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Jinx (25/12/2007-29/4/2021)

 We sadly lost our gorgeous Jinxie this week, from liver and kidney failure.  Jinx was a much loved family member and the house is not the same without him.  A drive in 2007 with our then teenage daughter ended up with us bringing home an adorable, very active ginger kitten who quickly had the whole family enchanted with him, even our dogs at the time Toby and Charlie.  He was the sweetest boy and loved attention from everyone!  Our son was devoted to him too and after our daughter left home Jinx had him totally under his control which continued until the very end of his life.

My favourite memory of Jinx is from when we babysat a lamb for a couple of weeks.  Charlie and Jinx who were both quite young at the time, thought it was a wonderful new friend and played happily outside with him for hours each day.  Their new friend even came with an added bonus as they would both help clean up his face after he had his bottled milk feeds.  

Jinx grew into a very gentle, extremely fluffy, big cat with the most glorious tail.  He lived through our house being flooded, us living in a caravan and the shed for months while house repairs were done, a mouse plague while we were living in the shed and our move into town from the village we had lived in all his life.  The new house in town was not the same for him and he became a total house cat (our cats are normally house cats but the dogs went outside so Jinx did too) and spent his days contentedly with our son and eventually Puss Puss and Lily (our sons other two cats).  After Puss Puss passed Lily and Jinx became pretty close and she was wonderful with both Jinx and our son this week.

He was buried along side Toby, Charlie and Puss Puss and is greatly loved and missed.

Jinx b.25/12/2007 - d.29/4/2021


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