Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A letter for Jasper, Goodbye my friend.

My heart is heavy.

I feel like Ive closed a chapter.
I watched you enter this world. 
I was just a teenager.
I was holding you as you closed your eyes.
As a grown up.
I witnessed the full circle.

18 years you were there for me, you witnessed the many stages of my life. 
Forever loyal you protected me, when my babies came along you didn't flinch, you loved the boys as much as we do and you shared your love equally between all of us.
 It will take some time to adjust, 18 years is a very long time.

I can still hear you saying good morning
And asking for dinner now please
Meowing "They're ok" from the boys bed as I check on them in the dark of night
And goodnight as you snuggle in with me, I still feel you,
I probably will for some time yet.

Im so grateful to have had so much time.
Thank you.
We love you.
We will miss you Jaspy.


  1. Oh NO Megan! I'm so sorry to hear about Jasper. That is so sad. Our pets are def our family members and being a cat person myself I know that cats have a sensitivity and love that i don't think other domestic animals have (I know doggie people wont agree) but they really do. I hope that these next few weeks will be ok for your family and esp you!
    Big hug to you,

  2. I am writing this with tears in my eyes.
    So sorry for your loss. I know just how you are feeling. Sending you a massive hug..Em xxx

  3. I'm so sorry Megan... it really is going to take a long time to adjust for you and the family. 18 years is a very long time. Sorry again. xx

  4. Oh tears in my eyes too! So heartbreaking to lose such a precious member of your family.

  5. oh my gosh....i have come to visit your blog for the first time...and already i am welling up...

    i totally understand megan how you feel....we lost our gorgeously beloved puss *Raphael* {Raffy} not long ago...& my husband and i were was about midnight...and then we had to tell the three children...
    god it was just awful...

    18 years of friendship is pretty amazing....full of love both ways it seems...
    people without who have never had a family pet just don't get it!

    melissa x cath k too when the world needs a little cheering up!

  6. I am really sorry to hear about this very sad loss. You are so lucky to have such a lovely pet in your family for so long! I am sure each day will get easier for you all. Hang in there and be strong.

    Best wishes always,

  7. Oh, I'm so sorry. I too had a Jasper who also lived for 18 years. Many, many years after his loss I still hold so many memories of him dear. I'm sure this will be the same for you and your gorgeous boy xx

  8. Wow - 18 years! What a great run. I'm so so sorry to hear about your loss. What a life he must of had with you.
    I felt my cat around me for about 12 months after he died. I saw him the next night and from then on I would feel him early in the morning walking around my pillow which would wake me (this is something he always used to do). My daughter who was 3 at the time also saw him. So I definitely believe that you'll feel Jasper around for some time yet.
    Megs x


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