Joey had a huge impact on our lives, for almost eighteen years.
There was nothing subtle about Joey. He’d follow you to the bathroom; he’d lie on your lap during an entire movie; and he’d belt his famous “Ma-wow” call from the bedroom, begging to be snuggled.
Joey DEMANDED to be a huge part of your life with his bold, outgoing personality. He’d get along with anyone, and had to be where everyone was. He’d crawl right up in your face and squawk.
Joey made us laugh every day. He was such a vocal cat, with a million different chirps and sounds. He always sounded so passionate and LOUD.
He also let us know how much he loved us every day. When I met Kimberley, he wasn’t too sure about her at first, since she cut down on Joey-Chris snuggle time. But she won him over, and he spent as much time as he could climbing inside her sweaters for a snuggle and a nap. His favourite being a cozy oatmeal coloured sweater that she could wrap around him to make a “Kitty Purrito.”
He touched so many lives over the years. The number of people that have reached out to us to say goodbye and offer condolences shows us that Joey was no ordinary cat. He was a charmer, a scamp, and a prince.
We made his last days as peaceful as possible. He lounged in the sun from his favourite window. He had plenty of snuggles and treats, and a delicious meal of fresh salmon. On his last day, Joey blessed us with one final snuggle before the vets came. He actually purred in Kimberley’s arms, wrapped up in his favourite oatmeal sweater, for one final Kitty Purrito.
Pet’s name: Joey
Pet parents: Chris & Kim Ringrose
Favourite toys: Tin foil ball
Birth/gotcha date: 2001-02-29
Death date: 2019-12-17
Favourite Activity: Barking out the window
Favourite food: Fruitcake
Least favourite thing: Street cleaner