Sunday, April 27, 2014

In Memoriam - Possum S. Hemmingway


With the utmost regret, I have the painful duty to tell you that my beloved cat, Possum, passed away on March 30th, 2014. I made an announcement on Jimmy's Journal early in April, but I have been unable to pen his memorial without crying.

I found Possum in a dumpster sometime in 2003. He was just a kitten and I adopted him. We have spent the last eleven or so years together and he was always my faithful companion.

About a month before he died, he had become a bit lethargic and I began to realize the end was near. He died peacefully and in no pain.


After Possum passed, my first thoughts were that I would not adopt any new animal because of the unbearable pain of his loss. Thanks to the encouragement of my family, friends and very dear Facebook friends, I have adopted a little juvenile black female kitty who was found by Tom and Michelle, a loving couple in Pembroke Pines.

Tom and Michelle were unable to keep the kitten because they already have a large German shepherd who rules the roost. They were so caring that the arranged and paid for the female to be spayed and vaccinated at their own cost.

I have yet to name the kitten, being torn between several names. She is currently with me, recovering from her surgery on Friday. She is becoming familiar in her new home and is eating well.


Possums Journal will continue to be published and will be narrated in future posts by my black kitten. Anyone who has a loss and wishes me to publish a small memorial is welcome to email me with their story.

Possum now joins his pals Gabi Lin, Luke the Wonder Dog, Zoey and Coatie on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. Although the journal will have a new narrator, the name will never change. It will always be Possum's Journal.

Rest in peace, my sweet Possum. I will always love you.....

That's it for now. More Soon!

Stray Tuned!

9 comments:

REGINA said...

i cried when i read about possum's passing, and again, i find myself in tears. and i am glad you have another angel to keep you company. no one will ever be able to replace possum, but she will fill another space in your heart. my heartfelt condolences on your loss. big hugs.

Tabby said...

I have a lump in my throat, I wish you had your fur baby back! But I am so glad he was not in pain and went peacefully. I am glad you where able to bring yourself to adopt a new baby that needs a forever home! I will look forward to reading it. Hugs!!!

Jimmy's Journal said...

Thank you very much Regina and Tabby! It was hard for me to write and your special messages mean a lot.

Jimmy

43954a22-ce52-11e3-83a6-000bcdcb5194 said...

Jimmy, I have never lost a pet, but I have lost a son. If grief is the same for both, and I am most positive it is, I do know how much you hurt inside. No one will take Possum's place, but I am so very glad you have "Black Velvet" with you to help this whole process.

Jackie West Carter

jack69 said...

Sweet Jimmy. I like it, I hope the new Kitty will bring as much peace friendship and contentmentas Possum did...

Linda's World said...

Sweet, sweet tribute to the 6 toed boy kitty we all loved. And yes, I can picture him & Gabi together...healthy and whole. If I ever get another kitty it will be a female..I've already thought about names; Marci, Kelsey, Heidi or Minnie. You can use one of those if you wish...Can't wait to see a picture and her all about her.

Linda's World said...

I forgot; one more name....Roxie

Paula said...

We all miss Possum too but this new baby will find a place in your heart. I look forward to meeting the new girl in your life.

salemslot9 said...

I love you, Possum!