I had the best kitty in the world. His name was Cookie Cat and he was special. A lovely gray and white tabby, he was gentle and kind and he smelled like cotton candy. He was my quilting companion and he had my heart.
He would follow me downstairs to my sewing room and just stay with me while I sewed and quilted. Whenever I started quilting, he would appear and try to help. I would look away for a second and he would be…right..THERE. LOL
I had this little rolling cart and I finally put his cat bed in there and I would just roll him around the room with me.
In 2017, I designed a quilt in his honor with a big block and his sweet face on it and I called it, Cookie cat.
I thought it was adorable and versatile, four blocks for a baby quilt and one block for a pillow.
We have a little black kitty named Oreo too and to not be left out, I made some Halloween pillows in the pattern for him too.
But this sweet boy was my little shadow. At the beginning of 2020, he was diagnosed with cancer. I was glad to be home due to Covid to take care of him. He was spoiled rotten and got anything he wanted.
He started to just come and want to sleep in the bay window in front of my sewing machine. He could see the birds and squirrels. He would still follow me downstairs and just be with me while I quilted and sewed.
He passed away just after Thanksgiving and it hit me hard. I still miss him. I decided that I would do something to honor his devotion to me and celebrate that pure love he gave to me.
I have updated my Cookie Cat pattern with his picture and I have reduced the price in my shop. You can find it HERE!
This year, 2021, I am going to give the proceeds from this pattern to my local humane society. A tiny way to give back to the place where I rescued Cookie cat to begin with and a way to honor and grieve him in a positive way.
I appreciate your support of my charity this year and wish you too will experience the joy and unconditional love of a pet.