Saturday, December 22, 2012

In Loving Memory of Junior

My handsome Meezer man:

You came to me shortly after China crossed the bridge.  You helped heal my heart from her loss.

I remember picking you out, having never met you, only seeing a picture of you on the Rocky Mountain Siamese Rescue website.  I had been considering another kitty, but then saw that you had been in your foster home for 2 years.  That decided it for me right there, you were coming to your furever home with me, and you couldn't get here soon enough to suit me.

The day of your transport dawned, and it was a bit cloudy, but off I went with a friend to pick you up anyway.  You were being transported from Denver by Michelle and her husband, and we were meeting in Rawlins, Wyoming, where I would take you and whisk you home.  I remember peering in at you in your carrier at the truck stop we met at.  I could tell you were a bit apprehensive, but you were just gorgeous to me.  Once we finished our lunch, we went to Michelle's vehicle to make the transfer, then got you settled in my car.  After a bit more driving, we got you settled in your new furever home.

 Time went by, as it will.  We moved from your first home, to another and then to where we are now.  During that time you accepted Orion as your brofur, and then for the most part,  Sammy also.

For me, you healed my heart after having lost China.  You stole my heart from the very beginning, and stole it again and again.  The first time you laid your head on my arm and napped.  The first time you curled up beside me on the couch and napped.  The first time you curled up in my lap and napped.  And a million other times.

I will miss your sweet face, your silky furs, the way you rubbed your little cheek against my arm.  I will also miss your voracious appetite, your love of sparkle balls and even your vomiting when you would eat to quickly.    

I could go on and on about you, but I don't have the heart right now.  I will always love you sweet Junior.  I will see you again one day.

Have fun over the bridge my sweetheart.  I will love you forever.


Blogger Katnip Lounge said...

{{HUGS}} and headbunts from all of us. We know Junior will live on in many hearts. Thank you so much for sharing him with us all these years,it was an honor to know his precious self.

December 22, 2012 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Sparkle said...

Purrs to you. You have given Junior a loving and lovely tribute. I will always remember him.

December 22, 2012 2:36 PM  
Blogger Fuzzy Tales said...

((((Hugs)))) from us too. It's a beautiful tribute to a very special Being.

Purrs and peace.

December 22, 2012 2:42 PM  
Blogger William said...

What a sweet remembrance of your handsome boy. He will be a part of your heart forever.

December 22, 2012 2:59 PM  
Blogger ABBY said...

What beautiful memories that are indeed very special. Junior had the key to your heart. He will always live on right there where he should always be inside of you, and you are right. You will be reunited. (hugs)

December 22, 2012 3:03 PM  
Blogger Random Felines said...

Purrs.....what a lovely tribute. We know he will continue to watch over you.....

December 22, 2012 3:53 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Such a loving and heartwarming tribute to your beautiful boy. The love will never end and Junior will live in all of our hearts forever. He touched us all. Hugs and love from all of us.

December 22, 2012 4:53 PM  
Blogger ButterBean said...

little love tears here ... so sweet he looks exactly like ButterBean! they could be twins - he was well loved and taken care of :) thinking of you

December 22, 2012 7:14 PM  
Blogger cattywumpus said...

We are so sorry to hear about Junior. We found out about you on Glogirly's blog. We lost our dear Lucy a couple of months ago and it was/is so hard to lose a family member. You have written a lovely tribute. Purrrs to you.

December 22, 2012 8:26 PM  
Blogger harrispen said...

What a wonderful tribute to your special boy.


December 22, 2012 10:40 PM  
Blogger Barb and TheDailyGs said...

I believe that Junior and Whitey are looking out for us now. In my heart they having their big adventure in Heaven, romping through tall green grasses and then suddenly they will feel the tug on our hearts from missing them and they will stop and purr, knowing how we still love them so.

December 23, 2012 2:21 AM  
Blogger Cory said...

We never stop loving our angels. Did you know that my mom (when she was just a kitten herself) had a meezer boy named Junior? This is why my mom has a lifelong love of meezers. (((hugs))) to you as you remember your special Junior. This was a beautiful tribute and as time goes on, you know we will always welcome more memories of him.

xoxo Cory and family

December 23, 2012 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Country Charme said...

