The Cat with a Thousand Names

I recently lost the best friend I had in the world. He’s been around for nearly 18 years, listening to my thoughts, my woes and my triumphs without judging. Offering unconditional love and affection when needed. Offering comments and opinions in his own language which I always felt were right on the mark.


Yes, Jek, my beloved cat, named so long ago after a black and white masked villain called Sharaz Jek in Doctor Who, you have been my devoted friend and constant companion. And over those 18 years you have gone by many names. Boots (as in “Puss in Boots”); Black and White (for obvious reasons); Pink Nose (for more obvious reasons); Savage (when you swiped my hand and left claw marks during “The Ears Game”). There were thousands of other names as well. But most importantly you were just my Jekky.


Now you are gone, but my memories of you will last a lifetime. I’ll miss hearing you purring at the foot of the bed; crunching on munchies in the middle of the night; and I’ll miss your chirrups greetings and our long conversations.

I’ll never forget you, pink nose. Your paw prints will always be in my heart.


Sleep tight, little one.

One thought on “The Cat with a Thousand Names

  1. Sorry for your loss Roger…..I think we underestimate the difference that “pets” have in our lives. It’s losing a family member :o( Sorry matey..

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