Meow Monday – Jack

Meow Monday – a tribute to Jack

We had to say goodbye to Jack last week.
My heart has been shattered into a million pieces, and I’m not sure it will ever be whole again.
Jack was my baby. We were BFFs. I am lost without him.

We adopted Jack on November 30, 2003, from a pet store at the mall. Veterinarians would bring kittens to the pet store to be adopted. We would go to the mall on Saturday’s or Sunday’s, and we always walked past the pet store. They had the same litter of kittens at the store for a few weeks. On one Sunday we walked past the pet store and only one orange kitten was in the cage. Chicken Legs said if that kitten was there when we left, he was taking it home. Well, guess what? The kitten was still there and we adopted him. Our lives have never been the same!

Jack made himself at home instantly. He thought everything in the house was his. 
He didn’t like to share. Cat grass – mine! Cat tower – mine!
He played hard and slept hard. We loved to watch him. He was just so darn cute! The other cats didn’t think so, but we sure did. 
When he was a kitten, I would hold him on my shoulder and carry him around the house all day. He was just so cute; I couldn’t put him down. When I would pick him up from the vet’s office, the receptionist would have him on her shoulder. I was worried that he would never know how to walk. LOL!
He loved to be held. He had to have at least one hug per day. He would wrap his arms around my neck. It never got old.

Jack & I slept with each other every night. He was my snuggle buddy. I was the big spoon and he was the little spoon. He loved new sheet day – he would bury himself in the sheets before we made up the bed. 

Jack LOVED being outside and sitting with the catnip. When he was younger, he would constantly try and bust out of the screened porch. As he got older, he just enjoyed sitting in the catnip and sleeping.

Jack was the cat I waited my whole life to have. He was the silliest and sweetest cat. 
He was my constant companion. We spent every waking moment together. I am so grateful to have been able to work from home and spend so much time with him.

Jack knew all of our cats – Marmalade, Sherbert, Fluffy, Squeaky, Nacho Man Kitty Savage, Mack, Mango, & Felix.
He has been featured on every single Meow Monday post.
I hope Jack is in kitty heaven pestering Marmalade and wrestling with Nacho Man Kitty Savage.

While this is one of the worst days of my life, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I loved every single day of being Jack’s Mom & BFF.

There will never be another cat like you, Jack!

I love you, J-Baby!

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Comments

  1. So saddened to hear about dear Jack. He was always our Monday poster kitty that we looked forward to seeing. Saying prayers for you & your sweet hubs over this heartfelt loss????

  2. I am so broken hearted to hear that your dear Jack passed away. You have had a hard year of losing furry loved ones. They all had a great life living with you and Chicken Legs.

  3. I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear this. I have enjoyed hearing about him on Meow Monday. It will not be the same. Bless you and Chicken Legs for being such a great cat family. Jack had the absolute best life possible. Condolences to you and Chicken Legs.

  4. I'm so very sorry. Your heart has been broken so many times this year, but I know this was the worst. Losing our babies is never easy.

  5. My heart breaks for you. I had a cat like Jack, my Copper. He’s been gone for 2 years now and I still miss him like crazy. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  6. Awww Sweetie I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, I too understand the pain of a fur baby. As each day the sun rises, may your heart heal & smile of the awesome days Jack brought to this wonderful thing, Life…..

    1. I am so very sorry for your loss of Jack…a lot of kitty loss here of late…I still miss my Junior who was my cuddle buddy…when I had a headache he would lay behind my head….prayers for you and your family to get thru this….

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