Originally Posted by krazy kat2
He is so precious! I just want to kiss his dear little face.
I am sorry for your loss of Juby. I must have missed it, if it is ok to ask, what happened to him? He looked so much like my sweet Leo, also passed away. I found him in a parking lot in Kansas City, MO.
I just wrote this up in a pm for someone else who was concerned so I'm just going to paste my response here. It's so difficult to retell this over and over. I cry every time so I hope you don't mind I'm just pasting the same response.
I mentioned it once in a thread a few days ago but it's been hard for me to talk about it. Juby was the kitten we had rescued at 4 weeks old because he'd been abandoned by his momma. He and his littermates were in a barn being attacked by a dog. They were covered in fleas, belly full of worms and just plain pathetic. Anyway, we took Juby and nursed him back to health. He was a very timid and shy boy but he was our spoiled little baby.
I made the mistake of not getting him neutered on schedule. He got Jada pregnant. Then while she was pregnant he was constantly trying to get outside. He'd sometimes escape and we'd catch him. Sometimes he'd escape and we wouldn't find him but he'd come a couple of hours later. Well, a couple of weeks ago (about 1 week after Jada had her babies) he escaped and we couldn't find him. My neighbor found him late that night on the main road close to our home. He'd been run over. Thankfully, he wasn't mangled badly. Just a little blood coming from the mouth but he was dead from internal injuries. I'm crying now just thinking about the pain he must've felt. He was just 11 months old.
We feel very blessed that we have his kittens right now and knew it was only fitting to keep one of his sons. He's going to be a very special little kitty, just like his handsome daddy was. We haven't come up with a name yet as we want it to be special. We are giving him Juby's collar and nametag which we kept. We will engrage little Juby's new name on the backside of it.
So........ that's what happened. I haven't had the heart to post the farewell message to him yet in the "Crossing The Bridge" forum as it makes it feel so permanent. I still watch for him out the window to come home. Wierd, I know. He is dearly missed.