I just came to know Junior because of a visit to Miss Peach an I am very sorry, that he had to loose his life. I live in the country in Germany with three cats and I have lost two very beloved cats in 2010, who had been with me for 18 years. So I guess, I know what it means, to loose such a tender and precious companion. But at least you can rest assured that you rescued this cat from misery and gave him shelter and love, a good life indeed. And maybe there will be others who need your love to be lavished upon them...
Seasons greetings and love to you!
Christel with Lilly, Rosie and Purzel

December 23, 2012 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A life that is loved is immortal.

December 23, 2012 11:21 AM  
Blogger Daisy said...

What a beautiful love letter to Junior. He knew you loved him so.

December 23, 2012 12:41 PM  
Blogger Remington said...

Tears are falling as I read this....I am so sorry....R.I.P. Junior....until we meet again....

December 23, 2012 2:34 PM  
Blogger michico*Adan said...

Junior knows everything, and understands.
He always know your heart.

December 23, 2012 5:32 PM  
Blogger Diamond said...

Junior was a very special kitty. You are making Lynettea cry.
Dawn (Shubunkin) for The Pond Fish

December 24, 2012 3:43 AM  
Blogger Mr Puddy said...

Junior is always with you and with us. Many hugs to you
Merry Christmas
I wish you and your family have the Best Best time.
Lots of love
Puddy Boy ; )

December 25, 2012 3:35 AM  
Blogger PDX pride said...

We are so sad to hear that Junior had to run off to the Bridge! Our angel kitties met him there and are helping show him around. Purrrrayers of comfort and peace to your family from ours!

December 25, 2012 5:02 PM  
Blogger Charlemagne and Tamar said...


We're so sorry that you had to go to the Bridge and we know that your Momma is very sad. We know that you will be together again and that you'll be waiting for her until then.

Sending gentle headbutts and purrs,

Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

December 25, 2012 10:07 PM  
Blogger Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Hi there. It's me, Mal. I wanted to let Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy know that I got my wonderful Secret Paws package. It came quite a while before Christmas, but we always wait until Christmas day to do our Secret Paws. My momma will be doing a post on the Secret Paws blog with all of the pictures for you to see this week.

I'm sorry that you didn't get to see my post, Junior, but I think maybe you were watching from the Bridge when I opened my package tonight. I loved my presents and I hope you know how much I appreciated them.

Sending purrs of thanks to you all and some gentle headbutts to your family, Junior.


December 25, 2012 10:11 PM  
Blogger Marilia said...

So very sorry!
RIP Junior.

December 26, 2012 10:43 AM  
Blogger Honey the Great Dane said...

What a beautiful, beautiful tribute. We feel honoured to have known Junior and to have counted him as one of Honey's blog friends. We will miss him terribly too.

Thinking of you -

Hsin-Yi & Honey the Great Dane

December 27, 2012 1:15 AM  
Blogger Mr Puddy said...

I'm crying like now. I'm so so sorry for your loss. and I apologize not to know Junior, my friend go to the rainbow bridge. I didn't blog for so long.
I just want you to know he is always one of my loving friend. and thanks so much to sharing with us.
Many Hugs and Purrs to you

Puddy and Mom

December 28, 2012 1:30 AM  
Blogger Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom and I khatching up on some posts -

What a special tribute to a tasty pal!

Of khourse, it's not furever - it's just - fur now -


December 29, 2012 5:28 PM  
Blogger Derby, Ducky said...

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2012 6:00 PM  
Blogger ra husky said...

We were thinking of wooos today and wanted to wish you peace, we hope your new year dawns bright,

RA, Isis & Nanük

December 31, 2012 7:14 PM  
Blogger Fuzzy Tales said...

We stopped back to wish you purrs and peace in 2013, and hope the new year brings only love, laughter, joy, and good health.

January 01, 2013 4:04 AM  
Blogger Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We know our visit to give you our purrs of sympathy is very late, but we saw on Our Rainbow Friends page that Junior had to be helped to the bridge...

Reading your tribute to him here, is pure love and we can see in his eyes that he adored you, too. We are glad you had your time together, even though we are sad that he had to leave so soon...

May this poem comfort you as you hold him close in your heart...

And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.

January 20, 2013 10:01 AM  
Blogger Katie Isabella said...

Oh this is making me cry. Goodbye darling Junior. My Admiral will be there and is there to see and greet you at the Bridge.

I know your mommy misses you sweet one. But you will always be near if in her heart. xoxoxox

January 24, 2013 1:58 PM  

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