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Obituary For Trixie Steele-Ferri
Trixie bounced out of a cardboard box and into our hearts just before Halloween in 2003. We named
this little pumpkin Trixie Treat; in addition, she tolerated 18 years of endless nicknames like Precious, Sunshine Girl, Gabby Tabby, and The Boss.
Trixie was not one to run and hide from a loud noise, a cat spat, or a novel situation—thus another
nickname: our First Responder. This Queen of Spunk was fearless despite her diminutive size. Her older
‘brother’—the late, great Chetbaker—would tell you she always had his back and took over running the
household when he became too aged to do so. She raised her younger ‘brother’, Donald, the lucky
recipient of her benevolent dictatorship and everyday play. Now Donald will pass on those gentle ways
to young sister Zuzu, who knew the joy of Trixie for too short a time. After some initial skepticism about
adding a big dog to the mix, Trix welcomed Piper into our home. She quickly decided she quite liked her
puppy sister and the two became known as The Tawny Girls. They could often be spotted touching
noses or side-by-side, just chillin’.
If you were at all acquainted with Miss Trix, you know she loved to talk. Amazingly, she modulated
her tone and volume to match yours. She might shout or whisper to you, depending upon the situation.
Many a great conversation was exchanged this way and the house is way too quiet now.
A soothing presence, Trixie was an astoundingly empathetic caretaker when someone was upset or
sick and was her Poppy Albert’s greatest comfort during cancer treatments. She was Albert’s Little Girl
and Mom Mary’s Best Girlfriend.
Friends of Trixie’s always knew to look for the most recent, signature pink flowered “necklace”
around her dainty neck. During her nearly two decades, Trixie enjoyed looking pretty and sharing
Mary’s vanity and makeup mirror, staying clean with Shower Time, chasing golf balls with her Poppy,
rides in the Trooper (and even a boat ride!), boldly exploring new settings, greeting guests and being in
the middle of every party, playing with her little heart toys, making ‘Trixie Fountains’ out of water bowls,
sleeping in sunny patches, wrestling with Donald, and winning over Chetbaker. Another favorite thing
was a belly rub from Poppy. Lots and lots of belly rubs! But more, much more than this, she loved food.
We are happy to report that she enjoyed a last meal of her very favorite thing: tuna.
18 years of fun and joy…and a lifetime of smiles. We are so grateful for this enormous spirit packed
into a tiny cat body. Rest in peace, our precious.