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Rest in Peace June Buggie

My little ranter has died.


Two weeks ago we were at the vet because he wasn’t eating. They drew blood from his jugular and felt nothing unusual in his neck. The blood work looked good.

Last week we were back because he was worse. The tumor had grown rapidly, because now it could be felt. JB was so weak that surgery wasn’t a reasonable option. Our vet tried a steroid shot to see if she could shrink the tumor and stimulate his appetite.

He ate for a few days, but very little yesterday and nothing today. And he was tired. just worn out.

So this afternoon I said my good-byes, and gave him his rest.

Approximately 17 years ago, Junior and his brother Bubba were feral kittens a co-worker captured at the worksite. I had just said good-bye to my kitty Precious so she put them in a carrier and left them on my desk. I took them home and we were together from then on.


I am gutted. Saying good-bye to two such monumental figures in my heart and in my life in such a short span of time has wiped me out.

I know I haven’t written much lately, and I probably won’t for awhile. I need to grieve.

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Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


94 thoughts on “Rest in Peace June Buggie

  1. I am so sorry. There is nothing I can say that will help to heal this. Please take time and be gentle with yourself.

    Posted by Bernadette | May 31, 2017, 5:32 PM
  2. I feel echos of your grief, from when I lost my Fang . . . and that was in 2012. This is the very hardest part of life and love. I hope you care for yourself in the long process that now follows. A gentle embrace to you as you negotiate each moment going forward. I am so very sorry for your losses.

    Posted by nadbugs | May 31, 2017, 5:34 PM
  3. So sorry to hear about June Buggie. Seems like Rumpy and June Buggie wanted to stay together. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Posted by Bongo | May 31, 2017, 5:35 PM
  4. I am so very sorry. It is so unfair to experience two devastating losses so close together. My heart is with you.

    Posted by Jan K | May 31, 2017, 5:36 PM
  5. I can only imagine what you are going through. Not one major loss, but two. My heart breaks for you. I hope you can give yourself some time and space to recover from not only the loss of Rumpy, but now his pal June Buggy. Companion animals are the next best thing to sliced bread, until we lose them. Then it is heart-rending.

    Holding you in the light as Rumpy greets June Buggy once more.

    Posted by anotherboomerblog | May 31, 2017, 5:38 PM
  6. Oh my prayers are with you. How hard this must be for you. You have given them all a loving caring home and dignity at the end.

    Posted by Christina M Agans | May 31, 2017, 5:41 PM
  7. I’m sorry. Thinking of you.

    Posted by Maria Appleby | May 31, 2017, 5:42 PM
  8. We’re so sorry to hear about June Buggy and are sending warm hugs to you.

    Posted by Millie & Walter | May 31, 2017, 5:49 PM
  9. So sorry – Rest in peace, June Buggie – or better yet, run with Rumppydog again.

    Posted by Mary McNeil | May 31, 2017, 5:53 PM
  10. Sending love, love and more love. Devastated for you. x

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | May 31, 2017, 5:55 PM
  11. I’m so very sorry . . . heartbroken for your losses . . .

    Posted by awordfromsolo | May 31, 2017, 5:55 PM
  12. Take your time to grieve…. I lost two of my dogs within a year, and that is a lot to take in. Much love to you and Rest in Peace JB, run free, be with Rumpy again.

    Posted by balancingshadows | May 31, 2017, 5:56 PM
  13. I am so, so very sorry. My thoughts are with you all.

    Posted by pensitivity101 | May 31, 2017, 5:56 PM
  14. We’re so sorry to hear about June Buggie. We’re sending purrs and prayers.

    The Florida Furkids

    Posted by The Florida Furkids | May 31, 2017, 6:00 PM
  15. I’m so sorry about June Buggie…..I’m feeling so sad and still can’t accept the fact that Rumpy had gone….and now, our lovely June Buggie…my first love in cats doesn’t there anymore….I can’t find any word….I’m very sad, too….Jen, I’m very much worried of you…..June Buggie….I still love him so much…..Please please rest in peace…..I love you June Buggie….

    Posted by eripanwkevin | May 31, 2017, 6:04 PM
  16. Jen I am so sad to hear about June Buggie. It was hard enough knowing Rumpy got his wings. Prayers for you, as I know how much it hurts to lose 2 furbabies in the same year. May God give you strength and the time you need to grieve and heal.

    Posted by Bikerchick | May 31, 2017, 6:08 PM
  17. I am so very sorry. Sending many purrs and much love. This is hard!

