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Jimpsy, Prissy Pretty Ninja Kitty, Jimps, Jimpster, Little Old Lady
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She would maul you for ham.
She hated other cats, being picked up and being left alone in the house for long periods of time.
She would quite happily play with anything. Even in her old age she would dart around the room after a dressing gown cord.
Favorite Nap Spot:
She worshipped my mum's room and alternated sleeping spots within it.
Ham. No contest.
Matrix-style ninja moves.
indoors and outdoors
Jimpy was a stray for the first two years of her life. My mum's friend June was feeding her but failed to notice that Jimpy was pregnant. Jimpy gave birth to a litter of kittens one night in June's back garden, but was too malnourished to care for them, so sadly the little ones passed away. June realised that Jimpy could be in trouble if this happened again so she took Jimpy in. After the vet work was done June adopted Jimpy.
Jimpy adjusted surprisingly quickly to being a pet cat, but she could not stay with June too long. June was moving to a smaller house and the hustle and bustle of moving was upsetting Jimpy. Scared that Jimpy would bolt, June allowed myself and my family to look after Jimpy until the move was complete.
I was excited because I'd always wanted a cat but was never allowed a pet beyond goldfish. June left Jimpy with us that fateful night, and Jimpy watched with confusion as her owner left the house without her.
We had never cared for a cat before so we followed June's advice. We placed Jimpy's basket in the kitchen and locked her in there just as we were told to. Jimpy was having none of it! She shot out of the kitchen and planted herself firmly on mum's bed. Mum's bedroom became her favourite room of the house from there onwards.
We'd had Jimpy for a while and she was settling in quite well. One night June phoned us and explained that the burglar alarm system in her house could be easily triggered by a cat. From then onwards Jimpy was ours.
When we went on holiday Jimpy would pine for us and sometimes refuse food. We tried to remedy this by introducing a plump little kitten named Oscar. Jimpy took an instant dislike to him but she never pined again (although she was always happy to see us!).
On the day of her death (April 14th 2004) she woke my mum up as usual because she wanted fuss and food. Mum obliged and let Jimpy outside to do her business.
When Jimpy came back in she hid herself in the living room. She had soiled the carpet (something she never did before) and was lying in a corner looking in a very sorry state. She growled whenever someone came near her. Knowing something was wrong, she went to the vet.
Mum and dad came back saying that Jimpy was critically ill and highly anaemic.
The day was tense for all of us until the vet rang and said that Jimpy seemed to be improving and was up and about wanting attention. We were all so relieved that we went out shopping and had a great time. We were allowed to visit Jimpy after 7pm (I think, it might have been 6) and she was coming home the next day.
While my mum was out finishing the shopping she recieved a call on her mobile phone from the vet confirming our worst nightmare: Jimpy was dying.
We all raced over there and Jimpy was lying on a table being kept alive by an oxygen pump. She had suffered a sudden and violent seizure and was brain stem dead. Her eyes were wide open and her tail was frizzed out, but this was just shock.
I had to watch the vet turn off Jimpy's oxygen supply and I watched my only faithful childhood friend die right in front of me.
So here's to you Jimpy, my velvet princess cat. Hope you're having fun wherever you are.
Prissy Pretty Ninja Kitty
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|August 12th 2004
||More than 10 years!
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