5/15/2001 - 11/4/2019Cookie was my beloved cat for 18 years. We had so much fun together. She would sit on my desk for hours watching me edit photos on the computer and would chase the mouse cursor around the screen. She was often a model for me when I was testing my camera equipment for a photo shoot.

One day when I bent over to pick up something from the floor, she jumped on to my back. As I slowly stood up, she wrapped herself around by neck. She loved to ride around on my shoulders. I will never forget the time Cookie grabbed a string attached to a balloon and started running from room-to-room with the balloon chasing her....simply too funny...and I captured this event on video because she did it twice.

Cookie would give me kisses (licks) on my face whenever I would ask and turn my cheek to her face. When she wanted my attention, she would come to wherever I was sitting and meow, asking to be picked up. She loved her canine companions, CJ and Hope, too. She would often brush up against them for affection and even come nose-to-nose to greet them.

Cookie loved basking in the sun in my meditation room. On cold winter nights, she would sleep on the heat vent or a pillow next to me. We would sometimes sleep in a recliner on stormy nights to keep the dogs company. CJ doesn't like thunderstorms.

I will miss Cookie dearly and she will live on in my heart forever. She expressed her love for me, her dogs and anyone she met in many ways. Someday we will meet and never part again. I know.
Lonnie GatlinSt. Louis, MissouriNovember 8, 2019
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Such a wonderful way to say goodbye. ❀️Kimberly Peluso - November 13, 2019
Lonnie, I love your stories of Cookie. It’s such a beautiful gift to have these precious babies in our lives. And you were a precious gift to her. Sending love to you, CJ and Hope and your beloved Cookie. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œAnn Marcum - November 12, 2019
What a beautiful tribute, Lonnie! I could see her doing all of these things as you detailed them and it was wonderful! Much love to Cookie and many well wishes to her in her next experience! Much love to you and her dogs as you heal from the loss of your friend in this life.Vanessa Meadows - November 11, 2019
Cookie, may you always be a guardian angel to your special person and puppers.
To love, and be loved so much in this world is a special gift πŸ’—πŸ’•β€οΈ
Rest in Peace sweet kitty πŸ™πŸ’”πŸ™
Julie Burdge - November 11, 2019
A special cat for a very special person. You guys were made for each other.

Love, Paula
Paula Chor - November 11, 2019
Cookie is on her ninth life and will be waiting for you and the dogs to welcome you. I am so sorry for your loss.Sandy Brooks - November 10, 2019

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