11 November 2013

Our tribute : Farewell our beautiful sweet boy xxxxx

Where do I start.. I have shed so many tears while trying to do this post but felt  must try and get it together in tribute to our beautiful, sweet gentle boy..
I started the blog in September 2008 at the suggestion of my daughter in law who blogged with Ben the Rotti, she thought it would help me as  was at a low period but little did I know it would become a huge part of our lives and that we would make so many wonderful friends who would share in all our lives ups and downs. You are all wonderful. I know our Jasper touched so many and was loved by so many. Barrie  and I are blown away with so many comments  on the news of his leaving us. I will get to each and every one of you in thanks. You all understand so well..

First post 30.9.2008

Hello, Ginger Jasper here. I am new to this so you will have to bear with me please. I am a very lovable Ginger, ( or Persian red to give my posh title) I have a posh name too Tiny Tots Caramar Toffee to be exact. I prefer Jasper. Better don’t you think? I just got into this blogging to maybe meet other likeable cats. I will keep this short for now and see what happens next. Love from me Ginger Jasper. xxx
              Jasper when he first came to me. He was so adorable and stayed the same always..




 

 
My Dollie cat hated him when he first arrived but he soon had her won over...
 
When I moved in with Barrie he was not a cat person.. Jasper changed that quick smart and they became as close as can be. They did so much together.
From just relaxing together..
 
 Hunting for bugs in the yard..
  Conversations..
  A game of smacky paw..
  Turbo track fun ..

  Of course manly hugs....



Jasper always loved being with the little beans and was always gentle..
 
 
He adored being in the yard with us either on his garage roof surveying his kingdom or sunbathing on the garden seat or his favourite pastime chasing bugs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
During the years we have been blogging we have met quite a few blog friends along with flat Jasper. We have made lifelong friends..
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jasper joined in all the events in the blogosphere. We laughed with friends and we cried with friends. We tried to join in all events and had a lot of fun along the way..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two years ago this month( November) Jasper got very ill with renal and heart failure. We were told that they didn't think he would last until Christmas. They didn't count on the power of the paw or on the love and dedication that pulled him through and gave us two more years.
Barrie lovingly gave him so much care with daily medication and love and hope.
 Many times feeding from a spoon to get him to eat..
 
 When he was so ill..
 Medication time...
We have so many things with Jasper on around the house. Pictures, paintings, jewellery, cushions. Here are just a few We treasure each and every one..
I got this one for Barrie as a surprise the Christmas when Jasper was so ill. I was so thankful he was there to help open it..
 
 
 
 
 
A few of my favourite pictures..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 We loved watching him take the food from a dish and eat from his paw..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I said many times  I wanted to bottle this and all the purrs .. I wish....
 
 
Jasper always  wanted to be close to us and would sit either on us or as close as could be. When I came in from work he would be there and into my arms and climbing on to my neck before I even got my coat off. He would watch for me coming home..
 
 
 
I loved sending and receiving cards and joined in both with CWB and DWB card exchange. This is Jaspers wall. How I will miss his door and wall full of cards this year
 
 
 
 
 
We are going to miss all this so much. Our house is now so empty..
I hope I did justice with this post to our sweet boy.. We have so many memories and wanted to share just a few.. I cant give up the blog because you all mean so much, and when I feel more up to it will post about something and everything if that ok. Please keep me in the loop about everything and I will visit you all soon.
 


 

Our darling GJ x
                          With love, hugs and thanks for all the caring.. I am convinced that the power of the paw helped our sweet boy stay with us for two more magical years.

                                         Carol and Barrie    xxxx

104 comments:

The Kewl~Kitty~Krew said...

What a wonderful tribute to your dear, precious boy. GJ was a first friend of ours on the CB. We enjoyed seeing what antics he was getting into and just seeing his adorable face! He will always watch over you and is waiting for the day you both shall meet again...Thank you for sharing him with us...

Brian said...

