Monday, November 17, 2008

Farewell, Bounce

We knew Bounce couldn't last much longer, but it is always very sad to have to say goodbye. Bounce had high blood pressure and hyperthyroidism, for which he had been taking medication for years, but they finally wore his system down until he couldn't take any more. He had recently gone blind, but he seemed to be coping with that. What neither he nor his Mom could cope with was that he just couldn't get around much any more and he was feeling bad all the time. His Mom gave him the greatest gift of all by taking him to the vet to be helped to the Rainbow Bridge, where he could be young and full of energy again. I did a bio and limerick for Bounce, which you can read here.

                                     Poor old Bounce was tired and sad,
                                     So his Mom decided to make him glad.
                                          She helped him sleep,
                                          Though it made her weep.
                                    Now Bounce is bouncing around like mad.

9 comments:

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Great limerick for Bounce! I am sure there are lots of kitties on the Bridge bouncing with him!!!

Purrs

Eduardo said...

Oh that is very sad...but what a lovely limerick! Your so talented!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Zoey and Me said...

The wonderful limerick picked me up after reading about poor Bounce. "tired and sad" . . . we don't want our kettehs tired and sad.

Cats said...

Very sorry to learn about Bounce's passing away. He was a great cat and I'm sad that he had to go to the rainbow bridge. Sending prayers and well wishes to his family. Thanks for this beautiful tribute.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

You are having to write altogether too many tribute limericks.. Sigh.

Shadow / Molly said...

This is good, the limericks, it helps the mom's heart feel better after learning such news.

The Devil Dog said...

It is so true, that the limericks help ease the pain of losing a loved one. It also helps one remember the good times.

Roxy

Two Sisters said...

Thank you so much for your lovely tribute to our Bounce. We will miss him every day and know he is waiting for us at the bridge.

Love,
Lucy & Trixie

GRRRETA said...

At a time of sadness, your lovely limerick brings sweet and comforting thoughts of Bounce "bouncing around like mad".