Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas from Allegra and Ingrid

May your Christmas be filled with peace, love and purrs

When I had this card designed late this summer, I never thought Ruby wouldn’t be here with us at Christmas. I debated not posting it, but I love the image so much, I decided to go ahead. It reflects Ruby’s fun-loving spirit purrfectly. I can almost hear the conversation between her and Allegra, with Ruby egging Allegra on to wear a bow on top of her head, too!

Allegra and I will have a quiet Christmas, remembering our special little girl.

41 Comments on Merry Christmas

  1. Katherine
    December 27, 2019 at 8:17 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank you for sharing the picture. Through you, Ruby has left paw prints on our hearts too. Your loss resonates deeply within all of us who have fur babies no longer by our sides.

  2. Kara Minnema
    December 25, 2019 at 10:04 pm (7 months ago)

    It’s a beutiful tribute to Ruby. I’m glad you decided to post this. May her spirit and wonderful memories of the three of you together give you and Allegra comfort and peace.

  3. Sara
    December 25, 2019 at 9:37 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank you for using the picture. Such a sweet picture. I know you and Allegra miss Ruby. Peace and love. My heart hurts for you. Fur babies are family

  4. Alice Kemp
    December 25, 2019 at 6:47 pm (7 months ago)

    Aww, I’m so sorry, Ingrid. This has got to be the worst Christmas you’ve had in a long time, without Ruby. But she’s keeping her eye on you and Allegra from the other side of the Bridge, and she will always be in your heart. God bless.

  5. Mary McNeil
    December 25, 2019 at 5:57 pm (7 months ago)

    We are glad you did post the picture. Ruby is certainly with you in spirit – as she always will be . Purrs to you and Allegra.

  6. caren
    December 25, 2019 at 4:48 pm (7 months ago)

    Ingrid, I am glad that you DID post this. Ruby is a vital part of this blog…..your girls are so special and always will be. I can’t use the word “Merry” today because I know this Christmas has to be unbelievably hard. I just want you to know I am holding you close to my heart and you and Allegra are in my prayers. May sweet memories bring you some comfort. Lots of love today and always xoxo Caren and Cody

  7. Steph
    December 25, 2019 at 4:35 pm (7 months ago)

    Ingrid & Allegra,
    Thank you for sharing that precious picture. Ruby is in your hearts today & always. Hold each other close . The love you share will always be there. Peaceful holiday to you & endless blue skies & sun puddles to Ruby ❤

  8. lucy
    December 25, 2019 at 3:09 pm (7 months ago)

    Ingrid. What a beautiful picture of Allegra and Ruby. for Christmas.
    she is with you and Allegra in Thought and Spirit. this is a beautiful tribute to Ruby. She is please , and watching over you girls. Peace be with you both!. thank You. for the awesome gift.

  9. Name*
    December 25, 2019 at 2:16 pm (7 months ago)

    Beautiful card! Ruby is forever your cherished Christmas Angel. I hope sweet memories envelop you & Allegra in warm comfort this holiday season.

  10. Debra
    December 25, 2019 at 1:58 pm (7 months ago)

    I feel your sadness over the loss of Ruby. Hope you and Allegra can comfort each other this Christmas day.
    Best Wishes

  11. Deb Barnes
    December 25, 2019 at 1:56 pm (7 months ago)

    I’ve been thinking of you often and I’m glad you shared the card. Ruby will always be a part of your heart and it’s a lovely tribute to her sweet spirit and memory. Holiday purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

  12. Eleanor Skibo
    December 25, 2019 at 1:09 pm (7 months ago)

    I’m so happy to see Allegra and Ruby together again, even though Ruby is in a special place beyond the clouds. You’re right, Ingrid, I can almost hear Ruby telling Allegra, ‘you wear that bow, sissy, then Allegra chimes in…..’. Those are memories none of us will ever forget. Ingrid, take care and enjoy the holidays with Allegra. Love to both of you.

  13. Debbie Chapman
    December 25, 2019 at 12:49 pm (7 months ago)

    Ingrid, the card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. Sad for your loss of Ruby. RIP, Sweet Girl. Warm thoughts to you both as you go forward. All the best in the New Year.

  14. Connie Chambers
    December 25, 2019 at 12:47 pm (7 months ago)

    Christmas blessings to you and Allegra, Ingrid. Wonderful photo!

  15. Brian Frum
    December 25, 2019 at 12:35 pm (7 months ago)

    I’m glad you have Angel Ruby on the card. Merry Christmas hugs from all of us.

  16. lynda
    December 25, 2019 at 12:21 pm (7 months ago)

    Merry Christmas Ingrid and thank you for sharing the photo. Ruby is in our hearts as are you and Allegra.

  17. lynda
    December 25, 2019 at 12:17 pm (7 months ago)

    It’s a wonderful image and thank you for sharing it. Ruby is watching over us and it’s peaceful.

  18. Jackie. Pasquini
    December 25, 2019 at 12:03 pm (7 months ago)

    Merry Christmas Ingrid and Allegra…and to Ruby in Heaven. Such a beautiful picture and so glad that you shared it with us. Ruby IS with you both today watching over you. xoxox

  19. Rachel
    December 25, 2019 at 11:59 am (7 months ago)
  20. Nancy D
    December 25, 2019 at 11:43 am (7 months ago)

    I love that Xmas picture, I have to admit I shed a few tears, so glad you posted it, you have a sweet time with Allerga today and warm memories of Ruby. Merry Christmas
    Amira,Dottie and Nancy

  21. Timmy Tomcat
    December 25, 2019 at 11:34 am (7 months ago)

    We wish you all a very Meowy Catmus

  22. Jo Louise Klein
    December 25, 2019 at 11:10 am (7 months ago)

    I was thinking how sad today would be without Dear Ruby and am so glad to see her picture here. She is with you. She couldn’t possible leave you as she loves you so much and you her. Remember the happy times with her. She was so playful and sweet. Allegra must miss her too. You and she hold tight and hug and hug. Keep posting pictures of Ruby as you like. I love remembering how cute she was!! You and Allegra have a good day.

