Rep. Sanchez's late cat adorns card

Dec. 16, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., said her late, beloved cat is making one last appearance on her annual holiday card in the form of a Christmas tree ornament.

Sanchez, whose cat, Gretzky, starred in all of her wacky holiday cards since 2002 -- including images of her riding a motorcycle with the cat and the two of them dressed as hockey players -- said the cat's death last year was originally going to mean he would not appear at all on this year's card, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

However, she said, comments posted to her Facebook page requested more images of the feline, so Gretzky made his final holiday card appearance this year in the form of a Christmas tree ornament bearing his face.

Sanchez said this year's card is also notable for being the first to feature her husband Jack Einwechter, who she married in July.

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