Katy's battle with cancer ended at 2:28 this morning, when she passed peacefully away in the serenity of her own home. Loving to the end, this most gentle and unassuming of dogs leaves a truck-sized hole in the hearts of everyone who knew her. Although we may struggle in the coming days to make sense of it all, know that we will never lose sight of the profound impact this "beautiful girl with the sweet little curls" had on our lives.
Thanks to all of you who shared thoughts, love and prayers during this difficult time; all were appreciated. We stand content knowing she was loved to the end and experienced nothing but joy during her all-but-too-short life together with us.
Until the tears subside and we can come up with a more fitting tribute to her, we'll leave you with the words her now-grieving mother was so fond of saying to her every time she left the house: "Later, Kater."
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