Nina Dobrev is heartbroken over the loss of her 18-year-old cat

By Hayley Bradbrook

Anyone who has ever lost a loved one, particularly a pet, can definitely relate to Nina Dobrev’s heartbreak over the death of her cat Miss Lynx. The actress recently said goodbye to ‘her rock’ and ‘her best friend,’ who has been by her side since she was ten years old.

The former Vampire Diaries star revealed in an emotional Instagram post that her furry friend passed away on Saturday (Mar. 25) at the age of 18.

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. Bambi Jami Jamilia Lynx Jami Lynx Jinx Jimmy jam Poop Jammie

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“To my sweet sweet angel, As I look back on the last 18 years together, I smile through my tears,” Nina wrote. “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.”

The XX: Return of Xander Cage actress further explained that Miss Lynx was her childhood pet while growing up in Toronto and was with her every step of the way when she launched her acting career across the U.S.

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“From there our long journey began and we were inseparable. We grew up together in Toronto, then you followed me to Atlanta, 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 final chapter and destination together was here in Los Angeles.” she added.

Nina also revealed that her cat’s death has been one of the hardest things she has ever experienced.

“Saying goodbye to you on Saturday was the most difficult thing I have had to do in my life…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” she added.

Her cat’s passing comes days after she gave a shout out to the little feline friend for National Puppy Day.

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