Friday, May 23, 2008

Goodbye, Bonnie Underfoot

Bonnie Underfoot showed signs of feeling ill early Thursday morning and was rushed to the emergency vet, where her heart stopped a little after noon.  The vet used CPR and brought her back once, but the second time her heart stopped, nothing worked.  This is devastating news.  Bonnie and Victor have been blogging since December 2005 and are well known and loved all over the Cat Blogosphere.  Theirs was one of the first cat blogs I started reading when I discovered cat blogs a couple of years ago.  I always adored her feistiness.  She was the inspiration for the Attack Tabbies club.  She loved her Man and tolerated the Woman and the Boy, but she never got used to having Victor around.  Sitting in boxes was one of her favorite things and she won the Silver Medal in box sitting in the Cat Olympics.  I found Bonnie quite inspirational and wrote two limericks for her, which can be found here and here.  I am really going to miss her.  My deepest condolences to her family and especially to Victor, who always wanted her to like him.

                                  Bonnie Underfoot has left us behind,
                                  But we will always keep her in mind.
                                          We love her dearly;
                                          Our hearts are nearly
                                 Broken to pieces 'cause she left us behind.


MoMo said...

We are so shocked and saddened by Bonnie's death and I am sending my purrs to the family.

Kimo & Sabi said...

That wuz wonnerful!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Wonderful limerick in memory of Bonnie. We are so sad to hear she has gone to the Bridge.

TT said...

Sometimes the bestest of us furrys and non furrys go to the bridge too soon. I's only hope that every furry one knows how much those furrys loveds us while they were here.

goldenshade said...

Beautiful limerick, Karen Jo.
Even though you are feeling blue yourself, to come out and do these wonderful tribute limericks the last few days is a real testament to what a spectacular, caring, loving person you are!


Goldie and Shade

Parker said...

Oh Karen Jo,
That was so nice.
Our hearts are broken and we feel so sad for Bonnie's family.
Please accept this hug from me to you!

Anonymous said...

How lovely, Karen Jo! A winderful farewell limerick for Bonnie.

The Meezers started a Hug-a-thon because we are all so sad about losing Bonnie so suddenly.


The Meezers said...

{{{{HUGS}}}} to you Karen Jo - what a wonderful poem for Bonnie

cyclone cats! said...

That is beautiful, Karen Jo. It made our mama leaky eyed again.
We're still in shock this morning about the loss of Bonnie.


jenianddean said...

A fitting tribute. We are so sad right now.

ML said...

What a beautiful tribute and limerick for Miss Bonnie. We are all heartbroken.

in honor of Miss Bonnie an the day/ weekend/ holiday of HUGS, here’s ours, just for you:
*******hugs******* (KC)
*******hugs******* (Missy)
*******hugs******* (Faith)
*******hugs******* (Sol)
*******hugs******* (Smokey)
*******hugs******* (BJ)

Love, The Sherwood Bunch

DEBRA said...

This so captured Bonnie and I am sure Victor and his family will be especially touched by it...we will all miss Bonnie's fine spirit...


Anonymous said...

i found out from diva kitty and left her family and victor condolences. what a sad week.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was a wonderful tribute limerick!

Hugs to you from us!

PB & J said...

Oh Karen Jo, your wonderful limerick made Mommy start leaking again! What a wonderful tribute.

And in honor of Bonnie, we're sending you all hugs, hugs and more hugs!

Mo said...

Oh that made me start crying all over again.
Sending {{{HUGS & PURRS}}} to your family from ours!

Spooker, Daphne, Chloe, Little Isis, Jazper, and Not The Mama

Tybalt said...

What a wonderful tribute to Bonnie.


Artsy Catsy said...

What a lovely limerick, Karen Jo. Hugs are really needed right now, so we're sending lots of (((!!HUGS!!))) from all of us to all of you. We love you!

Hugs & Purrs,
& all of us at Artsy Catsy

Daisy said...

It is so hard to say goodbye to a friend. I will miss Bonnie a lot. Many {{hugs}} to you.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

That is a wonderful limerick for Bonnie. Bonnie & Victor's blog was one of the first I came across too. She will be sorely missed.

Hugs to you.

Chance said...

That was a lovely limerick. All of us have een soo saddened since we read about poor Bonnie this morning. It's so nice of you to give her this tribute.

Chance, Shadow, and Mommie

zevo hussein calamari said...

That was beautiful. Thank you so much.
Sending lots of hugs and healing purrs to all.

Mickey said...

We are all so sad. We never like to see anycat ,or bean,leave us.
That is a touching limmerick.
Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

The Devil Dog said...

That is a beautiful limerick. We are sorry about Bonnie.

Roxy & Lucky

Halloween said...

Hi Karen Jo. I'm writing to send you hugs in thanks for your kind thoughts on my blog during the Food Dude's recent illness. We really appreciated your warmth and caring. Thank you for helping to make the cat blogosphere such a good place!

Hugs and purrs, Halloween and her people

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

A wunnerful tribute to Bonnie!

Lux said...

Very beautiful and touching limerick for Bonnie - we'll miss her, too.

Felix, Garfield & Jawsy said...

That is a lovely limerick. :heart:
Though we are new to the cat blogosphere, losing a fellow kitty is like losing a member of our extended family. We are sadden to hear about Bonnie, here's 4 {{{{BIG HUGS}}}} in memory and tribute to Bonnie.

Anita said...


Really, very sad news...

We are very sad... :´-(

Tiger Lily said...

We will miss Bonnie very much. This limerick says it all!

{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}} for you from all of us!

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Bonnie reminded Jan of her Jenny, who spent years demanding to be an only cat!

But she mellowed in her later years and we're glad we all, except Rusty and Samartian. had time to know her.

Bonnie will be missed.

Anonymous said...

May she find her way to the rainbow bridge. May her friends and family, those who loved her find peace.

JB's Big World said...

Very nice limerick in remembrance of Bonnie.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

hello Karen Jo! I have been thinking about you and hope you are well and not overworking yourself too much...thank you so much for your nice tribute to dear Bonnie..She was an old dear friend to all on the blogosphere and will be so ver missed.
Happy holiday from Miss Peach

Christine and FAZ said...

Karen Jo, this is a beautiful tribute. purrs FAZ

brandi said...

and lots of ((((((HUGS)))))))

Victor Tabbycat said...

Karen Jo, I only just saw this lovely tribute. Thank you so much! She's been gone a week today and we miss her terribly. I didn't know how much she contributed to the CB until she was gone.

Last weekend, Bonnie was in her cuddler when Victor popped up and touched noses. For once, she didn't growl or hiss, but touched noses with him. I was blown away.
Thank you. Big (((((HUGS)))))

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