Tribute to Millie

Goodbye Millie, our beloved sailing cat, best friend and loyal crew member. From a kitten in Turkey to a veteran sea cat in Malaysia, Millie has sailed for 13 years and for thousands of miles. Across oceans, in storms, dodging pirates, crossing continents. Fishing all the way, our beautiful boat cat has been through it all with us.

Forever loved, never forgotten.

Peace, fair winds and stay safe

Liz, Jamie and Millie xxx

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16 Comments on “Tribute to Millie”

  1. Commiserations, Liz and Jamie: the loss of a dear friend, indeed. Knowing that our animal friends will pass does not ease the heartache any, does it? Best wishes to you both.

    1. No, it doesn’t. We’d been dreading and trying to prepare for Millie’s death for months, but it didn’t make it any less painful. Still thinking about her every minute. The pain will ease, or rather we’ll get better at handling it. Peace. Liz xx

  2. Loosing a beloved pet is like loosing a family member. I know Millie is in pet heaven. My Chinese Crested passed 3 1/2 years ago and still every time I think about those last few weeks I get teary eyed. I loved the video memorial you posted for Millie. It was so nice to see her enjoying life when she was happy and healthy. I think animals know when it’s time to leave us. Sometimes they try to hang on just because we want them to stay with us. When I gave my dog permission to to pass on and that everything would be ok I think she passed in peace. I know you both will miss Millie so much and I will miss seeing her in your videos.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your girl, it never stops hurting but we just get better at dealing with it. I think you are spot on about our beloved pets hanging on for our sake, I’m convinced that’s what Millie did. Tears. Liz xx

  3. I’m so sorry. I know what it feels like to lose a member of the family. Always remember the good times.

    1. Exactly so. It’s the good times which will shine through. In the meantime, we’re grieving and remembering. Liz xx

  4. Goodbye Millie, lovely cat. We enjoyed watching your antics every week…we always called it ‘Millie time’ …we will miss you! 😭

    1. I’m still missing my Millie time too, which was basically all day and night. We see her in every shadow and corner and even hear her. It will be a long time before the pain goes, but the good memories will take over eventually. Thanks for commenting. Liz xx

  5. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Millie. We have followed your adventures for a long time now, and have loved seeing Millie and the joys of your adventures together. I am sure we are not the only followers who will miss her terribly. Sending you huge love at this terrible time. xx

    1. Thank you. We have received so many messages and memories of Millie it has been overwhelming how much of an impact she had. We are still desolate at her loss. Liz xx

  6. Mille was little more than a kitten when we met but we still describe her special qualities (especially the toilet training!) to friends. A very special part of sailing life for all who knew her.

    1. Hi guys, lovely to hear from you!
      Millie had lots of adventures since you last saw her and we’ll miss her more than words can say. Liz xx

  7. So sorry to hear that Millie lost the good fight ! Loosing a pet like her is always so difficult. Like loosing a best friend. Hopefully time will bring only the good memories and the pain of the lose will subside some.
    Best Kay T

    1. We’re still devastated, Kay, but are doing our best to carry on. There are reminders of her everywhere we look, she was a total part of all our waking moments. Time will heal. ♥️

    1. Thanks for the kind wishes. Yes, we’re doing our best. Although Millie will always be in our hearts, it is getting easier aboard. Having the rally coming up soon should keep us fully occupied. 🙂

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