Rest In Peace Our Dear Sweet Gracie

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Gracie, FOREVERHello everyone, Dad Terry here with some sad news. Earlier today our sweet Sister Gracie posted her letter to her beloved Husband Alex.  Gracie decided that today was the day she must depart this world to be with her Angel Alex and our Angels Sascha, Kit, Ivan, Moses and Beth.  She asked me to help her and I just had to say yes.

As most of you know, Gracie had really bad asthma, and it was getting progressively worse to the point where it was a struggle for her to breath.  The poor sweetie could only walk a few steps and would have to rest.  Her labored breathing was difficult to watch.  The asthma coupled with her obesity from all of the medicines finally got the best of her.

Gracie, thank you for loving us all so much and for allowing us to be your forever family.  We will all cherish the many happy memories and we’ll all miss you and love you forever.  You were special, unique and made us smile more times than we could ever count.   I’ll see you at the Bridge someday sweetheart.

Thank you to Ann from Zoolatry for the beautiful memorial graphic.

All our love,

Dad, Mom, Brian, Zoe, Dolly, Precious, Simon and Seal

p.s.  We’ll be taking tomorrow and Wednesday off and will see you all on Thursday.

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114 thoughts on “Rest In Peace Our Dear Sweet Gracie

  1. Summer

    Oh no! I’m so sorry about Gracie. I know how hard you worked to keep her asthma in check. Lots of purrs to you and your family.

  2. Cats of Wildcat Woods

    Oh dear. I am so sorry to hear this. It is never easy to let our beloved cats go even when they are ready. Sending lots of hugs of comfort in your loss. We will never forget Gracie.

  3. Margaret Elmendorf

    Oh no, that is so sad about Gracie. We are so so sorry. Just keep in mind she was such a lucky cat to have lived with you all and had so much love and it was so kind of you to let her go. We send many hugs and good thoughts.

  4. madi and mom

    Gracie…dear Angel you were loved to bits here on earth and were such a brave and graceful lady cat.
    Fly free with lungs full of fresh air.
    We send hugs and kitty kisses to your loving family
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. The Florida Furkids

    We’ve got leaky eyes reading this. We’re so sorry that Gracie has gone to the Bridge. We know it was a happy reunion with her beloved Alex but so hard and sad for all of you. (((hugs)))

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

  6. da tabbies o trout towne

    Gracie; this is not the post we expected; we are truly truly sorry. Godspeed. You are and always will be a beautiful girl, and we are happy to call you our friend. We just know St Francis was by your side, every step of the way on your journey to heaven, so that you wouldn’t have any suffering; feel afraid, or feel alone ~~~~~~ we send lots of hugs and
    loves to you, and to the family you leave behind ~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥ daisy, tuna, dude, sauce and boomer ~~~~~~~

  7. The Poupounette Gang

    When we read the earlier blog post, we had a feeling that Gracie was telling us goodbye. We can imagine the sadness you all feel, and that we share with you. Run Free, Sweet Gracie. Enjoy being with Alex again, and all those who have gone before. We shall meet again.

    Soft Purrs and woofs, gentle neighs, plus a big hug from #1
    Tama, Tommy, Bibi, Genji, Vidock and Violette

  8. The OP Pack

    Our hearts are broken for all of you as we know how dear Sister Gracie was to all of you. It is so sad that the humans all too often have to make the difficult decision to do what is so hard for them but what is best for our beloved furries. Our hearts go out to all of you. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

    Hugs and Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber and Mom with much love

  9. Annabelle

    I am so very sorry Terry that sweet Gracie’s illnesses were just too much for her to continue being here, I understand and know the hard call we all are faced with. We are so sad that Gracie had to leave us so soon, I just read her sweet note to Angel Alex this morning and now she has gained her Angel wings and joined him, along with so many other friends at the bridge. My heart breaks for you and your dear wife, it will be very different without your Gracie, and I will keep you all in my prayers.

