Sunday, April 19, 2009

Farewell, Molly Louise

Sweet Molly Louise was what you might call an absentee member of Whiskers and Purrs. The Mom trapped her as a stray cat who was hanging around the house with the aim of finding her a forever home. Unfortunately, she tested positive for both FIV and Feline Leukemia. The vet said that he would keep her in isolation for a period of time to allow the Mom to find her a home. That turned out to be rather difficult, but the Mom found a sanctuary for sick cats who would take her just in time. The sanctuary is called The Best Little Cat House in Pennsylvania and they take in cats who are considered unadoptable because they carry diseases. The Mom drove Molly up there three months ago and she was delighted at how great the place is. Molly was put into a cage for a short time to see how the other cats would react to her. There was no growling or hissing at all on either side, so Molly was let out of the cage and made friends with the other cats very quickly. Molly had a very loving and nice three months there. She curled up and went to sleep on April 13 and went to the Bridge with no suffering.

                                  We now say goodbye to sweet Molly Louise.
                                   She was always gentle and never a tease.
                                           She had FIV
                                           And FL, oh me.
                                 She went gently to sleep, did Molly Louise.

21 comments:

The Island Cats said...

We're so very sad that Molly Louise left us...but at least her last days were happy ones...

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Nice tribute to a sweet little cat. She was lucky she had a good life as short as it was.

Rusty said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Molly's passing. But, she's at the bridge now with all of our other loved ones. I'm glad you found a good place for her to stay for her last days.

Grrreta said...

What a sweet limerick. We are very sad about Molly Louise, but so glad that she had such great comfort and care for her last few months. It is truly inspiring that The Whiskers and Purrs gang's kind and wonderful mom went to so much effort to make sure Molly was safe and cared for.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

It is always nice to see how kind some are to animals. For someone to go to so much trouble for Molly Louise to have a happy life and then for her to leave so soon, it must be very hard on the Whiskers & Purrs Gang.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was such a nice limerick for Miss Molly Louise. It was a very sad surprise to learn of her passing.

Mr. Echo said...

I'm sure she is playing and romping and feeling grate at the Bridge today. Sounds like she had a graceful end.

Tuck said...

What a lovely tribute for a sweet little girl.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

I hopes dat dis Sweet Molly iz an angel in da heavfunz now & iz not sick frum da Leukeemya.
Da momee here wants to tellz you how much it meant to her dats you came by to purr fur da Maxi. We almostee losted him & da momee almostee losted her mind.
It iz becuz of kitteez likes you dats we all made it through.
We lovez you,
Dr Tweety

Noll's Nip said...

I'm glad Molly Louise found love and kindness before her journey to the bridge.

Thoughts said...

What a sweet girl and a loving tribute. thank God for places like The Best Little Cat house...

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

That is a very nice tribute to a sweet kitty.
It was so good that she had a happy home before leaving for the Bridge :)
Now she is healthy & happy!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Shadow / Molly said...

We fank Bast dat she did not suffer and jus wents to sleep. Molly was loved!!

Ailurophile said...

How sad. But Molly was a sweet kitty and I'm so glad her last few months on earth were full of comfort and happiness. May she enjoy peace and good health across the rainbow bridge.

barb said...

I am so very glad Miss Milly Louise had a few months of pampering before her trip to the Bridge. I didn't want to post it on G&G's blog, but one of my ferals went to the bridge last week. It is always so hard to lose a loved furry critter.

A lovely farewell tribute, as always, Karen Jo.

The Devil Dog said...

That is a nice tribute to Molly Louise. The Best Little Cat House sounds like a wonderful place. We are glad there are places like that.
We hope your life gets less stressed soon.

Roxy

Miss Steffy said...

Thank you so much for all your support, it means alot.

Lorianna said...

Oh Molly sounds like such a sweet girl. I'm glad her last days were spent feeling cared for. Such a nice limerick for her too Karen Jo.
Hope all is well with you and your mom.
Hugs,
Lorianna

Boy n Beethoven said...

I is sad wittle Mowwy Wouise had to go to the Bwidge but it was gweat she had an awesome 3 months of her wife there at the sanctuawy.

Boy

ML said...

I's remember tha day that Molly Louise went to tha santuary. I's glad she had a good three months there. An also that she had tha love of Whiskers & Purrs Mommy to look out fur hers.
That is a furry nice tribute.
Love,
KC

Milo and Alfie said...

Goddbye dear Molly Louise, may your time at the bridge be happy until you reunite wiv your fambly again. We are sad to hear you have gone.