R.I.P., Gladys Myrna Graybill – My Sweety Princess

Today, Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 11:30am, Gladys Myrna Graybill, the most beautiful animal in my world, passed away with the best grace and dignity I could ever imagine.

She never ceased finding ways to make my life tolerable, easier, and better. She absorbed my tears when I cried and comforted me when I was afraid or couldn’t sleep. She tanned with me on the porch on sunny days, and made numerous people in life feel comfortable and find an affection for cats as a species. She spent summers at the beach, and played in some of the worst blizzards. She has played in green grassy yards and caught countless butterflies and bugs. She even caught a mouse or two. She has made friends of friend’s and family pets of all sizes and quantities.

A very clean cat, Gladys was always meticulous in her grooming and appearance. She carried this style and affinity for cleanliness all the way to her last dying breath. She never shied away from food or a good brushing (mostly fond of tuna, chicken, potato chips, and pop corn).

Known by her many nicknames as Glad Burger, Sweetums, Princess Big Butt, Princess Blue-ness, fancy pants, etc., Gladys would mostly respond to her name first, pss-wss-wss, and kissy noises. She loved the small furry cardboard mice, and the “Flattened Mouse’y” toy she stole, from Mark’s cat Scotty, while in Rehoboth in 2009. Never a fan of cat nip, Gladys was attracted to chewing on grass and spitting it out. This was provided by many people as gifts (from Denise and from Evan on birthdays).

Tons and tons of pictures and videos are sitting around filling my phones and hard drives. I was fortunate enough to share 15 years of my life with Gladys, my best friend. For me, there will never be another pet like her.

I will always love her forever and will always be her daddy.

I love you my Sweetums Gladys, forever.

Update (2/5/2018):
Thought I was handling this ok.  Woke up this morning without Gladys for the first time in 15 years and saw her food, water, and poopy palace and just fell to the floor in tears.  It feels like the clock has stopped.  This is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

..and now... her majesty's seat is empty...
..and now… her majesty’s seat is empty… Long live the legacy of Gladys, princess of the universe.

Update (2/8/2018)
Gladys’s remains have arrived in the mail today.  What a great way for me to remember the best cat in the whole world.  The wooden urn, the paw print and certificate are perfect.  I paid $475.  Here is a link to the excellent service that handled Gladys’s after life care.  Best money I ever spent for the best kitty ever.  I will love and miss you forever my Sweetums.

5 thoughts on “R.I.P., Gladys Myrna Graybill – My Sweety Princess”

  1. She was the best cat I ever met. She had style, personality, and grace. She will be sadly missed.
    RIP Gladys, you can rest now lil’ girl.


    -Rob & Nicole Schuhmann-Sly

  2. I still remember that first time I ever saw her when she came from City Kitties. I loved her ever since-even from far away. she crawled on Chris when we were dating and it was one of the many signs that he was the one.
    She made so many people happy. She will be missed. She had a wonderful life !!

  3. Gladys has now joined her cousin Pud. In my mind’s eye, see them together. Both of them rolling around in the high celestial grass…stopping on occasion to graze on its rainbow colored blades. Both of them fat, happy, with treats and mousey stringy things everywhere…

    Gladys was classy and sassy. She was a true “blue diamond” type of cat; rare and priceless. Always outgoing. Never mean. She could be conservative, or a daredevil-one time risking it all to jump from that open kitchen window to the balcony railing two stories up-why? Because she could. She loved people, and took no shit from any other cat that came across her path. She will forever have a place in my heart for claw swatting that evil dick Tüx in the face when he tried his shit on her. I hope when its his turn to cross the Rainbow Bridge, Gladys and Pud are there…waiting to claw swat him across his stupid face…

    RIP Gladys.

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