Wednesday, January 17, 2018

It's my time




Well guys, I've had a good run, but unfortunately my body just can't go anymore. My kidneys are shutting down, heart rate slowing, body temperature getting low. I'm not in pain, not suffering, but I've just run out of time. So Mom and Dad made the difficult decision to help me across the Bridge tonight. 

Everything was peaceful. Mom and Dad got to love on me. I even got to show the vet tech who was boss briefly. They were talking about how I was so weak I wouldn't stand or walk so I pushed myself up and took a step just to prove them wrong. One was all I had in me, but I did it. Unfortunately they didn't think I'd even make it through the night. 

Josie, Huggy Bear, and Maggie knew. They'd been giving me my space. Maggie even was sleeping with me last week. She sensed something because that's not like her at all. I'll miss them. They taught me how to be a cat.

But I think what I'll miss the most is sharing Mom's pillow with her, my head butted up against hers. And watching Tennessee football with Dad. I was always his Big Orange Boy. And the sink. I loved the sink -- sleeping in it, drinking water off the counter -- it was my favorite spot for sure.

I've loved having all of you as friends here for the last 13 years. Even though I'm gone Josie will take over the blog eventually.

Now I've got to go catch up with Fluffy who came before me. I've always heard such great stories about him. Then I'll go meet up with all my blog friends who went before me -- Scooby and Shaggy, and Ginger, Quest, and Q2, and Diva Kitty, and William and Russell, and Buzzerbee and Meep and so many others.  I can't wait to catch up again.

Thanks for all the love through the years. And keep Mom and Dad in your thoughts.

Jasper McKitten-Cat
April 15, 2002-January 17, 2018

43 comments:

William's Kith & Kin said...

Oh, Jasper, we are so so sorry you had to leave. We know that not only Fluffy will love seeing you again but William and Russell will too. All of us here send purrs to Josie, HB and Maggie, and our mom sends her love to your mom and dad. She knows they are very sad now.

Adios, old friend. Until we all meet again.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Farewell, Jasper. I'll purr lots for your humans and your feline family members. I know you are missed lots. We will miss you too.

Mrs Beans said...

Jasper sweet boy. I love you. I'm so sorry it's your time. You had a great life with such a loving home. Go play. I know Ginger will be happy to see you, she always had a crush on you.

Mrs Beans said...

p.s. Fred will cuddle Jasper too. Fred always did like your kids and especially Jasper since Ginger had a thing for him. Fred also snuggled Diva Kitty-- he cried when she went.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We’re sure Sweet Praline was there to greet Jasper. We're so sorry to hear it was his time to leave for the bridge.

Chirpycats said...

His is so sad to read. We did not meet, Jasper but you sound like you had all the love in the world. Purrs to your family. ๐Ÿ’• run carefree on the bridge and maybe you’ll bump into our Sinead that left to stay there long ago.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Oh Jasper, I am so sorry to read this. I have tears streaming down my face as I type. I know you are happy and pain free now. It is your family who are left behind who now feel the pain of your loss and I send my love to them.
You were one of our first friends and had been around for some time before we started blogging. I am honoured to have known you and won't forget you. Say hello to Eric and Flynn for me. x

Squeedunk Cats and Z-Girl said...

Dear Jasper, you did a wonderful job while you were here on this plane. We know that it was hard to accept that your beautiful orange body was just not going to carry you further here on earth, and we are also glad that you weren’t in pain. May you be running free in your new existence. Please keep watch over all the kitties of the blogosphere, as you will be missed. Sending purrs to your family, we will keep them close while they adjust to loving your spirit. Peace...the Squeedunk gang, Laura w Coco, Valentina, Manhattan, Bessie, Lulu, Mimi and foster girl Picasso

Eastside Cats said...

Rest in peace, Angel Jasper

abookaddict said...

To Jasper’s family. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. No matter how long our furbabies are with us, it is never long enough.

Helen said...

I am so very sorry- (((Hugs))) from KC - Godspeed beautiful boy.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Thank you for sharing your life with us. Sending purrs of healing and condolence to all who loved you

Just Ducky said...

Jasper, you had a good run. You were loved and loved your humans back. Mum is all leaky eyed as you seem to have gone like Derby did, kidney issues, low temp etc. Say hi to all the gang at The Bridge. You will live on in your human's hearts.

Karen H. said...

Keep the pillow warm for your people, Jasper. Rest well, precious one!

The Menagerie Mom said...

