I wanted to share with you a very special gift I received from the bag company Catto Catto. We lost our beloved 13 year old German shorthair pointer Stella three months ago, and if you have followed me for a long time you know how important our dogs are to our family. We miss her so much and were absolutely devastated by the loss. Stella was such a special dog and such an innocent little soul. When she passed away the void in our life felt enormous. I’m sure most of you know that the heartbreak of losing a pet. It hurts so much.
I can’t tell you how much it meant to me when Catto Catto reached out to me and offered to make me a special hand-painted bag in Stella’s memory. It was the kindest and most thoughtful gesture and it came during a time we were deep in our grief. Jeff and I were so touched that they were thinking of Stella, and reached out to us about her when we were missing her the most. We chose some photos of Stella to send to them. You can see the beautiful result here. Jeff and I were so stunned when the custom painted bag arrived. The likeness is uncanny!
I keep the bag on a small table in our living room so we can always look at it. When I carry it out, I am reminded of her all day and it makes me so happy to have this memento to keep her memory alive. It feels like a little part of her is still here with us. To Efsun from Catto Catto, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for Stella’s beautiful bag. We will cherish it for the rest of our lives. Catto Catto has an Instagram for their amazing handbag line, made of the most stunning leather and formed in very interesting modern shapes. They also have a separate Instagram account for their handpainted custom bags here called Art of Catto. Check it out! I especially love the pet portraits