Such shock and sadness, seriously, I’m numb. Our dearest friend Ginger Jasper has made his journey to the Rainbow Bridge. Believe me, it is so tough typing between all the tears, but there is some things I just must say.
First to Carol and Barrie, the world shares your grief and pain and the the world loved your Ginger Jasper. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing his life with all of us. We are all so much better off as a community because you and GJ were here to guide us. Please accept a virtual hug from all of us.
Now, Ginger Jasper, dang pal, just dang. I know it was your time to depart but I just cannot imagine our blogosphere without you in it. Thank you GJ for being such a friend all these years and for always being there for everyone when they needed you the most. I know you will be watching over all of us GJ. Please know that you will live in our hearts forever and we will always, always love you. I will be sitting by my window tonight looking for your star and I know the brightness of your star will illuminate the tears on my whiskers. You, my friend, were truly one of a kind, and an inspiration to so, so many of us.
I love you Ginger Jasper and I always, always will.
Brian, Sascha, Gracie, Zoe, Dolly, Precious, Kit, Dad and Mom
If you haven’t already, please visit HERE with comfort, love and hugs.
We are heartbroken to hear this sad news. GJ will be missed by all of the blogosphere.
Shawn, Chloe, Cecil and Winston
sad day. will go over and extend our condolences.
Although we didn’t know Ginger Jasper, we are so, so sorry to hear of his journey to the Bridge. Mom & I will go let them know we are thinking of them.
Sorry to the hear about GJ and we feel for you loosing such a treasured friend.
Best wishes Molly
Never easy, but the closer the friend the harder it is indeed, sorry to hear about the poor guy
It is truly one very sad day. We will miss Jasper. He was like an icon. And thanks for this nice tribute.
How very sad about Ginger Jasper! Your tribute made us teary eyed…..so touching.
Even though we all know it was GJ’s time to leave us, it doesn’t make us any less sad, and I know I will miss him terribly. 🙁 Purrs to his humans, who stood by him throughout his illness and gave him the best a kitty could ask for.
It is very hard to type though all my tears and there have been so many of those today. This tribute is so very beautiful and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. x
We know he’s free of all suffering now, but we can’t imagine the CB without him, either. An unbearably sad day….
Purrs and peace to all.
That is so very sad.
Our thoughts are with his family.
Run free beautiful Jasper.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x
Such a sad day. Unfortunately I never really got to know GJ for very long, but I do know he was well loved within the community. This is a beautiful tribute to him Brian. RIP GJ.
Purrs, and purrayers, my friend, and hugs from Daddy Kiril
We did not know that kitty, but it is still very sad.
My heart is breaking. GJ really touched my heart too. Purrs and hugs. RIP sweet kitty.
So sad…so many departures for the Rainbow Bridge this year.
I am so sad and my heart breaks for Carol and Barrie. I am sure he and Eric are romping happily together now and chasing the mousies.
You have made a beautiful tribute to a lovely boy and he will be greatly missed.
I´m sad… today is a terrible day. I can´t imagine our blogosphere without GJ, like you… So sorry… I don´t have any words to say, only RIP sweet GJ.
WE are very sad, too. Mom keeps leaking every time she sees another tribute!
Oh Brian I am so sad about GJ and now this was so beautiful that it is making me cry that much harder.
I didn’t know GJ for as many years as the rest of you, but I did know him a few years and he and his Mom and Dad touched me so deeply.
This was a beautiful tribute for a most special cat who will be deeply missed.
What a special, moving post for our sweet GJ, Brian. We echo everything you said here as we personally loved him very much and will miss him dearly. It is a very sad day for sure.
Be Well Sweet GJ
Well said, Brian, well said…
Hugs to those left behind including you, Brian.
A lovely post for GJ. We had a hard time with words today because of the tears and shock. He will really be missed. Everyone loved him – and his mom and dad.
GJ–such a good dude, and all around marvelous mancat! Things won’t be the same without him. Our prayers and purrs go out to him and his Mum and Dad. 🙁
Yow Brian altho we not nose GJ purrsonally we purrayed fer him ’cause we waz all sick at da same time!!! Me n Mum so hoped Ginger Jasper wuud stay here wif us a little longer!! WE did pop over n left our sympafeez fer Miss Carol…diz iz so so sad…
Lub from Nylablue n Sherriellen xxoo
That’s a beautiful tribute.
It’s always sad to have to say goodbye to one of our friends. Ginger Jasper was so beautiful. We always enjoyed visiting with him. He will be missed by many.
Our hearts are broken too. We will miss Jasper so much. Purrs to his mum and dad. We know they are hurting.
Such a lovely tribute to a very special friend to us all. In his passing, as in his life, Ginger Jasper, is a galvanizing force pulling the blog family together…in our sadness, in our tears, in our shared desire to provide comfort to his family. You are right, we were better because of him and are somehow less now that he is gone.
GJ was a great ManCat, and although I did not know him until just last year, we grew very fond of him. We are sending love and purrs to his Mum and Dad and all his friends XOXOXO
And, in the midst of the sadness, joy that Pinky has been saved, so more XOXOXOXOXO
🙁 hugs gang xxx
A lovely post Brian,we did not know GJ ..we do know about loss though and the pain and sorrow that we are left with..every animal lover does..this shared sorrow i hope offers some solace to GJ’s family at this time..it is a sad day when they leave us behind..Love to all Bev x
Sorry for the loss of a good friend like Ginger.
Sending you all a big cuddle!
We are just heartbroken about GJ going to the Bridge. What an amazing and true friend he has been to so many of us. We love and miss him always.
We are greatly sadden also by sweet G J’s going to the Bridge. He will never be forgotten and like you we will love him always. Hugs and nose kisses
It’s so sad and I feel sorry for Ginger Jasper and his furmily. Too much friends went to this bridge this year…
That was a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to Ginger Jasper. It is so sad to lose a long-time friend known and loved by so many. We know that GJ is now at peace at the RB and that too is important as things had become so confusing and upsetting for him. And we are sure he feels all the outpouring of love coming his way. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
It is a very sad time! We only knew GJ for a very short time, but mum and I are very cut up for Carol and Barrie! A lovely poignant post Brian xx
So sad this has been a rough year in blogville 🙁
I am sorry to hear this-I know GJ was not doing too well.