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Weekly Weak Knees no. 23

A quick note: I’ve had so many things I wanted to blog about this week, but it’s been crazy- we’ve had puppy & kitty mama drama in my family. Two of my childhood pets have been sick. My mom lost our sweet three legged tabby cat on Wednesday and after noticing that our older border collie was weak we took him in to the vet last night… and found out that he had a terrible, terminal case of cancer that shows no symptoms until it’s too late to treat.

I’ve never heard of losing two animals in 24 hours, and never thought we would go through it, but I’ve received such amazing kindness and words of support from my friends on twitter and from my friends & family locally that it’s made me feel very loved & thankful to be part of such an amazing community. I feel like anyone who’s been reading my blog for a little while probably has a sense of how gentle I am when it comes to animals, and I sincerely appreciate the support- and hope that I can return the favour when you’re in need <3

/deep breath

Okay- how about some pretty to cheer us up? :)

Weekly Weak Knees is a round up post of the “currently loving” section in my sidebar (plus a few irresistible extras!) where every day I pop in an image and link to something I lovely that I can’t help but share. These are some of my favourite links from past little while, click on the pictures to explore…

○ I love the graphic pop these add to an outfit ○

○ Sweet camera strap customization ○

○ Perfectly cozy & casual for early spring nights ○

○ I love her! I would name her Abigail. ○

○ Flowers that blossom from the antlers of caribou ○

○ I love a good 80’s sweater! ○

○ A pretty colour gradient made by skillful hands ○

○ a Mermaid Lagoon of perfect iPhone cases for spring ○

○ Elizabeth’s homemade drumsticks look doubly delicious! Also, a bit dangerous :) ○

What did you love about this week?

There are 32 responses already, join in!
  1. It sounds like your heart’s been through the shredder these past days. Lots of love to you and your family.

  2. I know we chatted on Twitter, but again, I am so sorry lovely. *hug* And I am here for you!!! Just lemme know if/when you need a chat. I know chatting isn’t the cure all, but I also know having that freedom of talking, releasing through words, etc. can be so comforting!

    Also, that fox brooch is perfection. Perfection!

  3. Losing pets is heartbreaking…sending you lots of love and happy thoughts.

  4. Again, so sorry for your loss. :( I am glad you are surrounded by so many family/friends that care, both IRL and across the interwebs. I guess that is one good thing about going through tough things like this – you realize how many amazing people you have in your life!

    I am loving that it’s Friday and I can treat myself to a latte. It’s been another long week, so I am so glad i have that reward to look forward to this morning (and a giftcard I got for my birthday to pay for it!).

  5. That’s so sad to hear, I’m so sorry for you! =(

  6. Tina A

    I just recently started following your amazing blog and enjoy reading it each day. I just wanted to express my sympathy for your recent loss. Our pets are truly members of our families and it is so hard when they get sick and pass on. Treasure the memories–you will have them for a lifetime.

  7. So sorry to hear about your pets! I lost my childhood dog to cancer recently, so I understand how difficult it can be. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  8. I love that 80’s sweater and the girl modeling is her hair not so perfect?!

    Big hugs to you!

  9. I’m really, really sorry to hear about your loss. Animals are truly part of the family–often the BEST part, as their love is unconditional and they are always happy to see you. A few years ago, I lost my cat of 12 years through a horrible wasting illness that no vet could diagnose. It was an awful time, and I was heartbroken. A couple of months later, my then-boyfriend brought me to the Humane Society to adopt a new pet for my birthday, and I fell in love with this gentle, five-year-old cat who wanted nothing more than to curl up on my lap and purr. I brought him home, and within a month, realized he wasn’t eating. I called my vet, thinking my new kitty had a sore tooth or something minor, and was told he had fatal liver disease. This was so devastating, and so difficult to get over, that for a long time, I felt I was cursed. The Humane Society decided to cover that cat’s vet care bills, and gave me a new kitten for free. Thankfully, Chloe is still happy and healthy and super affectionate, but I will always miss Dusty and Merlin and be so sorry about what happened to them.

