Only A Memory Now

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Like so many, I am no stranger to loss, therefore I cherish photographs on a very deep level. Since my father passed away in 2013, I have become even more aware of the importance of the photograph.

Today’s post is short because I am exhausted from the past few days. My kitty passed away last week, and I feel as though I am just now starting to get back to “normal.”

For those of you who have known me since the good old days of Flickr, you will most likely remember this face:

August 2010 – Athens, GA


This little ball of love featured prominently in my second 365 project. He was such a sweet, gentle soul, and definitely not your typical cat in that he would tolerate most anything and followed me pretty much everywhere I went. He was constantly by my side or in my arms. I am so thankful to still have my girl cat, Elphie – she is helping me a lot right now. Still, the loss I feel for that little gray and white tuxedo boy with the softest ears imaginable is very painful.

Take a lot of photos, everyone. Back up your files on your computer and your phone. Digitize your old, family photos. Make some prints of the photos on your phone. Those images may one day help get you through the darkness.



  1. I am so sorry for your loss, but glad that you have those beautiful pictures to revisit him.

  2. Anna I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a furry family member is so heartbreaking.

  3. so, sorry to read about your sweet kitty. They are such a huge part of our lives and rhythms. And this is a good reminder to capture them in our lens as well as the human loved ones too. sending hugs.

  4. Thank you for this reminder….so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful friend:(

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. Our pets are such a constant that it’s a huge blow when they are gone.

  6. awwww, fat cat!! I’m so sorry, he was such a sweetie.
    I completely agree with you about how our photos help us with loss.
    We lost our boy kitty last summer, and our girl kitty is on her last legs. I just keep taking lots of pictures of her. Hugs Anna. <3

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