Friday, August 7, 2009

Farewell, Blossom

Gemel held Blossom in her arms for the last time on July 13th, as the vet helped her on her way to the Rainbow Bridge. Blossom was on old cat when Gemel adopted her late in 2005 and she had been getting more and more frail. Something went wrong with her back legs and she was in pain, so Gemel made the heart-wrenching decision to help her go so she wouldn't suffer any more. Back in 2005, Gemel had decided that she wanted to adopt an old, sick or homeless cat. Her husband was against the idea, as they were renting. He wanted to wait until their own home was ready. Just after he had said this, Gemel and a friend of hers went for a walk. Gemel had a definite feeling that on the way home she just had to go down a certain street. She kept feeling that something very important was going to happen. As they turned down that certain street, a long-haired white cat, very dirty and matted, came almost running, but limping, toward Gemel, while meowing very loudly. Gemel picked her up and the cat immediately began purring. Gemel decided that she had to take her home, despite what her husband had said. He was against keeping her at first, but soon relented. Blossom had found her forever home at last. Blossom loved to go out walking on a leash and loved to visit the beach. In cold weather, her very favorite thing was the fire. She would hop in her bed by the fire and stay for as long as the fire lasted. At night, she slept with her humans. As it is winter now in Australia, where Blossom lived, she had been enjoying her fire very much.

                                        Blossom ran to the Bridge through the cold.
                                        She went because she was tired and old.
                                                Although it grieved her,
                                                Her Mom relieved her
                                        Of all of her pain from being so old.

16 comments:

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

Rest well at the Bridge purr-ty kitty. It is so heartwarming to know that you were safe and loved in your senior years.

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

We are so happy Blossom had a wonderful few years until she had to go to the Bridge.

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

A beautiful story. We are so happy that Blossom was so well loved in her last few years.

The Monkeys said...

A beautifully written tribute to a beautiful girl! We are purring for Blossom's family.

Loki said...

You're purring for you.

Loki

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I was very glad to learn about Blossom and am glad that she had a good home even if it was for sort of a short time.

Lorianna said...

I visited Gemel's blog last week when I read about Blossom on the cat blogosphere. It touch me so much. She loved this sweet kitty beyond all measure. Oh did I cry. To love a kitty so much is something I understand. How they met is so beautiful. How wonderful of you to write a poem for her Karen Jo.
I hope your weekend is a happy one.
Hugs,
Lorianna

Brian said...

Thanks so much for sharing the story of Blossom. It made my whiskers wet and sad. My Sisters Sascha, Gracie, Zoe and I will remember Blossom forever thanks to knowing about the wonderful forever home she had. Love you Blossom.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

That was a lovely story and tribute. We are so glad Blossom found a good home in her last years and that she went to the Bridge with love.

Ailurophile said...

Farewell to sweet Blossom. She was a pretty kitty and I'm glad too that her last few years were spent with such a loving and caring family. Nice limerick, as always.

Grrreta said...

What a great story!

Shilgiah the Cat said...

What a beautiful story! Compassionate people are more numerous than we can imagine!

Sunny's Mommy said...

When it is my time to go to the bridge, I will see Blossom there, with all of the other wonderful kitties who passed before me. I'm glad Blossom found a loving forever home.

Thanks, Miss Karen Jo, for remembering my birthday. It made my birthday very special.

~~Ollie

Catzee said...

I'm furry sorry 'bout all these farewells but your poems make it feel better.

Boy n Beethoven said...

I is glad Blossom gets to enjoy her last few years. Now over the Bridge, Blossom will have no more pain!

'Oven

MaoMao said...

Awwww, huggies to Blossom's fambly. She sounds like a furry sweet kitty, and she was lucky to be so loved.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!