Jelly Belly – Floppycat of the Week

| May 11, 2015 | 11 Comments

Jelly Belly - Floppycat of the WeekMy beautiful kitty is named Jelly Belly – when he was little he loved to have his belly rubbed. He is a beautiful orange and white 16-year-old kitty. He found me a few weeks before my dad passed away when he was about 3 months old. I immediately fell in love with this beautiful boy who wanted nothing but to be loved. Right after my dad passed, Jelly would go and sleep with my mom, as he seemed to know she needed him. I do not have any papers on this beautiful ragdoll, but he is definitely part ragdoll, if not all.

Jelly Belly - Floppycat of the WeekDuring the past few weeks Jelly Belly has not been feeling well, I took him to the vet and they told me he had kidney disease. I started IV fluids on him, but he just did not seem to feel better. Over the weekend I took him to the emergency clinic and they admitted him and have been running test on him. They say he has chronic severe kidney disease, he has been on IV fluids all weekend but he is not wanting to eat much. Even though he is not feeling well when I come to visit he climbs in my lap and reaches up and puts his paws around my neck and just hugs me so tight. They tell me he will probably only survive a few months, but if love has anything to do with it, I know Jelly Belly will be with me a lot longer than that.

Jelly Belly - Floppycat of the WeekJelly Belly - Floppycat of the WeekWhen he was younger, he chewed on a plant that had poison on it and it caused him to be blind. Being blind did not stop him from doing anything at all. When I would leave the room for a few minutes he would miss me so much that he would run to me and jump up onto my shoulder, never putting a claw out, he trusted me so much he know I would catch him. He loves to ride around on my hip, just like a baby would be carried. He will wrap his paws around my neck so I cannot put him down.. He loves to run and jump on the leather couch and play there, jumping on the back of it and trying to climb the wall. Because he is blind he thinks everything is a toy, I can be folding socks and he thinks that is something to play with, or I may be putting on my shirt and the sleeve hits him, so he tries to play with that, strings are too little and he has trouble finding them to hit at them.

There has never been a cat that has so much love to give, and he gives it to anyone who comes in the door. Even people who do not like cats, love this beautiful boy.

Jelly Belly - Floppycat of the WeekA few years after my dad passed away, my mom also passed, and my Jelly Belly was there for me all the time. In the years that followed I have had a number of serious illness and he sits in my lap and loves on me and purrs. He has been my constant companion, always in my lap or following my whereever I go. I love this kitty so much and cannot imagine my life without him. There has never been a more loving or gentle kitty and there never will be. Jelly Belly I will love you forever.

Early in the morning of May 10, 2015, I held my beautiful baby boy as he peacefully went to sleep in my arms for the last time. I have been blessed for 16 years by this gentle soul and I will never be the same again. My heart is broken and I will always have this sweet boy in my heart and all of the love he had shown me in his lifetime.

Rest in Peace by darling kitty – I love you so much.

Jelly Belly - Floppycat of the Week

Jelly Belly - Floppycat of the Week

Jelly Belly - Floppycat of the Week

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. lrunning says:

    i’m so sorry to hear about your loss of the beautiful Jelly Belly. They give us so much love and it sounds like Jelly Belly was with you through some tough times. I”m so glad you found each other and that you were there to hold and love him in his last moments. What a terrific life he had!

  2. ABarletta says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jelly was a marvelous being and you were blessed to have him for 16 years. God bless you both.

  3. Gina Lombardi Tidwell says:

    What a sweet tribute to a wonderful boy. He was so handsome and sounds like an absolute love. I’m glad he found you. I am so sorry for your loss. Big hugs.

  4. Christy says:

    Oh, I am so sorry.

    He is beautiful and sounds like he had a soul to match.

    His story reminded me a bit of Homer from Homer’s Odyssey (the book about the “blind wonder cat”!).

    The trust you had in each other is a thing of wonder and I hope that through the tough days you are able to derive peace from that.

  5. Patti Johnson says:

    Dear Jelly Belly’s Mom: Thank you so much for sharing your love story with your amazing dear Jelly Belly. It’s an incredible story filled with love, devotion, survival and heartache. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dad, mom and now your sweet Jelly Belly. {BIG HUGS} The pictures of your baby boy are simply BEAUTIFUL! And the fact that he was so trusting and loving (even after he was blinded) just made my heart flutter. I have to be honest with you. Your story moved me to tears. I am so glad I got a chance to read about your marvelous relationship with this very special kitteh named Jelly Belly.

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle <3 <3 <3

  6. plmcat says:

    oh man i am crying! i know what it’s like to have a cat for 16 years and then lose them. i lost a 15 year old and 16 year old one year apart and i told myself i would never have another cat because i couldn’t stand the pain of losing them. as that thought was going through my head a cat showed up at my house, then another. someone had left them behind and they were very happy to come into my place and be love bunnies with me. it was almost like they knew that i needed comforting. i have 3 cats now, all left by irresponsible people but they must have been meant to be with me. i will never forget my other cats, i loved them and still love them so much. but i know they are at peace. rolling in fields of catnip and purring non stop. i also know i will see them again and that brings me peace. and what they brought to my life will be with me always.

  7. amosam says:

    Glad Jelly Belly had 16 years of love from a Mom who adored him. I’m so sorry for your loss. He is looking down on you from Kitty heaven.

  8. Elines Acevedo says:

    so sorry for your loss. Jelly Belly sounds like the most wonderful cat, I can imagine how painful it must feel to have lost him

  9. Deanna Adcock Downs says:

    Thank you for sharing your touching story about Jelly Belly. I am so sorry about the loss of your dad, mom, and now Jelly Belly. He was a beautiful boy! He sounds like an amazing cat who provided you and your family lots of love. I too have lost a Himalayan to kidney failure and it was heartbreaking. About a month after my cat died, I got my Ragdoll and that huge hole in my heart healed up. Although there is no replacing my Himalayn, my Ragdoll has brought a lot of joy back into my life. When you are ready, you’ll find the perfect cat. I too find comfort in knowing that one day we will see our beloved pets we have lost.

  10. Alora says:

    Hugs you tight. Thank you so much for sharing your story. He is so beautiful and I can tell he filled your heart.

  11. Beth says:

    My heart goes out to you for your three tragic losses. I hope sharing Jelly Belly’s story and pictures with us cat lovers all over the world was comforting for you.

    I have a pale orange and white kitty with golden eyes who seems pure Ragdoll in every way except her coloring and tiny size. Baby Mew will be 15 in June. She is loving and devoted, cuddles and snuggles like your Jelly Belly. The thought of being without her practically kills me, but I am so thankful every day for the joy she brings me.

    I hope a sweet rescue cat will find its way into your world and brighten your life soon. We say, “Never again! I can’t stand the pain of losing another feline child,” but we open our hearts to the next pets in need of loving homes.

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