Saturday, September 27, 2008

Farewell, Captain Nels

Captain Nelson John LaPurr, also known as Captain Nels the Cranky, set sail for the Rainbow Bridge yesterday afternoon. He was 18 years old and had been having health problems for quite a while. The Meowers from Missouri were the ones who started Meow like a Pirate Day and Captain Nels was in charge of the good ship Cat 0' Nine Tails. Nelson was a calm old cat who lived with three other cats and two dogs. We will miss him terribly and the ship won't seem the same without him.

                                      Captain Nelson John LaPurr
                                      Was the finest pirate kitty ever.
                                                     Alas, today
                                                     He sailed away,
                                       But we'll see him again where it's always fair weather.

14 comments:

Cats said...

Farewell Captain Nels ~ have a comfortable journey across the rainbow bridge..you lived a long and happy life and you'll surely be missed..

Gattina said...

How sad ! another cat gone, but 18 years is a good age !

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no! We are so sorry to hear that! We haven't been there yet today!

Grand farewell as always Karen.

divakitty said...

Very nicely said Karen!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

G'bye Cap'n.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Nice Limerick for Cap'n Nels Karen Jo! We are going to miss him a lot! He was a mighty fine Cap'n!
Your FL furiends,

Team Tabby said...

That is a wonderful limerick for Captain Nels. He had a long life, but we'll miss the Captain just the same.

Mindy & Moe

Shadow / Molly said...

Furry good Limerick tribute to Capt Nels!

Lux said...

That limerick is a nice sendoff for Captain Nels ...

The Devil Dog said...

That is very true, we will see all our loved ones again. And they will all be healthy and happy.

Roxy

Dana G said...

We are sorry we never got to meet Captain Nelson, we really missed out on a good soul!
~The Creek Cats~

Christine and FAZ said...

So sad, but 18 is a good age I think. FAZ

The Cat Realm said...

We are very saddened by Captain Nelson sailing away - we know Anastasia and Emil will be among the first to join his new ship at the bridge!

Zoey & Me said...

Good one Karen Jo. Bet Pirate Nelson had a good life here. It was a long life.