9/6/2003 - 4/6/2019I am so, so sorry Joobie. I never intended to hurt you. I saw your suffering for a long time. I saw how hard it was to sit. I saw how you hugged the cold ceramic tile in the bathroom, even though you were shivering, you wanted the pain to stop. I saw your desperate, unyielding thirst. I heard your cries at night. I saw your fear. This is what brought me to this place. And still, I am so sorry. I didn't want to watch you suffer, I didn't want to keep you going with daily needles and medication, when you hated it. I didn't want to make you hate me. I just wanted to help, and the help I was giving you was hurting you. I am so sorry for this. I know you are a little fighter, and you might be angry with me for what I've done - but I want you to know that I didn't do it for me. I wanted you to pass with your family by your side. I wanted you to go in a sleep like state. I wanted to be there for you. I didn't want you to be alone. And I want to thank you Joobie bear. I want to thank you for everything you have done for me, for everything you have shown me. You were a light in my dark world, you showed me how to love and how to be loved. You made me laugh a lot. You never let me feel alone. You have a heart of gold, and you loved better than anyone I've ever known. I will never forget that. I will never forget you. I left food out for you in our kitchen, and water bottle caps that you like at Dad's and my apartment. There are roses there for you. You are SO loved. You are my guardian angel and I am forever grateful to you, I love you so very much.Taylor CramptonNewton, MassachusettsApril 8, 2019
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Joobie you were a very special cat and a very special being. You were Taylor’s Gaurdian Angel. I loved how you came over my house and made yourself right at home on my daughter’s bed. My kids loved you too. My son was very sad that he could not spend more time with you. You were his first big experience of loss and he learned from you. My daughter and I will miss you too. I wish you well in your afterlife travels and hope to encounter your spirit again. You enriched and changed the lives you touched with your loving presence. You will be missed and remembered with love. Thank you for being such a great friend to Taylor for so many years.Jill Sinclair - April 9, 2019
I am so thankful that I get to miss you this much. I am thankful for the pain and the emptiness that I feel now. The emptiness that will keep coming and going, in waves. I am thankful that you were a part of my life at all, and even more thankful for how often I got to interact with you. I'll forever cherish the 2+ years that you and I got to spend together. Do you remember the beginning? When I first met you, and you didn't know what to think? I do :). I had to earn your trust. You couldn't leave Taylor with some loser boy, could you? There was some serious vetting required, and there was no better being for the job than you, Joobie.

After I gained your trust, I got to see your love. You chose me. I've never felt more humbled and grateful in my life. Tears come to my eyes when I think back to the first moment where I felt your loving energy for the very first time. How I did get so lucky? What could I possibly have done in this universe to deserve this beautiful, magical being to select me as a candidate for his love? Being loved by a soul as pure as yours opened up something within me that will forever stay open. I know what it's like to love and to BE LOVED unconditionally now, and I have you and your mama Taylor to thank.

Words will never be able to articulate how much I thank you. Thank you for all the lessons, for all of your wisdom. Thank you for the memories that I get to hold onto and cherish until it's my time to go. Whenever my mind wants to complain about some trivial issue, I'll think back to how strong and persistent you were, right through to the end. You suffered more than I ever have, yet you never made so much as a peep about it. My capacity to love and appreciate life has grown exponentially, thanks to you. I promise to take the best possible care of Taylor in your absence, just like you taught me. Thank you a million times, and I'll love you forever.
Jeff Pezzone - April 8, 2019

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