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Jill's Journey

Hopping her way towards a (hopefully) cancer free life three legs at a time

Hollywood….Here we come!

Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 10:54 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2013

A few months ago, someone on here (I cannot for the life of me remember who!) told me about the book A Letter to my Dog.  They had seen it on TV and were preparing to write a sequel entitled A Letter to my Cat.  They were asking for submissions online, so I went to the website, wrote a letter and submitted a picture of my Jill and never gave it a second thought.

On Monday night, I got a call from the people who are putting the book together!  Honestly, I thought someone was punking me!  But really, how could they resist little Jill’s face?  She said they loved the letter and absolutely loved Jill’s story.  They were coming to NY this weekend and wanted to see if I would be around for them to come do a photoshoot.  Um YEAH I WOULD BE AROUND!

I always knew this kitty was destined for fame…..

I furiously cleaned my apartment and gave Jill a little pep talk and this morning the photographer and a woman helping out with the book came over to meet my baby girl.

What a doll she was!  She was a little skittish at first, wondering what was going on….but, she happily accepted some belly rubs.  Jack, on the other hand, came right on out and was rubbing all over everyone, all over the cameras, all over the camera bags….he was putting on quite the show!

Jill was taking beautiful pictures on her blankie like the beautiful princess she is as I told them stories of her life and her courageous battle.  We took a bunch of pictures together as well of her hugging me and snuggling.  They wanted to get a few pictures where you could see her in all her tripawd glory, but it’s a little hard to see she has three legs when shes on her blankie since she blends into it.  So I brought her over to the door and we had her hop back and forth to the couch a bunch of times and I think we got it!

All in all, it was a wonderful day.  The photographer, Susan Weingartner ( was AMAZING with her.  I cannot wait to see how everything turns out.  I have no doubt my beautiful girl’s spirit will shine through in these photos…..and I’m so happy I get to share that with the world.

And here are some photos (and a video):

The night before, Jill practicing and telling Jack he better stay out of her shots:

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Totally Pooped after a hard days work

Totally Pooped after a hard days work



   virginia and dixie

July 21, 2013 @ 11:02 pm   Reply

hi all – I was literally just wondering about jill and suddenly your email appeared. I cant believe jill (and jack) has been discovered…lol too adorable! so happy all is going well….hugs, kisses and best wishes – Virginia and Dixie



July 22, 2013 @ 12:14 am   Reply

Thisis so great! It couldn’t happen to a more desercing cat and a more deserving mom!

Love the video of Jill making Bruddha’ behave…..or “trying” to make Brudda’ behave! And then best friends again as they snuggle together after an exhausting day! Sooo cute!

I love that Jill not only allows belly rubs—she actualy likes them!!
Kind of unusual for a kitty. Jill is not your ordinary cat in any way, shape or form!

When is this supposed to be published? We’re all in line!

So proud of you—both!

Salt and Happy Hannah



July 22, 2013 @ 9:24 am   Reply

Every time I read this I tear up. I am so happy for you & Jill. It is great that she gets the recogniztion that she deserves 🙂 Keep kicking butt and don’t forget us little people.

Very Very proud

Michelle & Sassy


   Ilene Mundell

July 22, 2013 @ 3:53 pm   Reply

How Exciting! And way to push the scene stealing brudder out Jill…great job!!

Erica you are such a good mom and role model for the rest of us! You rock…what more can we say?

Ilene & Harley



July 26, 2013 @ 9:53 am   Reply

Im so happy for you and Jill, I knew she would go far. She is an inspiration to all of us.

Karen and Jenna

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