Goodbye sweet kitty

Yesterday afternoon when I left the house, I saw JK was sleeping under the maple tree.  When I returned, he was nowhere around.  I searched all his favorite places but there was no sign of him.  He did not come in at nightfall.  I assume he went to a secluded spot for his final hours.  Both his mother and sister did this when their time drew near.  I have not found JK yet, but I know he has died.

I apologize for not reporting sooner.  I wanted to make sure, as much as is possible under the circumstances, that Jumbo Kitty is gone.

In a previous post I wrote about things falling into place each step of the way as I’ve gone through the process of planning and implementing my goal to be a vagabond.  The timing of certain events has given me pause.

Consider this:  I haven’t felt good about leaving JK with Felix and his son Julio.  It’s been bothering me that Julio would probably become attached to JK only to have to suffer the pain of losing him in a short while, given JK’s age. That JK died at this time is another event that has made me stop and wonder.  It is a kindness that he left now, rather than a few weeks, months or a year from now.

Thanks to everyone for your concern and well wishes for Jumbo Kitty and myself.  Think about it . . . . He had regular food, a secure routine, shelter, warmth in the winter, companionship (Janie was his favorite pal.), freedom, affection, and a long, healthy life.

We all should be so lucky.



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14 Responses to Goodbye sweet kitty

  1. Mumsy and Chancy says:

    Rest in peace sweet Jumbo Kitty. He was a blessed to kitty to have had a loving family and long life. Thinking of you. Hugs and nose kisses

  2. Laura says:

    Awww, I’m sorry for your loss, Sue. But JK took care of things in his way, just as you’d hoped. I know that he’ll be missed but will give you the peace of mind to know that nobody else will have to worry about him after you hit the road.

    Lots of love coming from the Left Coast critters … and me.

  3. John @ says:

    Jumbo Kitty made it a bit easier for you. Look at it is a final gift Jumbo Kitty gave to you in thanks for giving him a good home, and by what you wrote I can tell that is exactly what you are doing. My thoughts are with you.

  4. Kim says:

    Condolences, Sue.

    What a great life JK had. And such a long one too.

    I’ll tell mine to greet him up in Kitty Heaven and show him Catnip Forest on the edge of Warm Milk Pond.

  5. john says:

    Hi Sue My Condolences ” By the way you have talked about JK, I know that you gave him a very good life, I can feel your sadness and will be thinking of JK having a blast in kitty heaven, I fully understand when you say that the timing of certain events has given way to a pause, has happened many times in my life, John

  6. Carmen says:

    I send our Condolences. It is always difficult to let go of ur beloved fur babies. JK is in a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing place. Have you heard of “Rainbow Bridge”? He just is in the area for cats. He will be waiting at the bridge. Rest peacefully JK and may Janie accept all in a peaceful and relaxing way. Everything happens for a reason and I wish you and the crew safety on your up-coming journey. Carmen

  7. Debbie DebinMO) says:

    Adopting a lost kitten in 08 when Hurricane Ike came north, my Ikie has turned into a “jumbo” kitty. My heart goes out to you, Sue. Our babies give us a great deal of love and joy. Rest in peace, dear J.K.
    Ms. Mac

  8. Darrell says:

    I’m sorry for your loss.


  9. Hotel California says:

    JK left on his own terms. We should all be so lucky.

  10. Lew says:

    So sorry Sue. You’ll see JK again, promise.

  11. Pauline Nash says:

    My heart is with you, dear Sister. I know you must grieve and that is what we do when we lose those we love. JK knew when it was time and I do believe the good Lord knew also. God is in control and His timing is perfect. You will carry the memory of the sweet kitty always…and they will make you smile.

  12. Reine says:

    “It is a kindness that he left now, rather than a few weeks, months or a year from now.” God is so good. Now you can complete your preparations for leaving without concern for either JK or Julio.

  13. Emily says:

    It’s still hard. . . sorry can’t finish what I was going to say about my daughter’s dog.

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