Sunday, October 7, 2007

Goodbye Jasmine

This is Jasmine on her very own Gizzy quilt.  This picture is from last summer, before she got so sick.  I don't remember where I first heard about Millie, but I read her story from the very beginning and that is how I met Jasmine.  Jasmine really never liked Millie and I could see her point of view.  Millie invaded HER house and made friends with HER Gizzy and took the attention of HER Mom.  That last one especially ticked Jasmine off.  Jasmine had always been Mom's lap kitty and didn't want to share.  I always had a soft spot for Jasmine.  When Millie came, Jasmine wasn't expected to live long at all.  That was in August, 2006.  She had had mammary cancer and had a tumor in her eye.  But Jasmine was a fighter.  I think that she didn't want to leave Gizzy or her Mom and so she fought with everything she had to stay alive.  Maybe when Gizzy went to the Bridge, she just gave up.  Jasmine loved Gizzy very much.  Maybe the two of them couldn't stand being apart any more, so Jasmine joined Gizzy at the Bridge.  I am really going to miss reading about her grumpy ways and how she inspected each and every Gizzy quilt personally.  You can read another limerick I wrote for Jasmine here.

                                          Jasmine, sweet Jasmine, went and Crossed Over.
                                          Now she and Gizzy are romping in clover.
                                                   Sad Mom's left behind;
                                                   With tears she is blind,
                                          But she knows that sweet Jasmine's troubles are over.


Gretchen said...

It's so sad to read about another passing over the bridge, but you did paid a nice tribute to Jasmine. My bean loves that name, she had a gray and white kitten once that she named Jamsine and Jasmine is in her Scruny stories.

About the contest? Yes Dirty Harry does count because he was in the apartment before today and will be here for the rest of the week.

Dragonheart said...

That is a very sweet limerick for Jasmine. It is sad that she has gone to the Bridge.

Mickey said...

That is a nice tribute to Jasmine.She is in a better place,but that does not stop the hurt Millie and her Mom feel.Purrs to them.

The Devil Dog said...

Dear Karen Jo. Thank you very much for such a sweet tribute to Jasmine. I am really happy that Auntie has such wonderful kitty friends who care so much about Millie and her.

I love your limericks.


Caesar and Princess said...

very very sweet limerick.
Jasmine is a pretty name and she was a very pretty kittygirl, too pretty to be sick. we know she is happy now, that's what we will think on, and we will purrrrr for her family, because they are not so happy.

Purrrs and hugs,

Tamra Maew said...

Such a sad story, it's so hard to see good friends leave us. She is relieved of her pains and this is what you must comfort yourself with.

Purrrs for you

TT said...

Mommy beans eyes are leaking.

You write the sweetest things abouts the kittys.

Jasmine sounded like a fighters.

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh that's a wonderful limerick for Jasmine.
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Christine and FAZ said...

So sorry to hear about lovely Jasmine. FAZ

michico*Adan said...

I am so so sorry to know about this, and I am so late to know about this >_<~~

I am so sorry for Jasmine, I know she will be happy at the rainbow bridge. Hope you are leave the pain now.

Chairman Mao said...

We Ballicai were so sorry to hear about Jasmine -- she sounds like she was such a sweet and purreshus kitty and I know she will be furry missed. My heart goes out to Jasmine's fambly.

that's a purreshus limmerick fur her.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao.

Anonymous said...

What a precious and beautiful kittygirl Jasmine was -- we were so sorry to hear of her passing, and we are sending purrs and love to her family.

I loved what you wrote for her, and your adorable limerick.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Black Cat said...

That's a lovely tribute to Jasmine:) xxx

P.S. I came here via your profile and we sound a bit alike, hehe!

LHK said...

Karen Jo,
Both Jasmine and Gizzy were very special kitties. It is so hard to say goodbye to special kitties who have touched our hearts. Your limericks for Jasmine are very sweet.

Samantha & Tigger said...

We will miss her, too. We never got to meet Gizzy, but Jasmine was a character and she was cool! Your limericks for her were wonderful.
Your FL furiends,
and Mom

Lux said...

What a touching limerick - it's very beautiful ...