Thursday, November 5, 2009

In Loving Memory...

of Fred Hess October, 2002-November 2, 2009


Earlier this week, we had an unfortunate accident that took the life of our family cat. We are so sad to have to say goodbye to him. He was a true member of our family. Our girls have grown to love him and he was often known to come running when one of them was crying or hurt, especially Skylar. Travis and I adopted him from the shelter just one month after we were marrried. Fred was about 6-8 months old at the time and was nearly full grown. He was so loveable and sweet that we couldn't figure out why someone wouldn't want him. I think back now and realize that he was just meant to be with our family. He has seen our good times and bad and has been there for me through them all. He has been the center of some mysterious mishaps and some amazing rescues (he was once got in the ski locker of our boat and was there for 4 days!). He has been both a source of frustration and a shoulder to cry on when I needed someone to listen to me. He will be truly missed!





8 comments:

Our Family Tree Is Full Of Nuts.... said...

How sad! Ryelee always talks about the cat named Fred. What happened? I'm sorry for your loss...

Camille Parker said...

So sad!! I am so sorry.... what happened?

Steph and Brady said...

Oh Sierra, I am so sorry! He was such a good cat!

Holly said...

I'm so sorry. Those dang pets become part of your family and it really is sad when they are gone. Sorry.

Sherice said...

Oh my goodness, Fred is a spitting image of my cat Tigger that we had when I was growing up. He was a stray that we took in, and we felt the same way about ol' Tig. I was so sad when he was gone. I am so sorry to hear about your Fred. He looks like a stud of a cat. What a bummer.

Chris and Kerri said...

I'm so sorry! I know that you loved Fred.

CBS said...

:( I'm so sorry! I have such a tender heart for animals so I know how hard it is when they go. I love all those pictures of him being naughty!! So sweet.

Fishers said...

Oh Sierra, I am so sorry. I remember when you got Fred. It's amazing how attached you get to animals and how they really become part of your family.