Sunday, August 30, 2009

Farwell, Jake

There's a note on Jake's blog not to copy photos, but his Mom gave me permission to pick what I wanted. I chose this one because you can see Jake's handsome blue eyes. Jake was adopted from a family who had a new baby and were moving and didn't want him any more. At first Jake was very timid and spent his first week in his forever home hiding behind a bookcase. He gradually got used to the idea that his new home was safe and welcoming and came out. He developed a very special relationship with his Mom. He always slept in the same room as she did. When she woke up in the morning, he would give a big stretch, then go into the kitchen for breakfast. His personality really developed when Micah was adopted three years later. Jake and Micah became best buds and Jake got confident enough to claim the post of Alpha cat. On October 3, 2008, Jake was diagnosed with CRF. His family took good care of him with medications, special food and fluids. Jake himself was quite a fighter, too. He got very sick in February. Finally the vet said that he could do nothing more for him and sent him home. His family was very sad, thinking that they would have him for a few days, then have to send him on to the Rainbow Bridge. Jake had other ideas. Once he got home, he rallied and got as completely well as was possible for him. Things went pretty well until early August, when he began going downhill. He went to the Bridge on his own on August 11.

                                            Jake was a fighter, for sure.
                                            He had CRF, for which there is no cure.
                                                  He fought whole-hearted
                                                  Until he departed
                                            For the Rainbow Bridge where joys are so pure.


Shadow / Molly said...

We went today to Jakes blog to gives him a hug from our the mom. Shes got leaky eyes all over again acuz Jake's mom is still furry sad.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We went by to leave a comment for Jake & Micah's mom. She is very sad and we are all leaking.

The Island Cats said...

We'll miss Jake.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was nice too meet Jake--even if is too late.00

Jake and Micah said...

Thank you for the kind tribute to Jake. Jake is with his brother Micah and his CRF pals, Charles Taylor, Patrick and Charlie from Catster. They are enjoying the sunshine now CRF free at the Bridge. You can certainly use any photos of Jake that you'd like for your entry. We'd be honored.

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