remembering chloe | 1993 – 2009

(love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation)

it’s four years later, and i still can’t believe how lucky i was to share sixteen years of my life with the siamese cat i called chloe.


one look into her piercing azure eyes that november day in 1993, and i was hooked. she came home with me that evening and never left. i was enchanted by her stubby tail, her deliciously chocolately seal points, and the gaze i came to realize was laden with wisdom and truth and understanding. she was quiet yet fierce, intensely loyal, and always the embodiment of beauty and grace. she was the best of everything good i’ve ever known.


the years treated us well, save for a few mishaps — most notably the window ledge incident and the porch roof escapade — but we survived the adventures, and she was always there to curl up with me at the end of each day and quietly lull me to sleep with her velvety purr.


it was a good life, filled with pillows and smiles and nicknames and sunbeams. and love, so much love.

it was a life well-lived.

the lymphoma and renal failure eventually slowed her step and tired her body, but there was always a twinkle of fire in her eyes, and when she looked at me that saturday morning in may, i knew. it was time. there was only one thing left for me to do.

and so, on that clear, sunny morning, joined by the people who loved her, i said goodbye to my sweet, sweet girl — my chloe.

cat nap

today, as yesterday, and as tomorrow,
she is missed as she was loved –

g r e a t l y .


That’s lovely Heather! I know how hard it is to
say goodbye to those little creatures who’ve
shared our lives. The one comfort I have is
that the last thing our Cassie heard was my voice
telling her what a good girl she was and how
much we loved her. xxx

Posted by Linda on 2 May 2013 @ 8pm

We all will remember your Chloe with love and the fondest of memories! She was a special one for sure and she enriched our lives greatly.

Posted by Mom on 5 May 2013 @ 11pm

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