Monday, September 7, 2009

Farewell, MrSippi

I just love MrSippi's name. He got it because his forever Mom and Dad found him in a ditch near the Mississippi river. He had fallen or been thrown from a moving car and his little face was smashed in so badly that he couldn't eat. They planned to take him home to the cat rescue place, but on the way they fell in love with him and took him to the vet instead. MrSippi lived with two cats, Mama and Caroline, and two Siberian Huskies, Thor and Marco Polo. Caroline went to the Bridge before him. MrSippi was sad about that, as Caroline was his best friend. He didn't get along very well with Mama. They usually hissed at each other quite a bit. He got along fine with the dogs, though he would give Marco Polo an occasional nose swat when Marco got too nosy. They all have a big back yard with a six foot fence, so they could all go outside to play. MrSippi would look for a way out, because he wanted to go visit his girlfriend, Huffle Mawson. Just recently, he discovered a way and he went to visit her. They had a lovely time together, then he teleported back. The Mom grew catnip in the garden and MrSippi really enjoyed the fresh leaves. A couple of days ago, MrSippi suddenly got very sick and was rushed to the vet. The vet discovered that he had a raging infection of some kind and was in terrible pain. His Mom and Dad decided to send him on to the Bridge to end his suffering. They really miss him.  I worked and worked on this limerick to find a way of including MrSippi's trip to see Huffle and that he went to the Bridge without it appearing that one led to the other and I just didn't seem to be able to manage it.  Of course there is no connection.

                                                 MrSippi longed to be free
                                                 For Huffle Mawson he yearned to see.
                                                         He traveled over
                                                         To see his lover.
                                                 Now he waits at the Bridge for his family.

15 comments:

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

We were very sad to hear that MrSippi went to the bridge, too. We know Huffle and his family must miss him terribly.

Brian said...

Oh that made my whiskers weepy wet again. MrSippi was so very loved and we will all remember him forever now thanks to that beautiful story.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about MrSippi...purrs to his family...

wildcatwoodscats said...

MrSippi will be terribly missed by his fmaily and dear friend Huffle. Thanks for a teary goodbye tribute!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We were furry sad to see the news...

Woo pawed a furry nice tribute to him!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We have not met MrSippi before. You also give us such lovely information about the kitties.

Grrreta said...

We're so glad that MrSippi's mom and dad rescued and fell in love with him even though he had been terribly injured. We are sad he had to go to the bridge. Your limerick is very sweet.

-d ma said...

what a nice limerick... and i too love MrSippi's name.

Christine and FAZ said...

He sounds like a great cat and what a lovely tribute. FAZ

Lorianna said...

MrSippi sounds like an amazing kitty. You gave us a great background story and the limerick for him is wonderful.
Thank you for all of your Kitty Limericks Karen Jo!
hugs,
Lorianna

Jack and Persephone said...

Another lovely limerick! We're sad so many of them have been farewell limericks lately!

~Jack

P.S. That's a great suggestion you left! Thank you for coming!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

MrSippi looks like he was a nice kitty.
Purrs,
JB

Thoughts said...

Beautiuful tribute to a beautiful kitty. And who wouldnt have a crush on old Huffle...? lol

Jaime

Chancy, Jake, Babe and Ernies Voice said...

A wonderful farewell limerick to MrSippi. We wish we could have known him.

Chancy, Jake, Babe and Ernies Voice said...

A wonderful farewell limerick to MrSippi. We wish we could have known him.