17 March 2004 ~ 08 November 2013
Garcia is een  zwart schildpad gemarmerd zusjes van Geena. Ze is heel mooi van type en heeft een enorm lange staart. We vonden het zo moeilijk om tussen haar en haar zusje te kiezen,dus mochten ze gezellig alle twee blijven.

Ze is een enorme knuffel-Coon. Net als papa Catcher en oma Mary. Ons dochtertje Angela is ook een enorm knuffeltje, dus de match was snel gemaakt en Garcia, of Katja zoals Angela haar noemt, is dus haar poesje geworden.

Garcia is a black classic torbie sisters of Geena. She is very beautiful and has a very long tail. It was hard for us to choose between these two sisters, so we decided to keep them both.
Na het overlijden van haar zusje Geena ging het bergafwaarts met Garcia. We hebben van alles geprobeerd om haar levenslust weer op te wekken maar dat mocht helaas niet baten. Op 8 november 2013 hebben we haar laten gaan.

The greatest gift

Karla Bertram Davenport, Iowa (USA)


I always knew this time would come,
From the very first time our eyes first met.
How I loved you then! How I love you now!
I made a promise then and I keep that promise now.
You will not suffer from a pain that will not heal,
You will not know the loss of a life remembered, now gone.
It's for me alone to make this decision,
The price for the bright joy and pure laughter
You brought me during the time we shared.
I am the only one who can decide when it is time.
When my hope dies, and my fears ride high,
Just when I need you most, I must let you go.
It's for you alone to tell me when you are ready,
For without your guidance, I will not know
When to lay my grief, my guilt, my anger,
My sorrow and my selfish heart aside
And give you the last gift, the greatest gift.
Your eyes will speak to mine, and I will know.
The pain of this moment is excruciating.
Tears stream down my face in a river of sorrow,
And my heart drowns in a pool of grief.
For you have spoken and I have listened.
And unlike other decisions I have made,
This one brings no relief, no comfort, and no peace
For if there's one thing I have learned,
Unconditional love has a condition after all.
I must be willing to let you go when you speak to me.
I must accept my pain so you can be free of yours.
Go easily now, go quickly now,
Do not linger here, it is time for you to leave.
Go find the ones who have gone before you.
You are free to leave me now, free to let your spirit soar,
I pray I will find comfort in my memories,
In the dark and lonely days ahead.
I cannot say I will not miss you, I cannot say I will not cry,
For only my tears can heal my broken heart.
But I promise you this: as long as I live, you will live
Alive in my mind, forever in my heart.
And this will be my greatest gift,
Sending you away.
Is this the measure of my unconditional love,
For only the greatest love can say
Go find the rainbow bridge
We'll meet again.
Loving you has been the greatest gift of all.