Aby-a-Day – 11 April 2020: A terrible anniversary (Special Saturday)

This is a terrible, terrible day.


Last year on the 11th of April, my heart-cat Jacoby died whilst I was getting a pedicure and talking to his vet on the phone. My feet in warm swirly water, while he was dying in Jönköping. I was planning on going to visit him the next day, but there wasn’t any time. I didn’t know that the last time I saw him, when we left him at the animal hospital, that it would be the last time I would see him alive.


We were such a team.


We had adventures.


He was bulletproof. I could put him somewhere and he would just pose for me.

We became minor celebrities…in Boston!


He was the Westchester Cat Club’s Cat of the Year.


He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

I miss him every day.

8 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 11 April 2020: A terrible anniversary (Special Saturday)

  1. Especially in today’s world, it is impossible to know when the last time we see a loved one may be the last time we see them.


  2. The strength of your connection was so apparent through your photos and writing on this blog. Jacoby was exceptional, a wonderful cat. I can still remember the world dropping out of me when I learned he was gone and it must have been just a fraction of what you experienced. I am crying from the memories you’ve shared. Take care.


  3. Sending love your way. I will never forget Jacoby. I even think of him still when I see certain things that remind me of him. He was absolutely priceless. Not one in a million, but irreplaceable and completely unique. I hope you can find some comfort. Hugs.

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  4. Correction. You were MAJOR celebrities! Reading this. In years. I’ve lost so many beloved pets. But there are those who are extra special. Love and healing to you.


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