Monday, July 13, 2009

Farewell, Gizmo


I got the impression that Gizmo would have preferred to be an only cat, instead of one of four. He much preferred the company of his humans to the company of the other cats. When they still lived at the old house, with the big yard, where they could all go outside to play, he would wander off by himself, instead of joining Casper and Patches in the frog hunts. He was originally adopted by the Daughter, but ended up with his Mom. Something happened that must have really bothered him, because when the Daughter would come to visit, he would hide from her. Gizmo was the only cat who liked to have his belly rubbed. He would even ask for belly rubs. His Mom is really missing this. Gizmo wasn't a loner all the time. He would occasionally join another cat for a nap, but these occasions were pretty rare. Gizmo was nearly 15 years old and his health had been failing. He was down to 5+ pounds the last time he went to the vet. They found a cancerous mass while feeling for his kidney. The vet thought that the tumor was operable, but in his already poor condition, it was very likely that he wouldn't survive the surgery. His Mom felt that it was much kinder to just send him on his way to the Rainbow Bridge, so that is what she did. Gizmo's Mom has really been through a lot lately, with both her Daughter and Son having had surgery recently. They both came through very well, but the anxiety must have been terrible, and then Gizmo's passing on top of it all. She really could use all the support we can give her.

                                 Cancer led Gizmo right up to the Bridge.
                                 His Mom helped him cross, which really took courage.
                                        Now he can leap and run
                                        And have lots of fun,
                                  But we are sad because he has gone to the Bridge.

13 comments:

michico*Adan said...

Rest in Peace, Gizmo!
You will always in our hearts!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We did not know Gizmo, but will purr for his family who must be very, very sad.

Brian said...

Gizmo will be with all of us forever.

Rocky, Angie & S'more said...

Aw, sweet Gizmo is at peace now and can run and play with all of his friends at the Bridge. I hope he will be friends with our little S'more who left for the Bridge on June 30, 2009.

Love and purrs to his family xo

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs for Gizmo's family.

The Devil Dog said...

Oh, poor Gizmo's mom. It certainly sounds like she had a tough time. We hope our pug snorts help her feel better.

Roxy

PS we liked the sound of Charlie. His limerick is very fitting.

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-d ma said...

gizmo was one of my favorites...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor Gizmo. But he had a happy life.

Kimo and Sabi said...

Too many kitties going to da bridge lately - furry sad.

Thoughts said...

Gizmo looks and sounds like a wonderful kitty, what a nice tribute :)

Theodore and sasha

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

That was such a nice poem fer Gizmo...

And Charlie. An Max. An S'more.

It is so sad...

caspersmom said...

Oh my gosh Karen Jo, what a beautiful tribute to Gizmo. Thank you so much. I have been having trouble getting on some of the blog sites lately and yours is one of them. I get an error box that says internet explorer cannot open the internet site and it already has then aborts it after I'm on it. Then it says it cannot display web page. Adan and Michico is another one. Gosh it looks like an obituary page with so many floofy loved ones passing. But you make it a lot better to bear by the wonderful limericks of yours. Again, thank you so much.