Thursday, September 9, 2021

Thankful Thursday...This Is Not Goodbye

 This blog has been such a wonderful part of my life, a true labor of love...It has allowed me to share some of the sweetest souls I have ever known and in that process, I've made some lovely friends who, like myself, value animals as family...For me, Jacqueline's Cat House actually became a photo album of these precious babies that I have been blessed to love and hold in my heart forever...In January 2020, the blog changed after daily posts for 10 years to a once a week post, the result of losing 3 of my babies; now, after Halle's sudden loss, I have decided to stop regular posts and will only post sporadically, on special occasions...I started this blog for 5 very exceptional cats and with only 1 remaining, I'm finding it hard to continue...So, while there will be other posts, I would still like to give thanks at this time...Thank you for every single kind word and comment=they have put many smiles on my face and lifted me on many days...Thank you for caring about these sweethearts I've been so fortunate to call my own...And of course, I want to thank everyone for sharing our lives over the last 11+ years, it has truly been my honor to share these sweet, extraordinary babies with you all.

Adored, cherished, loved and treasured forever...



Calle, Halle, Sukki
2009




*****A special thanks to Ann from Zoolatry for her friendship and help over the years.*****

Thursday, September 2, 2021

And Then There Was One...

I am devastated as I write this post...It is with a heavy, sad heart that I let you guys know my Halle Cat passed away last week in my arms...On Wednesday, 08.25, Halle was fine when I got home from work; a few hours later, she stumbled over to me and I realized she had suffered a stroke...After speaking with my Vet, I thought she could recover and made an appointment for the next morning...I spoke to Halle constantly, reassuring her "Mommy was with her and she would be fine", "I knew she was scared but I would not leave her"...I was holding her in my arms like a baby, looking into her sweet face, talking softly to her when she suddenly had a heart attack and died; it was reminiscent of my Calle's death...She was cremated the next day...It was a complete shock and I still can't believe she is gone; I truly never saw this coming...Halle and Sukki had their yearly Vet visit about 2 weeks before and while Halle's medication for high blood pressure was increased, her blood work looked good and she seemed fine until the last hour of her life...Sukki misses her sister like I do~deeply, terribly, constantly...Our home just doesn't feel right without Halle there...The last time I had only 1 kitty, I was in my 30s and Sukki has never lived as an "only cat" in her life so Halle's death has created a great emptiness that feels overwhelming at times...I'm grateful we have each other, but we are both truly heartbroken over Halle's loss...I was so blessed Halle chose me to be her Mommy for almost 17 years and that is what I will try to remember through this tremendous grief.


I know her family that went before, including Daddy Cat, Mommy Cat and her littermate, Calle, were waiting to greet my precious Halle as she went to the Bridge...


My darling angel Halle Cat.


Halle (10.23.04-08.25.21)

Love never dies...Love is eternal.

"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose...All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."~Helen Keller

"Always the years between us...Always the years...Always the LOVE...Always the hours..."~Virginia Woolf 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Throwback Thankful Thursday


Mommy Cat's 21st birthday is next week...how I miss this precious girl. We were all blessed by her sweet presence.
Mommy Cat (09.01.00-03.19.19)
Winter, 2018

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Thankful Thursday


Sukki has been enjoying the open plantation shutters=her favorite spot to watch Kitty TV!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Thankful Thursday




Halle adores her Kitty TV!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Throwback Thankful Thursday


It makes my heart happy to remember these two like this~happy and always together, in our old back yard.
2009

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Throwback Thursday

This silly boy used to love hanging out in the dirt at my next door neighbor's house. MOL
2008


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Throwback Thankful Thursday




2019
I'm very grateful for the time Mommy Cat lived indoors with us...AND
I love that Mommy Cat was able to enjoy fun activities with the girls like "hanging out in any box"!
MOL

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Throwback Thursday



Halle, Calle, Sukki
2009

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Throwback Thankful Thursday



2009

Everything about Calle was wonderful, just extremely special because she was a...
Loving...
Serene...
Playful...
Regal...
Kind...
Unique...
Loyal...
Beautiful...
Leader to her sisters, while always being a baby to me.
She was everything to all of us...
I am forever grateful for this precious sweetheart, she was truly an eternal love in my life.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Happy Birthday Week USA!


We hope everyone has a fun and safe July 4 holiday!


Happy Birthday week, Rob.
(07.06.64-05.01.02)

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Happy 13th Gotcha Day, Darling Sukki!


Sukki...
Adored Calle so much...
Never met a stranger...
Loves nip...
And toy rats...
And cat dancing...
And tummy rubs...
And kisses...
Purrs so loud...
Is the most joyful, sweet soul I have ever known.

On June 28, we will have spent 13 blessed years together.
Thank you for celebrating this precious baby's upcoming Gotcha day with us!

 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thankful Thursday


One of Halle's favorite spots.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Throwback Thursday



My sweet, silly boy was "hiding" right next to the front porch and front door...nothing to see here! MOL
2009


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Throwback Thankful Thursday



So grateful this sweet baby moved into the house with my 3 girls after Daddy Cat passed away; it was a happy experience for all of us...Mommy Cat grew very close to everyone and was deeply loved.
2018

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Throwback Thursday


 

I LOVE these photos of my precious girls!
L to R: Halle, Calle, Sukki
2010

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Throwback Thursday


Sweet memories...my darling Calle was loving her nip banana!
2009

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Throwback Tummy Thursday

It was past time for a tummy shot and Sukki's tummy was irresistible!...Still is, actually! MOL
2010

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Thankful Thursday


Halle is 16 and taking medication for high blood pressure, but I'm grateful she seems to be doing well.
I just think this profile shot of Halle is adorable...I love her little stocking feet!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Thankful Throwback Thursday...Happy 21st Birthday At The Bridge, Daddy Cat!


My handsome, sweet Daddy Cat did enjoy his nip cigar! MOL
2013

My precious boy will be 21 at the Bridge on Sunday, May 2; how lucky I was all those years ago to have his Mom, Orange Cat, give birth to him in my garage...Daddy Cat and the adorable family he created were a true blessing to my life and they are all forever missed, forever loved, forever in my heart.
(05.02.00-06.12.16)

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Throwback Thursday




My sweet Mommy Cat was pretty adorable on her cat pillow!
2012

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Throwback Thursday

Halle

Sukki

Top to bottom: Halle, Calle, Sukki
They were so young!
Calle/Halle were 4 years old, Sukki was almost 2. 
2008

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Throwback Thursday


My gorgeous Calle Girl.
It's hard to believe she left us 2 years ago; I miss her sweet presence every single day.
(10.23.04-04.04.19)
2008

*Sukki was my baby hiding in the bag last week...that silly girl didn't fool you guys.*

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Happy April Fool's Day!


This silly girl is trying to fool you guys by hiding her face...any guesses about who this could be?

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Thankful Thursday






This little girl LOVES the water fountain=she always has a wet head because she sticks her face right in the water stream! MOL

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Thankful Thursday


So grateful for these darling girls, they are pure LOVE...

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Throwback Thursday

"My Favorite Puzzles"
2010


Calle


Halle


Sukki

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Throwback Thursday

        2010    
These sweethearts had just recently moved into their garage apartment when I got this cute photo on our cat rug!