Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Farewell, Ghost

In 1993 the Mom saw a very dirty white kitten running through the pasture. At first she thought it might be Blanket, her white kitty who had gone missing. She soon discovered that it was a starving feral kitten. She wooed her with food and kindness and managed to tame her, almost. Ghost was never too comfortable around people or other animals. She loved her Granddad and was friendly toward her Mom, but would hide from anyone else. Her favorite spot to hide was behind the washing machine. She hated being picked up and would tolerate being petted only rarely. Because she had been so starved as a kitten, not all of her teeth came in. She lost the others to infections. She also lost an eye to a bad infection. Ghost got so she would tolerate Mia being in the same room with her, but just barely. If Mia stared at her, she would hiss. She hissed at Jade and BG if they got anywhere near her. She may have been the grumpy one, but she was very much loved and will be missed terribly.

                                       Away to the Rainbow Bridge ran Ghost.
                                       Her sweet little face we will miss the most.
                                               She may have been grrry
                                               And not very purry,
                                       But her companionship was something to toast.

16 comments:

The Creek Cats said...

What a wonderful limerick in tribute to Ghost.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were so sad to learn of Ghost's passing.

Ailurophile said...

A touching tribute. Very sad about Ghost's passing away. Thanks for the sweet limerick.

The Devil Dog said...

We are sorry to hear about Ghost's passing. That is a great limerick.

Roxy

michico*Adan said...

Good bye, Ghost...

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We are so sad to learn that Ghost went over the Bridge. She had a hard life at first but it was better after she was found...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You invest so much to make each post fit the individual. And they're very informative. We didn't know the early history of Ghost. Thank you for sharing it.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Glad Ghost had such aloving family all her life. What a right start. Nice limmerick as a tribute to her. May she be in healthy purfection at the Bridge!

Shilgiah the Cat said...

What a beutiful tribute to Ghost. What a wonderful thing her forever mom did bringing a feral into her home and making her feel safe.

Sassy Kat said...

I am so sad to hear that Ghost has gone to the bridge. I will pray for Ghost's family and friends that the sadness will soon be replaced with the happier times when you think about her. Forever she will be free to run and play with those that have gone before her.

Marilynn said...

I'm always sad to hear of any kitteh's trip to the bridge. It's hard to get over the losses, I think. My family and I are always referring to my precious Indy and Pluto (went to the bridge in 2005 and 2003, respectively), especially as Gracie and her boys get older and act like cats instead of kittens!

Marilynn said...

Oh, yes! And we are VERY ENVIOUS of anyone who can live in northern New Mexico. It's absolutely gorgeous, we think, from Albuquerque on north. Some day ...

The Cat Realm said...

We were very sad about Ghosts passing, she was such a wonderful cat and we are glad she found love!
You limerick as always is fantastic!
Mrs. OZ
(Karl is on trip with Ruis for their first anniversary)

Milo and Alfie said...

Sad noos about sweet little Ghost - may she find continued love and peace at the Bridge.

Ghost & Jade said...

Karen Jo... thank you for the lovely tribute to our Ghost. We never thought we could miss being hissed at so much. Purrs & woofs to you.

Jade, BG & Jen

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