Monday, July 20, 2009

Rest in Peace My Little Gray Cat

We adopted our little gray cat and named her "GC" which went right along with our other cat's names at the time of CB (b. 1988 Coon Bait) and M&M (b. 1990 Maine & Missouri).

Since having GC (b. approx. 1993), we adopted the neighbor's cat "Chester" and then along came "OJ" (b. Dec. 1999, our orange-yellow cat). All adopted into our family.

Over the past few years, our cats have grown old and we have now lost our GC today. She has been ill over the past few months and had become frail. We felt it was best not for her to suffer any longer. She was a very sweet cat, following us around the yard, purring up a storm when we played with her.
Always a very hard decision. My Mom concurred; she was kind and offered to take GC; and held GC until the last seconds.
Only OJ remains in our household. (We had one very beloved Salty Dog, who passed recently too). Sad times.......

This was AA's first look at GC when we arrived home from China last September.


We have had our share of loving pets and all are sadly missed.

28 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh Aly & Ford--I am so sorry to hear of GC's passing! He will always be remembered as the cat that came to my feet when I arrived & always was loving!!
I can send you one of mine--or even Sampson! FREE!!

xxoo!!

Mel in HOT for once again Maine!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

"BIG HUGS"

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

sorry to hear of your loss. Losing pets is never an easy thing for anyone. :0(

Cora said...

I am so sorry to hear about losing your pet. They become one of the family and even when you know it is coming it is not easy.

Hugs, Cora

Vivian M said...

Our sincere condolences on your loss of GC. ((Hugs))

Lisa~~ said...

It's always so difficult to lose a member of your family, sorry for your loss.

Mama Duck said...

Sorry to hear about GC...such a beautiful cat.

Chinazhoumom said...

Oh tears that flow...it is amazing the love we have for our animals...I had to let go of my dear black kitty last Dec...like you - it was time - but oh so very hard to say goodbye.. May you find peace that he is running around in the great Cat Nip store in the sky.
-Carol

eileensblog said...

Oh I'm so sorry. It is SO HARD to lose a beloved pet! Hugs!!!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Aly, Ford and AA - I am so very sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose a beloved pet.

Kayce said...

The loss of our furbabies is so hard, I know. So sorry and know you're in our thoughts.

China Mom said...

Oh Gosh, we are so sorry to hear about GC. We know you all have sweet memories of her.
Your mom was very kind to take care of GC like that. It must have been difficult. Our thoughts are with you all during this sad time.

Julie, Glynn, Annalee and Amilynn

Donna said...

I'm so sorry. I personally know how hard it is to say goodbye to a loving and faithful furry friend. I still ache when I think about every one I've ever loved and eventually lost.

I hope your heart heals soon.

Donna
Our blog: Double Happiness!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am so sorry....our pets are so much a part of our family.....it is so difficult.

xoxo,

Lisa

Nina said...

I'm sorry... it's always so hard to lose a furry member of the family.

Big hugs,
Nina

Michelle said...

Oh no. And so soon after Salty Dog. I am so very sorry :(

MotherMotherOcean said...

I am sorry for the loss of your cat. It is never easy.

redmaryjanes said...

We lost our gray cat 6 years ago. I buried her beside the house which is against our association rules, but I don't care. I wanted her near us.
I am sorry for your loss. I know how sad it is to lose a pet that truly is family.

Johnny said...

Condolences.

Inga said...

I am sorry for your recent losses. It is never easy.

Melissa said...

I am glad Mom was there, to help, as always!
xxoo
Mel

Briana's Mom said...

I am so sorry. Thinking of you...

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

(((HUGS)))

bbmomof2boys said...

Its hard losing a member of the family like that. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Hugs,
Carla

Ty's Parents said...

I am so sorry to hear about your losses. I know and understand the pain. Pets are an amazing puzzle piece to each family. Our prayers to you.

Dita said...

So sorry to hear of your loss of GC. I know that you have recently had your share with Salty Dog's passing and I am sorry to hear the timing is so close.

How is AA doing with their loss? Does she ask where they are?

k1 said...

You truly have my sympathy. It's been two months since I had to put my beloved Charlie down and I still miss him, even though I know it was the best decision for him.

To lose two loved pets in such a short time must be even harder.

Hugs.

k1 said...

Um, three months, not two. July has absolutely flown by.