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jinx eye

My cat Jinx was found dead about 2 weeks ago.

He loved being brushed, and I tweeted about collecting his fur in a pot, joking that ‘I could make another cat’.

Not such a joke now.

But I used his fur to make the Heart of Jinx.


Then I made a cuddly Jinx out of his favourite furry blanket that he used to sleep on top of (and underneath).

His Heart of Fur is safe inside.

The Heart of Fur design was inspired by my beautiful boy’s illustrations — ‘Jinx’s forms’.

(I chose No.6 ‘The Arch of Contentment’.)

jinx's forms

I feel a bit like a mad cat woman, doing this.

But it is strangely comforting to have ‘Jinx’ around again.

Always loved, never forgotten.

I cried making him, and putting in his Fur Heart.

But it feels good to hold a furry cat shaped thing and remember him.

I didn’t get to love him long enough x

We all know it’s never Just A Cat.

o & jinx




4 thoughts on “Heart of Fur

  1. lornabear says:

    Oh my, so sorry that you lost your Jinx but your heart of Jinx is an inspired use of all that fluff. Beautiful work 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. jacqueline S says:

      Thanks 🙂 It is comforting to hold a little bit of him! x


  2. books1799 says:

    I was so moved reading this. It was a beautiful thing to do to remember Jinx.


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