That was such a beautiful tribute and we could feel the love. We know how much it hurts, but just try to remember that GJ would not want the pain for you. We all loved your boy so much and we always will. Love and hugs dear friends. May the happy memories bring smiles to your hearts.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Dear Carol and Barrie, I can barely type through the tears. Such a beautiful tribute to a truly wonderful boy ~ we love him so very much and he will always have a place in our hearts.
I still have the beautiful Christmas cards you sent us with GJ's photo on ~ and treasure them. I hope you still send cards with him on this year.
I do understand how painful it is to lose him ~ I still grieve for Henry who died in 2004. The pain gets easier, you learn to live with it, but it never entirely goes away. There will always be days when you cry ~ I still cry for all the animals I've loved and lost to the Bridge.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful boy with us all via his blog. Thank you for loving him so very much and giving him the wonderful life he deserved. If only all cats were so lucky.(((((hugs)))))

Love Jan. xxxxxxxxxxxxx
PURRS from Milo and Alfie too.

Maxine said...

Still cant believe Jasper is gone. No words can ease the pain and loss you are both feeling but maybe you can take some comfort in knowing he touched the hearts of so many, even those that never met him. He will always have a special place in your hearts. Maxine xxx

Teddy Westlife said...

That was a beautiful tribute. We are going to miss Jasper so much.

Punapippuri said...

That was utterly beautiful. We are really sad, but also want to celebrate what a wonderful mancat GJ was and how loved, and loving. We will miss him. Fantastic to see such photos, a wonderful tribute. Much love x

Austin Towers said...

We remember a couple of years ago when we knew GJ was so ill, we were so surprised and delighted when he rallied. He was a legend in the cat blogosphere and we just wish we had known him longer and better. Mum and me love this beautiful tribute to a very sweet boy. love and purrs from Caro and Austin xox

Ann Adamus said...

I do not want to feel sad, or feel loss ... but rather feel blessed and joyful to have shared in so many of these memories. Jasper was without question a very special friend and we will miss his being a part of our daily life, yet know that in the most important way of all he remains with us ~ through love in our heart.

Flynn said...

Carol you have created a beautiful tribute for your beautiful boy. I read it through many tears and I know it took you many many more to make this lasting memory of him. You have truly done Jasper proud.
Love and purrs from Jackie, Ivor and Flynn.

san said...

When we read the tribute we felt your love for your sweet boy. GJ was big in person as well as in spirit. Thank you.

The Florida Furkids said...

That was a lovely tribute. We miss GJ and know that he will live forever in your hearts and in ours.

Love,
The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Tinker and Tom said...

What an amazing tribute to our furriend, GJ. Looking at all the photos made us realize how truly special he was. The kitten ones were adorable!

We know it's hard, but as you said, two more years were treasured years and I'm so glad you both had him a little longer.

Take care and know that he hasn't gone far, just is around you in a different way, your love keeping him forever close.

Love and hugs from all of us~Julie and the kitties, Chopin, Anastasia, Angel Tom and Tinker

Brad Simpson said...

Mommy is crying along with us. We love and miss GJ so much, but we know he had a perfect and wonderful life with you and Barrie. We love the photos and we didn't know that GJ ate from his paw (like our Iggy)!

We love you very much and we're sending as many purrs as we can to you and Barrie because our Mom told us how devastating it is to lose a sweet kitty.

The Monkeys
xoxo

The Monkeys said...

We were signed in as Sweet Pea and Gabriel's Daddy, but we know you knew who we were.

Sending more love and purrs
The Monkeys
xoxo

Hannah and Lucy said...

That was a wonderful tribute to GJ and I know you both loved him very much. I'm sure you have a million happy memories of him and things that he did and you'll smile when you think of some of his antics.
You were our first Secret Paw and among all the lovely things there was a pale pink super soft blankie. It is placed on the bed everyday and hardly a day goes by without getting a visitor ready for a nap.
Take care.
Love Sue
& purrs Hannah & Lucy xx xx

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs http://atcad.blogspot.com/ said...

We are so glad you are going to continue blogging. This was a Great tribute to a GREAT cat.We loved seeing GJ's kitten pictures and learning his posh name.

Hugs and Love,

Agnes B. Bullock said...

