblentz October 30, 2012

Oh, how very very sad, NancyJ...I'm so sorry. There is nothing like the love shared with our life long pets. It breaks your heart, I'm sure. Sending you a big hug. #10396353

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 30, 2012


Gosh, Thank you everyone for the warmth and kind thoughts. Having a pet is truly a wonderful teaching experience. Very fulfilling too, in many ways. #10396382

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic October 30, 2012

What a precious portriat of your beautiful kitty. I am so sorry for your loss. :( I too know the pain you are feeling. Rely on all the great times you have shared together and hold them forever in your heart. You will be in my prayers Nancy. Blessings of peace to you my friend, and a GREAT BIG HUG !! #10396418

Songbird Cline level-classic October 30, 2012

It really hurts to lose our loved fur family..I recently lost my dear and wonderful Sadie..I sympathize with your heartbreak and loss. #10396420

Ann Coates level-classic October 30, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Littlebit. I know what you are going through, been there many times. You have your precious memories and photos and the knowledge that you gave her a wonderful life. #10396442

Sherran Andersen level-classic October 30, 2012

So sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful little one. #10396481

Mary K. Robison October 31, 2012

NancyJ, I'm so sorry to hear about Littlebit's passing. When you lose a much-loved furbaby after 16 years, the pain is as great as losing a child.
Some people (who never have had such a deep connection to an animal) think it's absurd to compare the two. But you and I and everyone above who has "been there, done that", understand that love for a small and vulnerable being is the same, whether it's for a child or for a long-time companion. And the void in our hearts is also the same.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please look at this gorgeous portrait whenever you need to, and remember Littlebit this way. #10396569

Stefania Barbier level-classic October 31, 2012

she was a beautiful kitty, so sorry to hear about her passing... #10396601

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 31, 2012

What a beautiful cat, and a cherished friend; that makes the loss all the more heartbreaking. But I'm so glad you got to enjoy 16 years with her! #10396725

Colette M. Metcalf October 31, 2012

Such a pretty portrait! It's got to be the hardest thing to deal with. I'm so sorry to hear about her passing!! #10396752

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe October 31, 2012

Heard about your kitty, Nancy. Blessings to you, your kitty, and your family. KK #10396896

Christine Lobsinger level-classic October 31, 2012

I'm so so sorry for your loss of your beloved Littlebit...
We feel for you- it is hard to handle-
Thinking of you..
Christine #10396974

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 31, 2012


Thank you are two words of emotion from my heart. Thank you ALL for helping me thru this sad time...releasing and opening my heart!


Val Feldman level-classic October 31, 2012

This one called out to me: "Open me up and take a longer look". Those amazing eyes, those wonderful whiskers, that deep rich b/g...and being a whole-hearted cat lover, I followed the "command"...and then, having been there myself so many times before, my heart broke for you reading your very sad commentary. There's no easy way to wade thru the emotions you're feeling right now, Nancyj and I know you know that - but you will, at some point, look back on your LittleBit and these sad times, with less pain and a genuine sense of gratitude for the gift of the time she chose to spend with you and yours. I wish you that peaceful place. Take care. #10397138

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 31, 2012

SO sorry to hear of LittleBit's passing dear friend! I am a cat lover as well and know very well what you are going through. This is a PRECIOUS portrait and dedication!! <>< #10397163

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 31, 2012

Nancy G

Your heartfelt comments are very much appreciated. Thank you! #10397187

John Connolly October 31, 2012

What a wonderful portrait of Littlebit, Nancy! Loosing one of your family animals is such a sad event, I am so sorry to hear she has passed away! #10397812

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 31, 2012

THANK you very much. #10397821

Karen Kessler October 31, 2012

NancyJ, she was a beautiful kitty! Thank you for loving on her & taking care of her all those years! I know she was one HAPPY kitty! :)

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our pets are our children & we love them dearly. #10398240

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 01, 2012

Thank you for such kind words, and thoughts. I miss her little soft pitter patter and purr... #10399314

Daniella Puente November 03, 2012

Is a beautiful photo Nancy, sorry to hear about your loss... #10402210

Michele Peterson level-classic November 03, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. This is a wonderful portrait of your precious little friend, and will be a wonderful keepsake for you! #10402660

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 04, 2012


THANK you so much for your kindness... #10404041

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic November 04, 2012

Fabulous portrait tribute to Littlebit, and I know that you'll miss her. They give so much unconditional love. So sorry for your loss Nancy. Take care. #10404510

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 05, 2012

THANK you so much. Missing her, is difficult, then there is knowing she will not be there anymore...the emptyness. #10405665

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe November 20, 2012

My heartfelt condolences on the earthly loss of Littlebit....sounds like she'll never be is so wonderful to have "children of fur" that come into our lives and seem to change us, usually for the better. Hugs to you Nancyj..... #10427148

Melissa G. Meiselman November 27, 2012

Beautiful portrait of Littlebit, Nancy!! I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost several pets in the past and have felt the pain. All are remembered in our hearts. #10435344

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 03, 2012

Thank you EVERYONE for your kind comments. Sorry I have been slow in responding, but my computer has been in the shop! 8o) #10449370

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 03, 2012

So good to have you back Mumj. You have been missed!! #10449597

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 05, 2012

Thank you Laura! 8o) #10452535

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 06, 2012

:) #10452933

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 14, 2013

Love, love, love this Nancyj! Happy Valentine's Day!

jo ann c. #10567917

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 16, 2013

THANK YOU Jo Ann, sorry for the delay in answering...have been out of town. Home again! 8o) #10571078

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 22, 2013

Beautiful capture of Littlebit Nancy. Love her gorgeous eyes! Be-lated condolences - I'm very sorry for your loss. I know what its like. She'll be a treasure forever. #10620583

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic March 23, 2013

THANK YOU so much. Your photos of cats are soooo gorgeous. I am honored that you responded on Littlebit's image. TY again! 8o) #10620951

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