Thursday, August 6, 2009

Farewell, Obi-Wan


Life at The Cat Street Boyz just won't be the same without Obi-Wan around. Obi-Wan was a pure white standard poodle with a wonderful personality. He was always full of life and fun. He loved to play with his poodle brother Luke and all seven of the kitties. They have a huge fenced in back yard where they can all run around and play. Sometimes Obi would get a little excited and chase the kitties, but they knew it was all in fun. There may occasionally have been some tail-poofing involved, but I included that line mostly for the rhyme. Obi loved to give the kitties a bath, which didn't take long with his tongue. The kitties liked to use him for a big fuzzy pillow when he napped. It is suspected that Von Willebrand disease is what carried him off. This is a disease which is found in poodles which thins the blood and prevents clotting, leading to internal bleeding and death. It usually runs in families, but no dog in Obi's line tested positive for it. Whatever it was, it was fast. He fell ill Monday morning, July 20th, and was gone that same evening. The vets tried everything, including a blood transfusion from a Great Dane, but it only helped for a little while. The family is devastated. Obi was only four years old.

                                Obi-Wan was a cat-loving woofy.
                                Sometimes he'd chase them and make their tails poofy.
                                                     Then he'd lick them clean,
                                                     Never being mean.
                                He really was a first-class woofy.

10 comments:

The Island Cats said...

It was very sad to hear about OBI...we know his family is missing him very much! This was a nice tribute to him...

meowmeowmans said...

So very sad. Thanks for writing such a nice tribute.

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

We were heartbroken about OBI. Your limerick made us smile a bittersweet smile, Karen Jo.

The Meezers said...

Obiwan was a ferst class woofie!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were sorry to hear about OBI. That was a very fine tribute.

The Creek Cats said...

We are very sad about OBI. Our thoughts and purrayers are with his family during this very sad time.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

what a nice tribute to Obi. we're sure his whole family furry and otherwise are missing him lots right now. purrrrrs

Tuck said...

Such a lovely tribute to Obi...I know that he is missed so very much.

Chesney Cats said...

What a wonderful tribute to a very loved Obi. We are purring for his family.

Brian said...

We are so sad to hear about Obi-Wan, that is so very sad and makes my green eyes weepy. Love to Obi-Wan forever.