Sunday, January 28, 2018

Jasper came home

Hi, everyone. This is Josie. I figured at some point I might have to take over the blog, but I always hoped not. We all thought we had a few more years with Jasper. But when your body stops, that's all we can do. We miss him so much. We've been paying extra attention to Mom and Dad since Jasper left. Mom has really needed some extra love. Huggy Bear, especially, won't leave her side.

Mom and Dad picked up Jasper's ashes last Monday (January 22). When they brought them home, they set the box on the floor to get a picture or two of us with him. They didn't anticipate our reaction.

Jasper's ashes came home on January 22, 2018.
Huggy Bear rested him head on the box that contains his ashes. This was completely unprompted and was so emotional. He really misses his brother.

Jasper's ashes came home on January 22, 2018.
Maggie and I paid our respects too.

Jasper's ashes came home on January 22, 2018.
Then Maggie rubbed her face against the corner to put her stink on the box.

Jasper's ashes came home on January 22, 2018.
The crematorium also make an impression of Jasper's paw. You can't really see it in the picture. I'll try to post a better one.

The house feels more empty, and Dad keeps stepping over the spot Jasper where would stretch out in the mornings like Jasper is there. Jasper is now resting in the bookshelf next to Fluffy, Mom's first cat. Thanks again for all the kind thoughts and words during this tough time. Jasper was Dad's first cat, and a great friend to all of us.

7 comments:

William's Kith & Kin said...

We are so glad Jasper is home, Josie. We bet your mom and especially your dad are at peace with his being back too. Our mom was especially touched with everybody's welcoming him--but we know it's the cat way.

We know it's still hard without him, so we will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and purrs.

The Island Cats said...

We’re so sorry. We know you all miss Jasper. Sending you all lots of comforting purrs.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm so glad your humans gave you all some closure. Purrs to you.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am glad Jasper is back home with all of you. It was touching to see the way you welcomed him back. My thoughts continue to be with your family.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We're glad Jasper is home. How sweet to see you all pay your respects. Furries do grieve too.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

big time awws here guys ~~~~~~~~~~ the photo's are priceless ~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥

we send hugs and lovez your way to all; we did not have the honor of
knowing Jasper very long; but we know how hard this is for everyone ♥♥

Frodo said...

A very beautiful to pay your respect to Jasper!