Saturday, March 28, 2009

Farewell, Cal


I wanted to do this last night, but the limerick just wouldn't come. Fortunately, it did come today. Cal was the first of The Creek Cats. He was ten years old. He had problems with IBD for quite a while and complications set in. He finally reached a point where nothing more could be done for him and fluid in his abdomen was making it difficult for him to breathe, so his Mom and Dad took him to the vet to be helped to the Rainbow Bridge. Cal was a sweet and easy-going cat, who took in stride all the additions to his family. Being sick had almost stopped him from playing, but when a catnip heart was introduced, he had quite a time with it. He loved being outside and when his health really began to fail, his Mom took him outside as much as possible. He will be sorely missed, but I picture him romping around at the Bridge in lots of grass and sunshine.

                                    Now we have to say goodbye to Cal.
                                    He suffered a lot with irritable bowel.
                                           Our faces are wet,
                                           But we mustn't forget
                                     He is running free, being everycat's pal.

13 comments:

Zoey and Me said...

Love this Limmerick, so will Cal.

The Creek Cats said...

Karen Jo,
Thank you so much for this beautiful tribute to our boy. We love the limerick and feel so touched by your kind words!
XOXO
The Creek Cats, Mommy and Daddy

The Island Cats said...

We're gonna miss Cal...nice tribute to him, Karen Jo!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We will miss sweet Cal. A beautiful Limerick, Karen Jo.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

What a sweet limmerick for Cal. You have great talent! He will be missed.

Jodi said...

God bless Cal. This is heart wrenching.

Sweet Praline said...

What a nice limmerick for Cal.

TT said...

Cal will be missed but we know he is always peeking down on us all just as the other Bridge kittys do!

Molly
Shadow
Troo
I is Jake!

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

Cal will be missed. He was a sweetie.

Daisy said...

I sure miss Cal. He was such a sweet kitty.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a nice limerick for Cal.

It is good of you to do one for those who leave, but it must be hard since there are so many. And each one tugs at your heart.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

What a nice limerick fer Cal. So good!

Black Cat said...

I echo Jan. It's so hard and yet you, with your sweet limericks, give comfort and posterity to the kitties who have gone to the Bridge and hope and comfort to their families.

I don't think Boris is dangerous venom-wise, though if he comes near me I might have a heart attack! You have dangerous spiders where you live?! Ewweeeeeeeeu, ask Daisy to send you Lizzzzzards!!! :) xxx