  10. Spitty the Kitty

    We are so sorry that it was Gracie’s Time. You gave her the best life she could ever have had, and when the time came to say goodbye, you helped her gently onward. No kitty could ask for more. Gracie had the Kitty Good Life with your family. Sending you lots of love and purrs. Spitty & the Human

    1. Marv

      We are so furry sad here. We knew Gracie was not in the best of health and included her in our purrayers. We send you guys our love and strength.
      Purrs and Love
      Marv and Barb

  11. Lola The Rescued Cat

    Godpeed, Gracie. We’re so , so sorry for your loss. Gracie had a wonderful life with you and we hope your many wonderful memories will bring you comfort. She’s running free at the bridge now, playing with Alex and everyone else. (Our mom has leaky eyes at work.)

  12. Erin The Cat

    So so very saddened to hear that Gracie has left us for that journey over the bridge. Your care and devotion to her and her condition were exemplary, and I know if it was time then it was so. May your heart rest easy knowing that she will be too….
    Gentle purrs from Mrs H and I
    Erin

  13. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    Dad Terry and family, we are so very sorry to hear about Gracie’s passing. She was a beautiful girl, and we know she was loved very much. Please know we are thinking of you all and sending lots of purrs, prayers, and love your way.

  14. Eastside Cats

    Just cannot believe this! Angel Gracie, you are free from your earthly body now, and can fly with the other angels in Heaven. Sending you hugs and purrs up there, and some more to Earth where your humans and other cat friends now grieve without you.

  15. CCL Webdy

    Oh Brian and Terry, I am so very sorry for your loss. It is heartbreaking. Gracie was a real sweetheart and well-loved in the Cat Blogosphere and everywhere. At least she is finally with her Alex, and you gave her the best life a cat could have while here on Earth.

    I’m sure she’ll be reunited with her fur family on the Rainbow Bridge, and maybe she’ll even run into Dante, Domino and Dylan.

    You have my sympathies. It’s the most difficult time one can go through. My thoughts are with you all.

    Hugs,
    Wendy

  16. The Dash Kitten Crew

    Oh Terry I am sat here in tears at your loss of such a sweet girl.

    Fly free Gracie, go meet Alex. Dash will also greet you and say hello. He says it’s one of his jobs to make friends welcome. Your family fought your corner long and hard but listened when the time game.

    Our condolences on your grievous loss.

  17. Jan K

    Oh no, I just saw this after reading the other post!! We are so very, very, sorry for your loss. You know Gracie had a special place in our hearts because she reminded me so much of our own Miss Bones, who has been gone quite some time now. Our hearts are with you at this sad, sad time. You gave Gracie the best life she could ever have hoped for. ♥ RIP, sweetie, we will miss seeing your sweet face so much.

  18. Sweet Purrfections

    I am so sorry to hear about Sister Gracie. I know there is a huge hole in your heart right now. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with your family and you.

    Paula

  19. Diane D

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I know Gracie was a special girl and will forever be close to your hearts. This has been such a tough year for your fur family as 2017 was for us. Hugs to all of you.

  20. Glogirly

    Oh no…I’m so very sorry. My heart is heavy for you. Gracie was a sweetheart and her paw prints will live in all of your hearts forever. Wishing you comfort.

  21. Maggie

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sister Gracie is filling her lungs with the sweet flowery air at the Bridge and bumping heads with all her friends.
    With love and sympathy,
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

  22. William’s Kith & Kin

    Brian, dad and mom, and all the family, we are so so sorry that Gracie had to fly away. We are just so sad but we know your loss is much greater. We will look for her star in the night sky, 🙁

  23. Cathy Keisha

    I’ve come back to pay my respects to Gracie. *bows head* We all have leaky eyes so you’ll have to forgive typos. Comforting purrz to you and those she leaves behind. You know that Gracie was my absolute fave after you, Brian.

  24. Amber DaWeenie and Mom

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Gracie. Those decisions are the hardest ones we ever have to make as pet parents. Know that your help has left Gracie pain-free and whole again. Keep the good memories safe in your heart. ♥♥♥

  25. Mickeys Musings

    We are so very sorry to hear this.
    Thank you for giving this sweet kitty a happy life and so much love.
    We know you all must be deeply saddened now so we offer comforting purrs and big hugs <3
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
    and mum Nancy

  26. katie Isabella

    Oh I am so brokenhearted . Gracie. I am so so sorry. God speed dearest little one. Rest in peace precious little girl and know we all love you and miss you. We will always remember you. I am in tears.

