Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Farewell, Bow


Bow was the Alpha kitty at Forty Paws. He had the honor of being the first kitty there and could remember being the only kitty for a while. When the others started to arrive, Bow made sure that each one of them knew who was the boss. Even when he got very old and sick, he remained the boss. Bow was just two months short of his 19th birthday when he was helped to the Rainbow Bridge. He had a variety of ailments and just lately his kidneys had started to fail. Maw and Paw made the decision to help him go to the Bridge because he could barely walk and he just wasn't having any good times any more. One of Bow's very favorite things to do was lie in the sun in the enclosure and soak up all the lovely heat.

                                       Bow was a cat of great renown.
                                       He ruled Forty Paws when he put his paw down.
                                             To the Bridge he went
                                             'Cause his strength was spent.
                                       Now he's strutting his stuff and running around.

17 comments:

KC said...

Furry nice... we's gonna miss Bow.
Uncle Mo mentioned that it is now "36 Paws" instead of Forty.
So sad.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Cats said...

Rest in peace Bow...sending many many purrs to his family and the other kitties at his home..hope he is happy and healthy now across the rainbow bridge.

Diamond said...

So sad and thanks for writing the lovely poem for Bow.

Forty Paws said...

Thank you so much Karen Jo. Maw keeps crying when she reads the remarks left for Bow, and now she is crying again seeing this beautiful limerick. She burst into tears when she saw Bow's picture on the blog last night.

Yes, 36 paws is what we have now.

Luf, Us & Maw & Paw

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, we're so sad. purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

this is sweet.

Lux said...

I love to envision Bow strutting his stuff and running around now. What a wonderful limerick for a lovely cat.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a great limerick for Bow.

Daisy said...

What a wonderful tribute for Bow. He was a great kitty and will be missed.

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely limerick for Bow. We will miss him.

DEBRA said...

There have been too many farewells lately...

sad purrs
Abby

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

A beautiful tribute for a beautiful cat!

The Devil Dog said...

It sounds like Bow certainly lived a very good life. What a nice tribute.

Roxy

The Island Cats said...

That was a nice tribute! Bow will be missed...

Dorothy said...

This is probably inappropriate right now, but I have tagged you for a meme. Please stop by and get it.

Grrreta said...

Bow had a wonderful long life. He will be missed a lot.

Princess said...

This is just a sad sad week.
Farewell Bow. I know that Caesar was there to greeeet him with open paws

This is a very sweet limerick KJ
purrrrs

Everycat said...

Bow was such a grand mancat. We will miss him. I expect he's in charge again at The Bridge

Whicky Wuudler