Sunday, November 16, 2008

Farewell, Winton and Girl Girl

I didn't know Winton. I think I visited the blog, Aging Felines, just once, when they were introduced on the Cat Blogosphere and never got back again. He was a handsome ginger boy and very loving. He loved to sit on the son's lap. Winton had a long hard fight with CRF, as so many older cats do. He reached the point where it was a blessing to him to take him to the vet for the trip to the Rainbow Bridge.

                                   Winton was looking for somewhere to hide.
                                   He was hurting, which Mom could not abide.
                                         They went to the vet
                                         For the deepest sleep yet.
                                   Now Winton runs free, with friends by his side.

I did know Girl Girl quite well. I was a fairly regular visitor to her blog before my visiting time got so restricted. I hadn't been to see her much lately, but I remember her well. She was quite a character and loved having fun. Her hide-and-seek Fridays were delightful. I have learned that not many hamsters live longer than two years and GirlGirl was two when she went to the Rainbow Bridge. She loved her family very much and waited to go to the Bridge until they all got home to say good-bye to her. When they got home, she was lying on her side and not very responsive, so they knew that she was going.

                                   Girl Girl waited 'til everyone was home
                                   Before breathing her last and setting off to roam
                                                Over the Rainbow
                                                To bask in the glow
                                    Of eternal youth and freedom to roam.


KC said...

What sweet tributes. We will miss Winton and GirlGirl furry much.
Purrs, KC

Parker said...

Oh Karen Jo, those were so very nice!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

It's sad -- every one we lose. We grow very fond of these pets we meet on the internet and we know how their humans feel when one leaves.

Boy said...

It's always sad when fwiends go over the Bwidge, but it also means one day when we get over, there's all our fwiends there!
Anyway, Kawen Jo, thank you for coming to mine party and making mine purrthday simpwy purrfect!

PB 'n J said...

These are both lovely Karen Jo - they were both good friends and will be missed.

zevo hussein calamari said...

Those are such sewwt words. Thank you. We did not know these pooses. Our pet human has not been helping us to visit lately...all she does is work.

Hope all is well with you.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh those were wonderful limerick tributes.

The Devil Dog said...

Those are both very beautiful tributes.


Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Karen Jo,
Your wordz puts togedder are alwayz so lovin' & filled wit comp-passion.
We iz sorry fur da loss of deze sweet anymalz & sendz purrz to dere loved onez.