Over the course of this past winter, my brave father was ill with Parkinson’s disease and battling pneumonia; at the same time, so too was our sweet and beautiful cat, Jinx. At one point, they both seemed to turn a corner; I remember telling my dad that they were both miracles. Two weeks later, this past March, we buried my father in March, and two months to the day we had to make the terrible decision of putting Jinx to sleep. She used to love to sneak outside in her younger days and nibble on the grass. So, knowing that she would enjoy this, the last day of her life, my husband and me and our two boys let Jinx outside for her last day to roam in the garden and nibble on whatever she wanted. We took pictures of her and with her and when the time came, our wonderful vet came to our house and put her to sleep. It was such a bittersweet day for us, to watch her enjoy the outdoors; but this was our gift to her for giving us her lifetime of love and friendship. I watched her wishing that my poor father had only enjoyed his last day as much. Now, a few months later, my other little girl, Lilly, is starting to get sick with kidney disease. I am hoping and praying not to lose a third member of my family this year. Please pray for our family and our girl. I have enclosed one of my favorite pictures of Jinx from her last day.


Susan from NY

One Response

  1. Tom Says:

    God bless you and your family; and particularly your daughter. I will pray for all of you. Thank you for sharing your story with us.