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Memories of Gretchen
You always hear about those cats that live to be 18 or 20. I always thought that would be you. We had a glorious almost 10 years together, but you were taken from me much too soon. Words cannot express what you mean to me, Gretchen. You were a devoted companion, my "chief morale officer" and best friend. I'll never forget the day we met at the cat rescue. You jumped in my lap, starting purring and looked at me with your beautiful eyes. I knew then that we would be friends for life. I feel so much love for you, my little girl. I know that you are resting in heaven with the angels now and you'll forever be in my heart. Much love, Mommy.

12/19/2014- Hello my little angel, I've been missing you. It's been one week now since you crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. It has been tough, but the condolences I've received from others who have lost their furbabies have really helped! You certainly are in good company with lots of cat and dog friends across the bridge. You will always be in my mind and heart. I couldn't have asked for a better friend and I am honored to have been part of your life.

12/24/2014- Merry Christmas- little lady! I know how you loved sitting under the Christmas tree, so I made sure to have one out for you today next to your memorial. Enjoy along with the catnip mouse and blankie!

1/4/2015- Happy New Year! Things just aren't the same without you- you are very missed. I left you a brand new scratching post by your memorial. I know how much you loved those!

2/13/2015- Happy Valentine's Day, my little lady. I still miss you so much and think of you every day. It's just not the same without you. You are forever in my heart, and I will never forget you.

3/20/2015- Missing you more and more each day. I love you so much, my little girl. I left you some Easter goodies.

4/23/2015- This month would have been 10 years together for us- this is also the month we'll celebrate your birthday!! It is not getting any easier without you. Mommy misses you so much. I hope you are happy in heaven.

6/14/2015- Happy Summer! I would give anything to have you back here with me, little lady. You will never be forgotten.

7/6/2015- We missed you this 4th of July. You are on my mind and make me smile everyday.

12/1/2015- I can't believe it has been almost a year. I feel awful that I did not visit for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but you know that you were always on my mind. I was just thinking about you today as I looked at our Christmas tree. You used to love it so! Rest in heaven, my sweetheart.

12/12/2015- It's been one year today since you left me and the pain feels like yesterday. What an impact you made on my life. I know that someday we will meet again and until then I will carry you in my heart, my dear friend.

12/31/2015- Happy New Year, my grey princess. Thinking of you.

2/21/2016- Missing you at Valentine's day. Thinking about getting a kitten. What do you think? I could never replace you, but it sure might be a lot of fun!

4/1/2016- Easter was last weekend. Missed you as usual. We are thinking of adopting another cat- a chartreux just like you. He is 6 years old. I know you'll be watching us from above.

8/24/2016- Hello, my dear, dear friend. I still think of you every day. As you know, Eros, our new Chartreux, joined the family back in April. We love him very much, he's a sweet little boy and loves to give kisses. I tell him about you often. He doesn't work much in the office like you used to do as he always wants to sit on my keyboard! Miss you.

12/11/2016- I can't believe it has been two years since you crossed the Rainbow bridge. I love you so much and still think of you each and every day. Merry Christmas!

9/10/2017- Sometime has passed since I've updated your page, but I still think of you daily. Eros was really sick with a urinary blockage earlier in the month, but he's back to normal now. Bella looks at your picture often and kisses you. We all miss you so much, but know you are watching over us from kitty heaven. I love you, my angelcat from France. =)

11/21/2017- Getting ready for Thanksgiving- and I am so thankful and honored to have had you as part of my life. Miss you everyday!

3/27/2020- I haven't written in awhile, but not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Eros had major surgery back in July but he recovered and is just perfect now. Crazy times in the world now, we are all staying home to stay safe. I left you some Easter goodies.

12/12/2020- my beautiful angel, I love you so much and still think of you often and smile. Merry Christmas.

12/12/2021- my sweet girl, the years may have passed, but you are not forgotten. I am thinking of you daily and know someday we will meet again. And by the way, Eros has officially become the office cat- it was just a matter of time!

12/12/2022- Has it been 8 years?? I still think of you every day. Eros has been with us now for 6 years and is as active as ever for a 12-year old cat. He has also taken your place underneath the Christmas tree. Merry Christmas, my little grey princess from France! I promise that I will visit more often.

2/2/2024- Happy Valentine's Day! I am so sorry I have not visited for so long, but you are on my mind always, and forever. Eros stopped eating and being his loving self 2 weeks ago. He was diagnosed with a large splenic tumor which has spread to his liver. There are no treatment options. He is at home and we are trying to keep him comfortable. Later this month, he will be 15 years old. I think he will see you soon, over the Rainbow Bridge. He is the sweetest boy and we will miss him terribly (just like you!). I know that you will welcome him in heaven.

2/5/2024- My dear, dear Gretchen. Eros passed away peacefully yesterday. I know that you will meet him over the bridge. Please give him a kiss for me. He was the sweetest boy, very handsome, a Chartreux just like you. My heart is broken, but I know he is free of pain now.

2/20/24- Eros' ashes returned home today, on what would have been his 15th birthday. I left some cake and tuna!! for Eros, my sweet boy. I hope you are both the best of friends in heaven. I will never forget you, you both are in my heart, always and forever. I am a better person from having the privilege to have known you.

2/29/24- Eros finally has his own Memorial. I love you both so much. Happy Leap Day!

3/4/3034- Happy Spring, my beautiful girl!

3/17/24- I love you and I miss you every day. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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