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RIP Ginger

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R.I.P. my darling Ginger. Missing you so much, you were my companion from childhood to adulthood. Whenever I called you came at the sound of my voice, when I was in the garden you would keep me company. You were our strongest, our battle cat with your torn ears and always coming home with scratches. I'll never forget you buddy.

Yesterday my cat Ginger passed away. Ginger was 16, he was one of a litter of four kittens that my first cat Tammie had. She died when they were 3 and a 1/2 weeks old due to a heart defect. We had to hand rear them, I was 11 at the time and so excited that we finally had a ginger cat. He was the runt of the litter but you'd never believe it. You could understand why his mum took so long giving birth to him; he was so much bigger than the others. He was always a stupid ginger tom, with a big nose and big ears when he was a kitten. He always got into fights, coming home with his battle wounds which left you wondering what had happened to the other cat.

In 2001 we lost his sister Amber; she went out and never came back. Last year we lost his brother, Tiger, who had kidney cancer but kept fighting until the last moment. All that is left now is their sister Patch who will be 17 this summer. She's already an old lady, walking with stiff joints.

The credit of this photo actually goes to my aunt but it's one of the best photos I have of him. There are more pictures of him taken last year in my cat gallery here: [link]

I was lucky to be here. Here being London, at my parents house where Ginger lives - hundreds of miles away from my own home in Glasgow. I'm glad I got to say goodbye, glad to let him know I was there for him just as he had been there for me.

He deserves this tribute and a million more.
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kittyninja9's avatar
I am sorry for your loss