Lil Bub, The Inspirational Instagram Star Has Passed Away

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If you are a cat lover, there’s a large chance that you have stumbled upon Lil Bub’s adorable face at some point during your Instagram scrolling. Though Bub had an unforgettable appearance that could steal your heart, she was much more than her signature look. Lil Bub is leaving behind an incredible legacy. Since Bub was rescued in 2011, she has made a huge impact on the world of animal welfare and special needs pets. Battling her own medical complications … Read more

Ed Sheeran Posts an Short, Sweet Farewell to His Recently Deceased Kitty

On August 2nd, 2019, Ed Sheeran was faced with a horrible tragedy. Less than a week after Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s dog was hit by a car, Ed Sheeran lost his first cat, Graham, in the same horrible way. Sheeran had only known his beloved cat since 2014, so the death of Graham was a shock to both him and everyone else that was close to him. When Graham was first adopted, Sheeran was so excited and proud of … Read more

10 Signs Your Cat May Be Ready To Cross The Rainbow Bridge

If your cat is very old or facing a serious illness, you may be wondering how you will know when it is time to say goodbye. Dr. Alice Villalobos, a veterinary oncologist, created the Feline Quality of Life Scale to help caregivers determine when it is time to make an end of life decision. As difficult as it is to say goodbye, no one wants to see their beloved companion suffer. Having one or two of the following signs does not … Read more

What to Do When Someone You Care About Loses A Cat

It can be difficult to know exactly what to say or do when someone you care about loses a pet they love. Everyone grieves differently, but there’s a few things you can do for just about anyone that will let them know that you’re there for them, and they don’t have to feel alone at such a painful time. Below are a few suggestions to show that you care. Be Patient We all cope with loss in different ways – … Read more

World’s Oldest Living Cat Passes Away At The Age Of 32

It’s always sad when a kitty companion passes away, but he leaves behind an especially hard-to-fill hole when he’s lived nearly half your life with you. Nutmeg was five years old when he wandered into Ian and Liz Findlay’s garden in 1990. He was found with an abscess on his neck, and they took him to the vet, and then into their home. They spent the next 27 years showering him with love and attention. In 2015 they stood by … Read more

Pence Family Gives Beloved Cat A Final Farewell

No matter who you are or what you do, the loss of a pet is devastating. Vice President Mike Pence and family had to say goodbye to their beloved cat Oreo this weekend after 13 wonderful years of companionship. Wife Karen Pence tweeted on Sunday: “Rest in peace Oreo. You touched a lot of hearts in your little life. Our family will miss you very much.” While dogs are often associated with US presidents and staff, the Pences have brought … Read more

Halle Berry Bids Cat Farewell In Touching Post

It may seem like celebrities lead nearly perfect lives, but the fact is, nobody is immune to the grief that follows the loss of a pet. Yesterday, Halle Berry posted a touching tribute to her beloved cat, Playdough, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge at 16-years-old. A post shared by Halle Berry (@halleberry) on May 11, 2017 at 5:17pm PDT Berry wrote on Instagram: “Yesterday my heart broke as we had to put our beloved Playdough to rest due to brain … Read more

7 Things Your Deceased Pet Would Want You To Know

At iHeartCats and iHeartDogs we often write about coping with the loss of a beloved pet. We do this because we understand that saying goodbye is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do, and we hope that somehow our words can provide a bit of comfort. Having experienced the love and compassion of dogs and cats all my life, I believe they would want us to keep these 7 important messages close to our hearts after … Read more