Rest In Peace Our Dear Sweet Gracie

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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5 years ago

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.

Cats of Wildcat Woods
5 years ago

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.

Lily Le Mew and Jan
5 years ago

We are so sorry about your sweet Gracie. Sending purrs for you all.

Margaret Elmendorf
5 years ago

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.

madi and mom
5 years ago

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

The Florida Furkids
5 years ago

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

Little Binky and Granny

Oh, no…sweet Gracie :'( So sorry to read about Gracie”s passing, Brian. Soft Pawkisses to comfort all of you <3 Fly Free beautiful Soul 💗💗💗

The LLB Gang
5 years ago

We are so very, very sorry for your loss.
Rest Peacefully sweet Gracie.
Mama Beth, Rosy, Arty & Jakey

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
5 years ago

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 ~~~~~~~

The Poupounette Gang
5 years ago

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

The OP Pack
The OP Pack
5 years ago

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

The Island Cats
5 years ago

Oh no! Our hearts are breaking. We’re so very sorry to hear this news about Gracie. Sending you all comforting purrs.

5 years ago

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… Read more »

Random Felines
5 years ago

Oh no…we are so very sorry. Fly free Gracie

Spitty the Kitty
5 years ago

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

The Swiss Cats
5 years ago

We’re so sorry to hear about your sweet Gracie. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

5 years ago
Reply to  The Swiss Cats

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

Lola The Rescued Cat
5 years ago

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.)

Erin The Cat
5 years ago

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

Kitty Cat Chronicles
5 years ago

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.

Eastside Cats
5 years ago

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.

CCL Webdy
5 years ago

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.


The Dash Kitten Crew
5 years ago

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.

Jan K
5 years ago

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.

Sweet Purrfections
5 years ago

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.


Diane D
Diane D
5 years ago

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.

Christy Paws
5 years ago

So sorry to hear about Gracie. Purring for you all.

Pat Hatt
5 years ago

Poor Gracie. Sure had a wonderful place with you all though. Purrs sent.

The Menagerie Mom
5 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You now have another beautiful angel watching over you.

5 years ago

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.

5 years ago

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

A few Good Cats
5 years ago

Sister Gracie had a good life with you, and you will always have many happy memories. We hope that those memories help give you some comfort now.

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, 🙁

Prancer Pie
5 years ago

We’re so very sorry. Run free, beautiful Gracie with no more health problems.

Angei, Kirby Max and Mom Nan

Brian, I am so sorry about Sister Gracie. I know how hard it is to to watch a sick kitty go down hill. Purrs and Hugs

Cindy Dodd
5 years ago

I am so, so sorrt for your loss. It is so hard to help a loved one to the Bridge. I’ll pray for the family.

CJ Legend Kitty
5 years ago

We are sorry to hear about Gracie. Fly free sweetie!

Mia, Mosby, Angel Cosmo and Angel CJ

Cathy Keisha
5 years ago

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.

Comedy Plus
5 years ago

I’m so very sorry. It’s so hard to let them go, but they do tell you when it’s time.

Big healing hugs all around. 🙁

Wylie Hudson
5 years ago

I am so very sorry to hear about Gracie. Sending comforting thoughts to all of you.

Laila and Minchie
5 years ago

We are so incredibly sorry for the loss of your beautiful sweet Gracie. Comforting purrs and hugs for all of you.

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. ♥♥♥

Forty Paws
5 years ago

We are so very sorry that it was time for Gracie to cross over. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers from all of us at Forty Paws.

Ann Staub
5 years ago

Heartbroken to hear about Gracie, but I know she is pain free and with her special Alex now. Sending love your way. <3

Fr. Tom Fishworthy
5 years ago

Oh no! Poor Gracie – another precious little soul going to the Bridge. We’re so sorry. Sending purrs of comfort. – Tom & Family

Emma and Buster
5 years ago

Oh what a sad day. So sorry you lost a loved one, but you gained another angel. Our purrs and love to everyone.

Mickeys Musings
5 years ago

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

Lou Belcher
5 years ago

Love and comfort to all of you.
hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou

Melissa & Mudpie
5 years ago

I’m so, so sorry for the loss of sweet Gracie. Sending gentle purrs of comfort and love your way.

katie Isabella
5 years ago

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.

