Monday, June 22, 2020

Broken Hearts

Dear friends,

Our hearts lay in pieces today. This is a day we knew would come, but prayed never would. We've had to say goodbye to our dear Katie.

Katie passed away peacefully in my arms on Saturday afternoon with the help of a very caring and compassionate vet who made a special trip to our home in the mountains. She let me hold and comfort Katie through everything, which was one of the hardest but most important things I've ever done.

Katie has faced many health challenges in her sweet and furry life. She's rallied and recovered time and time again. We knew her time was fragile and uncertain when she was diagnosed a few years ago with pancreatitis and IBD, diseases that can be treated, but unfortunately cannot be cured. About 10 days ago, Katie's condition deteriorated suddenly and rapidly. She spent the night at the emergency hospital and the results of her blood work were very troubling. When she was stable, I was able to bring her home. The ER vets suggested coming back for more tests in a few days. Katie has been a trooper and a fighter through so much, but after receiving compassionate and wise council from her regular vet, and listening to my own heart, I knew that any outcome would not change the course of her illnesses.

It was time to say no more.

No more Jeep rides to the vet, no more needles, no more tests or exams, no more overnights at the hospital. It was time to make her comfortable at home, where she is most happy and surrounded by love.


In the days leading up to Saturday, Katie spent most of her time snuggled up right next to me on her favorite blanket. We had many hours of quiet conversations, reflection, and girl-time that I will cherish forever. I love her to pieces and I know she loves me with the most unconditional love imaginable.

On Katie's last night with us, Waffles came up to Katie in an uncharacteristically gentle way, touched her face with his nose, and settled down next to her on the blanket. I never knew my heart could melt and break all at once.

I promise to share more about Katie sometime soon. She has shaped my life, my relationships, my career, and this blog since the moment she entered our lives nearly 15 years ago. She deserves a tribute that honors that. I just need some time to hold her memories, and her biggest fan Waffles, close to my heart.

With love and gratitude,
Glogirly


Katie's last portrait, taken by Gloman.



106 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about Katie. She has brought so much joy to everyone's life she's touched through your blog. I know how much she was loved and cared for. The photo of Waffles laying down beside her touched me and broke my heart at the same time. Sending special hugs, purrs, and love.

    Paula and the Girls

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  2. We are so sorry for the loss of sweet Katie. Sending you hugs and purrs.

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  3. My heart is breaking but thankful that she was able to transition peacefully in the home she loved, surrounded by those she loved most. Hugs and comfort to you in this difficult time. Love to Katie forever <3

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  4. Farewell my dear Katie. I feel fortunate that I had chances to meet you in person. Please watch over us from the Bridge.

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  5. Katie, you have touched so many lives. You will be remembered forever. You will always be in my heart. PURRS

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  6. No words can say how we all feel, Waffles knew it to. All the love is being send to you three. Time will heal , but never forget.

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  7. Oh So very sad,Mummy and me have leaky eyes right now.Bless her Angel wings we will all miss her sass.Love to you all,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  8. My human and I are so sad, and our hearts are breaking along with yours. We will miss Katie so very much, and I'm sending lots and lots of purrs to you, Gloman, and Waffles, who I'm sure misses Katie a lot more than you even know.

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  9. Goodbye sweet Katie. We will miss you.

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  10. I am so sad hearing this. My heart goes out to you. Good bye, lovely Katie.

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  11. We're so sorry for your loss. Sending purrs and luv.

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  12. My heart is breaking right along with yours.

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  13. My heart goes out to you. Katie was beyond blessed to have you by her side for so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember your sweet angel.

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  14. It is hard to think of the World without her. Without so many of our babies. Sending tons of hugs for all of you.

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  15. Broken hearted . . . and sending love. Katie and Waffles have become a part of every week for years. Bless you all . . . with the love she would have you feel.

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  16. Oh I'm so very sorry to you all. This is such a tremendous loss and I hold all of you in my thoughts and love.

    You and miss Katie (and eventually Waff) were the benchmark of pet blogging and I know our pet blogger community is all hurting and caring for you so much right now.

    Thank goodness you could all be together during her transition. Straight on till morning Dear Katie; until we see you again.

    Xoxo
    Stacy, Miss Esm, Ollie, Bruce,Shio, Mistykitten and Ethel

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  17. I am so sorry - my heart breaks for you, Gloman, and Waffles.

