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Jacquelline, my princess

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Yesterday, now, we had to put Jacqueline to sleep. She had a tumor in her forehead that gradually ate up all of her life. She was a wonderful cat, my little chocolate brown princess, with the softest coat I've ever petted. We were able to keep her happy if not healthy for almost eighteen years. I'm crying now and will again, but I think we didn't wait too long or act too soon. Up until this past week she'd been doing ok, more good days than bad, but this week the purrs got harder and harder to elicit, and finally it was time to say goodbye.

Our vet is wonderful, and she was very kind to us and gentle with Jacquelline. We brought her body home and buried her near the graves of our other cats that have passed. I hope she's with them now, snuggling and getting groomed and purring, getting pets from our human loved ones who have passed on. It was funny; the tumor distorted her forehead horribly, but all this afternoon after she passed I kept seeing her as she was in her prime. She loved having her chin scritched, so much that she'd press her head down on your fingers as you scratched, hard enough that the petting rattled her teeth together, purring madly all the while. She liked to be held, front paws on the right shoulder, back legs supported by your left hand. No turning the cat over to rub her tummy! (Way too undignified.) But she'd tilt her head back, somewhat insistently, so that you could scritch under her chin, thank you very much. That's how I'll remember her.

Rufus just came back to my lap, hopped up and started to purr. He doesn't usually stay in the lap while I'm typing, but now he's got his forehead pressed to my wrist looking for head scritches. Or maybe giving me some comfort.

This board has been a great comfort to me in these last few weeks, reading about the antics of all your cats, especially the photo section. Thank you all.

Linda C.
post #2 of 15
You're a wonderful cat-mommy.

RIP Jacqueline, take care of my Babi over the bridge, will you?
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by lj_cox

She loved having her chin scritched, so much that she'd press her head down on your fingers as you scratched, hard enough that the petting rattled her teeth together, purring madly all the while. She liked to be held, front paws on the right shoulder, back legs supported by your left hand. No turning the cat over to rub her tummy! (Way too undignified.) But she'd tilt her head back, somewhat insistently, so that you could scritch under her chin, thank you very much. That's how I'll remember her.
She sounds a bit like my Will, the kitty in my avatar pic. He loves to be loved, but only on his terms. Lots of scritches, lots of petting, but I am not allowed to pick him up!

I'm sorry you lost your princess Jacqueline. Condolences on her loss! She is safely over the rainbow bridge, reunited with others who have gone before, including some of mine!

Welcome to TCS, I'm sorry it is under such sad circumstances. However, I am a bit jealous. I have never had a kitty live to be 18 years old! Of course, I just started with inside only cats, so maybe they will live nice long lives. But I know, no amount of time seems like enough when you get to the end, does it?
post #4 of 15
Its so difficult to say good bye to a loved and loving cat. I'm so sorry for you loss.I know how much you miss her and how hard it is to lose a cherished member of your family. The memories and all the moments you've shared will live in your heart forever.
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Condolences on your sad loss of Jacqueline - you wrote such a beautiful tribute, I feel like I met her myself. Yes, your princess is over RB, enjoying a wonderful reunion that we here on earth can only imagine and she left knowing the love of a good family & in the care of a gentle vet. Hugs and pets to you and Rufus during this difficult time.
post #6 of 15
What a gorgeous little girl Jacqueline sounds as well, bless her little heart

Run free and play with all the other rainbow bridge kitties Jacqueline
post #7 of 15
Just think....Jacqueline is dancing in the daisies, skittering up a tree to say hello to a bird, purring in peace and harmony with her friends, and making new ones on the Rainbow Bridge. I hope she finds Diddo, I think they would be the best of friends. But then, there is this butterfly........
post #8 of 15
She sounded like a real gem. A real little lady RIP sweet Jacqueline
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by catsknowme
- you wrote such a beautiful tribute, I feel like I met her myself.

I agree!!
Such a beautiful tribute to your little furry princess.
R.I.P. Jaqueline

And P.S. if you see my Charlie or my Stitchy-Witchy... tell them I miss them so much, please.

~SARAH~
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for your kind words. The generous support that is offered freely here really does help. It's good to talk to people who understand.

Linda C.
post #11 of 15
Jacqueline RIP. I am so sorry for your lost!
post #12 of 15
I'm so sorry you lost your sweet Jacqueline, what a beautiful name for a beautiful kitty. My heart breaks for you. Please know that Jacqueline is now okay and free from any pain. I'm glad to hear the kitty pictures made you smile!
post #13 of 15
I´m so sorry for your loss...
My deep condolences for her......
RIP sweet angel..
post #14 of 15
What a wonderful loving tribute.
RIP Jacqueline you were loved and will be missed.
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