peace at last

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.*

Thank you, Lord for blessing me with Louis for 17 and a half years.

I know he is sleeping in my Grandma’s lap now.



At peace.

Louis The Cat Sluiter
April 1994- October 2011
Best friend and Son of a B

*Lyrics from “All Things Bright and Beautiful” by Cecil F Alexander

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Sending lots of love to you and your family today. And prayers for peace and healing.

  2. (((Hugs))) I hope you can remember only the good times soon.

    I’m sure he’s up there in that great cat box in the sky giving my cat a run for his money! 😉


  3. Katie, I’ve never lost a pet and haven’t had one that I love as dearly as you loved Louis. So sorry for your loss.


  4. Ah Katie…what a treasure of memories to hold in your heart always. And I love the comfort you must have imagining him with your Grandma. Thinking of you.

  5. He will always be in your heart. ((((Hugs))))

  6. Aw. . . my heart aches for you. It hasn’t been that long since I was in your shoes and boy did it hurt. . .

  7. Awww sweetie – I just want to come right over and hug you. My heart hurts for your loss. ((HUGS))

  8. 🙁

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Katie.

  9. oh I am sorry. we’ve been there too. have you ever read “rainbow bridge”? it’s a very corny poem about losing a pet, but I’ve read it and cried many times.

  10. I’m so sorry. My heart aches for you 🙁

  11. Rest in peace dear Louis. Hugs to all of you.

  12. So sorry, friend. He was a great cat, even if your mom did call him a son of a b.

  13. Rest easy, now Louis.
    You are so very loved.

    And peace to you, too, Katie.
    Soon. I hope.

  14. So sorry for your loss, Katie. xoxo

  15. I am so sorry for your loss.

  16. I’m so sorry, Katie. 17 years is such a long time to love a pet. *Hugs*

  17. I am so sorry for your loss Katie. Sending you love and hugs. Xo

  18. I am so sorry for your loss. May Louis be at peace, frolicking in endless meadows and chasing lizards, birds, squirrels and other creatures to his heart’s content!

  19. I am so sorry you and your family have lost Louis. It leaves such a horrible hole in one’s heart and soul. I love kitties and had my first one for 17 years. I was beside my self and so lonely when he passed. Sending you many hugs, Katie.

  20. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m thinking about you!

  21. Oh no, I’m so sorry for your loss :o( You guys are in my thoughts!


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