Although I knew this was a possibility and where we were likely headed, I still dread telling you, and accepting, that we had to let Jamison go at 9:45 this morning.

Despite all of the prayers, support and love a little cat could ever ask for, Jamison’s poor body was shutting down. His immune system was no longer responding, his liver failing.

He was suffering and he deserved comfort. He fought hard. He was courageous. My little panther…

He made it 2 weeks longer than anyone expected. Those 2 weeks were packed with love and he was treated like a king. Everything revolved around him. I would’ve done it forever if he hadn’t been suffering.

We brought him home with us to show Macy before bringing him to the crematorium. Her reaction was filled with so much emotion. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. A slight tail wag, a sniff, ears fell back, sniffed more, gave the gentlest kisses, and then protected his body. We could see her daring Noodle to try to come near Jamison so we eventually had to crate her so Noodle and Molly could see him. She fought going into the crate, not wanting to leave her best friend.

Noodle wanted nothing to do with him after he sniffed him – just as he did with Mya. Molly saw him through the gate of her crate and seemed upset/concerned.

We just got home from the crematorium not too long ago.

The hardest part for me has always been leaving your baby’s physical form behind, knowing that it’s the last time you will see it, feel it, smell it, kiss it.


This paw’s print will forever remain on my heart.

Before I end this, I just want to thank all of you for helping me get through the last 2 weeks. You helped me not only by reassuring me that I knew what was best for Jamison but just by letting me know you were here and that you cared about us. You played a major role in my ability to hold it together and be here to do what I had to do without shutting down.

The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this, the last battle, can’t be won.

You will be sad I understand,
But don’t let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end.

And hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree,
It is a kindness you do to me.

Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don’t grieve that it must be you,
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We’ve been so close, we two, these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.

~Author Unknown


Until we meet again, sweet boy…

About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

114 responses »

  1. Pooh and her Pooch says:

    Warm, gentle, comforting hugs for you all.

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  2. corkscot says:

    Tears are flowing as I write this to you. Rest In Peace dear Jamison. Your family fought a good battle to save you. Our memorial light is lit in your memory.

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  3. ATCAD says:

    We are so very sorry that Jamison lost his battle, he was such a valiant soul and tried so hard to stay with his family. Purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy from all of us here at ATCAD.

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  4. hello noodle its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am verry sorry to heer this nooz that jamison had to go away!!! i am sending yoo all lots of tail wags!!! run free sweet kitty and enjoy the endless feelds of catnip and butterflies over the rainbo bridj!!! ok bye

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  5. We’re so sorry to hear about Jamison. Poor kitty!

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  6. We are so sorry. Run free and fast, sweet Jamison.

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  7. We were so sorry to see the news today. Sending you love and prayers
    Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

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  8. Oh crap. crap doesn’t sound strong enough. Oh sh*t. sh*t. sh*t. sh*t.
    I don’t even know how to say just how sorry I am. If i go on too much Ma is gonna start the waterworks even more and there are not enough Puffs in the house to catch them all! So, I will say, I am thinking of you guys always, and keeping the {{{hugs}}} coming and the slobbery kisses. slobbers fixes everythings. except hair. don’t gets it in peeps hair apparently. don’t ask how I know this. Ma can tell you…..
    sorry. lost focus…..Macy, my BFFFF, I am so very sorry my furiend. You are the BESTEST sista anyone can ask for ~ YES NOODLE, THAT’S WHAT I SAID! ~ so I am sendin’ you lots of nose pokes and paw pats. ♥
    Ruby ♥♥♥

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  9. Marg says:

    So sorry to hear this. We sure send tons of hugs to the Mom and just know that Jamison had so much good love while he was with you. He was a very lucky boy.

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  10. We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs.

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  11. We’re so sorry for your loss. That poor guy. Pawhugs.


  12. Piglove says:

    I’m so sorry sweet friends. ❤ You are so in our thoughts and prayers. XOXO – Bacon

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  13. Our hearts are with you.

    Lily Belle and Muffin

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  14. I’m so very sorry. Your precious little angel fought so hard and he couldn’t have asked for a better family. {{{HUGS}}}

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  15. I am so very sad to learn Jamison left. So ch a bright star in the sky now

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  16. Brian says:

    We are so very sorry to hear about dear Jamison. Love and hugs from all of us.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Forty Paws says:

    We are so very sorry to hear about Jamison crossing over. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers from all of us at Forty Paws.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. kittiesblue says:

    Please accept our condolences. Though we did not know Jamison, we know your grief and pain all too well, having lost our precious, six year old, Fiona to CKD on 12/1/16. Jamison will remain forever in your hearts. It is so hard letting them go when all we want to do is protect and love them forever. Sending hugs, prayers and purrs. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Not Charlie

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  19. We didn’t know Jamison, but we present you our condolences. We’re sorry for your loss, and we send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss! Losing a family member is so hard, be they two- or four-legged.