  27. Nicki and Derry

    Oh, Terry, we’re so sorry to read this sad news. No one could have done more for her, tried more for her, than you did through the years. Our thoughts and purrayers are with you all; sending Light and hugs.

    Kim, Nicki and Derry

  28. jansfunnyfarm

    Our hearts ache for all of you! We know Gracie’s departure cuts to the heart, although you know she is not suffering with breathing problems any more. Warm hugs from all of us to all of you!

    Jan & Funny Farmers

  29. Ellen Pilch

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. My thought and prayers are with your family. XO

  30. Fraidy Cats!

    ohhh! we are so saddened to hear this! we are very sorry for your loss and send our biggest purrs to you all. rest in peace dear Gracie.

    pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  31. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO….oh Brian an Mistur Terry an Lady Celeste you know LadyMum told mee Gracie was leevin soon….an now Gracie iss gone to Pure Land. Mee iss so berry sad fur yur loss…..Pleeze accept mee an LadyMum’ss sympaffiess.
    Now Gracie iss ree-untied with her bee-luvved Alex…..what a bittersweet day……

    Take all thee time youss’ need. Wee bee here fur youss’ when you ree-tern.
    Sinseerlee an with Luv, Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum x0x0

  32. Raven

    I’m so sorry for your loss of sweet Gracie. You worked tirelessly to manage her health issues and give her the best quality of life, and she was fortunate to have you help her have a peaceful passing. She will always be a part of you. Purrs.

  33. Annie

    This is such sad news. I knew Gracie had asthma and that she had some really rough times in the past. I honestly did not realize how bad it had gotten. I’m so sorry. I wish there was something comforting I could say. I know that you’ll miss her a lot. I’ll miss her as well.

  34. Kitties Blue

    Dear all, This breaks our hearts to hear that Gracie has gone to the RB, even if she is with her beloved Alex. We are sending purrs and Mom is sending prayers as you grieve this loss. Three sweet ladies gone in such a short amount of time just isn’t fair. We will honor and remember Gracie next Sunday on the selfies hop. May she rest in peace. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  35. sophie

    Dear Dad Terry and Gracie’s Mama,

    We were truly sad to read that Gracie had to say good-bye.
    We know she was one of the lucky ones because she was loved by you as all living beings deserve to be loved. You did well by her.
    Gracie , we know all you furblings will be waiting for you as will Mitalee and Esme.
    Rest in peace sweet girl. We will miss you.
    Sending our love and hugs to you.

    Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

  36. Meowmeowmans

    We are devastated to read this heartbreaking news of sweet Gracie’s passing. Gracie, you are loved always, and will never, ever be forgotten. We are glad you had the most loving forever family while you were here, and we know you will see them all again one fine day. To your family, we send so much love and gentle purrs of comfort at this time of mourning. 💔

  37. Mr Puddy

    I’m so sorry Miss Gracie has to go to the rainbow bridge. Its never been easy for the family who lost our beloved. Sending comfort purrs and hug 💗

  38. Colehaus Cats

    Dear Gracie, we are so sorry you had to leave your family and know that your family’s hearts are breaking. Our sweet Sunny left for the Bridge this weekend and we know she would make a great friend for you there. We very much appreciate the words of comfort we received from your Dad over Sunny’s passing and wish your family to know our hearts are with them.

  39. Teddy

    Oh my…….sometimes there just are no words……but indeed Sister Gracie did grace your world and ours with her sweetness. It warms our hearts knowing that she is no longer suffering and that she’s with her beloved Alex at the beautiful Rainbow Bridge. One day you will all be together but now you have just one more Angel to watch over you. We send you lots of hugs…..and our love.

    Teddy and Mom Pam

  40. emma

    Oh my, we are so sad for you. So many of you lovely felines have passed. Hugs to your family from all of us. I guess we knew about the asthma but not how bad it really was. Rest in peace.

