Goodbye Gracie


Our girl Gracie was such a good, smart cat. She shook paws and gave kisses when we asked, and was a star at clicker training. She would run to the window chattering when we said, “birdies.” She wasn’t friendly to company, but certainly not timid. She was our watchcat.

She had a napping spot near my computer, watched tv with us in the evening on our laps, and slept at the end of the bed at night.

Only a few months ago, her normally enthusiastic appetite was diminished and she wasn’t herself. At the vet’s she had a series of tests, including an ultrasound. The pictures showed a large inoperable mass and Gracie wasn’t given much time. For a few wonderful weeks steroids made her almost kittenish. She ate voraciously and jumped up on kitchen counters looking for more.

Unfortunately that reprieve didn’t last long. She won’t have to sneak outside to play in the grass and trees anymore. Gracie left us yesterday for the Rainbow Bridge where she can run free.
We love you, Gracie.

33 thoughts on “Goodbye Gracie”

  1. We’re so sorry to read this, so sad that Gracie has passed. We know she’s been well met at the Bridge, but that doesn’t make it easier for those who are left behind to mourn.

    We’re sending you soft purrs and kitty kisses, wishing you peace in your hearts, knowing you gave her a wonderful life filled with so much love.


    Kim, Nicki and Derry

  2. I am so very sorry to hear about dear Gracie, such a sweetie. We all send you many hugs and purrs along with our love. Run free dear Gracie, run free.

  3. As George Allen said…good night Gracie.

    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Gracie was a character and she will be so missed.
    May healing come swiftly to your aching heart.

  4. We are incredibly sorry to hear that sweet Gracie has run off to the Bridge. She was such a beautiful girl, and a lucky one, too, at having found an amazing home with you all. We are so grateful to you for loving Gracie so much, and so very well. Surely you will see her again someday, but until you do, we send you purrs and prayers of love and comfort.

    Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you need anything, okay?


    Kevin, Tracey and Moosey

  5. What a lovely girl Gracie was and will be forever in your hearts. We’re so sorry that she had to leave for The Bridge. She was a cat with a very wise smile. She will have many friends to play with at The Bridge and we think she will keep an eye on you all for a long while

    Sending love and rumbly purrs

    Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

  6. We are so sorry to hear that Gracie has gone to the Bridge but she is free from pain and is running free with old friends. She will watch over you from there and if you’re lucky you may catch a glimpse of her out the corner of your eye when she makes a flying visit.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  7. Oh that is so sad that Gracie had to go to the bridge but it sure sounds like she had the most wonderful life of leisure and food. What a pretty kitty she was too. We sure are sending you big hugs and purrs. Take care.

  8. I’m glad this lovely and well-named girl got something of a reprieve thanks to the steroids, and it’s clear that you gave her a life filled with love — and joy. So sorry for your loss.

  9. I’m so, so sorry to hear about Gracie, Maggie & Rick. I feel honored to have known Gracie (though I’m pretty sure the reverse was not true!) Anyone can see that she was a beauty. AndI know she was brilliant, because she chose such wonderful parents. RIP, Gracie! XXOO, Maggie & Rick.

  10. Good Night Gracie . . .
    Sweet Dreams.

    Maggie & Rick loved you so much,
    you chose your forever home wisely.

    Your place in their hearts will always be there.
    The ache in their hearts will fill to overflow
    with the memories of how wonderful are.
    Keep an eye on them, Tommie & Mickey too,
    from your new vantage point.
    Sneak them some kissed in their dreams . . .
    they will know they are from you.

    I will miss you too.
    Love to you all,
    Aunt Susie T.


  11. I am so very sorry for your loss. I’ve enjoyed hearing about Gracie through the years and know that she was a very lucky kitty to have such wonderful humans, and you were very lucky humans to have such a wonderful kitty.

  12. So sorry to hear about Gracie. She was a wonderful kitty and you made each other very happy. Thinking of you…

  13. Marc and I both feel so sad about your loss of Gracie. She was way too young to leave you! But she is with Digit and Farnie and especially Molly (who’s been waiting for another kitty friend!) at that place where we will meet them again some day…
    Love, Mary and Marc

  14. We are so truly sorry to hear about your precious Gracie. She was so lovely and very lucky to have wonderful home and family. Our thoughts are with you…run free Gracie.

  15. My mom told me last night…I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Gracie was such a pretty little lady, and though a bit standoffish, she was always polite to me when I cat-sat for you guys! She will be missed. Lots of love to you and Rick and hugs to Tommy and Mickey.

  16. Oh we are so very sorry to hear the news about your lovely Gracie. We send you our gentlest purrs and thoughts of love at such a sad time.

    Be Well Sweet Gracie

  17. So sorry to hear of your loss! I’ve enjoyed seeing your many posts about her and your other cats. Sincere condolences.

  18. Oh My we are sad to heat this news!
    We know our Angels will have met Gracie and started to show her the best clouds to lounge on and the fun places to visit in the universe. Till we all meet again Gracie.
    Purrs of support and love from all of us at the Tomcat Home!
    Timmy Dad and Family

  19. I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Gracie. Rob & I went to a Buddhist Monastery yesterday and I lit an incense for Gracie and all our friends that have gone to the bridge. Alexis

  20. We are so very, very sorry. Gracie sounds like a very special kitty. Devoted to you and your love as you were to her. She was blessed to have such a loving forever home. Our hearts are hurting as we know how you must miss her terribly.

    (((purrs, hugs, and lots and lots of love)))
    Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

  21. Ah, we hate hearing news like that! We’re all so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Gracie! Run free sweet little smarty pants Gracie! We wish you all the joy and happiness at the bridge!

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