Farewell Java

Liz and I are distraught tonight. Our best little friend Java was hit by a car while wandering some distance from our house. He was a great, great cat, probably the best we’ve ever had, and we will miss him dreadfully. It was awful when Bob disappeared 18 months ago, but at least he’d had a good innings, wasn’t well and we understood that he probably went off to die. It’s worse with Java – the poor little fella was only a year old and still had a lot of living and loving to go.

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9 Responses to Farewell Java

  1. George says:

    John, as current “staff” of Nunki and Encke, we sympathise with your loss.

    A few months ago I ran over a Burmese cat on Anne St. He darted out suddenly in front of our slow-moving car. I had absolutely no chance of avoiding him. We took him immediately to the Wadestown vet bleeding from the mouth but alive. The vet had to put him down. We were quite distraught and his owner was too, but she forgave us. Sadly, Burmese seem to lack road sense.

  2. Su says:

    That is the worst news for a long time. I am very, very sorry for you and sad about that.
    Sadie is not going to accept this, he is emotionally hers and has had a big impact on her little life and she can finally say Java!
    Well, we are lucky we got to know and love him.
    Bye, bye little Java.

  3. Fred Frazier says:

    Lynn & I were looking forward to meeting Java on our visit. So sorry to hear about him. Life sure isn’t fair sometimes. It always amazes me how such little ‘packages’ of joy like our dogs & cats can bring so much love and enjoyement into our lives.
    Peace Java.


  4. Canada Macs says:

    So sorry to hear the news. He looks like such a wonderful kitty and I wish Jaimie and I could have had a chance to meet him. It’s amazing just how much we do fall in love with these little guys and our thoughts will be with you!

    Pat and Jaimie

  5. Carey2 says:

    Our hearts bleed for you John & Liz
    I can’t begin to imagine how you feel, after our discussion this week on cats John it just doesn’t seem real.
    All burmese are very special and we, in this family especially get very close to them I think the MacGibbon whanu must have had more burmese per capita than any other family (except breeders).
    As George said not a lot of road sense, they think the world will stand still for them, it often does, but sadly not always.
    We can not always protect them, shutting them up & destroying their adventurous spirit is not how you love a cat.
    RIP Java, life was too short
    from the Careyclan

  6. Sandy says:

    Oh I’m so sorry. That’s not fair.

  7. Glen says:

    So sorry John and Liz – he looked such a lovely wee man and twice in such a short time is just too much. Your little Pandora enticed us into the group of Burmese lovers so many years ago and we know just what an enormous gap those little cats can leave.

  8. Guy says:

    Poor little Java. He was a nice little cat 😦

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