Monday, November 30, 2020

Waffles Remembers Katie with Ellie

ELLIE:  So Mr. Waffles? 

WAFFLES:  Ellie?

ELLIE:  So what's all this thanks and giving stuff everyone was celebrating last week? And turkey? The WHOLE house smelled like my very favorite food.

WAFFLES:  Ellie, EVERY food is your very favorite food.

ELLIE:  Yeah, but what does the thanks and giving thing mean?

WAFFLES:  It's Thanksgiving, Ellie. It's a holiday that we all celebrate with turkey and pumpkin pie and stuff. It's a day that we think about what we're thankful for too. 

ELLIE:  I'm thankful for turkey. I LOVE turkey. Everyday should be thanks and giving day! 

WAFFLES:  You're right about that, Ellie. Someone once explained to me how Thanksgiving is so much more than turkey and yummy food smells though.

ELLIE:  What do you mean, Mr. Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Well, she told me that it's hard to put into words, but it's about being thankful for the little things. Just last year, this is how she explained it to me:

"Like the sunshine in the morning that warms us and the blue jays that fly by our window."

"Like how every time I roll over on the rug, Glogirly will pet me in just the right place."

"Like how Glogirly talks to us in her sing-song voice. And how she sometimes even sings to us."

"Like how Gloman picked me out of all the shelter kitties and adopted me for his girl."

ELLIE:  She's a cat??? That Gloman adopted?? She sounds really smart. What's her name? 

WAFFLES:  I called her the Boss. But her real name was Katie. 

ELLIE:  That's a pretty name! It almost sounds like my name. I want to meet her! 

WAFFLES:  I'm sorry Ellie, but you can't meet her. Katie passed away before you joined our family.

ELLIE:  That's sad, Mr. Waffles. Do you miss her?

WAFFLES:  I do, Ellie. And so do Glogirly and Gloman. And lots of other people miss her too. Katie is the whole reason Glogirly started our blog over 11 years ago. And if it weren't for Katie, I might not be here either. 

ELLIE:  I'm really thankful for Katie, Mr. Waffles. Because I really love you. And Glogirly. And Gloman. 

WAFFLES:  Katie would tell you that you're definitely starting to understand the real meaning of what's important, Ellie.

Read Katie's Thanksgiving post from last year HERE

About Today's Photos
Glogirly gets a little sentimental and misty when it comes to Thanksgiving. Especially this year. She still misses Katie so very much, but is filled with gratitude for the love that surrounds her and our family. Gloman, Waffles, and Ellie fill her heart with love and laughter every single day. 

We've been waiting for just the right time to share this beautiful windchime with you. It was a gift from a very dear friend of Glogirly's and a special remembrance in honor of Katie. It's from the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah where hundreds of these windchimes hang at Angels Rest, the animal cemetery, singing the songs of beloved animals as the wind blows through them.

This one was designed for Katie and hangs from a beautiful old ponderosa pine tree just outside our windows. We can hear her when the mountain breeze rushes through the canyon.


  1. What a precious gift that wind chime is! To symbolize the precious gift Katie was.

  2. What a lovley wind chime to have in Katie's remembrance.

  3. That is a lovely wind chime and a beautiful post. It brought tears to my eyes.

  4. ❤ that was lovely!

    I love that Ellie calls him 'Mr. Waffles.'

  5. That windchime is a lovely remembrance of Katie.
    Good of Waffles to explain about Katie too for little Ellie.
    Purrs, Julie

  6. What a beautiful post, it brought tears to my eyes. And the windchime is so lovely!

  7. The windchime is a sweet reminder. We think Waffles is getting the whole big brother thing down

  8. What a lovely remembrance of your sweet girl. She was a wise cat, and it sounds like Waffles learned a lot from her.

  9. Sweet post and the windchime is wonderful.

    The Florida Furkids

  10. Such a sweet and touching post. We share your sorrow and your joy.

  11. Well, Ellie Bellie you received the very best lesson from Mr. Waffles, passed on to him from Katie Girl. It is wonderful to see you enjoying your new home.
    In my mind, I hear the soft chimes as a gentle breeze blows through that beautiful set made just for all of you and imagining that together with reading the inscription, my eyes welled up with tears. Some sorrow, but mostly gratitude. Peace, our mountain friends. The Girls at Squeedunk, Z-Girl, and our sweet Angel Bessie.

  12. that wind chime is just beautiful, as was this story. A beautiful remembrance and you know I sooo understand. (((hugs))) and love.

  13. Oh gosh, this just made me cry. This is so beautiful. We are thankful to have you all in our homes even if it's from a far. I love the remembrance wind chime. Katie will be forever in our hearts. Purrs

  14. We love that windchime! It is beautiful! And what special memories of Waffles and Katie.

  15. What a beautiful Thanksgiving tribute to Katie. Waffles is right, there are so many of us that miss her. Hugs and love to all.

  16. Ok, I’m not really crying my eyes out right now.... I miss seeing Katie and that was just so sweet...

  17. You got me with this post. We lost our Oscar just a few weeks after you lost Katie. Thank you for writing such a beautiful tribute to your girl, one that all of us who have lost a best friend can relate to.

  18. Unsuccessfully holding back tears. We never forgot them. Beautifully written.

  19. Yep, mum tells me every day we need to be grateful for what we have, not wishing for stuff we don't have and probably don't need either. Like the roof over our heads, good foods to e
    at and the love we share.

  20. What a thoughtful gift ! Beautiful post, we have leaky eyes now. Purrs

  21. Such a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing Katie with us. Even as an angel, she continues to bring love and light to all. Purrs.

  22. Oh Katie you are so dearly missed. That is such a beautiful sentiment from a wonderful sanctuary. You are forever in our hearts Katie. Bless your beautiful family ❤


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