RIP Jade 1996-2006

Wild Kingdom

Originally uploaded by Nick Ciske.

Jade didn’t make it.

Wednesday night Amy and I said goodbye to her, then watched as she peacefully left us. On our way out, we saw a mom with eight new kittkens. The circle of life continues. In the parking lot, I cried like a baby on Amy’s shoulder. We went to McCoy’s for a burger, a beer, and dessert as memeories of Jade filled my mind.

My house is way too quiet at night (no cats chasing each other around).

I still put out food and water every morning (for Tiki- Mark’s cat). It’s part of my routine.

In the morning Jade isn’t there to greet me as I wake up and get ready for work.

Tiki is starting to realize Jade is never coming home.

Death is a part of life. Loss is a part of love.

Rest in peace sweet Jade. You were loved.

2 Responses to “RIP Jade 1996-2006”

  • Janet Says:

    Oh Nick, I am so sorry! Jade was lucky to have someone like you who loved her so much, and always made sure she was taken care of. She was a big part of you life. I always enjoyed taking care of her when you were out of town.

  • Dave Says:

    This sucks, man! My family had the same cat for the first 16 years of my life. Her name was Jasper. It’s amazing how close you can get to cat. Peace to you, Nick.

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