Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Farewell, Jack Blain


Little Jack Blain didn't have his own blog, but you can read more about him at Friends Furever. He was the runt of the litter and these kittens are the ones most likely to have problems. He had some kind of congenital heart defect and the vet said that he probably wouldn't have a long life, but his family wanted to give him the best life possible. They loved him dearly and he loved them right back. He loved staying close to his Mom and would meow for her if she left the room without him noticing. He played finger skateboard with the kids. He loved to look out the window and watch the birds. He was very much intrigued by the Christmas tree. He lived a mostly normal kitten life, but if he played or ran too much, he had to stop for a while and catch his breath. He was just two days short of being seven months old when the end came. Now he's at the Rainbow Bridge playing with all the other kitties and he can run and play just as much as he likes.

                                   Little Jack Blain loved to run and play,
                                   But his insufficient heart got in the way.
                                           He had to stop and breathe;
                                           Now he has his reprieve.
                                    Jack went to the Bridge, where he can run all day.

13 comments:

-d ma said...

how very sad. at least jack had a good home for his short life.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Aw, he was just a baby. Bye, Jack.

Cafe Cats said...

Love and purrs for Jack Blain's family.

MaoMao said...

Awwww, so sad about little Jack. But we Ballicai are glad he hadded a life filled with love.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Even though little Jack's life was short, I'm glad it was filled with love.

Thank you for helping make my Gotcha Day so warm, wonderful, and happy!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh what a cutie he was. That is so very sad...

Shadow / Molly said...

The mom had leaky eyes when she read bout poor Jack's heart. Now he can run wifout worry of no bref.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

That is a very beautiful little ditty for jack, it is so wonderful when we can remember with a warm smile :)
We thinks little Jack must have had to do some very impawtant missions in heaven for him to be taken to soon, he must have been a very special little man :))

V-V

Lorianna said...

Oh, little Jack looks so sweet. I sure hope he's having lots of fun at the Bridge. Lovely memorial Karen Joe.
Hugs,
Lorianna

Furkidsmom said...

Thank you so much for posting this. We will send it to Jack's Mom.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Cat Realm said...

That made us very very sad. But happy at the same time because even if jack had a short life - he had a really good one! We take quality over quantity anytime!
Thank you so much for coming to Ruis birthday party! It wouldn't have been the same without you!
Mrs. OZ, Tintin, and Karl

Everycat said...

It's so sad when a little one has to go to The Bridge, but Jack knew a very good life whilst he was with us. That's a darling limerick in his memory.

Whicky Wuudler

The Devil Dog said...

That is very sad. At least he was loved well.

Roxy