Thursday, October 15, 2009

RIP Jazz Kitty (Summer 1996 - October 15, 2009)

Jazz was a sweet, loving and mischievous kitty who will be missed by all who knew her. Jazz had an embolism which resulted in complete paralysis of half her body and her condition would continue to deteriorate in a painful way. So Jazz was peacefully put to sleep today with Elizabeth to keep her company. In the summer of 1996, I found Jazz as a stray kitten outside a Lifetime show in VA (Norfolk? with deadguy and bouncing souls? - Megan & Issa were there - who else?). Jazz went to live with my mom in Winter 1996 when I had to move to an apartment that didn't allow cats and Jazz kitty would cry when left by herself (thanks to Sarah & Erika for watching her when I was gone). We tried to convince my grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Ward Johnson, that Jazz would be a good companion for her but she wasn't interested. Ironically 5 years ago when my grandmother really started being affected by Alzheimer's, she ended up adopting Jazz as her constant companion. My grandmother passed on August 28, 2009. I hope Jazz found my grandmother at the end of the Rainbow Bridge today. Rest in Peace Jazz - we miss you and love you.