That's us. Black Kitteh, Me & Sandi Claws

Monday, April 29, 2013

And then there were 3

Just as quickly as he came into our lives,
he was taken away.

On Sunday, April 21st, Junior was hit by a car.

He was only with us for 202 days, but he gave us years' worth of love.
Below is a recap of his time with us

First, he stole our hearts by showing us how cute he was:

Then he showed the other cats how to claim TWO cat bowls at once:

He claimed all the cat scratchers in the house:

And he nuzzled us with this face:

He let me decorate him for Halloween:

And he snoopervised Christmas:

He played well with others:

And he slept a lot:

He helped with Easter decorating:

And general redecorating around the house:

He LOVED playing with his toys:

And was generally the life of the party:

He preferred human contact to other kittehs
And could often be found on a lap or a knee:

Two of the last photos ever taken of him:
Explorer Kitteh

and Gleefully being where he shouldn't be:

We don't have pictures of him touching our face, which he did all the time.
Or snuggling up so close in the morning he *was* the pillow.

Here's a picture from his prior home, looking very handsome:

Thank you Junior for moving in and giving us the most precious
202 days ever.

He was my love monster and I miss him so much!


  1. Oh dear, we are so very sorry to hear about Junior. What a lovely tribute. It is very hard to lose a very good kitteh. Junior was lucky to have found you, and you were lucky to have him, however briefly. Kitteh tears are shed for Junior.
    R.I.P. (Rest IIn Purrs)

  2. :( so sorry for the loss of Junior....he will be missed and has now crossed the rainbow bridge and will be watching from there :( R.I.P pretty boy xxx

  3. Oh, no, we're so sorry! Poor Junior. We hope he's running free at the Bridge and hogging all the food bowls and cat scratchers there too.

  4. Oh no. We are so so so so so sorry. What a shock. We send you all many hugs and purrs and heartfelt thanks for giving sweet angel Junior love and care and a family to call his own. Take care

  5. This is so sad. Junior had so much life and love in him.
    Sending purrayers of support from the Tomcat home.

  6. WE are so sorry about your loss. He looks like such a nice guy.

  7. Oh NO!!!!!!!!! My heart is sinking!!!!!! That is sooooo sad!!!!!
    I hope you'll have all the fun at the bridge Junior♥! We sure love you so much!!!!

  8. We're so sorry for the loss of Junior.
    Sending love & purrs from all of us at Purrchance To Dream.

    We also have a post up for Junior at the Cat Blogosphere.

  9. I´m so very sorry about your lost!
    RIP sweet Junior.

  10. we wanted ta say how veree sorree we R ta lurn bout junior; with hugs N purrz frum all oh uz in trout towne


  11. We wanted to let you know that the Cat Blogosphere has posted a very nice tribute.

    Thanks Morgen

    1. Thank you so much! We didn't know. I think we're going to miss the headbutts and cuddles most of all.

  12. We are very sorry to hear such sad news. Purrs and tender thoughts to everyone. Loupi and Zorro

  13. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy in your loss of Junior.

    cats of wildcat woods

  14. We are so very sorry that Junior has crossed over The Bridge. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers to you at this time.

    Luf, Us

  15. I'm so so sorry for your tragic loss. What a sweet loving tribute this is to him. Hugs and purrs to you all

  16. So sorry. Gentle headbutttss to you all.

  17. What a sad time for you. In all our years and many, many kitties, we too lost one to the street (but after four years), so we know exactly how you feel. Junior appears to have been quite a cute, great and fun kitty. We will keep you in our prayers. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Josette

  18. So very sorry for the loss of your handsome and obviously well-loved Junior. He seems to have left a lot of happy memories for you to remember him by. Hugs, purrs and pawtaps.

  19. We came to offer comforting purrs.
    We are so sorry for this terrible loss.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  20. Sorry to hear of this sudden loss. Hugs.
    Kimo & Sabi, & Mommakitty

  21. We are so very sorry to hear about Junior. He left this world far too soon. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts.

  22. We are so very sorry for this loss...he was sooo beautiful i'm sure in more ways we couldn't have known. Mummy and I are sending all the
    {{{{HUGS}}}}} & Purrs we can muster and sending them your way!

    God Bless,
    Kitty & Mum XO

  23. we are so, so sorry to hear about Junior, we can tell what a special guy he was to you. Purrs and headbonks to everyone there.
    Harry,Dexter and Tipp

  24. Sorry to hear about your loss of Jr. He was such a sweet kitteh.

  25. So sorry to hear about Junior!! He was a sweetie and will be missed by all!
    Your TX furiends,

  26. I'm so sorry to hear about Junior. I loved his pictures. He truly was a special kitteh.

  27. We are so sorry for your loss.

  28. Sorry to hear about your loss, he looks as if he was a real sweetie. Purrs and gentle headbutts from Kizzie to you all.

  29. You are so missed, Junior. We're sorry you have to go (BAD CAR!) but give snuggles to all the other Bridge Angels, will you? From one orange and white boy to another, Purrs from Quint and everyone else at Colehaus Cats.

  30. The poor boy. He sounds like he deserved to stay with you much much longer.

  31. We are so sorry to hear about Junior running off to the Bridge. Sending purrs & hugs,

    Finnegan, Buddy & Princess Jazzy

  32. We're so sorry about the lost of Junior and wish you much strenghts during this difficult time.

  33. I'm paying my respects to Junior, who left too soon.

  34. What a beautiful post for your precious boy Junior. We are so, so sorry for your loss and send you our gentlest purrs to help heal your hearts.

    Be Well Sweet Junior

  35. Here to pay our respects to your fammily. We hope your happy memories of your sweet fellow sustain you through this time of sadness. T.

  36. We're so sorry to hear about Junior. So tragic. But he was called to do a very special job at the Bridge that only he could do. He answered the call but will always watch over you and remain in your hearts.

  37. We are sending you love and rumbly purrs to ease the pain of losing handsome Junior. What a wonderful character he was. Sometimes it's the ones who are with us the shortest time who leave the biggest imprint on our hearts.

    Love from
    Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

  38. Junior packed a lot of life into the short time he was with you. We know you treasure all the memories you made with him. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  39. He was always an explorer kitteh and "discovering" you was a great adventure! First as "Imposter Kitteh" then "Junior" and always "Anchor Kitteh" he waltzed in and showed you what it felt like to open your heart to him. So sad he's not here now - but I'm thinking he's just found another place to explore :)
    xoxo, Maria

  40. I'm so sorry that Junior is gone.

  41. I´m absolutelly sad.
    So very sorry about Junior.

  42. We are so sorry that Junior had to go to the Bridge. Our Sammy just ran off for there, too. Maybe the two of them are hanging out together there, being healthy and happy, and having fun. That would be nice, wouldn't it? Hugs and purrs to you all.

  43. I am very sorry for the loss of junior, he was so happy in her new home, I was very saddened by the news. A loving embrace Adri.

  44. I am so so sorry to read that Junior had to go to the Bridge because of a car. We lost my half-brother Grouik 9 months ago to a car to. I know there are few words that can give comfort, but we just want to say that this post is truly a pawsome tribute to Junior. We can see he was loved and happy. He was lucky to have found you.
    Many purrs and hugs.

  45. So sorry to read about junior's crossing to rainbow bridge. So sad that he left even before i got to know him. Fly high, junior... Fly high...

  46. Me very sorry. Rest in peace.

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  50. Oh we are so very sorry to have seen Junior's photo on the Rainbow Bridge page - we send our comforting purrs to you guys as you grieve your little love monster.