    A big klem and purrs from Mara, Brom and Miss Oswin from Norway

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  21. So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend. We understand the hurt and are sending purrs.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Emmadog says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Jamison. Treasure the good memories forever.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. CATachresis says:

    This is so sad! Your words brought tears even though we didn’t know Jamison. All we can do is send hugs and gentle purrs to you all. The reaction of the other furries is as individual as humans. Bless their little hearts ❤️❤️❤️

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  24. Angel Jamison was a beautiful cat; I am so sorry for your loss. Purrs and warm hugs to you.

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  25. Katie Isabella says:

    I didn’t know your baby Jamison, but I feel that pain and sorrow for him with you. The aloneness after your baby remains behind and you go home is so acute as to break you in two. Please accept my condolences and love.

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  26. Deziz World says:

    We are so very sorry fur your loss. We purrayed so hard, but like with sis Lexi, sometimes God thinks he needs them more than we. We know Jamison is no longer in pain, and his luv will be with you furever. We’re sendin’ hugs and purrayers of comfurt fur all.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi, Raena and mommy A

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  27. we did not have the honor of knowing you Jamison; Godspeed your journey to heaven.

    we send our sincerest sympathies to your mom and family; we know how devastating this time is. hugs from boomer, dai$y, tuna and dude and sauce too ♥♥♥♥♥

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  28. DashKitten says:

    I am so sorry you lost Jamieson – RIP brave and courageous spirit. Godspeed on your journey across the Bridge sweet lad.

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  29. I am so sorry for your loss. It is nice that you were able to spend two extra weeks showering him with love. ♥ You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  30. lilyandardbeg says:

    I’m really sorry 😦

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  31. We are very sorry that you lost your beautiful baby

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  32. I’m so sorry……Keep all the good memories safe in your heart. Sending lots of hugs..

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  33. Galletta says:

    We are so sorry to read this. Prayers and purrs zooming your way.

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  34. Debby Taylor says:

    You say his last two weeks were packed with love – I bet his whole life was packed with your devoted love! So sorry you had to go through this. I am sure he is grateful that you ended his suffering.

    Praying you have lots of support through your grieving. I know how hard this is.


    Debby in Arizona

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  35. Flynn says:

    I did not know Jamison, but I know the heartbreak you feel. Hold tight to the good memories, they will help you through the hardest times.

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  36. fishhawk says:

    We are so sorry about your loss.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Mary McNeil says:

    So sorry to read about Jamison ! He certainly knew love – and will be missed. Hugs and purrs .

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Sam says:

    I am so, so sorry Samantha. If you ever need to chat, please let me know – I’ll be there for you!

    Liked by 1 person

  39. We just learned about your beautiful Jamison and wanted to stop in and say we’re sorry for your loss. It’s always so difficult to let them go, yet we know it’s the right thing to do. He’ll forever be in your heart.

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  40. Stopping by from 15andmeowing to say, I’m soooo sorry for your loss! Jamison was a very loved kitty and I know he’ll be missed by you and your other fur babies. Saying a special prayer and sending hugs. BTW, the poem you used is beautiful. God bless!


  41. BionicBasil says:

    We are so sorry for your loss!

    RIP Jamison, may mew frolic in endless meadows of catnip and chase colourful flutterbys offur the Rainbow Bridge.

    Soft gentle purrs and hugs

    Basil & Co xox

    P.S. if mew would like us to make a mandala fur Jamison, let us know it’d be our purrleasure


  42. Nanük says:

    We stopped to paw respect, soft wooooos,

    Nuk & Timber


  43. John Bellen says:

    I couldn’t comment earlier as my password on this system gives me trouble. But I wanted to send my condolences and tell you that I am grieved at Jamison’s passing. It is never an easy thing, even though we say good-bye to ease their pain. I once wrote on my blog that in such circumstances we feel pain so our friends won’t have to. It’s the bargain we make with them. It’s a terrible bargain, but necessary. God bless you, and Godspeed, Jamison.


  44. Sabina Ayne says:

    Sending pawpats, purrs and prayers your way. We are so sorry about Jamison.


  45. […] Today is also . Jamison has passed over the Rainbow Bridge due to injuries from a dog attack. Please visit his family to offer condolences if you wish.  […]


  46. manxmnews2014 says:

    There are no words that can come to bringing any comfort at moments like these. They are heartfelt and it will be some time before things will seem anywhere near normal. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful panfur. Keeping your in my prayers and purrs.


  47. Charles Huss says:

    I feel very sad for you right now. I hope you will be OK.


  48. So sorry about your dear Jamison. May he rest peacefully and soon fly all over the RB Meadows with handsome shiny and strong wings.
    We are purring and pawyering for you to feel peace and comfort, and dog-guy is woofing some soft arroos, with a good MJF lick too.

    Pipo, Minko & MrJackFreckles

    (We don’t use the WP blog, we are at:
    http://pipoandminkoandmrjackfreckles.blogspot.com/ )


  49. Linda Sue says:

    So sorry for your loss. Glad you had the two weeks to say your good- byes and let Jamison know how much you cared.


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