What a lovely tribute! Ginger Jasper was so special and holds a warm place in all of our hearts

The Misadventures Of Me said...

I hope you don't mind, that I cry with you? What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful cat. I always wanted to reach through the computer and kiss his smushy, freckled nose. :) (((hugs))) It is not easy losing the ones we love.

Mom Laure

Cory said...

That was such a lovely tribute to our special furriend GJ. He was such a special, wonderful, handsome, loving boy. We are lucky to have known him. Such wonderful memories of all the fun times he had with the CB events.

Surrounding you with comforting purrs,

Cory and family

onespoiledcat said...

What a loving and sweet tribute to one very special cat in your life and the lives of so many of your friends. We didn't know of Ginger until the last few months sadly - we do wish we'd known you for MUCH longer. He was such a gorgeous cat and as our Sam is ginger - we all know that "gingers stick together" ! I loved his freckles...his facial expressions....and I'm sure you're right that your love was the power that kept him here longer than anyone thought. Everyone will tell you that he's still with you....well, he is...but I know you'd much prefer a hug for real. Believe me I do.

Hugs from Sammy and me
Pam

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful tribute. And yes, we're shedding a few tears, too. We loved Jasper...he was a special furiend and we will never forget him.

Purrs to you Mom Carol and Dad Barrie....

ANGEL ABBY said...

Such a lovely tribute to your beloved Jasper. Your love for each other comes through so boldly and I sense it is this love that will tide you through this rough time and ease you into healing. Will keep you in our purrs and prayers.

xoxoxo

Old Kitty said...

Oh Carol and Barrie. I am so so upset. There aren't enough tears. I am so so sorry. Awwwww I miss him so much already - sweet darling GJ. The blogosphere is a little darker without you, you darling boy.

Take care
x

Fuzzy Tales said...

That's such a wonderful, heartfelt and deeply loving tribute to GJ. It surprises us a bit that Barrie wasn't a cat person, because we've always seen the love he has for Jasper in your photos. How wonderful that Jasper gave him that gift--the appreciation of and love for a cat.

We're continuing to send purrs and purrayers and universal Light--absolutely keep blogging, about whatever you want or need to.

Many hugs and kitty kisses,

Kim, Nicki and Derry

Robyn Harton said...

That's a beautiful tribute to GJ. Of course we'll be happy for you to be around. We love you too.
*hugs* and purrrrrrrrrrrs from the House of the Mostly Black Cats

harrispen said...

What a beautiful tribute to a very special boy. Please do post some more. We have always enjoy seeing your 40's weekends and hearing about all the grand kids.

Love and hugs to you both.

Cindy, Millie & Walter

Nicola Carpenter said...

I cried whilst reading this. Jasper was such a special cat and will never be forgotten by those he loved and those whose lives he touched, even for the briefest of moments.

Thinking of you xxx

Timmy Tomcat said...

Carol, Thank You so much. We only met Ginger Jasper this you and give thanks to all the love that was given to help him enjoy a few more years so we could meet.
We were all crying as we went through this beautiful tribute. It is wonderful to see the care and love that was put into so many of the fun times you all had.
We all look forward to your continued blogging when you are ready.
With love from all of us
Dad Pete, Timmy and Family

Martha said...

A lovely tribute to your wonderful boy. What a great life he had surrounded by so much love.
We understand how hard it is right now.
Take care
Vanessa & Martha xxx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

A lovely tribute, Carol. We remember Ginger Jasper's first post. We came by from Ben the Rotti's blog to meet GJ. We know this post was a hard and teary one to do. You've been a big part of the blogosphere for so long we're glad you won't be going away. GJ was loved by so many and is missed! But you and Barrie are loved too!

Katnip Lounge said...

How utterly wonderful to see so much of your darling boy all in one post. I never realized (though I should have) that GJ was a pedigreed boy with a fancy name and everything! Goes to show you never know everything about someone.

I'm still broken up that GJ is gone, though knowing how close he loved to be with you I'd bet his spirit will be around. I see my beloved Dusty occasionally--I'm serious. I truly believe that as long as your pets are in your heart, they linger in your love.

