Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Life isn't fair...

Today's post is not easy.  My heart aches from the loss of my kitty Law.  He passed very unexpectedly almost 2 weeks ago & today we got the call that he's ready to come home.  The tears flowed again at that news, but at least he'll be home again.

Law was the prettiest & sweetest kitty I've ever had.  He came to us in a very special way almost 12 years ago & he was the first addition to our family that was "ours."  (Sassy was mine before we were married.)  Once named, DJ, Steve agreed to Law joining our family if he could rename him.  I said, of course!

Law was not your typical graceful cat.  When he'd jump off things you'd hear a loud never needed to guess where he was.  When you walked, he usually tried to trip you...not to be funny, he just didn't get the walking ahead of you thing.  He was picky when it came to his water NEEDED to be fresh water or he'd turn his nose up at it.

But he was the SWEETEST, SWEETEST boy!  
He would not run & hide when people came to visit the house.  He would greet you at the door when you'd come home & meow something I swear sounded like "mommas home!"  He wasn't phased by the bulldogs joining the family either...he wasn't their best friend, but not afraid of them either.

He loved helping me make the bed!   Every time I put fresh sheets on the bed, he'd make sure he was under all the sheets & when I fluffed the sheets, he'd attack. 
He also loved to sneak outside & walk around the deck.  He was never an outdoor cat, but he sure wanted to be!  In fact, our last day together he did get outside & I walked around the snowy deck with him & I'm so glad I did.
He was not, however, picky when it came to where he slept!  The tub, the dogs' pillows, boxes...he didn't care!  He was cool like that.

After Sassy passed in January, Law was my velcro kitty & never left my side.  He even took over Sassy's spot in the sewing room.  Always so thoughtful of others.  He missed her as much as I did & we needed each other.
And while he welcomed Pippa to the home, he was never really himself after Sassy was gone.
The ONLY solace in losing Law, is now he is with his bestie again.

LawLaw-we miss you very much & hope Sassy & Ollie have been showing you around the Rainbow Bridge.  Miss you buddy!  It's just not the same without you here.


  1. I'm so very sorry for this great loss, but hope that you can remember all these wonderful things about Law as your hearts heal.

    1. Thanks Jacki! You're right, my memories of him will make me smile...that will help for sure. He was a special boy!~Jen

  2. Kim, Otis and StellaJanuary 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Hi Jen! - So sorry for your loss! I have never had a cat, but Law sure sounds like he was a gem. Almost makes me think we should get a cat...
    Please take care. I haven't checked your blog for awhile so I have some catching up to do! Just back from Wilderness Lodge, so I was thinking of you over the weekend! Keep in touch and keep the blogging up too.

    1. Hi Kim! Nice to hear from you. Thanks for the nice words on Law. He was a pretty cool cat! I'm afraid the blog isn't much to catch up on right now...maybe soon...maybe.

      Jealous about the Wilderness's one of my faves!~Jen

  3. Hi Jen, I just saw this post on my page -- its late but no less full of sympathy for your loss. Law looked like a great cat....almost dog like <3. Hope all is well.
    Mary Ellen

    1. Hey Hon-
      Thanks so much! It means a lot. He TOTALLY thought he was a dog...until we actually got one! LOL

      Hugs to all of you!