Monday, June 29, 2020

With Love From Waffles to Katie

WAFFLES:  Hello, earth to Boss! Are you there, Boss? Come in, Boss. 


WAFFLES:  Lots of people are really sad that you're not here, Boss. Especially Glogirly. We're OK, but I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to do without you. Like what if I need advice about girls and stuff. 

And what about breakfast? I don't have anybody's food to steal except my own. And that's not as much fun as stealing yours. 


WAFFLES:  Glogirly says you're not coming back, Boss. Are you sure?? What if I send you directions or something. Is there GPS where you are, Boss? 

Don't worry about your frog and your purple fuzzy heart. I'll take care of them until I see you again. 


One Week
A week ago Saturday, I said my final goodbye to my sweet Katie Girl. It took me a few days to gain the courage and strength to read through all the beautiful comments friends left on our blog and on Facebook. I was scared to read them. Missing her so much, I wondered if I would miss her even more. But when I started reading, I realized how much my sweet little girl meant to so many people. People who've been following us since the beginning "shoelace incident" to those that just recently stumbled onto us.

I've never really written about serious topics like nutrition, health, training, etc... It's always been about smiles and fun, with some occasional heartfelt wisdom sprinkled in when Katie tried to explain the meaning of love, life, and loss to Waffles. I hadn't realized what a difference the silly conversations between two cats had made in the lives of our friends and readers.  And how the photos enabled them to become part of so many families other than our own. 

Knowing that someone started their day with Katie, and because of that it was a good day, means the absolute world to me. That her cheeky wisdom and sarcastic wit wiped someone's sadness away is one of the greatest gifts of my life.

I guess what I'm trying to say is thank you. Thank you for loving Katie. Thank you for loving Waffles. Thank you for loving me. I've read through every single comment here and on Facebook and have them all saved with my many memories of Katie. I don't ever want to forget a single one. You all have made this heartbreaking loss bearable. I've felt your love and comfort wrapped around me like a soft blanket.  


I've been keeping Katie's special things close, where I can see them, touch them, and remember her. Her green frog that Gloman gave her 12 years ago. Her purple MOM heart she carried around in her mouth. Our photo from her very first night with us that I later used in our first blog header. And my favorite, the purple ribbon and Happy Anniversary tag she was wearing when Gloman brought her home to me. 

Forever missed.
Forever loved.

53 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing that exquisite creature with us 🥺

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  2. i am ugly crying... i miss katie and i feel awful for waffles of course glogirly and gloman... we just lost our beloved cookie the beginning of this month... it's just so sad...but at least my last 2 have each other - started w/6 now down to the youngest 2 -it's just soo hard... (((hugs))) and love

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    1. My sincere condolences ❤ It is so hard. We love them so much. They are family. Our babies. I know what you are going through. I lost my Léo this month too. Take care of yourself. Cookie will come to you in your dreams. Xo

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  3. I am so sad to hear about Katie. I enjoyed reading the conversations between her and Waffles every week. Know that our hearts are with you, Gloman and Waffles. Heaven gained a beautiful Angel. ♥♥♥

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  4. I am so sad about Katie but so glad to see this post <3. They are always in our hearts <3

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  5. Lots of purrs to you. It's so hard when such an essential part of your life disappears from the physical... although it always remains nevertheless.

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  6. Thank you for sharing Katie with us. I hope Waffles is doing ok without her.❤️❤️

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  7. Sending comforting thoughts to you, Gloman and Waffles.

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  8. Oh Waffles and Glogirly, I'm crying my eyes out reading this. I'm also afraid to read your post here of Katie's passing thinking that I will miss her more. I went through the same as you this month losing my beautiful Léo to heart disease. He was only 4. When I saw your post on Facebook my heart sank my body in shock. Sadness filled me. Katie has made my life so much more enjoyable. She and Waffles' antics and adventures were the first thing I looked at when I opened my phone. Every story about Katie warmed my heart and put a smile on my face. I pictured her walking around the house with that ribbon and note from Gloman as your very special gift to you for your anniversary. I thought that was the sweetest thing in the world! Oh my god how he blessed you with the most beautiful girl. I love Katie so much, I love Waffles so much, I love you and Gloman so much. I want to give you a big hug. I want to hold Waffles in my arms and tell him we are all here for him. That Katie loved him. I hope he's doing ok. Glogirly, I'm sending you my heartfelt condolences. I will miss Katie so much. I will treasure every story of her, every picture of her sweet face. Rest in peace sweet beautiful girl. ❤❤

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    1. Oh Celine, I'm so sorry about your sweet Léo. Such a young boy too. I know you understand the heartache. Thank you for your love all these years and especially now. Sending you my love.
      ~Glogirly

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  9. Sending love and hugs to you and Gloman, and of course Waffles.
    After Eric died I cut back on my commenting a lot, but I have always visited knowing Katie and Waffles would make me smile. This morning Waffles has brought tears to my eyes, the dear boy.