I'm so happy you have decided to continue blogging, I'd miss seeing your 40's events, and vacations, and watching your family grow up. Carol and Barrie, my love to you and the best purrs from all of us at the Lounge.

xx Trish

Random Felines said...

what wonderful pictures and memories. we hadn't seen his baby pictures before - holy moly he was adorable. we hope that you stay part of the CB and know Jasper is still with you....

Katie Isabella said...

I have stinging teary eyes again. I truly love that dear boy. I loved reading this loving tribute to him and seeing so many pictures of his handsome beloved little body. How I would loved to have held him, even once.

xxxoooxxx

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

A very lovely tribute. Sending more hugs, purrs and prayers for you all.

JC said...

What a life he had with you !!!!

Cindy said...

I'm so sad, and happy reading this tribute. He was a wonderful boy. I truly believe we will see our pets in Heaven when we get there. God bless you both.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

YES YES YES.... PLEASE CAROL Stay WITH US...

Oh how I (Frankie Furter) have always LOVED G.J.'s Speckly Freckly little NOSE.

SuziQCat said...

What a lovely tribute to GJ...we loved seeing all the pictures and remembering many of them along with you. Jasper was special, without a doubt. I will miss him.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Aw, what a fantastic life GJ had with you--we teared up at the pictures of Barrie hand-feeding him, squeed at his baby pictures, and laughed at him in his Halloween pumpkin suit! He was an excellent ManCat XOXOXOX

Loretta Thomas said...

What a loving caring and heartfelt tribute to Jasper!!!
He was so loved by so many of us... It was so hard for us to see him go!! We want to thank you for allowing us to share in his life with you both in so many ways. We would not be the same if you didn't continue to blog with us, so by all means please come back!!
With all the love hugs and purrs we have to offer...
Miss Kitty & Mum

Cheysuli and gemini said...

This was such a beautiful tribute to Ginger Jasper. I believe we met you when the CB was talking about his illness and we came over to send our thoughts--but of course we had heard of him before that with Praline and Zoey and As the Paw Turns! He was a very lucky boy to have you both.

Forty Paws said...

What a beeeyoutiful tribute to GJ. He was such a great poodin. It is so very difficult when it is time for them to leave us. But they are now healthy, eating a ton of lovely food, and racing around having fun with those who have crossed before.

Hugs, Us and Merceda

KitKat said...

Oh how lovely was your tribute to Jasper is! He was loved by so many. We are happy you have shared a part of his/your life with us through your photos and words.
Hugs and best regards. God Bless you.
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Terri said...

So many wonderful pictures--we'll miss him, too. Thanks for sharing your precious GJ with the Cat Blogosphere :)

Madi and Mom said...

Carol this was truly beautiful, heartfelt and full of the love you and Barrie shared with GJ. The love in your house was as deep as the ocean.
GJ made us smile each and every day we visited..you gave him such a personality.
Love and Hugs madi and Cecilia

CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

Carol, what a truly beautiful tribute to such a wonderful boy.
So many great memories, thank you for sharing. Sending you and Barrie lots of prayers and comforting energy <3
Love & Hugs,
Lisa

Angel and Kirby said...

Carol. you did a beautiful job remembering all the good times and the bad. He was such a lovable boy and we will always miss him. We hope you do stay with the blog because we would miss your 40's weekends

cats of wildcat woods said...

A lovely tribute and thanks for sharing his early pics. You both are still part of our cat community and I hope will keep us posted as to the news from you. Hugs from all.

Prancer Pie said...

What a beautiful tribute. We are a bit leaky-eyed still. Your handsome boy was loved by so many and it would bring us great pleasure to hear from you and Barrie and about your wee ones as often as you can. ((Hugs)) and kitteh kisses from all of us.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

What a lovely tribute! We are all in tears for his loss AND smiles for the happy life he led...

jen and edda said...

love to you both from edda and her human typist jen.

BeadedTail said...

This is a beautiful tribute to you very special boy! We have to admit we had to hurry through some of the photos because the tears are flowing so much. We miss him greatly but are so thankful we got to know him through this blog. We loved him very much! We are sending you many purrs and hugs.

