Thursday, November 7, 2013

Remembering Ginger Jasper

We are so sad because our special furriend, Ginger Jasper, went to the bridge yesterday after a long battle.  We're sending very special comforting purrs to his mum and dad, Carol and Barrie.

Ginger Jasper was very special to us because he was one of Sweet Praline's handsome mancats and they did a lot together.  We wanted to honor GJ today by sharing some of Mom Paula's memories and pictures.

Mom Paula:  I remember a few years (March 2009) ago getting an email from Carol asking if she could have my address because she wanted to send Sweet Praline something.  Of course, I said yes, and a few days later Sweet Praline received a very special package.  This is one of my favorite pictures of Sweet Praline in her tent with her pink boa and nip cigar.  It was the purrfect representation of her being a Southern Diva.

Of course, at that point Sweet Praline was in love!  To be honest, I think all of the ladycats were in love with GJ, but Sweet Praline thought he was her special mancat and he continued to woo her in June 2009 when he sent himself special delivery!


In August 2009, Ginger Jasper starred in the CB soap opera, "As the Paw Turns" with Sweet Praline.  You can read the weekly soap opera here beginning on August 16, 2009.  Ginger Jasper was the mayor and was torn between Sweet Praline and Maggy.

In 2010, we had a contest in the CB for everyone to submit photos to be featured in the "Nude Cats of the CB" calendar.  Ginger Jasper was Mr. November!

Ginger Jasper and Sweet Praline continued to flirt on the CB until she left for the bridge in April 2011.  Carol was there for me as I grieved for my little diva kitty.  Once Truffle and Brulee came to live with me, "Uncle GJ" immediately started watching over the girls.  He made a special trip across the pond to serve as a chaperone at the debutante ball celebrating Truffle's first birthday.

I have so many other special memories of GJ and he was special to me because there were so few Persians in the CB.  I am comforted knowing that GJ is at the bridge with Sweet Praline now and that they are watching over all of us.  Ginger Jasper will be missed by all!  There are so many other things I wish I could say to Carol and Barrie, but words escape me.  To me, GJ will always be the Gentleman of the CB.  Goodbye sweet prince!



19 comments:

  1. He was a special mancat and Carol and Barrie are in our thoughts at this very sad time!

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  2. GJ was very special to me too because he was my Secret Paw a couple of years ago, back when the cat blogosphere thought we were going to lose him. But he got better and stuck around with us for quite a while longer. I will miss him a lot, but I'll always be glad that we had more time with him here than we expected.

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  3. This is a beautiful tribute to dear GJ. He will be hugely missed by us all.

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  4. GJ was our ever first Secret Paw and amoong lots of things he sent us a shocking pink boa - it hangs on the bed headboard still! We will think of him every time we look at it.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. Oh, Mom Paula, such a beautiful tribute to such a wonderful mancat. We will all miss him so much. Keeping Carol and Barrie in our thoughts and prayers.

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  6. We are so very sad about losing GJ. He was such a special ManCat and was loved by so many. Mom and Flat Tamir met Flat GJ when Carol and Barrie were here in Florida. Our purrs and prayers are with them now.

    The Florida Furkids

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  7. We're so sorry to hear about GJ. He fought the good fight and will surely be missed by all. What a handsome mancat. Thoughts and purryers to all whose life he touched, especially Carol and
    Barrie.

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  8. Thank you so much. You did our sweet GJ proud and I love this tribute. I know he is looking after Praline now x

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  9. what wonderful memories and photos you have. You truly had a special relationship with him. We loved him so much too but didn't know him as intimately as you did. We are so sorry about his passing because it is such a huge blow to everyone.

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  10. That was such a lovely tribute. We are so sad our dear friend had to leave and we will love GJ forever.

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  11. What a nice tribute to such a wonderful cat. We all will miss GJ so very much.

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  12. So sad to hear, but Ginger Jasper sounds like he made so much of a difference =)

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  13. What a beautiful post from the heart! He and Sweet Praline were quite the couple.

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  14. Yes, GJ was a special friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

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  15. This is a lovely tribute, Mom Paula! I know that Sweet Praline was waiting for him and they are together now. xxoo Uncle Bhu

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  16. What a great post. We learned so much about Ginger Jasper (as well as sweet Praline) that we didn't know as we weren't around in 2009. We are going to check our the soap now. Thanks for sharing. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, and Calista Jo

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