Thursday, February 12, 2009

Farewell, Jake

I know I am late with this one. I think I have mentioned that doing a bunch of these in a row takes a bit out of me and sometimes I have to take a little break between them. Jake was all Mancat and very adventurous. He loved being outside and would lounge in his bed under the table on the deck, watching for anything interesting. He would nap under shrubs or race around the yard. He had access to a small woodland and loved to explore it. That's where he probably picked up the small bullet in his chest that was found when his chest was x-rayed to see if he had digit-lung cancer. Unfortunately he did. He also had a malignant mass in his small intestine. When it became obvious that Jake was suffering, his Mom made that terribly hard decision and took him for that last trip to the vet to be sent on to the Rainbow Bridge. Jake was 14 years old, almost 15, as his birthday was March 27th. Jake was a really happy cat. He loved to eat, up until he got sick. He adored catnip. He really liked popcorn and could catch thrown kernels in midair. He could also catch sparkle balls in flight. All in all, Jake had a great life and I am sure that he is enjoying himself hugely at the Rainbow Bridge.

                                          A very tough Mancat was Jake.
                                          Even a bullet he could take.
                                                    Digit-lung brought him low,
                                                    So he had to go
                                          To the Bridge to run and play did Jake.

13 comments:

Forty Paws said...

Bless his heart. What a great life Jake had! We are sending purrs and hugs to his family.

Luf, Us

Thoughts said...

Hey there,

I left you something over at my blog, come and check it out!

Jaime
ThoughtsFurPaws.com

Daisy said...

I miss Jake a lot. He was a great Mancat.

Christine and FAZ said...

What a lovely tribute and such a handsome picture of Jake. FAZ

Lorianna said...

Oh he sure was a handsome tabby cat. Bless his sweet heart. You are very sweet too Karen Jo.
Hugs,
Lorianna

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We do miss Jake. It was very sad to hear about him

The Devil Dog said...

Wow, Jake was quite the mancat. A bullet? Whoa!

Roxy

the orange tabbies (and little tortie sister!) said...

this is such a good poem in memory of jake! thanks for efurrything you do for the cat blogosphere :)

xo-Pippin, Turtle, & Ava

Lux said...

I can understand how it could be very difficult to write these in a row. {{{hugs}}}

Jake was a very special kitty.

Shadow / Molly said...

Jake was loved furry much we can tell!

Purrs to yoo Karen, its been a hard month already.

Gretchen and Mike said...

Gee, I'm sorry to hear so many kitty friends have gone to the bridge.

Just wanted to give you a Valentine's Day hug....G & M

mum of critters said...

That is a lovely limerick tribute. You really are gifted

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Oh, my! How did I miss that wonderful tribute until now! Thank you! I am finally trying to systematically leave comments for all who visited and left comments upon Jake's passing.

You were so kind to leave a comforting comment upon my beloved Jake’s passing. The cat blogosphere is a wonderfully caring community, and I am honored to be a part of it. Thank you for your support during this difficult time for me. Jake’s memory will forever live in my heart and mind.

~J&B’s Mom Nancy