The Whiskeratti said...

That was an awesome tribute. Jasper was certainly a very special mancat - and we love his real name even if Jasper is easier to meow! - and so handsome. We're glad we got to see these pictures, too. Pawhugs from us all here.

Tillie and Georgia said...

Marvelous tribute :)
That sweet boy touched us too and we enjoyed his adventures. He has earned a place in our hearts(as we know he is in your and Barrie's ) and he will be fondly remembered.
We do hope you will pop in from time to time because we consider you two friends too :)
Hugs,purrs and headbumps.

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie
and mom Nancy

Team Tabby said...


Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful tribute to such a special cat. We think everyone has many memories of Ginger Jasper over the years. We send you our best hugs and purrs.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike
and Nina

Laila and Minchie said...

Such a beautiful tribute to handsome GJ. There is something about a dad and his mancat. Thank you for sharing his life with us. We will never forget our dear friend.

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

Derby, Ducky said...

That was a furry nice tribute. Cat or not, you will always be part of the CB. And perhpas, a new little fellow will join your life in the future.

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful to see GJ from kitten to adulthood. You shared your lives with and incredibly sweet boy. We know his leaving has left a terrible hole and we grieve with you. We will miss the little heart nose freckle but will never forget this special ginger boy.

Love and purrs,

Lizzie & 2 kitties

Lorenza said...

Beautiful tribute to Ginger Jasper. Thanks for sharing it with us.
You and Barrie are in our thoughts.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Carol, you did a beautiful job in your tribute to this very special boy. We cried along with you, our own sorrow is still raw. But we also smiled and laughed and remembered as we browsed through all the memories you have of GJ. With time, you will smile and laugh too as you hold tight to the memory and love of a wonderful furry.

Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and MOm

Mr. Black said...

I really liked seeing the photos of Ginger Jasper when he was a little kitten. And, I have always liked the photos of him outside with the sky and clouds in the background.

Thanks for posting these photos.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Jasper is loved so dearly and it comes through in every word, and with every photo. And he will live on in all our hearts as well. ginger jasper, forever loved, never forgotten. Purrs and many hugs to you at this time.

Cathy Keisha said...

Jasper was a precious, one of a kind boy. He was so lucky to be loved by you and Barrier and you were so lucky to be loved by him.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thank you for sharing. your boy. your journey. your amazing tribute. and your pain.

We are so glad you will continue to be a part of our Blog Family and pray that our bond and love will provide comfort and help ease the ache of this transition.

Ginger Jasper forever lives in your hearts and ours and through that we are connected. Know it; feel it. Believe that love is forever.

Ragdoll Mommy said...

What a great tribute to a GREAT cat!

Gentle (((((HUGS))))

Clooney said...

Such a beautiful, special tribute for your precious boy. What adorable baby pics of GJ! We loved your boy from afar and appreciate you sharing him with us. Thinking of you and holding you close in our hearts and our prayers.

TwoSpecialWires said...

There are no words that can express how much GJ and his family have meant to us. Your wonderful tribute reminded us just how special he was and you are. We are so thankful to be part of the worldwide family that has shared joy and love, and now shares sadness and grief.

Always in our hearts,
Sally and Jake and Fergi

Jobi Harris said...

Carol and Barry, I am sending you hugs and much love. I know it can only help just a tiny bit, but there are so many others doing the same, and all together it will help. Your tribute is beautiful. Your announcement that you will continue to blog is wonderful news - take your time and be well. We will be here when you are ready.

Poppy Q said...

What a lovely post about your precious precious boy. It gave me tears to read, but in a nice way. We know how much you loved your boy and how lucky he was to find a home with you.

All our love.
Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

magscorner said...

Beautiful tribute to sweet, gorgeous Ginger Jasper (G J). We remember when we first met sweet G J he stole our hearts instantly. What a special kitty, oh my! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers sweet friends that the pain eases soon and wonderful memories of that dear, gorgeous mancat will take its place. Love and gentle hugs!

