Thursday, December 4, 2008

Auf Wiedersehen, Mickey


Miss Peach was handing these out to people who went by German Mickey's blog to offer condolences on his untimely demise. I thought I would like to do a little bit more.

I had never met Mickey before hearing of his death, but I found out that he was much loved and loved his family in return. He was an inside/outside cat and disappeared for five days. Angelika, his Mom, found him under the neighbor's hedge in very bad shape on the fifth day. The vet initially thought that he had a broken pelvis from being hit by a car, but it turned out that he had been shot with what is called a Diabolo-Projectile which had pierced his large intestine and sphincter, then lodged in his buttock. He had a massive intestinal infection and the vet gave him only a 5% chance of surviving an operation to sew his intestine back together. There was a chance that his intestine could knit itself back together and that antibiotics could cure the infection, but when he got worse after a few days, Angelika made the hardest decision in her life and sent him on to the Rainbow Bridge. This is a family-oriented blog, so I can't really tell you what I think of anyone who would shoot a cat, but it really upsets me.

                                   When Mickey was found, he was tired and sore.
                                   It was too late to save him, but the vet did explore
                                        All of the possibles
                                        And the impossibles.
                                   Mickey went to the Bridge, where he plays evermore.


22 comments:

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

That was a nice limerick for Mickey. The person who shot him will get his time. What goes around, comes around.

Purrs Goldie

Parker said...

That was lovely Karen Jo.
Mommy says that there is a special place in H E double hockey sticks for people like that.

DEBRA said...

Karen Jo

We feel the same way you do about "people" who shoot cats or harm any defenseless animal. We don't understand how a "person" can make such an action OK in their mind. How how how????

It saddens us ...

-d ma said...

i truly don't understand people like that. what a truly upsetting story...

Eduardo said...

Oh the way Mickey passed brought tears to my Mommy's eyes.(Well him passing was sad but I mean what that meanie did to him) You wrote a great limerick for him. Your so sweet Karen Jo.
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Everycat said...

We aren't allowed to type the words we have to describe humans who hurt animals either.

That's a sweet limerick for a sweet cat.

Whicky Wuudler

Cafe Cats said...

Our Mama is still so very upset about what happened to Micky. Thank you for this beautiful tribute to him.

Gattina said...

Usually I am against all kind of weapons but this guy I wish I could shoot him with a scattergun in his ar.e so that he couldn't sit for a couple of months !

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Mickey's story was very sad. I think that that is a lovely tribute

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

We are so sad & sorry.
We can only hope for karma!

Daisy said...

The story of Mickey was heartbreaking.

Grrreta said...

That was a very lovely limerick for a very sweet cat.

Shadow / Molly said...

Da mom's eyes are leakin, she gottid furry upset bout what happened to hims too! We say tell the mean bean to lean over we gots sum fangs dat need to be used!

The Devil Dog said...

That was a beautiful limerick. Mickey must have been some cat. For someone to have shot him with that terrible thing, well, I think you and mom are thinking the same thing.

Roxy

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Momma would not help me visit Micky, we just couldn't.. Dadda gets upset when he sees Momma crying and has been home for the past two weeks, and no matter how hard Momma tries she just can't NOT cry.. she is such a wuss when it comes to furry babies.
That was very sweet for such a very sad thing... I would hate to be even in this persons immediate families that did-ed this.. there is very much black and grey surrounding thems all :(

V-V

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Karen Jo! How kind and thoughtful of you to do a limerick for sweet Micky. I know he plays for evermore in the heavens with all our firends who have gone before. I will send this to his mommy with your purrrmission. You did such a wonderful job telling his sad story. He will not be forgotten even if we never really knew him...
Thank you from your adoring Miss Peach

The Cat Realm said...

This made our maid cry all over again. What a sad story this was....
Come on over to our place and get cheered up by belly dancing cats! We are having a party!
Karl and Ruis at The Cat Realm

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

Hey KarenJo,

That was a very nice limerick. Thank you for letting us know about Wizard and Mickey.

We wanted to stop by and thank you for your kind words that helped our daddeh feel better!

-Kilroy and fambly

Black Cat said...

Lovely limerick for Micky Karen Jo. What a terrible person that must be to have shot him. I agree with Gattina and what evfurrybody else has said (or can't say, if you get my drift!).

Poor Wizard too. That a food can make a kitty so ill is also shocking!

And you've been ill too! I hope you are fully recovered now. :) xxx

Cory said...

Thank you for stopping by and sending good wishes for our Grete dog. Now I'm reading about Mickey and it breaks our hearts.

Poetikat said...

That's so sad. Our missus (slave) sez she lost her kitty-cat like that when she wuz little. He disappeared outside too and his back end got crushed. (Maybe that's why we don't ever get to go out, huh?)

R.I.P. Mickey - you looks like a good guy.

Luv,

GBDR (The Hyggecats from 4 Cats Ruffin It!)

Cats said...

Oh that's so sad. That person who shot such a beautiful cat must've been a terrible human being. Purrs and hugs to sweet Mickey across the bridge and his family..