Jumar Kitty Staiman
Sept 1988 - June 2003
Rest in Peace
This is the whole family.. ok I don't know where Dad got off to. Maybe
he is hunting for mice. See I'm the Biggest Kitty!!!
Jumar Kitty and her sisters (I'm the cue one in the middle!! Will this
big tall (cute) guy put us back down so we can play!!!)
Jumar was Born in the warm summer of 1988 on the Artz farm in Woodstock
Virginia. At Pig Roast in September I saw the kittens and just had to
get one for me . and for Suzanne (who missed Killer. her cat) How did
I choose the little gray one.. she looked cute. I sent her off with Suzanne
. in a shopping bag. Jumar was always a bag kitty. She loved to sit in
shopping bags and boxes. She began her career of NOT liking car rides on
that trip. She threw up on the ride back to Harrisonburg. Her time in Harrisonburg
was short but eventfull. She discovered that the pull strings on the blinds
were great playtoys, and somewhat eatable. She also earned her name by climbing
up curtins, tablecloths, sheets, etc. Jumar was a Great Pouncer. She would
do the Bounce Pounce!! Jump straight up in the air and land on whatever she
was hunting (toys, balls of foil, any exposed toes). Then be so startled
that she would pop back up and run away.
The housemates were not exactly thrilled with the kitten but they tolerated
Hi Daddy!! Here I come .. Aren't I CUTE!!!
By November she had a new home. Suzanne's car broke down so Jumar took
the bus to see Daddy for his birthday. Suzane took a box and put in a tiny
litter tray on 1 side and a bit of bedding on the other side. Needless to
say Jumar did NOT stay in her box.. But everybody on the bus loved her. She
ended up staying in Springfield with her daddy Alan, and her soon to be
parents Fran & Bob.
Gee Daddy, This is cool carpet, but can't you
put your boots away?
Jumar made many weekend trips to JMU while Suzanne was in college.
He really liked the nice warm waterbed.
I love everybody!!!.. and I'm Still the cutest cat in the land :)
Love that wallpaper, but will you EVER get out of the 70's?
Here Jumar lived for several years with Mom & Dad& Alan.
In 1990 Alan moved out ... but Juamr decided to stay with her mommy &
daddy. They moved to her next house and also introduced her to grand kids.
She was tolerant at best of the kids but she never attacked them. Hissing
was fine but she never bit anyone.
In 2003 she developed skin tumors. While these would not be fatal themselves
they were annoying to her, and painfull. She did her best to be her usual
kitty self but soon it became clear that she was uncomfortable and not happy.
On June 10, 2003 she went to sleep for the last time. She had used her 9
lives to the fullest. Had lived for 15 years in happiness and love and brought
a great deal of love and joy to everybody she met.
Jumar We all will miss you.
Alan & Harley & Rubi