Nicki and Derry
Nicki and Derry
5 years ago

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

5 years ago

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

Ellen Pilch
5 years ago

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

Jean Neilson
5 years ago

So very sorry Gracie had to leave for Alex and the Bridge. My heart is with you all. I send you strength to deal with her parting.


Perfectly Parker
5 years ago

Heart is breaking for you. Godspeed Gracie – you are so loved.

Fraidy Cats!
5 years ago

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

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
5 years ago

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

5 years ago

We are so sorry about Gracie. Her letter today was so sad.

5 years ago

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.

Mollie Hunt
5 years ago


Grrreta and Fam
5 years ago

We’re very sorry to hear the sad news about Sister Gracie. Our thoughts are with you. Sending comforting hugs and purrs.

Hairballs and Hissyfits

So sorry to hear the news! She was so beloved. I will miss those eyes. Our thoughts are with you!

As the World Purrs
5 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a fur friend.

5 years ago

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.

Kitties Blue
5 years ago

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

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

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. 💔

Mr Puddy
5 years ago

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 💗

Colehaus Cats
5 years ago

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.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sweet Grace will be missed. Hugs and purrs from all of us to all of you.

5 years ago

my tears are running… and I’m so sorry… but I know that her Alex was waiting for her and now they are together for ever…

Melissa Clinton
5 years ago

I am so very sorry to read about Gracie. Thank you for loving her and giving her such a wonderful life. ♥

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

So sad to hear about Gracie… But you did the right thing to let her go.

5 years ago

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.

5 years ago

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

Mary (cactusdreams)
5 years ago

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

Three Chatty Cats
5 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear this. I’m sending lots of love to you, the kitty family and to sweet Gracie.

Joan Ryan (KitKat)
Joan Ryan (KitKat)
5 years ago

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

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
5 years ago

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

Gemini, Ichiro, and Ham

We were so very sorry to see this late yesterday. Our thoughts to you as you all mourn Gracie.

5 years ago

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

Savannah's Paw Tracks
5 years ago

I’m heart broken learning precious Gracie has taken the road to The Bridge. We send you all our warmest hugs and softest paw pats.

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

So sorry to hear this sad news,Much love to you all!Run free Gracie,xxx Speedy and Rachel

Kyna Bear
5 years ago

Oh no… I am so sorry. Sending love and hugs to every one of you. May sweet Gracie rest in peace.

5 years ago

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

Deziz World
5 years ago

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

5 years ago

How devastating. Life is unfair and it sounds like Gracie knew that better than most. At least she had your never-ending love and knew she wasn’t alone.

Stephanie B
Stephanie B
5 years ago

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

Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren

We are so very sorry, our hearts are breaking for all of you. We know you will miss Sweet Sister Gracie. Purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy and lots and lots of love from all of us here at ATCAD

5 years ago

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… Read more »

Just Ducky
5 years ago

Farewell sweet Gracie. Comforting purrs to your beans.

Layla Morgan Wilde
5 years ago

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.

Edie Chase
5 years ago

I’m sorry for your loss. Sending comforting thoughts.

Karen Alcorn
5 years ago

I’m so sorry that Gracie had to leave, but I’m glad that she had the best life she could living with you,
Slash & Karen (Mum)

Princess Leah
5 years ago

Sending you big Luffs and hugs
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

5 years ago

Our prayers to all of Gracie’s family.
God’s Speed, Gracie.

5 years ago

Safe travels kitty,

5 years ago

My heart goes out to you….

John Bellen
5 years ago

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.

Mary Kirkland
5 years ago

I am so sorry to hear that. You have my sympathies.

caren gittleman
5 years ago

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

Pam Greer
5 years ago

Oh no, I am so sorry.

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.

Just Simple Things
5 years ago

I am so sorry to see that Sister Gracie has gone to the RBB. Lots of purrs, prayers, love and hugs we send to you. Mags, Chancy and Pooh.

Chirpy Cats
5 years ago

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 🙁

5 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss.

Rest in Peace, sweet Gracie

Purrs and hugs,
Athena and Marie xx

Mark's Mews
5 years ago

Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to all of you…

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.

stacy hurt
5 years ago

our hearts and love are with you. codspeed Miss Gracie!

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….

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey

Oh, Terry, I’m so very sorry. I know how precious Gracie was and she will forever be a beautiful part of your heart. My love and purrs to you and your family – Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

Dennis the Vizsla
5 years ago

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