Jericho - A Love Story

by Patricia Higgins
(Wilmington, NC, USA)

Jericho - Forever Written In My Heart

Jericho - Forever Written In My Heart

Jericho - Forever Written In My Heart
Jericho - In Happier Times

This past Saturday, August 18, 2012, my kitty Jericho was put to sleep because of kidney disease and a brain tumor. The last few months before his death, he also lost total vision in both eyes.

Jericho was 15 years old, and had been with me and my son since he was a small kitten. Wherever I went, Jericho went. We cuddled, we slept together on the same bed, we both loved each other deeply. He would always be at the front door to greet me when I came home from work, and he was never more than a few feet away from me.

It broke my heart to watch Jericho the past few months, isolating himself at the front door entrance, only coming to visit me when I would encourage him to eat and drink, of which he did both very little, and just for me. He would no longer sleep on my bed, and the loss of vision caused him to lose his direction and sense of balance. He walked into walls and other obstacles, but he just kept going. He was down to half of his usual 14 pound weight. I knew he was ready to go, and finally decided it was time to put Jericho first. He went softly and peacefully to sleep with hugs, kisses, whispers, and all my love. I've never cried so much in my life. I will always love and miss my baby. My heart is totally broken. Jericho was the light of my life.

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Aug 28, 2012
by: Martha

I am sorry for your loss, I hope that you remember that he was happy for a long time with you and your son and his love will be forever with you. Thinking of you.

Aug 25, 2012
Feeling sorry for your loss
by: Sandy

Dear Patricia,
I'm deeply pained at your loss of your kitty Jericho but was happy to read that you and your furbaby had a very loving relationship for 15 years. I know it is difficult for you to get over his loss. Time is a great healer and hope that one day you will bring in another homeless kitty and provide him/ her the same affection. Of course we cannot forget our fur babies who have passed away but the new ones can comfort us in some ways. I had my kitty Poochie Girl only for 4 months (such a short term) with me and I'm still unable to come to terms with her death. By the way your Jerichos features are similar to my Poochie
May God give you the strength to bear Jericho's loss and may Jericho R.I.P

Aug 25, 2012
Jericho - A Love Story
by: Doreen U.K.

Patricia I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved JERICHO. You gave him so much LOVE and he LOVED you back in a way that HURTS from your loss of him.
This is such a beautiful LOVE STORY. I hope that you will go on to have many more pets so that you can continue this LOVE STORY. Thank you for sharing.

Aug 25, 2012
Loving just hurts
by: jeannie

Have had to put down Frank, he was my all fellow as was your Jericho. Just to hard. But he had been though so much just stay with me. Only remember now the good times. He in resting peacefully now,no more of that sick stuff. You did the right thing and he thanks you for let him go. Like our parents has they pass we just never forget their love for us and our love for them. But God can it be lonely. You just pray and move on to a new love. Not easy. Enjoy your thought of his best day and not the worst.

Aug 24, 2012
by: Vera

I am so sorry for your loss.I lost my precious Tail last summer when I just wanted to have him dematted,but he died on the table as the vet found a tumor in his esophagus.To this day,i can not get over it and miss him everyday.His mom,Shaylynn,who is 15 is now dying,and that breaks my heart as well,but this time i can prepare.I feel your sorrow and I hope that it gets better for you.Just keep the beautiful memories of your precious kitty and know that he had a beautiful life with you.God Bless you for being such a beautiful owner and loving an animal so much.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Aug 24, 2012
by: Sharon

Your love for Jericho was what kept him going until the very end Pat. The decision to let him go was a hard one but the right one. You will always have him in your heart.

Aug 24, 2012
by: Jen B

I hope fond memories of your beloved Jericho sustain you and warm your heart now and always and am so very sorry for your loss.

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