Saturday, August 30, 2008


This is Whisper, also known as Grumpybutt. He used to live with Jack and Persephone, but he went to the Bridge last September. He had lovely amber eyes. He lived with someone else from the time he was a kitten until he was 11-12 years old, then his people had to find a new home for him. I don't know why. The OTW adopted him to be company for Jack, since he was just a few years older than Jack, but Whisper wasn't interested in being with other cats. He had been an only cat all his life and had a lot of trouble adapting being with another cat. When Persephone came along, he really wasn't interested in being friends. Up until just before he died of an aggressive cancer, he would growl if Jack or Persehpone got within a cat's length of him. Toward the end, he became a lot more tolerant of them, but still wouldn't let them get withing touching distance of him.  Oddly enough, he tolerated Squeak just fine.  Squeak was the only cat Whisper never
growled at.

Whisper's favorite toy was known as the Dead Dustmop. He loved it. He would cuddle with it and sleep with it and get really annoyed when Jack would lie on top of it. His other favorite toy was a mousie on a string. He would really go for it. His favorite human was the Big One. He would get up and follow the Big One to bed every night. He also liked to snuggle up next to the OTW under the covers.

                                     Whisper was on the grumpy side.
                                     Active kittens he could not abide.
                                                 He would snarl and growl
                                                 At a kitten prowl-
                                     Ing around on his couch or near his side.


Team Tabby said...

We remember Whisper, he went on to da Bridge around the time we came to the Blogosphere a year ago. We came in at a sad week as there were a few others that went as well. They are all together now. Thanks for dropping by to visit us.

Mindy & Moe

Gattina said...

here I am again reading your limericks ! Some cats are born to be only "child" they just don't go along with others. I had once a cute orange cat who had moved in, but he couldn't get used to my cats and attacked them terribly I had to give him to a friend where he was the only cat and lived a happy life !

Anonymous said...

His favorite toy was a mop? That's silly! That's OK if he was grumpy, we know some peoples that are a little bit grumpy, too!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was a lovely tribute to Whisper!

Lux said...

I couldn't help but chuckle at that limerick! The Dead Dustmop sounds like it was a fun toy.

The Devil Dog said...

What a great toy, The Dead Dustmop. Ha ha. That is a nice limerick.


michico*Adan said...

This is a very good limericks for Whisper~!

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