  41. Tamago

    Oh.. I’m so sorry to hear about this sad news. She had such a wonderful forever home, being loved and cherished. She will be missed by so many friends. Sending purrs and warm thoughts to you xo

  42. Mary (cactusdreams)

    I’m sorry to hear about Gracie. She’s a lovely kitty but we must all go in our time. Lots of frolicking and friends await her, I’m sure. Besides if cats have nine lives (which they do), look out for a kitten showing up on your doorstep and doing a graceful leap

  43. Joan Ryan (KitKat)

    We are so sorry to hear you have lost your sweet girl, Sister Gracie. Love and comforting purrs to you and your family.
    With deepest condolences,
    Angel Normie, Angel Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  44. Jacqueline

    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Gracie…Wishing you all comfort at this sad time, sending loud purrs, big hugs and much love…J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat

  45. Basil

    Oh no guys, not Gracie 😿

    Gracie we are so sorry that you had to depart our realm fur the Rainbow 🌈 Bridge 💔

    Guys, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we feel your loss and sadness

    Big hugs

    Basil and The B Team xox

  46. Terri

    We are sad to hear Gracie has left you to be with her beloved Alex. Hugs and purrs from our house to yours.

  47. Deziz World

    Oh Uncle Terry, we’re just beside ourselves. We know bootyful Gracie was yours, but we just luv you all so much we feel like a pawrt of us is gone too. We are so very sorry fur your loss. We know that Gracie will live on in all our hearts. Fank you fur givin’ her the bestest life pawssible and lettn’ us share her life. We’re sendin’ lots of hugs and purrayers to all.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi, Raena and mommy A

  48. Stephanie B

    I am so so sorry for you loss. Sweet Gracie Rest in Peace and be with your Alex!!!!

  49. Curzon

    Terry, Brian and the rest of you, know that Gracie has arrived and is in the best of paws. Alex and I were right there with the rest of the family, but we all let Alex get the first nuzzle in. She was so very sad but the first thing we did was get her to the grooming spa and get her restored to her purest of beauty. Alex and I were crying as hard as she was when she realized she could breathe fully and took that first deep breath. Ivan has built a full wing onto the family mansion for the lovebirds, and I’ve set up for them to have a full honeymoon once she’s settled and had her welcoming banquet. Zoe, I will be there as soon as I can, but my mom is in shock too and it’s also been a rough day for the humans here. I’ll be there as soon as I can for your whole family. Terry, if you need to talk, just drop us a line.

  50. Layla Morgan Wilde

    Dear Terry and your entire family, please accept our condolences at this time of profound loss. Gracie was one of the first blogging cats we had the privilege of enjoying over the past seven years. Her beauty and expressive antics will be sorely missed. She was a champ dealing with asthma and instead of the usual “fly free” may Gracie also be breathing free and easy in the great beyond. xo and purrs of comfort. Layla and kitties.

  51. John Bellen

    I am very sorry to read of Gracie’s passing. It must have been heart-rending to watch her struggle. Knowing that you were setting her free surely didn’t make the decision easier. It never does. Please accept my condolences. Godspeed, Gracie.

  52. caren gittleman

    my heart is just breaking. I always loved reading Gracie’s posts about Alex, now…she can be with her true love. Cody and I are so deeply, deeply sorry. Sweet Gracie will be sorely missed. Sending love to all of you! xoxo

  53. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    I am so sorry for your loss of dear Gracie. I am on holiday and with very patchy internet haven’t been online for 2 weeks, so I was shocked to see your sad news. I send my love and condolences to all of you.

  54. Chirpy Cats

    I’m so sorry to be reading this. Sweet Gracie angel, fly free, you were much loved in this life, and will always be remembered by those who loved you. Purrs to you Dad Terry and family, may it bring comfort to your broken hearts 🙁

  55. Elvira Mistress of Felinity

    Dear Dad Terry, Brian and the gang….
    Sneakers , Friday and I are said to hear this news and we send along lots of purrs and purrayers.
    Daddy Kiril says he believes our beloved Nikita was among the welcoming committee at the Bridge upon her arrival.

  56. Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

    Sweet Gracie – no one could have loved you more than your humans and your blog family. We are so blessed to have known you and we know you are forever happy with Alex now! Sending many comforting purrs to the humans who miss you so….

  57. Dennis the Vizsla

    hello brian and evrybuddy its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am verry sorry to heer that sister gracie had to go away run free gracie and hav fun chaysing butterflies over the rainbo bridj with yore husbandcat alex!!! i am sending all of yoo left beehind lots of vizsla tail wags and the hipster kitties send purrs!!! ok bye

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