Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Farewell, Radcliff


Update: I have been informed by Parker that the Food Source is actually the Dad, so I will edit the post accordingly. Radcliff trotted off to the Rainbow Bridge all by himself Christmas morning. His Dad noticed that he was having a bit more trouble with his hind legs than usual when he got breakfast for the kitties, but didn't think much of it because Radcliff had arthritis and had his good days and not so good days. After he got dressed and returned to the kitchen, he found him on the floor. It must have been quite a shock, as he hadn't been ill. His Dad adopted Radcliff from a shelter as one of the two first kitties in the house. Though he wasn't too keen on the other cats who joined him later, he remained the most laid-back cat his Dad had ever known. Radcliff loved to be loved and if he felt that he wasn't getting enough attention, he would wake his Dad up in the middle of the night for his head scritches. He was a fine, handsome cat and will be sorely missed.

                                         Radcliff went to the Bridge on his own,
                                         Softly and quietly -- not even a moan.
                                                    Now he runs free
                                                   And leaps with such glee
                                        To find that his legs are once more his own.

18 comments:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Although we did not know Radcliff, we feel badly for his Mom who must be missing him terribly.

Parker said...

Radcliff was a fine kitty and I will miss him.

Parker said...

ps - The Food Source is his Dad...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we didn't realize the food source is his dad either. (Parker's comment.) It's sad about Radcliff.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Radcliff was a nice cat. I am thinking you are having to do too many tributes Karen Jo...

Cafe Cats said...

That was a beautiful tribute, Karen Jo.

Sweet dreams, Radcliff.

The Island Cats said...

We didn't know Radcliff very well but we're sorry he had to go to the bridge....that was a very nice poem for him...

Lorianna said...

Oh Karen Jo, you have created some more sweet tributes these past few days. Thank you.
I hope you New Year is very Happy. It's been nice reading your blog and I'm glad I found it.
Hugs,
Lorianna and her Kitties

Sassy Kat said...

I did not know Radcliff but am sad to hear of another going to the bridge. There have been too many losses this year and too many with illness. Hope this coming year will bring better times for all.

Shadow / Molly said...

Too many tributes yoo has done lately Karen Jo, we are certain dat yoo shud need a break from those and do sum happy ones!

Radcliff was one of the first kittys dat visited TT when she started to blog.

Gattina said...

There is again a wave of cats joining the rainbow bridge ! How sad for the owners just on a Christmas day ! and he looks so much like my little fat Arthur !

I wish you a happy New Year and that all your wishes will be fulfilled !

Boy n Beethoven said...

Goodbye Wadcwiff.
Happy new year to you Kawen Jo, in advance.

Boy

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That would be a shock indeed! Hope his mom is doing okay.

PB 'n J said...

Good bye Radcliff, we hope you are well and happy across the Bridge.

Karen Jo, we're sending you wishes for a very Happy New Year!

MaoMao said...

Awwww, how sad. We nefur met Radcliff but he sounds like he was such a sweet and wunnerful mancat and we know his Momma must have loved him so much and will miss him. We're sending her gentle purrs and kittyhugs.

And Karen Jo, we wish you a Happy New Year in 2009! Thankies fur bein such a speshul part of the kitty bloggiesphere.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao.

zevo hussein calamari said...

Thank you for all your tributes and wonderful limericks. May 2009 bring you much happiness, good health and prosperity. Hope to see you tonight. We saved you a seat at Oprah's table....

love
zevo and the pooses for peace

Shadow / Molly said...

Happy New Year!! We all hope its filled with lots of new and great things for you. =)

Molly
Shadow
Troo
I is Jake!
Mommy Bean Laure
TT's spirit

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