Thursday, August 27, 2009

Farewell, Joey L.

This is another really hard one. Joey L. and her brother Jimmy were a litter of two born on June 22, 2008. They were practically inseparable during their short life together. Joey would sometimes go off and find a dark hidey-hole for a nap alone, but that didn't happen often. They played together, ate together and napped together. Now Jimmy has lost his playfulness and appetite and may have to go to the vet for a checkup to see if it's grief or something else. The two of them were always full of mischief and fun. Criz had to keep a close eye on them, because they had a talent for destruction if left alone. Their favorite napping spot became in Criz's closet with his shoes. Joey was Criz's alarm clock.  She woke him up every morning at 8:3o without fail.  The only health problem I found that Joey had before she got so sick was that she had an eye irritation and had to wear a home-made cone for a while to keep her from rubbing it. A short time ago, Joey got listless and uninterested in food. The vet determined that something was wrong with her liver and Criz was still waiting on the results of the tests when Joey went to the Bridge. Criz is devastated. He had been syringe feeding her and keeping her hydrated and trying his best to keep her comfortable, but nothing worked.

                                         The time has come to say farewell
                                         To sweet little kitty Joey L.
                                               She would run and play
                                               All the live-long day.
                                          Now she's gone to the Bridge, has sweet Joey L.

6 comments:

Shadow / Molly said...

No matter how long and even if they are with us a short time, our furry children always leave a huge hole in our hearts. Soar high and be healthy Joey L!

Mommy Bean Laure

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was a very nice limerick tribute to Joey L

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Criz was there when she was born. It had to be hard to say good-bye.

MoMo said...

Poor little Joey! It is so hard to say farewell when one knows her as a newborn not so long ago.

Grrreta said...

We're so sorry to hear the sad news about Joey. The limerick is very sweet.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We are so sad that Joey L got to spend so little time here... Purrs ta all the fambly.