Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Jerry Cat, Safe Journey to the Summerlands


My cat Jerry died on Sunday. He had had been unwell for about a week and I had taken him to the vet, who gave him antibiotics. Jerry improved a little, but then deteriorated very rapidly and despite an emergency vet appointment, passed away on Sunday morning. He follows his brother, Frank, who died less than a year ago. The pair were always so alike in everything.

This is one of the last photos I took of Jerry, in early summer. He loved a sunny spot and every morning would sleep in this windowsill next to the desk where I work at home. I will miss him very much.

He was a very friendly, intelligent cat; good-natured and peaceful.

After he died, when a friend on Facebook said: "May Jerry have good mouse hunting in the Summerlands."

I replied: "Luckily, I suspect the Summerlands mice will be as safe with Jerry as the Earth mice were - he was never a great hunter, but he was a very affectionate cat who loved a sunny spot to doze in. I am sure he will find plenty of them in the Summerlands, while his brother Frank - who went to the Summerlands less than a year ago - does any hunting. I know they will be happy to be together again."

Here are links to some of my earlier posts about my beloved cats, Frank and Jerry:
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2014/11/a-requiem-for-my-feline-friend.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2012/10/pagan-eye-cat-in-witchs-halloween-hat.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2007/12/work-of-witchs-cat.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2013/05/familiars-sharing-gossip-outside.html

7 comments:

Lana Demireva said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like Jerry had a very nice and fulfilling life as a cat. I hope he and his brother are enjoying lots of sunshine in the Summerlands. <3

Badwitch said...

Thank you!

James C. Wallace II said...

I am truly sorry for your loss. We had a fine cat named Butch, who we lost about 9 months ago or so. I was very fond of him, as I see you were fond of your cats.

Meow...

Badwitch said...

Thank you - and sorry to hear that you have also lost your beloved cat.

Vampire Heart said...

So sorry, it really is like losing a family member. (((hugs)))

petoskystone said...

Swift journey Jerry!

Badwitch said...

Yes, Jerry was one of the family. I still keep expecting to see him around the house.