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  10. Awwww, sending lots of love to you, Gloman, and Waffles. Katie wuz such a speshul girl and your luv for her shined through.

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  11. Waffles looks so lonely!! I'm a mess thinking about all the fun times there were with Katie first and then Waffles. Austin was so proud to be a Real Housecat of the Blogosphere and be with all the other kitties with Katie bossing them all around! Fun times indeed! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  12. Waffles we miss Katie too, oh how we wish all our loved ones could come home if we just sent them directions. ((Hugs))

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  13. I know how hard it is when reading the loving comments when your baby is gone. But they are a warm comfort and you never let those comments go. I miss Katie very much, and I know Waffles has to be doing just as we saw today. Wondering where the Boss is and missing her every moment. He does look lonely but your love will see him through. And his will help you though as well.

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    1. I was scared to read the comments at first, but once I gathered my thoughts and made a quiet place for myself, it was like a blanket of love wrapped around me. Thank you so much.
      ~Glogirly

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  14. So sad for the loss of Katie. Such a special little soul. HUGS X

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  15. I had to cry, Waffles, at your sweet offer asking whether Katie would return if you gave her directions back to earth! Thank you, you wonderful family. Katie is at peace but those behind will need time, space and love. I send and wish you all of those in abundance!!!

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  16. Sending hugs to you Too man and Waffles. Thinking about Waffles and hoping he is okay. I'm thinking about how he must be confused and wondering where Katie is and that makes me sad.

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    1. Waffles is soaking up lots of attention and love. We even played with feathers today. He is a resilient and loving boy.

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  17. We loved Katie. Sending love to Waffles. Love and prayers. Thanks for sharing all their adventures.

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  18. Don't worry Waffles....she is still here in spirit

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  19. So many wags & purrs coming your way from our home to yours. Praying for peace for you, Gloman and Waffles. I'm so glad you shared your special girl with the world--with us. Love from Amy, Bravo-Dawg, Karma-Kat, & Shadow-Pup (and Seren-Kitty & Magical-Dawg from RB). Always in our hearts...

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  20. It's hard to type this because our eyes are leaky. Katie and Waffles always brought a smile to us. We know how hard this has to be for you and for Gloman and Waffles. We love you all.

    ((((hugs))))
    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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  21. We love you guys so much and we're sending love and purrs. And nose smooches to Waffles.

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  22. Oh geez, I didn't expect to start crying as I read this. My heart breaks for you. Hug Waffles for me. I'm sure he's missing her a lot.

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    1. And we never meant for this to be a sad post. But we're looking ahead and forward to more joy, more smiles.

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  23. I know there's a Katie-size hole in your heart...fill it with all the wonderful memories you have of her...how she touched not only your life...but so many others as well. Sending much love and hugs. ~Island Cat Mom

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  24. I understand and grieve with you, crying at work as I read this because the pain caused by the loss of that unconditional, special love is universal to those of us that consider these sweet souls our babies...Love and hugs to you, Gloman and Waffles...XO...J, Halle, Sukki

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  25. Mama says that she might be all gaga over Waffles but she fell in love quietly with Katie. It was a joy to meet her that one time--

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  26. Katie will always be watching over you and Waffles. She will leave signs from time to time to let you know she's there, in a different form now. I am so very sorry, it's so hard to capture the deep pain the loss causes. You did a good job explaining for both you and Waffles. You two will help each other through it.....take care of each other. Sending healing thoughts to you.........

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  27. mumz eyez r leekin agin. she remembers all too well how her hart hurt when honey sunshine left. they r angels that come down to earth fur awhile, den dey go bak up to heaven to wait to see yoo agin

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  28. Such a hard loss, Katie will not be forgotten. To everyone who have wet eyes after reading this post, including Glogirly, Gloman and Waffles - virtual group hug!

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  29. Oh, my heart just breaks for you, Gloman, and Waffles!
    Although I barely saw Angel Katie when visiting your place a year ago, I figure we at least shared oxygen, and that made her a part of me, and I a part of her for awhile.
    Hugs and purrs.

