Sunday, December 14, 2008

Farewell, Kelly

Kelly was the Big Guy over at Good Cats and he will be sorely missed. He was getting on in years and had had Irritable Bowel Syndrome for quite a while. Lately he was having more digestive problems and when it was discovered that his kidneys were failing, his Mom and Dad knew that they would have to help him go to the Bridge. On his last day, he wanted to go outside, even though it had been raining all day. He looked around and scratched on his favorite tree, then turned to come back inside. He refused to eat anything at all, so his Mom and Dad knew that it was time. There is a wonderful video of Kelly getting a tummy rub and purring on his blog.

                                      Kelly was a Good Cat; of that there is no doubt.
                                      He was really slowing down, but he still wanted out.
                                            He gave his tree one last scratch
                                            And looked around for a mouse to catch.
                                      Then he went to the Bridge, where he leaps about.

16 comments:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Mom's eyes burst when she read Kelly had to leave for the Bridge. It has been a very sad week in the CB. This was a lovely tribute, Karen Jo.

Shadow / Molly said...

We thought dat Kelly was gettin better so when he wented to the bridge we was so surprised.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Furry nice - and we like da nice fall photo of Kelly too.

Grrreta said...

Your words are comforting at such a sad time, and help us remember the happy times he had. That's a very lovely limerick.

Julie said...

That's so sad when a loved kitty crosses the bridge. My parents' cat (my childhood cat) recently did, and it's just sad.

4 Boys and a Lady said...

Such a beautiful limerick to honor Kelly.

We are happy with the image of him leaping and having fun on the other side of the Bridge.

Love,
Nermal, Nico, Virgil, Westley, & Mags.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Kelly was a very pretty kitty. I'm glad he got to take a last look around his yard and a last scratch on his favorite tree.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Kelly was a lovely cat and he will be missed by the blogosphere.

The Island Cats said...

That was a nice tribute to Kelly...he will be missed...

Everycat said...

WHat a good cat Kelly was, and this limerick is another lovely way to remember him.

Whicky

Chesney Cats said...

A beautiful tribute to Kelly.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus & Emma

Boy n Beethoven said...

I'm going to miss Kewwy so.

Boy

Boy n Beethoven said...

Come to mine purrthday on 17 dec! I is going to become a BIG MAN CAT then!

'Oven

michico*Adan said...

He will be missed very very badly :(

Zoey and Me said...

That's so sad. The mom and dad beans must have had courage to say farewell especially after Kelly gave his favorite tree one last scratch. Brings tears to my eyes. Good Limerick. Hope he has at the Bridge to know he has so many friends in his corner.

MoMo said...

It's so sad that lovely Kelly had to leave us. That's a very nice tribute. Thankyou Karen Jo!