Memorials To Two Kitties
The Handsome RudyCCat
1) In Memory of RudyCCat
This limerick was written during a "PawPawty" on Twitter, to remember a sweet kitty who passed from this plane too young. As with all our friends ("furriends") on the Cat Blogosphere, we did not know him or his family except here in the virtual world online, and sadly, we only "met" him when there was a post on the main Cat Blogosphere page alerting his "anipals" that he was ill. From there, things moved much too quickly toward the sad end.
As animal lovers, the loss of each and every companion animal starts the tears flowing and rips at the heartstrings. Our pets truly are full-fledged members of our families, and serve a very useful purpose of calming our stresses in these trying times.
It matters not that we did not personally know the pet or its owners; only that another kind, animal-loving human has been deprived of the unconditional love and companionship of a beloved friend. And so, RudyCCat, wherever you are across the Rainbow Bridge, this is for you and your family:
Wherefore are thou, RudyCCat?
I've gone to the Bridge with a tip o'the hat.
Oh, sad eyes are leaking,
It's comfort we're seeking.
We'll meet up again, now; be sure of that.
About the Rainbow Bridge
- Rainbows Bridge Home Page
Rainbows Bridge is a memorial site and gateway for your beloved pet to enter and roam free, until the day comes when you meet again and cross Rainbows Bridge together. Links included to pet loss grief support and Rainbow Bridge pet memorial pages.
- The Rainbow Bridge
A musical setting for the poem.
Our Beautiful, Silly Soot
2) In Memory of Soot
This poem is a memorial to our own kitty, Soot. She lived far too short a life, leaving us to cross the Rainbow Bridge at only 4-½ years of age after suffering a series of mystery fevers during the prior year or so. The veterinarian had run every test, all of which came back negative. It remains a mystery, and it was a devastating shock.
The poem was originally written while she was still with us; I later changed the tense to form a memorial for her.
Soot was a very nice cat,
Who wore a soft coat, velvet black.
Pet her, she'd purr
As you stroked her fur.
And add a cute tail to all that.
(The last line references that she was either part Manx or American Bobtail, and had a cute, short stubby tail.)
Photos of Soot by Liz Elias.
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