Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Katie & Waffles on Gratitude, Loss, and 9/11

This post appeared on our blog on September 11, 2016. We reread it yesterday, hoping to find the right words to share with you the day after this year's anniversary. But we realized the right words were already here. We hope you don't mind us republishing Katie and Waffles' conversation about the day our hearts stood still.

WAFFLES:  What are you thinking about, Boss?

KATIE:  I'm just thinking about how lucky we are, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Really? Did we win a prize or something? 

KATIE: You could say that. 

WAFFLES: Did it come in a nice box? You know, that I can fit in?

KATIE: No Waffles, what we have doesn't come in a box. 

WAFFLES:  No box??

KATIE:  Waffles, the things that really matter don't come in boxes. Things like friends, family, freedom. Most of all, love.

WAFFLES:  I love YOU, Boss. And Glogirly and Gloman and chicken. Oh, and wand toys! Definitely wand toys.

KATIE:  Waffles, long before you were born, even before I was born, our country suffered a terrible tragedy. Lots of people, animals too, lost their loved ones. Nearly 3.000 people died. And all because of things like intolerance and hatred.

WAFFLES:  Intoler-what? I don't know what those words mean, Boss. 

KATIE:  That's ok, Waffles. I hope you never do. 

In honor of those who lost their lives, and those who live with that loss.
We will never forget.


  1. you are right, these are the perfect words.... I love these two.

  2. Those words are purrfect. We will never forget.

  3. Being grateful for what we have and sending love out into the universe are the bestest things, Waffles and Katie

  4. If only humans could forget those horrible words. Cats are wiser than most people

  5. I couldn't have said it better. Peace and Love to all!

  6. September 11 was a terrifying day here in NYC. We all stayed strong and stuck together and rallied through a horrible experience. Thanks for taking a moment to reflect.


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