I know I owe you guys an apology… I haven’t updated IHG in over 9 months, and I probably should have at least posted a message about why. My beloved IHG mascot, cuddle buddy, and best friend in the whole universe, Humbert, became suddenly ill and passed away shortly after. If you’ve ever lost a pet, or any loved one for that matter, I’m sure you know that the grieving process is a delicate one, and often the best thing to do is to take some time off from the world to reflect and heal. I am sorry for the disappearance, and I hope you can understand.
For anyone who follows this site, you’ll know that Humbert was a big part of iheartgirls… always greeting models as they came to the studio, posing at every shoot, and generally being the happiest, cutest, sweetest, funniest guy ever. He loved everyone he came into contact with, never forgot a friend, and just loved life and lived it to its fullest. He was playful, cuddly, chatty, mischievous, unpredictable, curious, sensitive and loving. To say that I will miss him is an understatement; he was my heart, my joy, my spirit, my furry son.
To honor his cute and joyful legacy at IHG, I wanted to do a look back at his many appearances in photo sets and Vines. I love him so much and know many of you have grown to love him, too. So join me in remembering Humbert, the best little guy ever.
Here he is with Gabi:
And with Paloma:
Such a shame about Humbert. His life might have been short, but it certainly wasn’t small.
Cherie, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. The loss of a pet is the loss of a family member. We have six (yes, six!!!) of these furry family members, and we love each and every one of them and their unique personalities. They’re all rescued felines who are spoiled rotten every day. I certainly can relate to your feelings, and certainly don’t slight you for it. It is good to have you “back in the saddle” though. We missed you!
Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful words. And thank you for taking in so many fuzzy friends! I missed interacting with all of you guys as well. Grieving is such a tough process and even still now, my heart aches just thinking about him. I am very happy to imagine 6 spoiled kitties being pampered in your home though. Kitty lovers unite
I am so sorry to hear this!! Losing pets is never something one can get used to! He will be missed by us all!! And take as much time as necessary to heal
Thank you Matt. I appreciate the kind words.
I remember Ol Humbert being in the mix. He made the job look good. Im sure we alll know whats it like to loose a pet. Real love. But time to get back to work ,do what you know best, photography. Sorry but this world doesnt wait anyone to recover. Hope this makes sense.Big love to little boo boo Humbert
Thank you David. <3
Sorry for the loss of your Kittyman.
Thank you Michael. <3
Oh I’m so sorry to hear this news Cherie Humbert was the ‘man’, the cat, the legend! And will be sorely missed by us all. It’s perfectly understandable that you haven’t been updating the site and so please don’t feel you need to rush back into; take your time
Thank you very much, Mr Bond. I appreciate it <3
You are most welcome Cherie
so sorry for your loss Cherie. Humbert will always be in your heart!! XXXOOO
Thank you Ian <3
Sorry to hear about Humbert, he was the man and it was always funny seeing him in some shots. Wherever he is now, there’s no doubt he’s surrounded by beautiful women. Hope to see some new stuff when you’re ready.
Thank you. I will be back to updating very soon. <3
I am so sorry to hear about Humbert. I know exactly how it feels to lose a furry best friend, all I can say is it does get easier with time
Thank you Thomas. I appreciate it. <3
Cherie – so sorry to hear of the loss of Humbert. People say losing a pet is like losing a member of your family. It’s not “like” losing a member of your family. It IS losing a member of your family. And if you needed time off – that is completely fine. Your fans love you and understand. I hope you are doing well and recovering from the loss. And it was good to see you in my inbox again, even if it was to share sad news. A late happy new year to you. And I hope 2016 brings only good things into your life!
Thank you for the very kind and thoughtful message. I really appreciate your condolences. I am recovering slowly and although I know I will always be somewhat sad to think of him, each day I feel a little happier when I think of him as well. Thank you for the well wishes and I hope you are having a good new year also. <3 <3 <3