Friday, October 17, 2008

Farewell, Tiki

                                   This is one of the last two pictures taken of Tiki.

This is a similar pose before he got so sick. I think you can see that he was ready to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Tiki was 15 years old and had diabetes for some time. Lately his kidneys started to fail very quickly and his liver function went bad, too. There was just nothing more to be done for him but help him to the Bridge. Tiki lived with his Mom (Tara), Tavi (his litter brother), Cody, Miss Jade and Camie the greyhound. Tiki and Tavi were almost inseperable and Tavi will be missing his brother something awful. Please send them all of them some purrs and purrayers.

                                       Our dear, sweet Tiki got so tired
                                       That to go to the Bridge was all he desired.
                                                 His Mom helped him go,
                                                 Though it hurt her so.
                                       Now he's running and playing and nevermore tired.

31 comments:

Cats said...

Sending many many purrs and hugs to Tiki's family. Thanks for this post and the limerick.

goldenshade said...

Lovely tribute for Tiki.

Purrs Goldie and Shade

The Meezers said...

oh karen jo, this is a beautiful tribute

Ghost & Jade said...

Karen Jo - that is lovely for Tiki

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Awwwww....Karen Jo that is a wonderful Limerick for a great cat! We will miss him, but know he is in a better place now!
Your FL furiends,


PS: Thank you so much for our Limericks!

Shadow / Molly said...

The mom's eyes are so leaky even now. She said she hoped Tiki would get better.

We know dat Tiki is wif TT and Pixie and perhaps lots of nip, nanners and chick hen !

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a very nice tribute to Tiki

-d ma said...

Tiki was one handsome boy.

Daisy said...

Ah, that is such a bittersweet limerick. It made my eyes leaky again. I will miss Tiki.

PB 'n J said...

That's a beautiful limerick Karen Jo - we'll all miss him so.

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Lovely tribute and limmerick. RIP dear Tiki.

Mickey said...

That is a very nice tribute to Tiki. I am sending purrs to his family. I know he will be missed very much.
Purrs Mickey

PeeEss: Tillie's picture today is slightly blurry and she has some loose fibres on her face ;) They look like eyebrows,heehee

The Devil Dog said...

That is a wonderful tribute to Tiki. It is a very sad but loving thing beans do, when they help a loved one to the bridge.

Roxy & Lucky

The Cat Realm said...

What a sweet limerick - it made our maids eyes all leaky again!

Chesney Cats said...

Such a beautiful tribute for a beautiful, sweet boy. Goddybye Tiki.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus & Emma

Jan's Funny Farm said...

There comes a time each one must leave and those left behind are sad. We are sorry it was Tiki's time. He will be missed.

Lux said...

What a special limerick for Tiki - that's beautiful.

Princess said...

Tiki was a good kittyboy and I am sad to say good-bye.
I am comforted that Caesar was there at the bridge to welcome him

The Cat Realm said...

I forgot to thank you for celebrating my Gotcha Day with me - it meant a lot to me and really saved the day!
Thank you!
Karl

Evie/VampyVictor said...

That is very very beautifool! :)

V-V

Kimo and Sabi said...

That wuz furry lovely.

michico*Adan said...

This is a very very sad news....
And you are writing very very beautiful limericks for Tiki :)

Hugsss~~~

Team Tabby said...

Your limerick is a very nice way to honour Tiki. Purrs to his family.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

Black Cat said...

What a lovely tribute to Tiki. It's so sad to lose our fur babies, even though we know they are no longer suffering.

Thank you so much for the lovely award:) xxx

Christine and FAZ said...

Lovely tribute for Tiki Karen Jo. Thank you FAZ

Tesla said...

15 years old! Thats pretty good!

Dorydoo said...

Awwww, what a sweet tribute. We Ballicai are sad about Tiki. We just found out today. Our hearts and our thoughts are with his family.

Thank you so much for your sweet birthday wishes. I had a lovely day!

Love and cuddles from Dorydoo.

GOMA+SACHIE said...

Hai Tiki...i know nothing make us so sad than having our love one suffer...sometimes we need to say good bye for benefit of others...so sad, my sisters kitteh Tequila died few weeks ago too...I would say, the sadness we feel when they depart us never exceed the happiness we feel when we are with them.

Chancy, Jake, Babe and Ernies Voice said...

Sweet tribute...to Tiki

Thank you for following our story of the "Sugar Glider"...it was fun for us.

(((HUGS))) Chancy, Jake, Babe and Ernie's Voice

ML said...

How very sweet.
ML

Camie's Kitties said...

Karen Jo,

Thank you so much for the beautiful tribute you did for Tiki. It means so much to me. I will treasure the limericks you did of him always.

Tara