A black and white cat snoozing in a sunny spot

Teej (TJ)

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A black and white cat snoozing in a sunny spot

Goodbye Old Friend

About a week ago our old friend Teej finally set aside the troubles of daily life. He was 21 years old and his body just wore out.  

Teej came to us as a young foster cat just barely out of kittenhood.  He had a broken leg and a pellet gun wound that needed healing.  From the very beginning he finagled his way into our hearts.  He was the first of several foster cats who stayed on as family.

He loved being close to his people. Whenever there was a home maintenance project he was sure to be close at hand. He never did learn to hold the flashlight though. 

As he aged, Teej did a great job of adjusting to a rambling life. He loved exploring the world with us, checking out airport terminals or train stations or, toward the end, simply settling in at whatever temporary apartment we were calling home.  He taught both of us important lessons about accepting the aging process with grace and dignity. 

Teej was a venerable old friend whose company we will sorely miss.  

Jamie  wants “life on gentle cycle” to be a story of enough rather than a search for more.  His focus is on simplicity, quiet presence, low impact travel, and mostly on living gently. He also manages the technical aspects of GentleCycle.net

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