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

This is a beautiful and perfect tribute to GJ. I never realized what a ball of fluff he was as a kitten. So cute! We will miss him dearly. Purrs to you and Barrie.
--Jasper McKitten-Cat

Cat said...

::tears::

We will all miss GJ so very much, he was a special boy indeed!!!!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How we rekhall so many of those special moments!

Thanks SO purry much fur letting him share woo with us - and fur woo sharing him!

He did a fine job on Sunday helping provide Angel GJ assistance -

So many signs that are still making my mom get THAT look on her face!

We so are looking FURward to the time when we khan meet the two of woo - along with the essence of Angel GJ - in the fur and flesh!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Mom
PeeEssWoo: Mom says she hopes this was khathartikh fur woo -

The J-Cats said...

What a beautiful tribute to GJ. We will miss him so much. Mummy also has leaky eyes. She knows how you must be grieving. It is so terribly hard to lose a furbaby. We will purr for you to be comforted by the Great Cat in the Sky.
xoxox

katsrus said...

What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful and sweet kitty. He really touched my heart. Thank you for sharing his life with us. Hugs and purrs.
Sue B
Charlie, Cashew, Garfield, Tubby

The Life of Riley said...

A beautiful tribute to Ginger Jasper. I am so glad that you found blogging and got to share GJ with bloggers all around the world.

Thinking of you both and sending you gentle woofs and love.

Bellen said...

Those pictures are very evocative, showing the many sides of Ginger Jasper. What a beautiful creature he was, and how loved. We were fortunate that you shared him with us.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

What a beautiful post about a unique and wonderful boy, Carol. GJ really was one of a kind and you brought him so very much alive for all of us who are far away. We loved sharing the good times, hurt with you through the bad, and always appreciated the enormous love both of you had for him, and the kindness you showed to all of us. Jasper Forever!

The Crew said...

Such a nice tribute to GJ. He sure was a cute little guy back when you first got him.

Our cats become as much a part of our families and are loved and missed just as much as any human family member. We know he'll be in your hearts forever.

meowmeowmans said...

That was such a beautiful tribute to precious GJ. He was an amazing cat, and his spirit will live on in the hearts of so many. Thank you for sharing him with us. We will love and miss him always. Purrs and prayers to you, dearest friends.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Such a tribute to an amazing mancat. Our hearts are just broken - GJ was such a special boy, a one-in-a-million boy. You can see his gentle and loving nature in every single one of those photos.

I wish there was something more powerful to say other than 'I'm sorry for your loss...' if there was I'd be saying it now to you. I know our Inigo will greet GJ at the bridge - and I KNOW they'll be best pals right away.

We are keeping you in our thoughts, GJ will not be forgotten. Fly free sweet boy.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a lovely homage!I have tears in my eyes, so touching post. We love GJ!Jasper will be always in our hearts!
Purrs, lights and love to Jasper and your family.
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and mammy Léia

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh Carol and Barrie, what a wonderful, wonderful post to your dear sweet Ginger Jasper. What a special boy he was and loved by so many all around the world. Of course we still want to blog with you. We want to continue to share our lives because here in Blogville, friendship and love are what it's all about. You are in our hearts and thoughts as is GJ, our oh so fluffy friend! Take care. No worries, and LOVE, Carol and Stella and Rory

Sam said...

Sending love and hugs - I'm so sorry.

Your tribute to GJ was beautiful!

Monty and Harlow

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful tribute to your wonderful boy...He was so very special and loved by so many=I fell in love as soon as I saw him and read about his sweet disposition 4 years ago...I will never forget your gorgeous GJ and always hold you guys close in my heart=amazing how much you can get to "know" and love families you never really meet from sharing our lives on the blogs...Wishing you and Barrie comfort during this difficult time in your lives, Carol; I know the sorrow never completely leaves when we lose family members that mean so much to us, but I believe GJ will eventually send another darling kitty to help your hearts heal...Love and hugs to you both, dear friends...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Anonymous said...

