There are just so many reminders of Jacoby around the house. I have plushies, T-shirts and even jewellery featuring his image.
But one big thing I have are the special plaques I made using Shutterfly.
The first one I made was to commemorate Jake’s ascension to Grand Premiership.
The second was made after Jake was featured on Page One of the Boston Herald (during a week that featured Hurricane Sandy, Halloween, the Patriots, and…some election involving an incumbent and a former governor of Massachusetts).
Then I made one to remember the time Jake was featured in the Workman Page-a-Day Calendar. That one was especially special, since I had been getting that calendar – and sending in photos – since the early 80’s.
Another plaque I made was a matched pair to honour the two-page spread Jake earned in the British cat magazine Your Cat.
All of these plaques were kept in my office when I lived in Boston, but since moving to Sweden, they are displayed on our hallway bookshelves, where I see them every day.
Izaak was interested in the Jake-sized cutout…
…as was Alfred.
Freddy was a bit disturbed when I first got Pancake Jake out.
Cordial…but a but disturbed.
I have so many reminders of Jake…but that’s only because he was an amazing cat. I miss him so much.