    Posted by Andrea Kenner | May 31, 2017, 6:11 PM
  18. My heart is breaking for you. June Buggie was a beautiful Angel here on Earth and will forever be a beautiful Angel watching over all of those he loves and all of us who love him. He will forever be in our hearts and in our thoughts. Rest in Paradise sweet June Buggie. Sending hugs and love to you all. Sending hugs and love up to June Buggie and Rumpy too, from me and the kids. Keeping you in our thoughts.

    Posted by Sidney Behnke | May 31, 2017, 6:11 PM
  19. My heart and soul just ache for you. Both June Buggie and Rumpy were larger than life. You did such an amazing job of sharing them with all of us. It is so unfair that you lost them both and so close together. It is unfathomable to me. I don’t even have the words that properly convey how horrible I feel for you. Please, if there is anything at all I can do, if you want to scream, vent, cry, whatever, please, please I am here ((((hugs))) I am so deeply, deeply sorry.

    Posted by Dakota/Caren/Cody | May 31, 2017, 6:28 PM
  20. So very, very sorry once again for your loss. 😦

    Posted by grannyK | May 31, 2017, 6:28 PM
  21. OMG! My heart breaks for you!

    Posted by suzydstristan | May 31, 2017, 6:32 PM
  22. Sweet friend, I am so heartbroken over this…there are just no words. Let your heart grieve as much as you need. You are loved and cared for…always.

    Posted by The Painter Pack | May 31, 2017, 6:34 PM
  23. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. XO

    Posted by 15andmeowing | May 31, 2017, 6:35 PM
  24. Oh dear – my heart is breaking for you. losing two precious fur children within a month or so is just too, too much. Losing one is bad enough, but 2 – i can’t even imagine how horrible you feel. Sending you big HUGS because I’m at a loss for anything else to do. HUGS!

    Posted by mariodacat | May 31, 2017, 6:44 PM
  25. I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful June Buggie, Jen.

    Posted by Catwoods | May 31, 2017, 6:50 PM
  26. so sorry

    Posted by ksbeth | May 31, 2017, 6:55 PM
  27. We are so very sorry and just can’t imagine what you’re going through will all of this. Hugs from all of us.

    Posted by Brian | May 31, 2017, 7:00 PM
  28. *hugs* from my home to yours.

    Posted by Kate Crimmins | May 31, 2017, 7:07 PM
  29. This is heartbreaking. I’m so sorry.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | May 31, 2017, 7:18 PM
  30. Oh, no! I’m so sorry! RIP, angel June Buggie. You are now reunited with Rumpy. Jen and everyone will miss you, and one day Jen will be with you again. *hugs*

    Posted by jowensauthor | May 31, 2017, 7:24 PM
  31. My dear friend, am so terribly sorry about June Buggy. I never dreamed you would have to tell us this devastating news and so soon after our Rumpy. Sending love and soft hugs. And my condolences and understanding, XXX

    Posted by Katie Isabella | May 31, 2017, 7:31 PM
  32. oh my Lord, I am so sorry! June Buggie Angel, rest peacefully with Angel Rumpy, hearts so broken, but you will live eternal in those same hearts…Love you.

    Posted by catseye | May 31, 2017, 7:32 PM
  33. So very sorry for your loss. I had two sisters pass at the age of 8 within a month and I know the devastation.

    Posted by corkscot | May 31, 2017, 7:40 PM
  34. I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. Your precious fur babies will always be with you.I wish there was something I could say to make you feel better. Take care of yourself. xxx

    Posted by JoviLifer | May 31, 2017, 7:44 PM
  35. Jen, you’ve had too many tragedies in a short period. DeeDee, then Rumpy, and now June Buggie. Take time for yourself to grieve. Those three were so special and certainly filled your house with love. They will stay in your heart. You are strong and will be there to comfort Bubba and Gray Baby. Sending love and hugs.

    Posted by Lynda | May 31, 2017, 7:44 PM
  36. I am without words!
    Take good care of yourself, Jen! This is unusually tough! ❤

    Posted by becca givens | May 31, 2017, 7:54 PM
  37. Oh this is so sad. We are so sorry…sending you lots of purrs….

    Posted by The Island Cats | May 31, 2017, 7:58 PM
  38. Grieve your most, they and you deserve that. Much heart for you.

    Posted by Becky | May 31, 2017, 8:00 PM
  39. RIP, JB. You were a good egg. Prayers for your family to heal from this loss on the heels of such a recent devastating loss. This is just too much.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake and Mom

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | May 31, 2017, 8:26 PM
  40. So sorry. R.I.P June Buggie

    Posted by Catherine Johnson | May 31, 2017, 8:31 PM
  41. I’ll be thinking of you, Jen.

