Top Ten Thursday- In Memory of Gordon

With a heavy heart I am dedicating this Top Ten post to our family pet, Gordon. 

Tuesday evening we had to say goodbye to Gordon, our beautiful cat.  Over last weekend, we watched in disbelief as our little buddy declined in health, and, by the time we saw the vet on Monday morning, he was unable to be assisted with medical intervention.   He never showed any symptoms before last weekend, it was a total surprise for all of us, as he was diagnosed with late stages of kidney failure. And as quickly as he was diagnosed, he spiraled further into the disease.  

It feels like he was taken too quickly from our family, even though he was here for nine years, it seems too soon.  We hope he felt how much he was loved every day. xoxo

I love you Gordy.


Valeria’s Top Ten Thursday- Gordon

  1. A few years ago, during Christmastime, he just looks so sweet here.  pb281659.jpg
  2.  When we first brought him home.  2009.IMG_8757
  3. How I will always remember him every day.  Looking out onto the yard to watch all the action.  Here it was fall time.P1040356.JPG
  4. His love for Christmas trees was always hilarious.  It was like he had his own personal forest under there.pc231849.jpg
  5. His big beautiful copper eyes.  They were soulful and perfect.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  6. The months he spent in the cone of shame..  my poor kitty!  img_0548
  7. He let our youngest daughter dress him up all the time.  I think he secretly liked it..img_0549-1
  8. He also indulged me with these silly cat selfies.  🙂 I will miss how he looked like he rolled his Eyes at me whenever I grabbed my phone for these.  img_0552
  9. Gordon loved putting himself wherever he wasn’t necessarily supposed to be.img_0547
  10.  Last photo from the vet visit.  He was so ill, but when we got there walked out of his carrier with so much curiosity, like a kitten all over again.  😦img_0540


I will always carry a piece of Gordon with me, he was that special.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Christopher F Maahs says:

    So very sorry

    1. Valeria says:

      Thanks, Chris 💙

  2. Cindy Maahs says:

    What a cutie. I am sorry he passed so young. I am glad you and your family were able to share such wonderful memories with him. The good ones live in your heart forever.

    1. Valeria says:

      Thank you, Cindy. He really was a good one. 💙

  3. Jodi says:

    Our pets are like children…they have a piece of our heart forever. I am certain Gordon knew how loved he was and how lucky he was to have your family to call his own. I will send word along to my pups in heaven…they will look after Gordon, not to worry ❤️

    1. Valeria says:

      Thank you. I appreciate that, Jodi. ♥️

  4. Meg McMahon says:

    Hi Val, I’m so sorry to hear about Gordon. Margo has spoken often about how beautiful a cat he was. Losing a beloved pet is difficult to get over. We lost our Bernese Mountain Dog Sully just days before Christmas. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in September and we did whatever we could to get him through it. It wasn’t meant to be. Please give my condolences to Michael and the girls. Meg


    1. Valeria says:

      Thank you, Meg.
      I’m so sorry to hear about Sully. We always love seeing his Christmas Card, with his big furry face.

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