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Memorials to Two Kitties

Updated on August 4, 2017
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Liz loves animals. Seeing them ill, hurt, or killed breaks her heart. She advocates for "adopt, don't shop" and TNR programs for ferals.

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:

The Handsome Rudy C Cat

Rudy C Cat big stretch..
Rudy C Cat big stretch..
Nice nap.
Nice nap.
Watching squirrels
Watching squirrels
Sitting pretty.
Sitting pretty. | Source

 

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.

Our Beautiful, Silly Soot

Silly Soot tries on a box.
Silly Soot tries on a box.

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.)

Sootsie asleep with nose in shoe!
Sootsie asleep with nose in shoe!
Soot falls out of bed....
Soot falls out of bed....
"Ahhhhh....a nice place to nap.  Shhh...don't tell Mom!"
"Ahhhhh....a nice place to nap. Shhh...don't tell Mom!"
Soot says, "See? I knew I'd fit in this box!"
Soot says, "See? I knew I'd fit in this box!" | Source

© 2010 Liz Elias

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    Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, Minnetonka Twin--

    Thank you so much. It is so devastating to lose a pet. When I was 5, we lost a young dog, she was a beautiful Great Pyrenees. My parents made up some story to tell me; only years later I learned that she'd had to be put down due to a severe infection from a foxtail in her ear. I cried for days, even though I had not been told the truth at the time. All I knew was that our doggie was gone.

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    Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

    Such a sweet hub and memorial. Our furry pets are very important members of our families. I will never forget losing my childhood dog. One of the hardest things I've gone through. She was a dear friend and playmate for me and watched over me and I, her.

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    Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Knightheart,

    Thank you so much for sharing your touching story of Specks. I cry with you, for I know what you feel.

    She is surely running happy and free across the Rainbow Bridge, and you will meet again, happy and healthy forever.

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    Knightheart 6 years ago from MIssouri, USA

    I know too well how hard it is to say good-bye to a beloved pet. I lost my cat, Specks, to a tumor in her throat a little over 2 years ago. To this day, I miss her terribly and wish I could see her again, alive, healthy, and happy. She was my best friend and she was so loving and affectionate. She always was there to comfort me and we went through some very tough times together. My dear sweet Specks...my forever pet, be safe in God's arms until we meet again!! I love you !!!

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    Santina 7 years ago

    Rudy is my Unca, ize learn a lot from this bikker than life mancat while he was on earf, ize never forget Rudy Unca YAY!

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    MaggieTKat 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for the memorial to my brother. I hadn't seen the limerick, and that is absolutely wonderful. leaky eyes.