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  18. I am so sorry. It's never easy to lose a cat, but a cat who shaped your career and your life

    Compassion and condolences to you. ��
    ~ JaneA and the cats of Paws and Effect.

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  19. The world just fell apart. Not only have I lost Harvey here at home, and Street Cat Bob in Britain, I have lost my American legend and idol. One whose epic put downs have kept me afloat when things got sad and sadder.

    Katie, muse and inspiration. Supermodel and photographer's dream. Don't go.

    OK * takes a breath and sniffs * Let me go with Nat King Cole and one last song. "Unforgettable, That's what you are".

    Debbie, Gloman - no words are enough.

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  20. I am so sorry to read this. It seems that the cat friends Pricilla met blogging are all joining her. The Bridge is getting a new friend. Much love

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  21. I am very sorry for your loss. She was lucky to have such a loving forever home with you for so long. <3

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  22. Such sad news. I know your heart will be breaking. Thank you for loving Katie so much and giving her a wonderful home for as long as you could. She will always be in your heart. ❤

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  23. I’m so sorry for the loss of Katie. Please know that your sorrow is shared by all of us who have followed Katie’s and Waffles’ adventures. Hopefully your grief will be easier to bear knowing we grieve with you.

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  24. I am so sorry for your sad loss of beautiful Katie. I send love to you and Gloman, and of course Waffles too.

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  25. My deepest condolences... She was lucky to have you as a friend... Rest In Peace Katie... 💔

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  26. We are saddened by your loss, may she forever rest well and run free with all the friends who welcomed her and may your wonderful memories sustain you.

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  27. I'm heartbroken and speechless at the same time! Katie was the first cat that took up permanent residence in my heart when I joined the blogosphere. And it was your amazing talent of sharing her and her sarcastic wit with us that helped me round out Bear's personality as a unique and compelling voice on our blog. I owe you both immeasurably and could never find the words to adequately express my gratitude. So many nights, Katie made me laugh and brightened my day at her takedown of her more enthusiastic, yet slightly more clueless, brother. I don't know how to say goodbye to Katie who gave me so much. I don't know who could possibly fill her paw prints on my heart. Please know I won't forget her and my love for her and you both knows no bounds. I wish I could give you a hug and return even a fraction of the comfort, love and support you've given me when I so badly needed it.

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  28. We are so saddened by this news. Katie has been part of our blogosphere lives for so long and for that reason, we will miss her terribly, too. Sending lots of love and comfort to you all. - Tom, Bridget and Julie Mackenzie xoxoxo

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  29. Oh no, I am so very sorry to hear this terribly sad news, my sincere condolences on this huge loss in your lives...Wishing you, Gloman and Waffles comfort as you deal with your deep sorrow...Beautiful, precious Katie was an icon of the CB, loved by so many of us and she will never be forgotten...Love is an energy that never dies, it is truly eternal...Sending much love and loud purrs, dear friends...XO...J, Halle, Sukki

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  30. Love to you and Gloman and Waffles. I have never missed a day of Katie and her thoughts and adventures. Katie and Waffles are among my most loved of the CB. I am deeply sorry to learn that Katie has gone on to the Bridge. I will miss her with all my heart.

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  31. I’m so very very sorry. Katie was special. I’ve followed her for years, since before Waffles joined in. Your relationship was heartwarming and I can imagine how heartbroken you are today.

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  32. No words are good enough. I'm just bawling and I know she will be so missed because she was so loved. Please kiss Waffles for me and so many blessings to you and Gloman

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  33. Goodbye sweet Katie. Thank you for loving her so much and sharing her wonderful life with us all.

    Julie and Poppyq
    Xxx

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  34. Dear Glogirly, Gloman, and Waffles, this is such sad news. Thank you, Katie, for making us laugh, sharing your world, touching our hearts. You will be missed.
    Love and sympathy from Maggie

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  35. I am so very saddened to hear this. You all are such a big part of our lives here. I love Katie so very much. I will miss her so very dearly. She will forever be a part of our household and my heart. You all are in my prayers. Hug Waffles and keep him close. Bless you all.

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  36. We are so very very sorry. She was a special girl. Purrs....

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  37. We are heartbroken and so sorry for the loss of your sweet girl, Katie. We know how special she was to you; so many of us grew to love her over the years too. Sending love and comfort.

