Going through a break up is a horrible experience. Not only are you left with a broken heart but you also have to get rid of all the things in your life that remind you of your ex so you can move on.
This can be difficult in an age where we all take photos every five minutes.
But thankfully we have friends that help us get through these hard times. For Chloe Forsberg, that friend was her kitty cat named Woof (is that not the best name ever for a cat?!?).
Forsberg and her family adopted Woof when he was a kitten and Forsberg was 10-years-old.
From then on they were best buddies for life.
“He was the most affectionate cat I’ve ever known and would always demand our attention,” Forsberg told The Dodo. “Even our friends who don’t like cats loved him.”
They remained close even after Forsberg moved out of her parents’ house in her 20s to move in with her now ex-boyfriend.
The bond between Forsberg and Woof could never be broken.
The same, however, couldn’t be said for Forsberg’s beau. Forsberg and her ex-boyfriend were together for four years before they split up. By then they had tons of photos together.
Many of these photos were family photos that were taken at family weddings.
“One of my main concerns at the time was: ‘Oh no, he’s in the wedding photos!’” Forsberg said.
These beautiful family photos were now ruined by the memory of someone Forsberg wanted to forget about.
But Forsberg’s sister Emily came up with a brilliant idea to make things right. Emily surprised Forsberg with new photos.
These photos replaced her ex-boyfriend with someone who things could never go sour with.
She Photoshopped Woof into the photos where her ex used to be. And the results were absolutely hilarious.
“Emily is a very creative person and my family tend to deal with bad situations by using humor,” Forsberg said. “So even though I was quite upset at the time, it made me laugh a lot!”
Now, these were truly family photos.
It’s not that Forsberg is bitter about the relationship, but it helped her to move on. She says that there are “No hard feelings toward my ex though!”
“I certainly wasn’t feeling that way about my ex a year after!” she said.
Emily ended up doctoring a few other photos for her other sister that were from different events.
“This time she replaced our other sister’s boyfriend, Chris, just in case they ever break up,” Forsberg said. “They just got engaged, so we’re hoping it won’t be needed!”
Forsberg had no idea how much these photos would mean to her and the Forsberg family.
Woof passed away at the age of 16.
But now the family has beautiful family photos to remember what a special part of the family he was.
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“It’s been quite a nice way for him to be remembered,” Forsberg said. “Woof loved me and our family unconditionally and was always around and giving affection. I’m always looking through photos of him and remembering funny stories even a year on.”
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