    Posted by Candace | May 31, 2017, 8:37 PM
  42. So very sorry – you set an example for love, compassion, and honesty all should follow

    Posted by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) | May 31, 2017, 8:43 PM
  43. I am so sorry! Can only imagine the pain of losing two precious furries within a short time. I always enjoyed Rumpy and June Buggie’s posts.. Hugs.

    Posted by jansfunnyfarm | May 31, 2017, 9:46 PM
  44. Oh, Jen. I’m sorry there’s nothing I can do to make things better. I wish there was. Take all the time you need to grieve, and to take care of you. We are thinking of you, dear friend.

    Posted by meowmeowmans | May 31, 2017, 9:57 PM
  45. I am so very sorry. It seems when we lose one, we often lose another – and it’s just so unbearably sad. Grief doubled…when one grief is already gut-wrenching. Bless your heart. Take care of yourself. We will be here when you come back.

    Posted by Sheila Morris | May 31, 2017, 10:00 PM
  46. Oh no. 😣 I am so sorry, Jen. Take all the time you need to grieve. Thinking about you.

    Paws & Storm

    Posted by paws2smile | May 31, 2017, 10:05 PM
  47. Oh no – this is so not fair – to lose two furkids so close together, I am just so very sorry. When you lost Rumpy I, as did many, could relate to losing a furkid that we felt so close to. I just don’t know what to say about your loss of June Buggie – yes, I have lost cats but that was years ago as a child. But I don’t think I could deal with such a loss as you have to deal with now. However, I do think we all understand that you need some time to grieve – all of us and Blogville will still be here for you when you are ready.
    R.I.P. dear little June Buggie
    And prayers and hugs to you, Jen


    Posted by Kim Brooks | May 31, 2017, 10:47 PM
  48. I am so sorry. The pain and grief must be unbearable. Sending you warm and loving thoughts.

    Posted by KDKH | May 31, 2017, 11:04 PM
  49. Sad news. Rest in Peace to both Rumpy and June. While I am new to your blog, I am really sorry to hear of your losses. Stay in peace, stay in love, grieve and feel. 😢

    Posted by colettebytes | May 31, 2017, 11:26 PM
  50. So sorry Jen, you are still in our thoughts.
    Denzil’s daaad. X

    Posted by Denzil's daaad. | May 31, 2017, 11:33 PM
  51. This must feel almost too much to bear, so close to losing Rumpy. Perhaps they needed each other. I wish I could give you a hug. Be kind to yourself in this awful time. Much love xxxx

    Posted by Jo Bryant | June 1, 2017, 12:36 AM
  52. Bless you. This is such sad news. We are all thinking of you here.
    Sending all our love, Tess, Monty and Chicken ❤️

    Posted by captaingreyhound | June 1, 2017, 1:02 AM
  53. hugs to you and a kiss to your june buggie…. hard to find words, too much tears…

    Posted by easyweimaraner | June 1, 2017, 1:27 AM
  54. Now he and Rumpy are together again. May he RIP. God Bless

    Posted by Susan Langer | June 1, 2017, 1:40 AM
  55. So sorry to read this sad news, Jen. June Buggie and Rumpy will never be forgotten. Wishing you lots of strength. You are in my thoughts.

    Posted by Herman | June 1, 2017, 2:03 AM
  56. I’m so sorry to hear this news, it’s utterly heartbreaking. I have no words that can help right now. You are in my thoughts. Please take care & be kind to yourself *hugs* xxxxxxxxx

    Posted by Christine Davidson | June 1, 2017, 5:24 AM
  57. The tumor on my cat Kit grew so fast… I can relate so closely to what you just went through.

    Sending purrs of healing and condolence

    Posted by Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens | June 1, 2017, 6:23 AM
  58. We are so sorry for you loss, Jen. There are no words to make this easier, but you will never find a more empathetic group of people than your fellow pet parents. Take the time you need for yourself. Sending love.

    Posted by Paprika Furstenburg | June 1, 2017, 6:56 AM
  59. My condolences, Jen. I am so sorry. There are no words.

    Posted by bitcodavid | June 1, 2017, 7:13 AM
  60. We are so sorry fo your loss. Warm hugs to you!

    Posted by Photofinland by Rantasalot | June 1, 2017, 7:16 AM
  61. Sending you much love!

    Posted by JA Hitchcock (@Netcrimes) | June 1, 2017, 7:42 AM
  62. So very sorry for this additional loss. Loving thoughts being sent your way with oodles of poodle kisses. 🐩 May tender memories of your two fur-kids provide comforting thoughts.

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | June 1, 2017, 7:57 AM
  63. Heartbreaking. So sorry.

    Posted by Patricia | June 1, 2017, 8:29 AM
  64. That piles too much heartache on you at once. So very sorry for you.

