Cactus “Whacko” Jack-O-Lantern

Passed Away: 02/24/2020

Favorite Toy: string




My cat Cactus Jack-O-Lantern, nicknamed “Whacko”, was the sweetest, snuggliest furry friend a girl could ask for. Her favorite time of day was bedtime: as soon as she heard me getting into bed, she would race across the house and leap into bed with me. Then she would pace next to me until I lifted up the covers enough for her to crawl underneath with me. She would turn around and plop down against me. Then I would lay on my side, wrap my arm around her and listen to her purr – she loved so much to be held close to me and for many, many years we would fall asleep together this way.

Little Miss Whacko loved belly rubs too – she would flop down on the bed and roll over, begging for me to rub her belly. She had the softest pink skin on her little belly, adorned with a light blue line tattoo from when she was spayed, which I would shower with kisses. If I took my hand away from rubbing even for a second, she would gently grab my hand with both her paws and guide it back to her tummy for more love.

Whacko’s mom was a stray I adopted. I was there when Whacko was born and had the honor of being the first human being she ever laid eyes on when she came into this world. She spent 13 years with me before cancer took her away, she saw me through 2 marriages and 2 divorces, a college graduation, moved with me to three different cities and lived with me in five different houses. She was such a beautiful kitty, with bright green eyes (just like her mom), tiny spiky tufts of black hair at the tips of her ears, and the cutest little pink nose.

It hurts so much so know my baby is gone, but the memories I have of her will stay with me for the rest of my life. I am devastated that Whacko is no longer with us, but I’m so eternally grateful to have spent so many wonderful years with her. Rest in blessed peace, my amazing, loving, playful, cuddly, baby Whacko. I am planning for my first tattoo to be you so I can have something permanent to remember you and your cherished spirit forever. Some day I will see you on the Rainbow Bridge, but until then, rest easy, your journey is over and I love you so, so, so very much.

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