Thursday, January 8, 2009

Farewell, Castor

I feel sad for all the kitties and woofies who go to the Rainbow Bridge, but this one really broke my heart. I remember anxiously awaiting the birth of Stella's litter and I had a limerick all ready for the occasion. I was delighted when Castor and Pollux got their own blog, though I wasn't a very frequent visitor. Castor was a very playful kitten, but started to get a bit shy and hidey shortly after his hoo-ha-ectomy. Then he started to get aggressive, just a little at first, but it got pretty bad shortly before he left for the Rainbow Bridge. The vet thinks it must have been brain cancer and it could have been growing in him for most of his much too short life. I am glad that Castor had such a wonderful forever home with his brother and his non-fur sister and his Mom and Dad. He and Pollux had wonderful times together until his illness made him too grumpy to play.

                                       There was something wrong with Castor's brain.
                                       When he wouldn't play it became plain
                                                   That the Bridge would call
                                                   Him away from us all.
                                       Now he's running and playing again.

15 comments:

Kaz's Cats said...

That's a beautiful post - our Mum was really broken up to read of Castor's passing too.

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Furkidsmom said...

That's a nice tribute. We were sad about Castor too.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Creek Cats said...

Beautiful tribute to Castor. Yes, he is running and playing again at the bridge.
So many great kitties leaving for the bridge, makes us very sad.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

That is a lovely post for Castor. We too remember him being born and going to his new home. It is so so sad.

kaze

The Meezers said...

that's a wonderful post for Castor. It's so very sad that he was so young.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were so sad about loosing Castor. We are glad you did such a nice limerick for himm.

My Siberian Kitties said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Castor is playing with my girl Smokey who passed Jan 17th, 2008.

Thinking of you !

(Smokey - ILM), Mishka, Mila & Zateynik's mom

The Devil Dog said...

That is a lovely tribute to Castor.

Roxy

Daisy said...

We were saddened about Castor going to the Bridge so soon, too. I remember when they were borned!

PB 'n J said...

So many sad limericks lately (lovely, but sad). This one's wonderful too, he was called to the bridge too soon.

The Island Cats said...

Karen Jo...this was a sad one...but a great tribute!

JB's Big World said...

So many kitties going to the Bridge. it makes me very sad.
Purrs,
JB

Princess said...

Little Castor, he was such a cute kitty and we are so sad about this news, just heart breaking for the family and little Pollux too.
purrrs this was a great limerick for Castor!

Sweet Praline said...

That's a very nice post remembering Castor.

castle diva said...

That's a lovely tribute to Castor. We didn't know him, but your words still brought a tear to The Woman's eye.

Ms. P and Cinza