Here I have composed some-what of a Memorial for a very dear feline friend of mine named Jo, whom I met through means of deviantART. Yes, that's right, I met this very special
kitty here on deviantART after I she won my heart with her gorgeous photographs and endearing stories.
I began communicating with her Mother so-to-speak,
and she too became a very special person to me.
whose real name is Jee, began exchanging stories with me. Similarities between the two of us bonded me closely to this compassionate and excessively caring lady instantly.
Jo was an extremely intelligent feline, whom was sadly abandoned when she was just a kitten. I'd say her abandonee did one favor for little Jo that fateful day though, and that was leaving her at Jee's doorstep. Jee had cared for many many homeless kitties, and sheltered them with her warmth and love like a great big blanket, and still does to this very day. With all her love and compassion for kitties everywhere, she could never turn and kitty in need
away, even when she was in the midst of hectic activities from moving to another place. After taking Jo in, she took her to a Veterinarian to get her spayed.
Sadly, fate in turn decided to frown upon little Jo once again. After her stay at the vet's place, and her time of healing was complete, Jo also left the vets office with an infection that in time, robbed her of one of her most important senses: her sight. That's right, this kitty was not only abandoned as a baby, but was faced with the trauma of becoming blind as well. Thankfully, Jo didn't let this stop her in her paw-prints.
On March 28, 2013, I was suddenly struck with a heart-wrenching note that Jee had sent to me. This note stated that my feline-friend Jo, had just passed away. This was extremely
traumatizing news to me, and even now, am finding it difficult not to become teary-eyed for this little kitty. I miss her dearly, and although I never really
met Jo in person, I felt every essence of her in her photographs and stories, as if she were with me.
I do wish I truly could have met Jo though. I wish I could have listened to her delicately harmonious purring, and have gazed into her sightless eyes. I wish I could have stroked her silky fur and whispered in her ear how beautiful I thought she was. I only hope now, wherever little Jo is, she has her vision once again, and she can feel my longing to see her, just as much as I know Jee does. Please,
if you know my friend Jee, or have ever read her stories about Jo, have seen Jo's photographs, or have ever loved a blind
kitty as much as Jee and I have, please leave a comment for Jo here. I have created this Memorial for Jo, so she can hear our voices and know how much she was loved and is missed. Also, please if you can find it in your heart, stop by and read Jo's stories and see her beautiful photographs if you never have. And please leave my beloved friend Jee a comment as well.
The poem that I added to Jo’s Memorial was a poem that I wrote especially for cats, when I was seven years old. That poem won me my first award in Elementary School, and I kind of felt it was somewhat fitting. I’m not very good at these things, and wasn’t quite sure how to put it together.
Here is the link to Jo: In Memoriam
, by Jee: [link]
Also, if you knew Jo, or love a blind
kitty too, please stop by to comment and
a stamp I made especially for her, before her passing. [link]
Jo’s original photograph can be seen here: [link]
The faded image of Jo can be viewed here: [link]
The background image is courtesy of
and the original can be viewed here: [link]I also dedicate this to you Jee, I LVE you dear!!!!!