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  30. dood.....we will comment in regular speech today ~~~~~~ just because you can't "see" the boss, doesn't not mean she isn't near....because she IS....and she always WILL BE; not only in all of your memories, but also in all of your hearts, ...and some day, when you least expect it; katie will let you know she's near; in a way only you, and mom, and dad understand....promise dood....promise ♥♥♥♥♥

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  31. I think this post made me cry harder than last weeks. I wish I could give you all great big hugs. Katie was such a huge part of Waffles world. I know you're loving him to pieces and you're all helping to ease each other's grief.

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  32. Debbie, I'm crying all over again today. The series of photos, the anniversary gift photo, your beautiful words/gratitude/memories...........I'm crying again. Katie will ALWAYS, ALWAYS be loved by all of us.....you, Gloman and Waffles too. Don't ever forget that xoxoxo

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  33. I, Pipo, was sort of like you, Waffles, when Minko was suddenly taken from us, with no warning...it really hurts, doesn't it?
    When Suki left us, I still had Minko...but now I am solo here, though I do have 2 hooligan doggy brofurs...but...well, I sort of miss the other pup that was here before I got here, even though I whapped him a lot, MOL!

    We all are sending love, hugs, purrs and even sport woofs to you and your whole furmily.
    Katie will always be close to you in your hearts...and there are countless sweet memories in the treasure box, hidden within those hearts, to cherish forever.
    (((((((((( ♥ ))))))))))

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  34. Your post gave us leaky eyes. Like Melissa, we wish we could give you all big hugs. Purrs

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  35. Oh Waffles, we here are still missing our mancat Oscar and our calico girl Lulu who just died this Spring. But we want to tell you, Waffles, that Katie is still watching you - and watching over you. (Yes, sort of like SDanat Claws.) Just when you think you miss her so much you will realize how much of her is still there with you and you will be able to go on. Even if it means stealing your own breakfast.
    And Waffles, even if Katie isn't here to talk to us any more right now, we still want to hear from YOU and your GloFamily.

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  36. We have leaky eyes all over again. That final image broke us up. You know that Katie was more than my BFF for all these years. You guys inspire TW to learn Photoshop so I could have adventures like Katie did. I'm still happy ad honored she let me—a little ghetto kitten—be her Campaign Manager for Cat Rules of the World. Katie will always be in our hearts.

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  37. My eyes are leaking and my nose is running from reading exactly what I thought Waffles would be thinking and feeling. Katie was so loved by you and Gloman and Waffles, and by all of your readers. I feel as bereft at Katie's loss as I did when I lost my Ladybug a few years back. She was my most special cat ever and I still miss her. I understand how you all must feel about Katie. They live forever in our hearts. We never stop missing them.

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  38. I have mementos of the two cats I've lost as well. Their special toys, bowls, blankets that were theirs and theirs alone. I keep them with their ashes.

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  39. Mum knows that lots of others love us as much as she and you do. When Derby ran off we were flooded with notes of people who loved him too. Same with Katie, we loved her and will miss her too. Not as much as you, but still a hole in our hearts.

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  40. everybody will miss and are missing Katie.Poor Waffles has no one to boss him about anymore...he needs a boss when you are ready.We love you all,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  41. Oh this makes me so sad. I adopted two cats at the same time, though they didn’t know one another. Butterball was a 3 year old orange Manx and Apu was a black 4 month old. Butterball adopted Apu like he was his son, grooming and comforting Apu. In fact, Butterball became Apu’s security blanket and sought him out to snuggle and sleep with. They were together for 12 years before I had to put Butterball down. I was heartbroken and worried for Apu. I won’t lie, those first few weeks were gut wrenching watching Apu cry out for Butterball walking from room to room looking for him. Once I was playing a video I had taken of Butterball where in the video I said Butterball’s name and Apu jumped up and looked around for his buddy. But slowly he stopped looking. Apu was never a lap cat but he became one about a month after. The biggest surprise came about 6 months later when I saw Apu snuggled up to Sweet Pea who was up to that point, his arch nemesis!! I knew then that Apu was all right as I’m sure Waffles will be ❤️❤️

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  42. Such a beautiful post. We are so thankful that you shared Katie with us all. Our hearts are broken right along with you, but we know it is because we were blessed enough to love her. Purrs to you all, Glofamily.

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  43. Dear Debbie,
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so sorry I didn't know till today. Me and mom are in shock. We do love her.
    sending lots of love & purrs
    xox
    Puddy Boy & Mom

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  44. I was here several times but couldn't stop crying so I thought I'd come back again. It will be okay Waffles, Katie really did love you lots.

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  45. Hugs to you and Gloman and Waffles. Tears and smiles intermixed here. I can just imagine Waffles trying to talk to Katie. I have wanted to talk to Simba so many times since he went to the Rainbow Bridge. Now I can think of him and Katie finally meeting each other.

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