Cat Friends: Remembering Bas


Last week I lost my kitty bestie, Bas. He fell ill and was hospitalized for five days but his little body just couldn’t make it. He died on Monday afternoon, December 19. I’m devastated. Bas was only five years old and I was so unprepared for this kind of loss.

I’m trying to remember the sweet good times (which we had every single day!) but I’m just so sad right now. I know the pain will lessen somewhat over time, but I’m pretty sure it is always going to hurt my heart when I think of him.

Bas loved his tuffy (his bed) and it still holds its place of prominence in our living room. I’m hoping the other kitties will decide they want to sleep there now. I’m giving them that option rather than removing the tuffy. They’ve shown some curiosity about it.

We had one of our favorite photos of Bas enlarged and are having it framed to hang above his tuffy spot so that he will always be around when we’re enjoying company or just hanging out. We also opted for a private cremation so we can keep his ashes. We’re planning a little ceremony once we receive them.

Bas with his papa

My friends and family have been so wonderful in their offering of love and support. We’ve received flowers, a donation in Bas’ name to an animal rescue, a book about Cat Heaven, a beautiful necklace in his honor, money to help pay the vet bills, and countless messages offering condolences. Thank you everyone for your kindness!

Bas was so awesome. Rest in peace little bestie.

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12 thoughts on “Cat Friends: Remembering Bas

  1. notablynicole says:

    May he rest in peace. *hugs* and *love* to you xx

  2. mskristiina says:

    Thank you for sharing Jenna. I think it’s so brave and wonderful that you’ve been able to write about Bas. I swear losing a young cat is the hardest thing ever. It’s so shocking when you thought you had more time with them. I don’t know if the pain ever lessons or if you just learn to live with it and laugh again but it does get easier to function eventually. I swear.

  3. Kelly says:

    Oh, Jen. I’m so sorry. Losing a pet (family member/friend/bff/furbaby) is devastating. I’m sending you lots of love.

  4. Oh dear, I know words don’t mean much during times like these, but I am so so so sorry! Here’s a giant hug [——————————–] Hang in there!!

  5. Marissa Rath says:

    My heart breaks for you – MAJOR HUGS! <3

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss, losing a friend is such a devastating thing to go through. I’m sending lots and lots of internet hugs.

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