Snowball following me

Argyle Winery loses Snowball

I’ve only worked for Argyle Winery for the past two years, but in that short time I’ve grown quite fond of a scruffy, old, resident winery cat named Snowball.
Every morning I’d arrive quite early since my commute begins in Salem and ends in Dundee, and I like to miss the traffic. Snowball knew the minute I arrived and would ask for his breakfast. Sometimes he’d curl up in the chair next to me as I worked upstairs above the tasting room. Working for Argyle Winery is like working for family, and Snowball just made it feel even cozier.
But as is the lot for all of us, Snowball’s health began failing. We all knew his time was approaching, and we were all deeply saddened when one day we had to decide to put him down. Just before harvest ended this year we lost him.
There’s an enduring story of a resident ghost in our building, and although I never sense any trace of her, sometimes I swear I see the ghost of Snowball as I make my way up the stairs to the office. I miss his winning charm, not only with us but with all the customers who visit us. He is sorely missed by all of us.

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Andrea Beyer says ... on Wednesday, Dec 3 at 3:20 PM

I don't often take the time to read extra stories on the internet but somehow felt compelled to read this one and I enjoyed it so much. Special animals like Snowball truly touch our souls for ever. They are such a gift and bring us so much happiness.

Alice McGlothin says ... on Monday, Nov 24 at 10:25 AM

If that's where Snowball felt most comfortable and at peace, then you ARE seeing his spirit. My old cat Alfie haunted our house until we sold it. I would talk to him all the time and tell him I still loved and missed him.

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