    Big hugs to you from someone who completely understands.

  10. So sorry about the losses this week – so unexpected and so fast – thinking about you friend! I’m also amazed at how even when you’re upset about something you still manage to brighten the day of someone (like with this post). Hope this weekend treats you well!

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about your childhood pets. My border collie passed away a couple years ago from cancer. It’s so terrible to lose a pet. My heart goes out to you!

  12. San

    Lots of love again – it’s hard to say goodbye to not just one, put two childhood friends :(

    P.S. The french knot is indeed a tricky thing.

  13. Jessica

    So sorry about your sudden losses. It’s hard when you lose a part of your family and I’m sure a lot of us here can relate to being soft for the little furry ones. My thoughts are with you!

  14. I will master the french knot, and who doesn’t love a drum stick. Sorry about your pets.

  15. That Elizabeth, always making cute things :) Im in love with all these things, especially those flats!


  16. i’m sorry for your loss, kyla :(

  17. I just emailed you yesterday, ummmm please DO NOT rush getting back to me at all.. Take time, enjoy life with the people and fur babies you love the most, I’m so sorry =(

  18. loving these finds! swooning over the phone case, shoes, and ice cream!

  19. That fox brooch is adorable, I’ve been wanting one for so long! I recently found some pretty awesome 20s’ inspired brooches that I blogged about in my Friday Faves, they are crazy awesome!

    I know how it feels to loose a dog to cancer, my dog Izzy died of it two years ago and it was a very heartbreaking experience. Losing a pet means losing a part of the family, and it can be really hard to get through. I’m so glad you’ve had such a great support system, I’ll keep you and your mom in my prayers.

    xo, Megan

  20. My heart goes out to you Kyla! I know how special our animal friends can be. I tell all mine that they are my best friends.


  21. what a fab post! love all of it!

  22. Kyla,
    Know I tweeted it but – wanted to say sorry again about the double loss…That is horrific and I can’t imagine losing two of my family pets in 24 hours. That said – this post was a cheerful pick me up, thanks for that! Love reading your blog although I don’t comment often (am trying to get better at commenting so my fav blogs know I follow them!!)

  23. I’m so sorry about your pets. Much love to you.

  24. oh kyla, i’m so sorry for yours & your families loss. losing furry babies is so difficult – sending comfort and care to you & your family.

  25. Oh honey, I’m so sorry to hear about your animals, what a rough week! :(

  26. I’ve lost a dog to the same thing. He was one of the coolest dogs ever and it was also very sudden. I’m sure your family dog was just as cool as he was. I’m so sorry to read about he and your 3 legged cat. It’s so hard to lose animals we love so dearly for so long (and yet it’s much too short in many ways) and it seems so cruel that it happens so close together at times. I know your pain and hope that you can get through it soon. **hugs**

    (I know I offered my condolences via Twitter already, but really wanted to reach out again here especially since you wrote what illness your dog suffered from. So much more to say than 140 characters can convey.)

  27. I am so sorry about the loss of your pets! I know it’s difficult, especially both at the same time, but keep your head up!

  28. I totally missed this post while I was away. I’m so, so sorry to hear of your double loss. Losing a pet is difficult enough – and to lose TWO seems almost unbearable. Thinking of you.

  29. My heart goes out to you as I know all too well how hard it is to lose your little furry family members. Sending you lots of hugs!

  30. Jenny

    My condolences to you and your family. I can’t say I know what you’re going through, but I lost both of my childhood pets in the span of about a month in 2009. Our kitty had a stroke and passed within a day, and our dog, started getting ill shortly after and passed about 4 weeks later. They’d grown up together, and I imagine that the one couldn’t live without the other.

    Anyway, my thoughts are with you.

  31. Oh Kyla, I’m so sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you! I was just catching up on blogs and so sorry to read about you going through this. Big hugs, girl!

  32. Madrid

    What lovely expressions of empathy/sympathy. Your blog friends are wonderfully supportive. The outpouring of love makes the loss easier to bear.

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