Thursday, December 11, 2008

Farewell, Skeeter


Here's Skeeter looking around his backyard, on the lookout for intruder kitties or prey. Skeeter was a fabulous hunter and he taught LC and Ayla how to be good hunters as well. He lived with The Big Thing for 15 years, but lately his kidneys started failing and he went to the Rainbow Bridge Wednesday afternoon. The Big Thing realized that all he wanted to do was hide in the bathtub and he wasn't eating anything at all, so it was time. Everything was very peaceful and Skeeter went while looking into The Big Thing's eyes. He was buried near the pond, which was the last place he visited outside. LC, Ayla and The Big Thing are really going to miss him, so please drop by and let them know that you care, if you haven't already.

                                     Skeeter was a hunter of great renown.
                                     Sadly his kidneys let him down.
                                                Now he can run free
                                                As fast as can be.
                                     He's having fun at the Bridge and he'll never slow down.

20 comments:

Parker said...

That was lovely Karen Jo, it is such a sad day...

Gattina said...

Oh, how sad ! I knew Skeeter. It's always the kidneys that's really the main cause of death with cats ! Each time I read such sad news I look at my ol' Lisa (17) but she still seems to be in good health and has an extraordinary appetite !

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

What a beautiful tribute. We are just happy he passed the hunting torch to Ayla. She will make him proud.

Kaze

Cafe Cats said...

That was a very sweet tribute, KarenJo.

Shadow / Molly said...

Karen Jo, our moms is leaky eyed bout Skeeter. He lived a long life and now can run and play like a kit.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a lovely tribute to Skeeter.

DEBRA said...

Lovely tribute Karen Jo. We will miss Skeeter too.

purrs
Abby

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

We are sad. (((HUGS))))

Everycat said...

That's a lovely tribute to darling Skeeter. This has been a sad week.

Rumbly purrs

Lorianna said...

Oh poor Skeeter! I just visited them a few weeks ago and I remember crying then because he was so sick.
Lovely tribute Karen Jo. Yes, it sure does seem like it's the kidneys a lot. :(
I like your story about Louise. She sounds like a precious girl.
Hugs,
Lorianna

The Devil Dog said...

That is a lovely tribute to Skeeter.

Roxy

Team Tabby said...

We like the limerick for Skeeter.

All of the little kittens have homes now. yay. Thanks for dropping by to visit us.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

Lux said...

Your limerick for Skeeter is so nice; we love seeing him (in our hearts) that way.

-d ma said...

another limerick that made me weepy.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

So many good kitties go to the bridge of late. It is sad.

On a happier note, I have an award for you on my blog. Please visit me to pick it up!

Sunny's Mommy said...

Skeeter was a wonderful mancat.

Gretchen and Mike said...

That was a sweet farewell limerick for Skeeter.

Hugs...G

Grrreta said...

That's such a lovely tribute to Skeeter.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

He will never slow down.. :)))

V-V

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Karen Jo, Thanks so much for the Skeeter tribute. We 'pologize for not seeing it sooner but we were kinna distracted the few dats affer Skeeter left.

That was a really great poem about him, an we are very grateful fer it.

LC and Ayla