I want to give everyone a long overdue thank you today for all the care you have shown my family with the loss of my big sister Katie on June 17th. My mom has a very hard time looking at anything having to do with Katie, therefore, helping me with a thank you post has been too hard for her. It took us several weeks, but we did finally get a page and sidebar widget made for Katie. We don’t remember who suggested making Mom’s post into a page, but thank you. We have now gotten that done.
Bailie and I are doing well, it is Mom who is having the hardest time with losing Katie. We have a place in the kitchen where we keep all the things we have left. One day, when Mom’s tears turn more to smiles, she will make something out of Katie’s things. We have the last collar she was wearing, a ceramic paw print, a clipping of her furs, and the last toegrips she had on. I admit, I do like to sniff her collar.
Thank you to those friends who sent us cards. They mean a lot to us. We also thank those of you who sent e-cards, emails, and who left us messages on social media. There were simply too many to respond to. Katie was truly loved which warms our hearts.
Dr. Buzby, from Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips, sent us a beautiful flower bouquet on Katie’s birthday. It was so pretty, cheerful, and such a thoughtful thing to do! That birthday was so hard for us all, but the flowers added some cheer.
Gramma gave us this wonderful book, Paw Prints in the Stars. Mom has only been able to read through it once so far. One day she will be able to read it more often and add photos of Katie to it. It really is a nice gift with wonderful words for someone who has lost a furry family member.
Our friends over at Sand Springs Chesapeakes sent us some of their homemade Norman’s Kisses Hand To Paw Cream, and Norman’s Kisses Lip Balm. I love to smell it! Thank you so much!
We have received so much support, it has been wonderful and very appreciated. I love you all so much! My GBGV Life is a happy place, but even in happy places there are sad times. Slowly, we are learning to navigate our lives without Katie. Mom even cleaned under the fridge and range the other day. There was so much white fur, but there will be no more. We love you Katie and you will never be forgotten.