5.06.2008

Sweet Jade Kitty

Our sweet kitty, Jade, left us this past week. She has been part of our family for the past decade, the last year of which she has been fighting kidney disease. She was happy right up until her last days, and died in our arms. She picked us to be her family, knowing how much joy she would bring. We went to the animal shelter looking for a kitten when Jade found my shoulder and wouldn't climb down. There she perched so often over the years, blessing us all with her affectionate purrs. Ever the diplomat, she convinced everyone in the house that they were her favorite, taking turns snuggling with us all. She was the only cat ever to enjoy a gentle shower, happily sitting on a fence post in the rain. Sweet little cat. Soft green eyes of jade. We buried her in a field under a tree where she might watch over her beloved birds and mousy playthings.
Goodbye, sweet furry friend. This week's favorite is a guardian angel, carrying Jade to another place where sunny spots abound.



19 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Kitties make the best of friends. The guardian angel doll is a beautiful tribute to Jade.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your cat passing away a blessing that it did so at home and didn't just dissapear to leave you wondering.
    Jade is bound to send another cat your way when you are ready,sounds like she had a very nice life.
    The Guardian Angel is a very beautiful tribute to her too.

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  3. It is so sad to hear of Jades passing! Our pets become a BIG part of our familie. May you be blesses with another wonderful fur friend in the future
    Beautiful tribute art piece!


    Hugs Patty

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  4. Awwwwwwwwwwwww.............{{{{{{{{{Joee}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} That brought tears to my eyes!

    I'm so sorry about you losing your poor kitty! She was beautiful!

    Hugs! Lorikins

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  5. Hi Jo,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your lovely Jade. As Lori said, your post brought tears too my eyes too! My beautiful black cat, Olive, is growing a little grayer every day. She's been with me for around 11 years now and I can't imagine not seeing her inquisitive little face following me everywhere - I think your prayer for Jade doll is such a perfect tribute to a much loved member of your family. I'm not religious in the traditional sense but I do believe that life doesn't end with death - I'm sure that after such a contented lifetime with you she's gone on to a very happy place indeed. x

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  6. My heart goes out to you. My kitty looks very similar to yours. His name is Murphy and he is my angel. He's the only one in the house who really knows me! Warm thoughts coming your way.
    Krissy

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  7. Oooohhh! I am sooo sad to hear about your kitty:( We recently lost our too and I did not realize exactly how much I would miss his little personality. I love the doll that was inspired...and I love where you buried your sweet friend. I hope to have a place to rest my head someday that would be that lovely:) Debra

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  8. Gorgeous cat!

    Popping in here to say hello & thank you for being a great blogging friend!

    Best,
    CK :)

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. :(
    She was beautiful and I'm sure she had a wonderful life with you and your family.

    xo
    Di

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  10. What a shame. She looks lovely with her angel.

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  11. I'm so sorry, Joee. I know how much that hurts :( It's wonderful that she had a happy life and I'm sure it was made happier by spending it with you and your family. Your guardian angel is lovely and a very sweet idea. Take good care, Elizabeth

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  12. Jo I`m so sorry to hear of your loss. Our furry friends are just as much family. I felt the same pain when our beloved rotti Nakita passed on. I held her face in my hands the entire time :(
    Big hugs to you hold her memories dear!
    What a beautiful tribute doll!
    Hugs
    Kelly

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  13. Sniff...sniff...I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty going. I know what it is to LUUUUV a cat and lose them. Bless you and your family.
    Jane

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful companion. The Guardian Angel piece is just beautiful...

    Hugs,
    ~ Carolee

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  15. What better way to remember your little friend by then to make her this fine guardian angel friend to carry Jade to the rainbowbridge! I'm sorry for your loss!

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  16. I am so sorry for the loss of Jade! The doll with Jade in her arms is comforting to see. You have a way of expressing yourself so perfectly through art.

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  17. Thank you all for your kind comments.
    I still keep thinking I can hear her meow-ing everytime the screen door moves in the breeze.
    I feel very blessed to have had her in my life as long as I did.
    Thanks again.
    Hugs- Joee

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  18. she was a stunning elegant beauty.

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  19. Oh Joee...I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! Your Sweet Jade Kitty was so beautiful and your Guardian Angel doll is such a wonderful tribute and expression of your love and loss!

    Hugs,
    Joycee

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