My Dear Woody, friend, companion, love of my life and my support for the past 17 years.

I don’t know where to begin for I don’t think I can express the expansiveness of my love that I have for you in my heart. When I was dragged to the pet store by my nieces in the Spokane Valley 17 years ago I had no intention of walking out with a cat. Little did I know that I would walk out with one of the best things to happen in my life. I brought home a beautiful cat who I would name Woody. You were but a little boy who grew up into a large male cat with just as large a personality. Everyone who knew you loved you. How could one not love you Woody.

You had the most beautiful and softest fur that I have ever seen or felt on a kitty cat. You were handsome beyond words my furry friend. Your were the best friend and companion I could ever hope for and my love for you extended beyond the boundaries of our home. Your extended family loved you. You also loved them and loved it when they were around, spoiling you of course. I hope you know that you were loved. Deeply loved. You were a large cat in the physical sense but not nearly as large as your were in personality and love.

I hope you are happy that you passed away in your loving home on your dad’s lap who loves you so much. I am so lucky to have had you with me for 17 years.
I really don’t know where you have gone Woody, but I would like to believe you are still by my side and still with me. You know you will always have a special place in my heart.
I miss you so much and the house you made a home is now just a house again without you in it to bring it love and life.

See you soon buddy,

Your very, very proud dad and friend.