    Posted by Animalcouriers | June 1, 2017, 8:37 AM
  65. I’m so sorry for your loss. Both because it is too soon after the Rumpster and my own fur-baby Jamima Patch the Pirate cat Puddleduck! I want to suggest a pact and I have been planning to move before I open my heart and home to a new Fur-baby, but just in case email me to form our pact? Not so cheery, H

    Posted by helentastic67 | June 1, 2017, 8:41 AM
  66. I am heartbroken for you, Jen! It is truly a very sad time! June Buggie and Rumpy were a huge presence in the blogosphere, so for you it must be something akin to being hit by a truck! Gentle hugs and purrs, Caro and Austin xx

    Posted by CATachresis | June 1, 2017, 11:03 AM
  67. So so sorry, thinking of you 💜

    Posted by willowdot21 | June 1, 2017, 11:23 AM
  68. I’m so sorry to hear this Jen. So soon after Rumpy.
    But there has been so much love and care between you all, and that’s what i will remember 💝💝💝

    Posted by Sarah Tamblyn | June 1, 2017, 11:24 AM
  69. Damn I’m Gutted for you Jen,you take care of your self and take as long as you need to grieve.Speedy and I will be here when you are ready,So much love for you,xx Rachel and Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | June 1, 2017, 12:08 PM
  70. I’m so sorry Jen. Losing 2 big parts of your heart so close together is really hard. I really miss Mac and Wink and I know how much you miss Rumpy and JB. Take your time to grieve. It does help. Lily and Sunny are helping me heal but I still have times when I just cry. We will still be here whenever you’re ready. (((hugs)))

    Posted by bigdogmom2013 | June 1, 2017, 12:36 PM
  71. I am so sad to read this! 😦 I have been reading about your friends as time permits off and on and I’ve always had a soft spot for JB since I am a cat lover. I miss my Kiki girl tremendously and think of her often. Will send prayers your way.

    Posted by jlee5879 | June 1, 2017, 4:01 PM
  72. I’m so very sorry for your loss, Jen. Holding you all in Love and Light. xoM

    Posted by Margarita | June 1, 2017, 4:41 PM
  73. I’m saddened to read about this, Jen. As with all of your other 4-legged children, please understand they had a great life with you. And please don’t give up your blog! Even if you re-name it, I know you still have a lot to say about our world.

    Posted by Alejandro De La Garza | June 1, 2017, 7:32 PM
  74. This is so heartbreaking. I am sorry you have lost two beloved family members. My deepest sympathies.

    Posted by zannyro | June 1, 2017, 8:30 PM
  75. I’m so sorry.

    Posted by Clowie | June 2, 2017, 2:02 AM
  76. sweet june buggie…thanks for all of the memories and your beauty and character…

    Posted by murphysmission | June 2, 2017, 2:55 AM
  77. I’m so sorry. So very sorry.

    Posted by The Scottie Chronicles | June 2, 2017, 6:37 PM
  78. I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences.

    Posted by Jackie | June 2, 2017, 7:54 PM
  79. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Posted by Wazeau | June 3, 2017, 9:14 AM
  80. Good bye gorgeous June Buggie.

    Posted by Summer Solstice Girl | June 3, 2017, 10:29 PM
  81. I still love to see Rumpy’s face.

    Posted by helentastic67 | June 4, 2017, 9:00 AM
  82. I am so sorry Jen. This is such sad news and my heart aches for you. Losing one beloved animal is tough enough, but to have two leave so close in time seems unbearable. May both Rumpy and June Buggie rest peacefully. Take care of yourself. You are in my prayers.

    Posted by Laurie Bartolo | June 6, 2017, 12:51 PM
  83. Oh, Jen, I am so very sorry…my heart just breaks for you.

    Posted by FiveSibesMom | June 8, 2017, 12:49 AM
  84. Such sad news .. I’m so very sorry

    Posted by Julie@frogpondfarm | June 8, 2017, 5:01 AM
  85. Dear Jen: I am so out of the loop with blogs. I apologize.
    I decided to catch up on yours & I am so very sorry that June Buggie has gone! I KNOW he meant so much to you & I pray your memories will be a comfort in the days to come.
    With deepest sympathy, Sherri-Ellen 😦

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | June 8, 2017, 7:27 PM
  86. My heart breaks for you, to lose Rumpy and June Buggie so close together. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Posted by Two Black Dogs | June 8, 2017, 10:14 PM
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  88. So sorry for your loss.

    Posted by onesweetiepea | June 19, 2017, 4:44 PM
  89. Awwww what a heart ache!!! You will be reunited with them in heaven I am sure!!

    Posted by 4ever21christina | July 22, 2017, 2:41 PM


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