Friday, June 13, 2008

Furry Fighter Friday


I have a little tear-off desk calendar which features cats most days, but also has quotes.  Today's quote is especially appropriate.  "There is no such thing as 'just a cat.'" -- Robert Heinlein. Storm was certainly much more than "just a cat."  I don't remember quite when I started reading Storm's blog.  It was more than nine months ago, but probaly not quite a year ago.  I distinctly remember when she reached the nine-month mark after her diagnosis of lymphoma.  This was the most time the vet had given her to live.  Her Meowmie said that every day after that date was a precious gift.  Storm managed to live an additional nine months.  When her long remission ended, she again fought the lymphoma with everything she had and managed to make the three tumors in her abdomen disappear, but it took all her strength.  She won her battle, but simply didn't have the stamina to go on.  Storm was the bravest kitty I have ever known.  She always blogged with humor and optimism.  She won a special place in my heart, where she will live on forever.  Have a wonderful time at the Bridge, Stormie, and watch over your Meowmies and Castle.

                                   Our Storm, dear Storm, has gone to the Bridge.
                                   To share in her fight, which she WON, was a privilege.
                                         She fought hard and well,
                                         With great stories to tell.
                                  Stormie, we wish you a wonderful time at the Bridge.

14 comments:

Chairman Mao said...

What a purreshus limmerick, Karen Jo. And what a wunnerful tribute to sweet Stormie. We are so sad and will miss her but we also celebrate her life of love and her inkredible courage.

(((((((hugs)))))) to you, my furriend!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

A lovely tribute to Stormie, dear Karen Jo. I love your limerick for her. We will miss Stormie so much -- she was much loved and will never be forgotten.

(((((((((big hugs))))))))

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

goldenshade said...

Very touching tribute for Storm. Lovely limerick, Karen Jo!

{{{hugs}}}

Goldie and Shade

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Lovely Limerick, Karen Jo. Storm touched us all and we will miss her. {{{hugs}}}

TT said...

She is certainlys a hero in my eyes. The earthly plane is going to miss her but the rainbow bridge has gained a great one!

Daisy said...

Storm's courage and humor throughout her illness was truly inspirational.

zevo hussein calamari said...

That is a very touching limerick. Thank you.
Sending healing purrs to all.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was a lovely tribute to Storm.

Lux said...

That limerick is so perfect for Storm.

Purrs ...

The Devil Dog said...

What a beautiful sentiment for Storm. She was a true fighter.

Roxy

snowforest said...

We fink this is one of your bestest limericks ~ Storm was the bravest kitties we've ever known too ~ and so is her Meowmie ~ purrs to Castle and her...

Anita said...

We wish you a wonderful time at the Bridge too...

Thanks for your words...

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a lovely limerick and tribute to dear Storm. She picked the right family to give her a forever home. Her mom deserves a lot of credit for helping her stay so long and then letting her go when it was time.

purrs and tail wags
and {{{hugs}}}

Zinger said...

yeah the bridge is a better place now but the hole in Storm's family's life is hard :( great limerick celebrating the fact that she's free of the disease and at peace.