We know goodbyes are not easy, but your family was so blessed to share their life with you, Jasper. And now they will be blessed to have you watching over them.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

We were a bit leaky eyed when we heard. I'm sure Chey has been telling you how to run your life over the Bridge now... Say hi to her, will you?

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry that it was time for you to cross over. There will be lots of kitties waiting for you to show you around, many of them from Forty Paws. Hugs to you and your people.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Farewell, Jasper! We will miss you. We have enjoyed your blog for years and are very sorry it came your time. There are several Funny Farmers at the bridge, so we know how your mom and dad feel. Hugs to them.

The Island Cats said...

Oh Jasper! We're so sorry your body gave out before you wanted it to. We'll miss you, buddy. We send lots of comforting purrs to your family.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Godspeed your journey to heaven Jasper; we are truly sorry and send hugs to mom, dad and
your family ~~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

daisy, tuna, and dude, sauce and boomer

Frodo said...

Oh, Jasper, we are so sorry! Godspeed big orange boy! Our thoughts and prayers to your mom and dad! Frodo, Alexia, Moty, Wolfie and Blackie!

The Swiss Cats said...

We're so sorry you had to cross the Rainbow Bridge, Jasper. We send your family comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry you had to go to The Bridge. Rest in peace sweet boy. XO

Brian said...

We are very sorry you time to go came around, you touched many a heart all over the world. Run free dear Jasper. We send love and hugs to your special Mom.

Mickey's Musings said...

We are so sad that you have left for the Bridge Jasper.
While we have not visited as often as we used to,we appreciate that we did have the chance to know you.
We send your family comforting purrs as we know it is hard to say goodbye to a beloved kitty.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
and those that came before who will welcome you to the Bridge
(Mickey,Tillie,Tiger and Treasure)

The Meezers or Billy said...

Oh Jasper, our old furriend, we are sad that you have gone to the Bridge. You were one of our first furriends in the blogosphere. Say Hi to Billy for us. He will show you around. We will see you one day at the bridge.........

The Whiskeratti said...

We are so sorry to hear you had to leave. We will purray for your family.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

I am sad, you had to leave-- yet, you knew best. Thank you for coming to my blog...we will miss you. Prayers for your family for peace and comfort and much love to you.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are sending comforting purrs and paws of sympathy to your family, we know they will miss you. We are so sorry you had to leave them. ((Hugs))

Amber DaWeenie said...

I'm so sorry to be hearing about your loss of Jasper. Keep all the good memories safe in your heart forever. I will include Jasper in the January edition of 'Our Rainbow Friends'.

Katie Isabella said...

Jasper, I didn't get to know you before now and I wish I had. Please accept my sincere condolences. And my love and regard to your parents. My Admiral and Robin and Hopping John will find you and join all our furriends who are showing you around the Rainbow Bridge. XXXX

Another TN Volunteer

Mary McNeil said...

Jasper - it is always sad for the ones left when a beloved furiend has to leave. Fly free.

A few Good Cats said...

Fly free, Jasper. Say hi to Kelly, Lizzie, Caitie and Nicky, and tell them their humans miss them very much, too.

Gidget BlueSky said...

we are so sorry to hear this. fly free Jasper and know your family loves you with all their hearts. Headbutts and nozekisses

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you and all those you leave behind...

catsynth said...

We are so sorry to hear that Jasper has gone. He and the other McKitten-Cats were among the early cats we met when we got into blogging, and will miss him.

Our thoughts and condolences.

-CatSynth (Amanda, Sam Sam, and Angel Luna)

Cleo said...

Prayers, hugs and deepest sympathy from mom and dad and me. I hope Jasper meets up with Orbit and Grayson one day. We're all thinking of you and can certainly feel your pain.

Cathy Keisha said...

I'm here to pay my respects to Jasper. *bows head* Also to send comforting purrz to those he leaves behind. Jasper, please look up Buzz Lucas at the RB and tell him I still love and miss him.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We didn't get to meet Jasper, and we wish we did. Both Lexy and I are sending healing purrs to the family.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

I am here to let Jasper know his passing has not gone unnoticed. Such a wonderful kitty. Sending my warmest healing purrs and paw pats to those he has left behind.

Smokey said...

I’m so sorry ๐Ÿ˜” just read Jasper’s blog. Sending hugs ๐Ÿ˜ฝ

cwcwccw said...

I'm so sorry for your loss
purr & pray for your family

Nanรผk said...

We send respect, and gentle woooos.

NukNuk & family