Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gracie, Farewell


My very special kitty friend Gracie is gone, and my heart aches. She 'adopted' us 17 years ago, when we moved to a new house, and she was living in the crawlspace. She blessed us with four kittens right away, and we discovered we had adopted FIVE cats. Fortunately homes were found for the extra blessings.
She was the most affectionate, attentive, SMART of cats... and she loved her basket of toy mice and assorted 'friends'. Every night she would 'hunt' among her toys, and then spend the entire night bringing her captures up the stairs to lay next to our bed. In the morning, we would be surrounded by as many as a dozen small 'gifts'.
She had a wonderful kitty life, and we kept one of her kittens, so she snuggled him every day and night. We nursed her through her final illnesses until we knew she was in distress, and then we showed her the way to the Rainbow Bridge.
My DH loved her so much... I want to make a quilt in Rainbow colors with her photo on it somewhere so he will feel her close to him, which is where she always wanted to be...

Well done, my sweet girl... you are missed.

8 comments:

quiltmom anna said...

So sorry about the loss of your cat- I know how much we will miss our Mars cat when it is her time. I know you will remember Gracie with joy and love.
With sincere sympathy in the passing of your pet.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Pokey said...

So sorry for the loss ,what a sweet joy she added to your lives. Good memories. Our pets are such good companions!

esquiltingpassion said...

So sorry for your loss. I lost my nineteen y.o. cat last year. Like yours she gave many happy years.
Elaine

Megilon said...

Sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is losing a member of the family. I think your quilt idea is a great one!

Sherry said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Having lost a beloved pet of my own 1 1/2 years ago I understand where you are.

Cyber hugs to you & your family.

Carol E. said...

Gracie is beautiful and looks like my daughter's cat who used to live with us. I miss him and he's still alive, now living with my son! So I can imagine how you miss Gracie. The sweet thing.

merrily row said...

My husband says that we don't choose pets. The best ones choose us. You were blessed to be chosen by Gracie so long ago. We still miss our Davey who left four years ago.

No one will ever love you as unconditionally as a pet.

And for that quilt, I put a small clump of fur from Dave on the batting of my next quilt. He is always with us. Bless you all.

Claudia said...

Sorry for your loss... She will play and purr at the Rainbow Bridge. The quilt sounds like a great comfort.

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