Saying Goodbye

Last week my kitty got sick quite suddenly and passed away, so it’s been a pretty rough time for our family.  Even if you guys didn’t know it, Jolee was instrumental to my blog because he always curled up next to me to keep me company when I was writing or reading.

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We named him Jolee because he was a mix of black and white, therefore grey, and therefore reminded us of the grey Jedi Jolee Bindo from Knights of the Old Republic.

He turned out to be a grouchy busybody, just like the KOTOR character. 😀  He really liked to cause trouble and once jumped into the Christmas tree.  (He never tried it again. It was a very wet, prickly tree.)

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His favorite toy was BB-8.

Yet he was so patient with our one-year-old son, and he always slept with me when my husband was on business trips.  He kept me company for hours upon hours as I played video games, worked on my novels during NaNoWriMo, blogged, read, or napped.  He had the softest, silkiest fur ever.

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Cats are weird.

Jolee was with our family for nearly six years.  It wasn’t nearly enough.  We miss him every day, even just when we walk in the door and he’s not there to greet us.

Helper cats.

Thank you for adopting us as your family, Jolee. We love you always.

 

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17 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye

  1. Jenchaos March 19, 2019 / 10:46 pm

    Oh no! That’s terrible! I would cry endlessly if my babies died!

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  2. For Tyeth March 20, 2019 / 12:55 am

    Hello Mei-Mei, sorry to hear of your unfortunate news. This is particularly hard to hear for me as my mother-in-law owns cats and recently lost a litter of kittens, but the hardest part is that she has a near identical looking cat to Jolee – the only difference is our cat has a black mark on his nose. My saber is lit in remembrance.

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    • Mei-Mei March 20, 2019 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks, FT. I have a soft spot for black and white kitties now. I’m thinking of your MIL, too. That’s tough.

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  3. Tara March 20, 2019 / 6:56 am

    I’m so sorry Mei-Mei! 😢💔😢

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  4. Solitaire March 20, 2019 / 7:50 am

    I feel your pain, I have lost little one and it is a loss you don’t really recover. ❤️

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  5. Madame Writer March 20, 2019 / 10:39 am

    I’m so sorry! Having lost a pet before, I know how horrible it can be. It’s like losing a member of the family. One of my favorite quotes about grief comes from Leo Tolstoy, “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”

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    • Mei-Mei March 20, 2019 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you. What a beautiful quote! I will keep it in mind as I am grieving.

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  6. The Arcane Nibbler March 20, 2019 / 1:23 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Mei-Mei. Sometimes, my love for my cats is the only thing that gives me the strength to get out of bed. Losing one is always devastating, especially when it’s unexpected. Hope you’re allowing yourself a good cry. That usually helps me deal with the grief. Best wishes.

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    • Mei-Mei March 20, 2019 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you! There have definitely been some tears. My cats really bring a sense of purpose to my life, and they’ve been there with me through a lot. It’s always hard to lose one.

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  7. JoAnn April 8, 2019 / 10:08 pm

    Sorry to hear that! Sounds like he was a good cat and very handsome 😽

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