Ginger Jasper wasn’t just one of my oldest cat blogosphere friends, he was also my Secret Paws partner two years ago, when he was very ill and we all thought we were going to lose him. Even though the holidays were a somber and unhappy time for his humans, and I’m sure they weren’t feeling festive at all, I still got a package that arrived the day before Christmas, 2011. You can see everything we got here.
When I look back at my Secret Paws post, I see so many gifts that are still a part of my life today — the springs are favorite toys of ours and the fleece blanket is still in the living room. The treats are long gone, but the kitty tissues still sit, unused, on the desk in our home office. Best of all, we have the tote with GJ’s handsome face on it. In my original Secret Paws post, I said, “we were especially touched by this and we will treasure it forever”… and we have.
As it turned out, GJ rallied, and we had his friendship for nearly two more years — until earlier this week.
GJ, I can’t really say goodbye, because you will always live on in my heart.