The love between human and pet is one unbreakable bond.
For those of us who have had furry friends in our lives, we understand the deep bond that people feel when they have a pet. While some of us are tried and true dog lovers, others can’t get enough of their feline friends, the humble cat. With research recently proving that cats really do love us back, it’s no wonder that when our purrrfect friends pass over the rainbow bridge, it can hit us pretty hard. The same goes for celebs who lose pets, as Nina Dobrev showed us last night.
Taking to her Instagram account, the actress marked the passing of her cat Lynx after 18 (!!) years together, writing a gorgeous ode to her feline friend, who she dubbed her “angel.” In the heartfelt post, she talks about how the cat grew up with her in Toronto, Canada, and traveled with her around the world, landing with the star 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,” the actress said in her post. “Saying goodbye to you…was the most difficult thing I have had to do in my life…My heart hurts, I miss you more than 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.”
Seventeen Magazine reports that as recently as last week, the actress was gushing about her feline companion, so the death must have come as a surprise to the actress. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, even one of the four-legged variety.
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(h/t Seventeen Magazine; Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)