  23. Jody A Vernay
    December 25, 2019 at 10:31 am (7 months ago)

    Holding you tight in my heart today. Wishing you a peaceful day

  24. Allison
    December 25, 2019 at 9:39 am (7 months ago)

    Merry Christmas. Thank you for posting such a beautiful picture. May 2020 bring healing to your heart and home.

  25. Nancy Faulkner
    December 25, 2019 at 9:27 am (7 months ago)

    Ingrid & Allerga,

    The Holiday picture is purrfect! A beautiful tribute to your girls. My thoughts, & those of Grayson & Milo are with you & Allerga. Your sweet Ruby is looking from the Rainbow Bridge & smiling. And those tuna cakes…..

    Peace this day. May 2020 bring happiness.


  26. Connie Fischer
    December 25, 2019 at 9:11 am (7 months ago)

    I’m so glad you posted the picture with Ruby in it. She is in our hearts as we have followed The Conscious Cat for so long. Christmas greetings to you all and may precious Ruby always remain in your heart.

  27. Janine
    December 25, 2019 at 8:58 am (7 months ago)

    I hope you and Allegra will have a good Christmas. I know Ruby will be there in spirit watching over y’all.

  28. Marie
    December 25, 2019 at 8:34 am (7 months ago)

    Merry Christmas to you, too, Ingrid, and to Allegra and your AngelCat Ruby. This image is beautiful. It captures the love and spirit in their hearts and yours.

  29. Kat
    December 25, 2019 at 7:31 am (7 months ago)

    Merry Christmas Ingrid and Allegra, I know its a sad day for you both, but remember the good times with Ruby, not the sad. She is free and happy now, and she will be with you both in spirit today and always. God bless you, and thanks for posting that beautiful picture. Keep her in your hearts and she’ll never be gone from you. Love always

  30. Jennifer
    December 25, 2019 at 6:43 am (7 months ago)

    Merry Christmas dear Ingrid and Allegra.

    I’m sure Ruby is with you in spirit and in your hearts. May God bring comfort to you during this time of loss.

    The picture is very wonderful, and I am very glad you choose to still use it.

    Merry Christmas from Jennifer and the “herd”

  31. Jane Todaro
    December 25, 2019 at 6:28 am (7 months ago)

    Dear Ingrid,

    Merry Christmas to you and Allegra! A beautiful picture of your precious furbabies!

    Merry Christmas to all! And a new year filled with health and happiness!


  32. Jeffrey Akers
    December 25, 2019 at 6:06 am (7 months ago)

    Beautiful photo, absolutely love it. Merry Christmas Ingrid, Allegra and to Ruby in Heaven. Stay strong. I’ve been thinking and praying for the three of you in which you are included in my prayers every night. Maybe one day I’ll see Ruby on the other side. Have a joyful and blessed day. May God bless you all.

  33. Sue
    December 25, 2019 at 4:57 am (7 months ago)

    That is a gorgeous picture and I am so glad you posted it. Ruby was so very special and I understand why you were hesitant to post it but please keep posting pictures of both her and Allegra.
    Whenever I post a photo of my Angels Spicy or TC, I cry a little but it helps me too.

  34. Summer
    December 25, 2019 at 4:54 am (7 months ago)

    Purrs to you this Christmas. <3

  35. Joyce
    December 25, 2019 at 2:33 am (7 months ago)

    Ruby, you and Allegra are in my prayers. Been somber here for holidays since Casey’s been gone and if I had thought to have a special Christmas picture of my boy I’d have posted it too. But I grieve as I grieve, YOU gave me that.
    I’m glad you did share it as it is, Ingrid. You’ve always shared with us and you’re right, it is too beautiful not to.

    My belief is she’s right there with her mom and sister this Christmas, and she’ll be back playing with her friends, old and new, day after Christmas.
    They know when we need them and they touch us gently. That’s what I believe.

    May each day for you this coming year begin and end with a grateful heart.
    That little girl left behind a galaxy of love, and we want to hear about her whenever you want to share.

    Love to you both, and to all the Conscious Cat family…

  36. Cheryl and Buddy
    December 25, 2019 at 2:02 am (7 months ago)

    Merry Christmas to you and Allegra. It is the perfect time to remember those who have made our lives more special by their presence.

  37. Victoria Witzer
    December 25, 2019 at 2:02 am (7 months ago)

    This is such a beautiful picture! I’m happy you posted it. May you see the many blessings through the pain.

  38. Debi
    December 25, 2019 at 1:56 am (7 months ago)

    Always post photos of sweet Ruby when you feel like it. Especially when it’s a special one like this. Too many of us understand grief so well, and know she is still very close in your heart. Wishing you comfort in your precious memories of her. <3

  39. Happy Cows
    December 25, 2019 at 1:45 am (7 months ago)

    Beautiful photo.

  40. Marilyn
    December 25, 2019 at 1:39 am (7 months ago)

    Beautiful photo of Ruby and Allegra. Merry Christmas Ingrid and Allegra and May Ruby rest in beautiful peace.

  41. Nancy
    December 25, 2019 at 1:26 am (7 months ago)

    It’s a perfect picture and I’m glad you are letting us see it… would be painful for all of us if Ruby wasn’t in it. I’m lighting a candle for Ruby tonight and wishing for a blessed holiday for you and Allegra.


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