Duncan, Dakota, Scooter and Mama Dorrie said what a wonderful tribute for a handsome and sweet mancat. Our Lucy went to the bridge about three years ago loved to look at Ginger Jasper! Please keep posting!

Melody said...

This Tribute is absolutely beautiful! I'm still crying! This is one of the most beautiful tribute that I have ever read!
We Miss your sweet boy Ginger Jasper!
We loved him very much! Run free at the Bridge Ginger Jasper...Run free you sweet,sweet boy!

Forever in our hearts,
jude,babybella,piper,prissy poo, marley,charlie and melody

Katz Tales said...

GJ was such a wonderful person. We'll miss him terribly. Thinking of you both.

howlingmadcat said...

I thought I had posted earlier, but I must have made a mistake. I'm so sorry about your kitty. We just lost our Howling Mad Cat a couple of weeks ago at 21 1/2 yrs old. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Sushi said...

What a beautiful story that was. We'll miss GJ. I hope you'll continue to post as Angel GJ.

haopee said...

Our heartfelt condolences for Jasper's passing, Carol and Barrie. May your hearts recover and heal.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

This is a wonderful tribute to Ginger Jasper.

I am so sorry for the sadness you are feeling. I think all of us who love cats know how truly much you loved him. He was one of the lucky ones, to have had such a wonderful and loving home. Although he didn't get to stay as long as you would have liked, He had a happy life. Your treasured memories of Ginger J. will live on in your heart forever.

wendywoo said...

A beautiful, beautiful tribute!

Anonymous said...

So lovely and so heartbreaking at the same time.

Sending Carol and Barrie gentle hugs and comforting purrs...
Christine, aka Possumlady, with her clowder
Sweet Pea, C. Lisa, Oliver, Toby, and Figaro

(Blogger is being stinky and not letting me comment with my Possumlady account)

Caren Gittleman said...

This was a most beautiful tribute and oh how I sooo understand. I lost my Angel Bobo in 2007 also 2 years after he was diagnosed with heart issues (he was also not supposed to live long after his diagnosis) but he was 18 when he passed.
it is so hard to lose any pet, but a soul kitty makes it even harder.
GJ was deeply loved and you and Barrie were deeply loved by him.
I can't imagine you NOT blogging and am happy that you want to continue to do so!
xoxoxo

Skeezix's Food Lady said...

I was heartbroken to hear your big floofy boy had gone to The Bridge. Purrs and purrayers from California. XXXOOO

Gattina said...

Sincerely I admire you ! It must have been so hard to write this post and prepare the pictures. I am sure I couldn't do that. But thank you so much, I really feel with you. I went through this 3 times and know how terrible it is. I think I started to know Jasper nearly from the very beginning. I started with a cat blog in 2006, the others followed later.
Continue to blog it is so nice to stay in contact and I am sure it will do you good, once the worst grief is fading away.

Lovable Lily said...

What a fine and beautiful tribute to GJ!

We continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

A beautiful tribute. Sending comforting purrs. Beautiful Jasper.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

thiz bee a total lee rockin awesum post yur mum N dad did for ewe Ginger; while we never got two noe ewe; we feel frum yur mumz post we noe lotz a bout ewe now...we can tell ewe iz veree much loved N all wayz will bee; ya had N all wayz will haz a bazillion friends, N ya enjoyed life two de fullest ...God's strength ta yur mum & dad; we noe thiz iza veree hard time for them both XXX..we love yur gardin pick sures Ginger...heerz ta eatin bugz !!!XXXXX

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh what a beautiful Tribute to GJ!! We loved him so much and he was such fun!! Lots of prayers and hugs to yo both!!
BIG WARM KITTY HUGS!!
Your TX furiends,

Anonymous said...

What an amazing cat Sweet Ginger Jasper was. I am so glad you three had each other to love and you all did it so well.
This was a beautiful tribute to him and the love... oh so much love.
I am glad you will be keeping your blog... you would be so missed otherwise.
Love,
Lily, WA, USA

Wonky Girl said...

So sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute to Ginger Jasper you have put together.
Huggs, Purrs and Prayers from Arizona USA.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

A beautiful tribute for your beautiful boy ♥