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!