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  38. We are so sorry to hear about Katie. Mom saw the post on the Cat Blogosphere and said OH NO so loud we didn't know what happened. Katie was super special and we know how much you loved her and she loved you. ((((hugs)))
    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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  39. We are so sorry to hear about Katie. We know how hard it is to say goodbye as we recently lost our sweet Echo. Hugs and purrs to you all.

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  40. I am heartbroken about the news of Katie. I know too well the toll these diseases cause and even though you want to do everything possible for them, you know you can't. We will all miss Katie...thank you for sharing her with all of us. Sending you hugs and loves. ~Island Cat Mom

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  41. Our tears are flowing all over again with the loss of your dear Katie. We're truly, truly sorry beyond words and send heartfelt purrs, prayers and all our love your way. Run free dear Katie, you touched the entire world dear girl.

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  42. We are so sorry. We will miss Katie. Thank you for sharing her with us.

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  43. That last picture of Katie and Waffles completely finished me! I feel as though Katie has been part of our lives for ever and I am heartbroken for you, Debbie and Gloman. I really have no more words. Sending so much love and purrs, Caro & Austin ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  44. My heart breaks for you. I’m so very sorry... Katie touched many lives. Gentle purrs and sad wags from our family to your. {{{hugs}}}

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  45. Oh noes. Glogrily, Gloman and Waffles, me and mum are all sad that Katie has gone to The Bridge. She was a wonderful lady cat, smart enuf to put Waffles in his place.

    We will all miss her, but you most of all. She will live on in your hearts.

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  46. My heart aches for you. Katie will always remain such a beautiful light to us. So many purrs, hugs and love to you. Sweet Katie knows how much you will forever love her❤

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  47. My eyes are tearing up as I read this. So very sorry for your loss.

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  48. Our hearts are broken for you, Gloman and Waffles. We found Katie on Facebook way before we even had a blog and fell in love with her personality. Our mom is so glad she got to meet her once, and she'll treasure that memory. We hope you can take comfort knowing that Katie is a beautiful angel with the most beautiful angel wings and she'll be flying around you, bringing you comfort. Watch for her in butterflies, birds, feathers, and any other beautiful thing. Big hugs to all of you.

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  49. In the twilight hours, just before dawn's early light started to cast soft rays into the warehouse apartment, I read this post. Lulu laying partially on me and partially beside me, she saw my tears and started to purr. She and I have been grieving the loss of her mama, Bessie for the last two months, and she immediately sensed my heart shatter, all over again... I found Katie (and then of course, you Debbie) via a blogging course I took online. Immediately, I fell in love with her through the stunning photos from team Glo. I can remember spending hours one cold winter evening pouring through previous posts, to the point where I couldn't get enough of the stories and the adventures of Katie and her blogging friends. So I subscribed and each time a new post alert arrived in my email, it brightened my day. I was already a fangirl when Waffles hit the scene and I fell more deeply in love with all things Glogirly. While she wasn't my kitty, I refer to her as my Katie Girl when I speak of her to friends and family. You sharing her in this space made all of us readers feel like we were part of your world in a special and unique way. Joining Katie's circle galvanized my desire to help other kitties find loving homes, to be cared for in good times and in times of declining health. I made new friends, I expanded my world and all because I locked eyes with a beautiful tuxie on a blog. She absolutely stole my heart, and I enjoyed every storyline and every photo. I loved the visits I made to the Mountain House and having the chance to hear her little meow, to put down a bowl of food for her and even to be so lucky as to have photo sessions with her. And I was able to touch her beautiful coat twice. I will cherish all of these memories--the up close moments and those first weeks as a new reader--for the rest of my life. It's not enough to say I am writing this post through tears, as I know that pales in comparison to the aching of your heart, the river of tears you are shedding. It's not enough to say thank you for all you've done to help kitties around the world and in your community have a chance at life, and full bellies with food donations made possible through this blog. It's not enough to tell you I too am feeling as though my whole world is lopsided without my sweet angel Bessie and that I am so sad that you join me in this city of grief. It just all seems to fall short of what I'd really like to offer. For now, I'll leave you with these lyrics, from the song Home (from the TV show Pose).
    And I've learned that we must look
    Inside our hearts to find...
    A world full of love
    Like yours, like mine
    Like home.
    Thank you for making me feel at home, with you and your two mountain cats, your wonderful husband and your heart. I'll miss Katie more than I can say. Love to you, Glo and my orange BFF, Waffles.

