Nina Dobrev, the 28-year-old actress who stars in Vampire Diaries lost her beloved cat, Lynx on Saturday after 18 years. She posted this loving tribute on her Instagram to the kitty:
To my sweet sweet angel,
As I look back on the last 18 years together, I smile through my tears. You brought me so much joy, love, unlimited cuddles and so many sandpaper kisses. I still remember the first day I brought you home, the size of a tea cup purring as I held you in my hands. You were so fragile and furry, as soft as the worlds tiniest cashmere blanket. I knew in that moment you were my soulmate. From there our long journey began and we were inseparable. We grew up together in Toronto, then you followed me to Atlanta, and from there we road tripped across the United States through New Orleans, Austin City, Amarillo Texas, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, we even saw the Grand Canyon for our first time together. Our last chapter and final destination was here in Los Angeles. I hope I was able to give you a beautiful happy life filled with love, because that’s what you gave me. Saying goodbye to you on Saturday was the most difficult thing I have had to do in my life. It was bittersweet, but I’m so happy I got to hold you in my arms one last time. My heart hurts, I miss you more than I words can explain but I can still feel your presence, energy and light. I know you’re still with me and will always be a part of me, no matter where I go.
In sickness and in health until death do us part.
My longest relationship, my rock, my best friend.
I love you. ❤😿💔 #RIP
9 lives. 9 names.
Just a few days prior, Nina made another tribute post on National Puppy Day, saying: “You hear people say ‘dogs are a man’s best friend.’ She might not be one, but she’s my best friend so today on #NationalPuppyDay I celebrate my main squeeze. She may not bark, but she fits the criteria in every other way. She follows me everywhere I go, she loves me unconditionally, she sleeps with me (often on me), she licks me, she constantly begs for food, I pick up her poop. I love you, you furry little critter.”
We don’t know if Nina knew at that point that Lynx was unwell or would soon be passing, but it’s heartbreaking to read now. Our deepest condolences go out to Nina. Losing a beloved cat is one of the hardest things any of us has ever gone through.