Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Heaven's Newest Angel Kitty - Fly High Jami

Hi Pals,

Too many of my pals lately are crossing that Rainbow Bridge.   Sadly last Friday I learned of another one - Jami (one of the kitties at @MizzBassie's house).

Jami was an extra special kitty rescued by Brian's Dad at http://www.brianshomeblog.com/ last fall from a shelter that was a poor situation for him.  A forever home needed to be found fast.   Tweets were sent out on Twitter which happened to draw the attention of @MizzBassie's human, who was ready to adopt another kitty.   But Jami needed to be transported from North Carolina to Southern Florida - Yowzer! That's a long way.   

Well, you know the blogging and Twitter community -  they always come together.   A Special Guardian Angel with a group of volunteers in place agreed to transport Jamie.    Wow - all of Twitter was watching the tweets the day Jami made the trip. with the volunteers tweeting each time Jami was handed off to the next driver.   You should have heard the cheers go up on Twitter and Face Book when a picture was shown of Jami placed in the arms of @MizzBassie's human.

No one really knows Jami's history, but apparently Jami had been used to going outside.   He would occasionally escape out the door when a human opened it -  no matter how careful the humans were.   You know us kitties when we have our mind on something - there is no changing it.  Sadly one night last week Jami made his great escape and was hit by a car.

@MizzBassie and her family are devastated.  And sadly MizzBassie wants to blame herself.  But all us kitties know that if we put our minds to something, there is no changing it.  I have known @MizzBassie and her human on Twitter now for 4+ years and I know all the kitties and woofies in that house get the best of care and attention.   It is NOT @MizzBassie's fault and it's so sad that it had to happen on her watch.

If you haven't already done so, please go over to The Bassie Bulletin  and leave a few kind words.   The family needs all the hugs it can get right now. 

Jami - I'll never forget you buddy.  You were so handsome and loved your new family so much.  If was a great honor to have played a tiny part in your finding your forever home.    You can run free now pal, but know your humans are missing you ever so much and they will never forget you - and neither will my family!

Your buddy,

Mario 

25 comments:

Brian said...

We are all still so sad about dear Jami but we are so happy he knew love before he left us. Dear Jami will live in our jearts forever and we know the same is true for everyone who met him during his transport. Run free dear Jami, you truly toched the world.

Simba said...

We are so sorry to hear this about Jami. Of course Miz Bassie must not blame herself.

Random Felines said...

oh no.....that is terrible

Katie Isabella said...

I remember Jami so well. I remember when Brian was trying to find the little one a home and the cavalcade that helped him reach Miz Bassie. I am so sad for them all.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are very sad to hear about Jami.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We remember Jami and his journey to his furrever home. It makes us very sad to hear about his accident. Accidents happen and Mizz Bassie mustn't blame herself for what happened.

Marg said...

Oh that is soooooooo sad. We sure are sad. WE sure send tons of hugs and purrs. Tale care/.

Nerissa said...

I didn't know 'bout this. Thank you for letting us know, Mario. I'm gonna go visit Jami's family right now.

Purrs,
Nissy

William said...

We didn't know Jami but what a very sad story. :-(

Tamago said...

I am so truly sorry to hear about Jami. His family must be devastated to lose him by accident...sending warm thoughts and prayers..

Oui Oui said...

We remember Jamie! How very sad, we will go visit.

Our mom had a kitty who liked going out too. He also liked sunning himself in the middle of the road. Of course, you know what happened. Fortunately he survived and never wanted to go out again. After that, all our kitties have been house kitties. You are so right, if a kitty want to do something, they will find a way.

We are purring for Jamie's mom and all of his loved ones.

Cathy Keisha said...

OMC! I don't know this! I'll have to go offer condolences now.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Oh Mario, I did not know...I so remember when Jami got his furrever castle...he was so loved...

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I remember Jami's transport and I was so sad when I heard he died. And you are right, Mario, there IS no blame. I know his human is having a hard time not blaming herself, but it is true. And she gave him an awesome life while he was with her - a life he would not have had at all if she had not stepped up to rescue him. And I will always remember the inspiration his rescue gave so many of us - and that was a special gift.

ANGEL ABBY said...

We were a part of the group that helped Transport Jami and we were devasted when we heard the news. We know he was a very special boy, and very sweet, we are glad he had his forever home here on this earth and now he has his permanent one in heaven.

*purrs*

Kitties Blue said...

We didn't know Jami, but we know the situation too well. This happened with one of our kitties, Twinkle, years ago. Mom couldn't keep her in no matter how hard she tried, and one sunny day, Twinkle lost her life to a car. Lately, Astrid has been displaying so many of Astrid's traits that Mom feels as if Twinkle has come home. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

rumpydog.com said...

What a sad story. I am sure Jami would not want the humans who have done so much to feel so miserable. Sending love and comfort to all.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, how very sad that Jami had to go to the Bridge so soon. We are sending purrs and prayers to Mizz Bassie.

Austin Towers said...

It is true that some cats just have to go outside (I'm one of them!) but that is so sad about Jami. It is not his mom's fault, though. She must not blame herself! But I have the sads for Jami's family :( xx

Clooney said...

Oh Mario, we are so sorry to hear about your friend Jami, that is so, so sad. Sending our gentlest purrs to Mizz Bassie.

Be Well Sweet Jami

Kjelle Bus said...

I´m very sorry to hear about Jami :(
I remember last year when he was transported all that looong way down to Florida :)

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

So sad to see another kitty leave fer the Bridge. This has been a hard month.

Deb Barnes said...

We are so sorry to hear of Jami's passing. That is such a sad story but we know what it is like when a pet has a mind of it's own. My prayers are with Mizz Bassie.

Purrs from the Zee and Zoey gang and thank you for posting the tribute picture of our beloved Jazz who we will miss so dearly...

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We are sorry to hear this--but also glad that Jami got to have such a good life with his new family. XOXOXO

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Jami was a shock for me...I hope I never ever try to get out my door...