Posey died today.  If you’ve been here long enough you already know that he was a special little person in a fur suit and I’ve had him for almost half of my life.

I’m too sad to write about him right now so instead I’m posting a video we once made together for some orphans in Africa.  It’s sort of a long story.  Much like Posey’s life.

Please go and hug your little friends a little tighter for me.

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  1. Had a heart attack moment a few days ago when my cat was sleeping so deeply that he didn’t wake for several seconds after petting. I am so, so sorry for your loss.

  2. Oh no! So sorry. When I saw that tweet, all I could think was “Oh no, oh no, oh no…” Sorry about this day. Sending hugs your way.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve loved hearing about Posey on your blog.

  4. I can’t really think of anything that could comfort you in the face of such a loss, except that I am so, so, so very sorry.

  5. Oh Jenny:

    The Posey stories were always my favourites. I’m so sorry for your loss and hope that Ferris Mewler is handling the loss of his furry friend OK as well.

  6. “My heart has joined The Thousand, for my friend stopped running today” — Watership Down
    My beloved King Louis will be waiting across the rainbow bridge to show him where all the comfy cushions and tasty treats are.

  7. My grandmother’s name is Posey, so this feels very strange to me.
    So sorry to hear though. It always hurts when you lose someone/thing you love.

  8. I’m so sorry, Jenny. I lost 2 of my kitties within a year of each other. They are family and it’s hard to say goodbye.

  9. I am sorry, and I wonder whether you stuff loved ones so they are always with you, or find such practices “creepy” (i.e., reserved for stranger animals).

  10. I’m very, very sorry. I will hug & kiss my three cats– and in general embarrass the hell out of them– in Posey’s name. A virtual hug to you.

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss. Posey looked like a fluffier version of my childhood cat so I have so, so much sympathy for you.

  12. Oh, no. Oh, i’m so sorry, Jenny. I know how much you loved Posey. Many hugs to you and yours. 🙁

  13. My sympathies. The one and only pet in my life is my 16.5 year-old Shih Tzu. I pray that Posey gave you as much joy as Sisko is giving me!

  14. I’m so sorry! I lost one of mine last year and I’m still not over it, and don’t expect to be for a long long time.


    Cry. It’s okay and it’s good for you. And you have about a million warm hugs and soft shoulders if you need them.

  15. I’m so sorry. Those little bodies leave behind awfully big holes in our lives.

  16. I’m so sorry Jenny. By the way, you sing beautifully and this is a lovely thing to be able to post at such a time.. My condolences and much love always

  17. So sorry for your loss. I was floored by how hard the loss of my kitties hit me last year. Wish I still had one to hug tighter for you today. <3

  18. I’m so sorry, Jenny. Losing our pets is like losing a member of the family. My heart hurts for you. Take care of yourself and your sweet daughter.