Loretta Sanchez’s Christmas card pays tribute to her dead cat

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      Jonathan Strong

      Jonathan Strong, 27, is a reporter for the Daily Caller covering Congress. Previously, he was a reporter for Inside EPA where he wrote about environmental regulation in great detail, and before that a staffer for Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA). Strong graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a degree in political science in 2006. He is a huge fan of and season ticket holder to the Washington Capitals hockey team. Strong and his wife reside in Arlington.

Every year, Capitol Hill aides eagerly await Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s Christmas card, as it’s usually zany enough for a chuckle or two.

This year, Sanchez’s card pays a special tribute to Gretzky, her deceased cat.

“Holiday memories last forever,” the card says, “A TRIBUTE TO GRETZKY. 1991-2010.”

Sanchez’s cat died in November at age 19.

Gretzky was always a key part of the Sanchez’s Christmas cards past, and this year’s card offers recipients a chance to reminisce.

One past card pictured, for instance, features Sanchez and Gretzky sleeping together in Christmas-themed pajamas. “With Loretta in pink flannel and Gretzky in his cap, they’d just settled down for a long winter’s nap,” that card says.