Sunday, July 27, 2008

Really Bad Week

I don't really like bringing my personal life into this, but the reason I haven't paid tribute to my two friends who went to the Rainbow Bridge this week before now is that I had a really bad week at work with lots of overtime and I just haven't had the time to do it before now.

Mu Shue Pooh King Cat was helped to the Bridge on Tuesday because he just wasn't having any fun any more. Mama Laura is grateful for the extra two weeks she had with him when she took him the first time and he definitely wasn't ready to go. Mu Shue was a wonderfully sweet Mancat who really knew how to take care of his family. When the fire broke out and Mama Laura wasn't home, he herded Lilly Lu and Iris under the bed away from the fire and saved all three of their lives. He had to drag Iris by the scruff of her neck, but he did it. He was a true hero and a wonderful cat, but the time came when he just had to go.

Kayla said, "Mu Shue, it's time to come home --
To stay by my side and nevermore roam."
Mu Shue answered the call,
Though he'll be missed by all.
Together they watch over Mom Laura's home.

Fatty was a stray cat who lived in the basement of TT's apartment house. I won't call her feral, because she wasn't. She would come into the apartment to visit and was very friendly with TT and especially Shadow and the Mom, too. She never quite moved in, which turned out to be a good thing because she had FIV. Did she know she was sick and didn't want to infect the other cats? We will never know. When she became obviously sick, the Mom took her to the vet and found out the awful news. By this time, she could hardly stand and the Mom made the very hard decision to send her on to the Rainbow Bridge on Thursday. I know that I'll really miss her and I know that she is in a better place now, but it still really hurts that she is gone from the world we know. I am so glad that she knew love and kindness before she went.

Fatty just loved the great outside.
When the weather was bad, in the basement she'd hide.
When she got really sick,
She sought the Mom so quick.
Now she's at the Bridge, where it's all nice outside.


snowforest said...

We'll miss Mu Shue very much ~ he was a very handsome and brave Mancat ~ we didn't know Fatty but we iz sending many comforting purrs to TT and know that Fatty will be having a great time across the bridge..

Eric and Flynn said...

Those are lovely limericks for two lovely much missed kitties.

Mickey said...

What wonderful limmericks for these two swet kitties!!
It is always so hard to see them go but we know they are in a happy place and having fun.
I still miss them though.
Purrs Mickey

Anonymous said...

They both knew love and kindness before passing on and that really is what counts. Thank you Karen Jo for remembering them in the lovely limericks. You're a wonderful friend to our floof and furry community.

d. moll, said...

Two wonderful beings join the great beyond. Thanks for helping us to know them better and be able to say see you later purr machines. Hope YOU have a better week, this week!

The Devil Dog said...

Those are lovely limericks and tributes. We are so sorry you had a really bad week at work. Lucky would love to visit, so let her know and she'll be happy to pop over and cuddle.


Daisy said...

Those are very wonderful tributes to Mu Shue and Fatty. Maybe they can find each other at the Bridge and become friends.

I hope you have a better week. Purrs to you.

-d ma said...

those are two really nice tribute limericks...

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Those are lovely limericks. And yes you are right, it was not a good week was it?

Lux said...

Wonderful limerick tributes - I hope you don't have to work so hard this week!

TT said...

Thank you, this means alot to me.

Mommy Bean (Laure)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope this week will be a better one for you.

It's never too late to post a tribute to your friends.

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, what preshus limmericks fur Mu Shue and Fatty! Our love and purrs go out to their famblies.

And we Ballicai send lotsa love and purrs to you and we're sorry you hadded a rough week. We hope the comin week will be bettur!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

lordjaders said...

I did not rrrealize what a herrro Mu Shue was...that was a grrreat storrry.

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

deer kj,
deez ar byootiful tribyootz to grate frendz.
i hope u hav a much better week.

PB 'n J said...

Oh KarenJo - those are both beautiful! Mommy's eyes are leaking again, another sad week. We hope you're ok too, lots of work is no fun.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet Limericks.

Boy said...

I'm so sad about these two wonderful kitties, but I'm sure they're having the wonderfuwwest fun over at the other side of the Bwidge.