Friday, December 16, 2011

California Congresswoman Carries On Annual Cat Christmas Card Tradition

Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), spent nearly a decade sending out creative Christmas cards featuring herself, and her beloved Himalayan cat, Gretzky. (Click here for more images of Rep. Sachez's past greetings). When Gretzky passed in November of 2010, his death not only left a hole in her heart, but also a big question mark hanging over her yearly holiday card tradition.

Like any good public servant, the congresswoman took to polling her constituents about where they would like to see the greeting go, with options such as "totally traditional," "surf's up," and "happy trails" to chose from. Not surprisingly, the overwhelming response was to bring back Gretzky's familiar face.

In the end, Rep. Sanchez ended up mingling the old with the new, posing with her new husband, retired Army Col. Jack Einwechter, in front of a Christmas tree trimmed with ornaments covered in the fluffy kitty's sweet face. A fitting tribute to a fallen friend, and a touching reminder that gone never means forgotten.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez's 2011 Holiday Card

Via Los Angeles Times



Random Felines said...

that is a wonderful card...and a great tribute to a friend. :)

Mr Puddy said...

Fabulous card !!!! and Gretzky looks so cool. Purrs for him and his mom.

PS : Thanks so much to stop by and purrs for me. It means a lots to me and my mom

Marg said...

That is a great story and a wonderful card. Thanks for telling us about her. Love the cats on her tree. Take care.

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