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  50. This news brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. XO

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  51. Our hearts are breaking for yours. Katie was such a huge part of our blogging cat friend group. She was larger than life. We know how difficult this last week must have been for all of you. We are thinking of you now, knowing that Katie got the best care and had the best life a kitty could possibly want.

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  52. Dear Glogirly, Gloman and Waffles,

    We are heartbroken to read of your sweet Katie's passing. She was an amazing cat, who touched so many lives and spread so much joy and goodness to the world. Thank you for loving Katie so much, and for sharing her with all of us. She will live in our hearts forever and ever. We send you so much love, and gentle purrs and prayers as you mourn her journey to the Bridge.

    Love,
    Kevin, Tracey, Gracie and Ava

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  53. Debbie, I read this before going to bed last night and I couldn't find the words to express how deeply sorry and heartbroken I am. I still can't. Katie was a legend and will never, ever be forgotten. You and your husband gave her the most beautiful life any cat could ever wish for and she left you with memories that will last for the rest of your lives until you're reunited one day. Sending you so much love today, and please know your grief is shared by all of us.

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  54. I am heartbroken, and I only know Katie and Waffles and you and Gloman through your blog. You gave Katie a great life and much love, and a younger brother who adored her. That's pretty much all we can do for our pets.

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  55. This is the saddest news.
    Farewell, Angle Katie.
    Hugs and purrs to Glorgirly, Gloman, and Waffles.

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  56. So sorry for you loss, she will be greatly missed. Sending purr and head bonks to you Gloman and especially to Waffles.

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  57. Sending purrs and biscuits your way.

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  58. we are so sorree that katie runned ofur da bridge. mum iz crying, r heartz are broken fur yoo and gloman and wafflez.

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  59. So very sorry for your heartache and loss. We loved Katie and the voice that you gave her. You helped her when she could not help herself and out of deep love. Fly and run free, Katie. So many friends to greet you.

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  60. Oh my goodness, Momma and I are so sorry to hear this. Katie was a very special kitty and knew love like few cats can dream. <3

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  61. I am so very sorry to hear the news. You guys gave her a wonderful life. Katie was an amazing kitty. So very sorry

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  62. Pumpkinpuddy here. I'm so sorry about Katie. We all have leaky eyes here. She, and everyone in your family (even Waffles) are furry special to everyone that met you or reads your blog. We hold you in our hearts. We know Katie couldn't have been loved more or had a better home than with you and Gloman.

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  63. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  64. To Debbie, Gloman & Waffles,
    I have no words I can share to adequately express what you have meant to me since I first discovered Katie’s blah years ago. Her wit, the beautiful photos and the humor Waffles added have gotten me through some dark days. I know I’m one of many who are feeling heartbroken at this news, but our pain pales in comparison to what you’re feeling I know. I could never decide who was more lucky, you or Katie. She was clearly the most special girl for the most special girl. May the good lord shine a light on you, beautiful Katie, until we meet again some day...

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  65. I am so sorry for your loss. She had a wonderful life with you, and will live on in your heart furever.

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  66. I'm here *sniffle* to pay my respects to *sniffle* my sisfur from another mother. It's no lie to say both TW and Pop are crying like babies right now. TW is having trouble typing right now so just know that we're here for you.

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  67. I am so sorry to hear of Kathie's passing. I am totally broken up at the news as I know you are also. She was such a part of our lives for the past number of years and the twin sister of Cathy Keisha from different mothers. My deepest condolences to you Gloman and Waffles for your loss.

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  68. I am so very sorry to read about Katie...she was surely an Internedt Starlet of the highest quality. Run free little Tuxie Girl
    Hugs Cecilia mom to Angel Madi

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  69. Oh, dear Katie! I feel as if one of my own precious resident kitties has left us. I confess to teary eyes; Katie just seemed immortal to me. I like to think my little Maude and Big Willie are greeting her across the rainbow bridge and that some big orange dude is strolling up, sniffing her butt, and she is thinking, "Oh, no, not again!" I still have the jailbird pin you did years ago and will remember her always. Hugs (virtual) to you - and to Waffles who may well miss her the most.

