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09-07-2015, 12:48 AM
My sweet Jasper has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. :(

My husband spent a few days in hospital this week with a lung infection - I've had better weeks!


09-07-2015, 03:02 AM
My condolences June, it is hard when a beloved pet passes. This is a beautiful tribute to Jasper...

09-07-2015, 03:24 AM
June, I am so sorry for what you are going thru, this is a sad time for you as we all know, your painting of Jasper is beautiful, I hope your husband is feeling better now, keep up your wonderful paintings as it helps so much, I found that out when we lost our beloved dog Casey, it took us over 2 years to adopt another and he is so cute and funny(Riley) has given us so many laughs and keeps us busy, take care and just paint, paint and paint

D Akey
09-07-2015, 05:19 AM
Such a sweet memory. Beautiful painting. I'm sure you made his time here exactly as you depicted.
Thanks for giving us a look through your eyes at your beloved friend.

Now then, I think the job may fall on your husband to leave the occasional dead rodent at the door. Somebody's got to step up and carry the tradition forward. Moreover, he seemed particularly adept at leaving things about (like your laptop), so he's the next logical choice for the task.

Feel better, June. Beautiful painting.


Marilyn Anne
09-07-2015, 09:35 AM
So beautiful and I understand just how you feel.

09-07-2015, 01:22 PM
Thank you friends for your kind thoughts. We know when we welcome a new pet into our home that it will end in heartbreak but it is worth it. He is resting in one of his favourite spots in the garden where I can visit. We had hoped to have had longer with Jasper after the initial diagnosis but he went downhill very quickly and we owed it to him to let him go. Of all the cats that have shared our lives he was the special one.

My son-in-law kindly prepared a spot for Jasper but I think he would have balked at doing the same for Frank so it's as well he's recovering tho I have my suspicions he's enjoying the extra care and attention he's getting.;)

09-07-2015, 10:21 PM
Your painting is very touching having read the back story. You have captured the cat beautifully. Keep smiling and painting..

09-08-2015, 06:38 PM
Thank you so much. :)

09-08-2015, 08:35 PM
I'm very sorry for You hubbie, dear Junie, and also for Your pet loss. I expected to find a tresure pot the other side of the rainbow bridge, but I think I'd rather wait a little more befor crossing (hopefully), also because I guess it would lead to Aasgard rather than to the traditional Heaven according to nordic mythology.
My best wishes for a prompt and complete recovery of your husband so that You may soon have another thrilling vacation overseas ...;):)

09-09-2015, 01:44 AM
Thanks Caesar - I'm hoping to find Jasper at the end of my rainbow - who knows what awaits us?

As for Frank - we found out today that he had the severe strain of 'flu that has caused so many deaths - luckily he had received his annual vaccination or it could have been much worse. His GP needed to see him today to prescribe a different antibiotic - the hospital had sent him home with the wrong medication. He has been told that it will probably be be another month before he fully recovers.

So looks like I will have to take over some of his chores for a few more weeks. Any volunteers for mowing the lawns and putting out the garbage bins???

09-09-2015, 02:31 AM
I'm sure Frank strong constitution will do better than forecasted, provided he started the right antibiotic (type, combination and range according to the bacteria, while viruses require antivirals usually).
As for his chores I'm sure I can do a fantastic job should You need to forget something somewhere .... LOL;):o According to my wife I'm a pretty good husband for such a task, i.e. not find what I had or need, so she's got a special connection with S. Anthony of Padua which makes her find out anything we cannot find anymore (quite seriously such prayers show very effective!).;)

09-09-2015, 05:16 PM
I agree - St. Anthony gets quite a work out here with my requests and I don't think he's let me down yet and I've asked him to find some strange objects. At the moment he's looking for a pair of my reading glasses!

St Francis is another favourite of mine and he was a great comfort when we were losing Jasper.

Frank was able to venture out this morning to visit our favourite coffee shop - I have been bringing back a 'takeaway' each day for him.

D Akey
09-09-2015, 09:39 PM
Yeah. I think St Anthony outsourced your laptop job to St Caesar.

So Frank is your husband then? From the way you were talking, I thought he was a cat. Hahaha. A cool cat, I guess.

By the way, my mother way back in my youth would loose her glasses, and they would most certainly be just on top of her head. The bizarre thing was that she had several pair lined up in a row over her head and it gave her the peculiar look of an armadillo. The humor was lost on her. But she had glasses for every occasion apparently. Sun glasses, reading glasses, driving glasses etc etc. . .

So when you can't find your glasses, you may want to check your head, and then if they aren't there, give me armadillamum a hollar. She could probably hook you up. Lord knows she had decades of practice losing them, and she may know where the gremlins keep 'em stashed away.

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):cool::coo l::cool::cool::cool:

09-10-2015, 03:30 AM
Actually St. Anthony can take his time - he may have more urgent calls - as I have reading glasses stashed in the lounge, kitchen, handbag, gym bag and both cars as well as computer glasses. The missing glasses usually reside on my bedside cupboard so it just means grabbing another pair. My medical insurance covers a free pair of glasses each year - with each new pair the previous ones get moved down the line. :D:D

Yes Frank is my husband - remember, the one I was going to divorce - not the cat. The remaining cat is Rocky.

PS Just checked - they're not on my head.:p