Saturday, June 13, 2009

Farewell, Cece

When Cece first started hanging around Mog's house, he was so dirty and hungry that Mog thought he must be a stray and was thinking about adopting him, but soon found out that he belonged to a neighbor just across the street. Cece was a mostly outdoor cat by his own choice, possibly because there were a bunch of dogs in his house. Apparently he was hungry all the time because he didn't like the cat food he was served at home and even tried the dog food. He loved what Mog was serving and darted into the house every chance he got to scarf up whatever was in the bowl. Eventually, Mog started giving him food and water outside and feeding him treats. He absolutely adored Temptations and would demand them in a loud voice whenever he saw Mog. He never gave up trying to get inside Mog's house. Cece walked with a limp, but no one ever found out why. He had been taken to the vet for it, but the vet had no answers. The limp didn't slow him down any when he saw Mog's door open, that's for sure. Cece loved to hang out with Meowza. The touched noses whenever they met and often kitty wrestled in the dirt. Cece was over at Mog's house almost every day. The only things that kept him away were very hot weather and pouring rain. When Mog realized that she hadn't seen Cece in a very long time, she asked her neighbors about him and found out that he had been killed by a car. By this time Mog considered Cece to be part of her family and she and Meowza are very sad that he has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

                                       Cece went to the Bridge by car.
                                       It made Mog weep 'cause he went so far.
                                             Now he's so fleet,
                                             With plenty to eat.
                                        He downs Temptations by the jar.

5 comments:

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Nice tribute to Cece. Wwe are sorry he went to the Bridge. It was very nice of Mog and his family to feed Cece and take care of him in many little ways.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a lovely tribute to Cece.

The Caring Infernal Warden said...

There's too many sad stories today. :(

But at least your beautiful limerick gave me a smile.

mog said...

Thanks for the beautiful tribute and cute limerick for Cece.

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Oh my!! We will miss Cece so much!! He was almost like one of our own!! We are sure he is still scarfing up all the Cat food he can find!! The limerick is purrfect for him, too!!
Your FL furiends,