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  70. So sorry to hear this sad news. Love you Glogirly. XO

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  71. We're so sad to read this, we're hearbroken. She had such a wonderful life with you. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs and hugs

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  72. It comes full circle. So many years I have watched and read about Katie and Waffles, come to know them and adore them. Feeling like you're saying hello to an old friend, and now we must say farewell. It's so hard to close a chapter you'd like to continue on with and it's harder still to face the inevitable. I am deeply sorry for your loss, we in our own collective way all share in your loss and it saddens us as a whole. She blessed your life with so many wonderful moments and those will be cherished by you and her, the love knew no bounds and now Katie knows none as well. She will be missed and there will only ever be one Katie.

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  73. We all here are so very sorry about your lost. Katie was such a beauty and we loved seeing her times with Waffles on here have fun. We hope you and the family are doing well.

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  74. So sorry to learn this. The "Goodbye"photo with Waffles breaks my heart.

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  75. We are so sorry to read about Katie's leaving. We know she was immensely loved and will be immensely missed, by all of us, not only by her dear family. we send purrayers and POTP to you and Gloman and especially to Waffles.

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  76. I'm so very sorry to hear this. My heart breaks with you and I'm shedding a flood of tears for Katie, a cat that stole so many hearts and gave so many smiles with her quirky ways. I know it's strange, but out of nowhere, Katie randomly popped into my head the other day, and it very well may have been Saturday. I was recalling some of the funny stories shared about her in my Makin' Biscuits, Weird Cat Habits book.

    Katie will always hold a special spot in my heart - she was the one and only Cat Ruler of the World (what a fun campaign that was) and I'm glad you got to spend time with her in her final moments, letting her know how loved and special she was, and giving her the comfort and dignity she so well-deserved. She will always be in our memories. Give Waffles my love, too. He's going to miss his begrudging partner in crime.

    Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

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  77. Debbie my heart is broken. Just completely shattered. I know how you loved Katie more than anything in the world (other than Gloman and Waffles) and I remember the story about how Gloman got her for you. It just devastates me to read this. I am so deeply, deeply sorry. I feel your heartache in your words. If there is anything at all that I can do just give me a holler. I am so deeply, deeply sorry. Thank you for all of the joy you have brought to all of us with Katie (and Waffles) and how you always were able to convey exactly what Katie was thinking. She will never, ever be forgotten. Much love and my deepest sympathy. Please tell Gloman and Waffles too ((((hugs)))

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  78. Katie; mom, gloman and waffles; we are truly truly sorry.

    If it helps at all, as we've said this to many bloggers regardless of their "faith"; St Francis leads all the animals of this earth to heaven.

    We hope mom and gloman know, St Francis stayed by Katie's side every step of the way, until she reached heaven's gate, so she wasn't afraid, felt alone, or had any suffering, and one day, you will see her again

    sending hugs and loves to everyone ♥♥♥♥♥

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  79. When our dear Bandito passed, just before he went, I whispered to him, as I often did through his life with us, "you know why we named you Bandito? Because you stole our hearts." For such small creatures they fill our lives in a huge way, and the sorrow is seemingly endless when they leave. But for sure Katie was so lucky to have had you and Gloman. Scrubbles to Waffles (we have an orange Ginja like him). So many thoughts are with you. Hold the memories tightly. Anya: http://catwhisperer.blogspot.com/

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  80. The world has lost one of the funniest, snarky, and stylish cats evar. Katie, you were a joy, thank you for bestowing upon us your wisdom; your mighty patience with Waffles taught us so much about tolerance. We will miss you so much--you are one of the reasons Mommy just HAD to adopt Polka Dot, her funny little face is so much like yours.
    Debbie and Gloman, a big virtual hug goes out to both of you. Words simply aren't enough to convey my sorror. xo Trish and gang

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  81. Dear Debbie, Gloman and Waffles, Please accept our condolences. The loss of Katie was very hard news to hear. She was always the purrfect foil for Waffles and such a beautiful lady cat. We know she will be missed not only by you but an entire blogosphere of fans. Please know that you will be in my prayers as your grieve. RIP Katie. We will miss you. Hugs, Janet and Kitties Blue

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  82. So heartbreaking. Katie felt like part of my own pet family, as you shared her with us so openly. Sending love and purrs and healing comfort to you and Gloman and Waffles. With love, Susan and the gang at Life with Dogs and Cats.

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  83. I am sooo very sorry. Saying goodbye is the toughest part of our responsibility as a pet parent.

