Tomorrow (today) will be a very sad day for us as will be saying goodbye to our longtime companion and family member, Jumper. Jumper has been sick for quite some time so while we've been expecting this, it still comes as a tremendous shock. We adopted Jumper and Dizzy (Ace and Annie) from Animal Aid (now Burlington Humane Society) in the fall of 2000. They and their litter mates were found in a box with a dirty towel behind a building. They've been our joy and comfort for 15 years and our hearts are breaking. Jumper has been fighting Inflammatory Bowel Disease and this past week he's deteriorated considerably and lost a pound in the last month. He no longer begs for food or plays. He has let us know he is tired and is ready to go. To say my heart is broken is an understatement. Jumper is the cat that would sit on your shoulder and lick your face. He loved to give kisses. On one occasion my son allowed Jumper to lick his face for so long, he ended up with a welt on his face. Jumper lived up to his name and broke his leg the first year we had him and ended up with a pin in his leg for about 6 months. He was a crabby old man at times that liked to have his own way. If he got caught sneaking outside and put back inside he'd go right up to his sister Dizzy and smack her lol. The past couple weeks they've been sleeping together each night when in the past they'd always slept separately. I think they knew. I'm sad for my children and I'm sad for Dizzy. I'm just sad all around. I love you Jumper. Thank you for being the best darn cat in the world. I'll miss you and love you forever.
A mom of 3 that loves Jesus Christ, my children, cats, and of course, all that God created. Thank you for checking us out here at ELM!