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  84. We are so sorry to hear about your beloved Katie.
    Our greatest joy is sharing our lives with our cats and the greatest sorrow is saying goodbye. We send you all much love and hugs.
    Purrs,Georgia and Julie
    and "mum" Nancy

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  85. I am SO SORRY! **********HUGS********** Furkids never, ever live long enough. I'm glad you and Gloman are together right now and have each other in this extremely difficult time. Katie was an amazing, fabulous, wonderful sweetie.

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  86. I am so so sorry. It never gets any easier. Hugs to you all.

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  87. I'm so incredibly sorry. RIP, Katie.

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  88. I'm glad I don't have any more zoom meetings today because I am balling....

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Katie was such a special girl. Thank you for sharing her with us. :(

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  89. Of all the awful news lately, this is the worst. I'm so sorry for your and waffles loss. She will be missed.

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  90. I'm sorry for your loss. Sending comforting thoughts.

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  91. I'm so sorry this day finally came. Sometimes caring for a long-term chronically ill cat, and watching them weaken, can make the loss even more painful. Not to mention a cat who made such a change in your life, and so much of your life was involved with her, it's impossible to find a place that doesn't hurt. We are purring for you and Waffles and Gloman as you begin your grief journey.

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  92. Through your writings and their adventures we have been truly inspired, enthralled, entertained and also in love with Katie and Waffles. Always bigger than their adventures and lives, Katies passing will leave a tremendous hole. As huge a loss as Oliver Hardy passing.
    Our heart goes out to you all at this time, and when our aches and tears stop, I know the fond memories will live on, and our fondness grow. . .
    Gentle purrs
    ERin & Mrs H

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  93. We are so very sorry that it was time for Katie to cross over. Many hugs and purrs to you from all of the Forty Paws crew.

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  94. Oh Debbie, I am so sorry. I know the hurt and I know that words can't help. Please know that my heart is with you and Gloman in this dark time. I know you feel like the tears will never stop. My heart is with you both. I am so sorry.
    Give her a few days and she will come back to check on you all. She will visit when you least expect her. It is her way of saying "Im okay and will always be watching over you"
    Sending much love and shedding many tears with you.

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  95. I am so very sorry. My heart is breaking for you. Sending love and hugs and purrs from all of us.

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  96. I am so very sorry to hear this. how we wish they would live forever!!I found her with the shoe lace story. I was hooked! thanks you for sharing her with us, hugs...

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  97. We are so very sorry to hear this news and know that your heart must be broken. We have loved Katie since we met her as main character of the first Cat Blogs we found. We know we will all meet again and Katie please watch over us all until that day arrives. Purrs and Prayers of support to you all
    Timmy, Dad Pete, Toby, Rumpy, Miss Fitz and Einstein

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  98. Debbie,I’m so so sorry to hear about Katie and send condolences. It’s the end of an era for some of us old cat bloggers and heartening to see so many old friends paying their respects. Ironically, while cleaning up old spam comments on Saturday from way back in 2011, there were so many lovely ones from you and wondered what happened. Be gentle with your heart. The first time is the hardest.

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  99. I've been following from the beginning. I loved,loved,loved that beautiful tuxie Katie.
    I'm so very sorry.
    All my heartfelt love to you, Gloman and dear Waffles.

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  100. Oh, how very sad :'( So sorry of the loss of your sweet darling. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you🐾😽💞 Fly free beautiful Soul💗

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  101. Words can not express how sorry I am. I have been following Katie in 6our blog for several years and I have come to know her and live her. I am seeing hugs and prayers to yo you Gilman and Waffles.

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  102. Dear Debbie & Waffles...The Opinionated Pussycats & Daddy Kiril are saddened by this news, but we firmly believe that our beloved Nikita was at the head of the welcome committee at Rainbow Bridge when Katie arrived.

    We send our Collective Purrs & Purrayers your way.

    Elvira Mistress of Felinity
    Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo
    Friday the Bearded Lady

    and Daddy Kiril

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  103. I am so sorry for your loss. ~hugs~ It's obvious you gave her a wonderful life full of love and caring.

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  104. It is always so sad when we loose one of our fur babies. Katie was so loved by many. I hope all of you and Waffles is coping well

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  105. Sending you much love and sympathy in the loss of your fur baby. We all know this pain but always remember the love you gave her and a perfect home and life.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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