Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Farewell, Mrs. B

I think Mrs. B was about 10 years old. She had a rough time of it before she found her forever home. Someone found Mrs. B in their backyard. She was in bad shape and they took her to a neighbor who rescued cats. This Nice Lady took Mrs. B to a vet who discovered that she was FIV+ and insisted that she be put to sleep. The Nice Lady was having none of that and took her to another vet, who treated her for her immediate problems, including diarrhea, and who said that she could live a long life with the right care. Mrs. B was about two years old at the time and was definitely not a feral cat. She had obviously been an inside cat, but how she got to be in the condition she was found in we will never know. Foster Dad took in Mrs. B to nurse her to health, but then she developed some alarming symptoms, so off the vet she went again. This time it was discovered that she had heart worms. This is often fatal, but Mrs. B pulled through. Mrs. B, called Bobbi at the time, was being kept inside, but she sneaked out one day and was terrorized by Foster Dad's dog. She wasn't hurt, but she was traumatized. Mrs. B went back to live with the Nice Lady, I think. About this time, Random Drift's Mom was looking to adopt a cat, as her Kalahari had gone to the Rainbow Bridge and her apartment seemed much too empty. She didn't have any luck at PetSmart and told a fellow worker that she was looking for a cat to adopt, but didn't know where to look. This fellow worker knew the Nice Lady and took the Mom to see her and Mrs. B. Mrs. B went home with the Mom and stayed there for eight years. She was never sick until just recently, when she got so sick that she had to be helped to the Rainbow Bridge. Mrs. B was a calm cat, but she did like to sneak out to eat grass. She never left the yard; she just wanted her salad. Her Mom took to growing cat grass in the house to see if that would stop her from sneaking out. Mrs. B loved to watch TV, especially Meerkat Manor. She would come running whenever she heard the theme music. For a long time, the Mom thought that Mrs. B just didn't like to play at all. She provided lots of cat toys for Mrs. B and Bubbles, but Mrs. B ignored all of them. Then one day Mrs. B found a milk ring on the floor. All of a sudden Mrs. B was playing all over the place. She never did play with anything else, though. Mostly she slept on her own special pillow, but she would sit on the couch with the Mom to watch TV.

                                                 We say goodbye to Mrs. B.
                                                 She lived quite well with her FIV.
                                                        Milk rings gave her joy
                                                        Like no other toy.
                                                 Now she's at the Bridge, eating grass carefree.


Brian said...

Oh my sweet Mrs B, I sure am glad you got a chance to have a happy forever home. I wish I could have known you sooner, but I'll remember you forever now.

The Monkeys said...

Mrs. B seemed like a very lovely cat. We're sure she's very missed.

Catheryne said...

How very lovely...both the story and Mrs. B. She is missed. Thank you for sharing her with us. Forever she will eat her grass and play with Flower, Mozart, Tosca, Hannibal and all the sweet meerkats she has joined across the Rainbow Bridge.And when we hear the theme music from Meerkat Manor...oh my soft tiny footfalls...Mrs. B????

Princess said...

Wonderful limerick, and the graphic is so nice too. Rest peacefully Mrs. B, I know her family is suffering now. She was a sweet kitty

DEBRA said...

This was a wonderful tribute to a beautiful tuxie gurl... fly high sweet angel.


JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Purrs to Mrs B.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

A wonderful tribute for a wonderful cat!
Mom has heat reflecting pads in Zolie's igloo. They absorb and reflect back the kitty's own body heat without absorbing moisture from snow or rain which would make ordinary blankets cold and stiff. So she will stay nice & toasty!

-d ma said...

what a life Mrs. B lived.

Debra Taylor said...

Thanks for the encouraging comment on my blog.

This is such a sad story. Thankfully, there are really compassionate cat lovers in the world.

Thanks for posting that. I signed up to follow your blog.

Anyone else reading this - please visit my blog about a colony of abandoned/feral cats near my home. There will be stories there as time goes on that could inspire and inform anyone you know who is helping or plans to help homeless cats anywhere.

Thank you,

Talk to Your Angels

Anita said...

Purrrrs to you Mr B.

I want to say you thanks for your prayer to my friend Pierre. I´m sure that Paulina (Pierre´s bean) are grateful for your fondness.


Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We are sad that Mrs B went to the Bridge.
We are very happy,though, that she had so many people fighting for her to make sure she had a good life!!!
She did have a great life and we will purr for her Mom.
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

glogirly said...

What an amazing story, the life of Mrs. B. There truly are angels among us that mew and purr. I'm going to think of Mrs. B and her special mom everything I open up a new bottle of milk. Thank you for that.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We thank you for yet another wunnerful tribute to a loved cat. You are so special to keep this up for so long...

Elin said...

Farewell Sweet Tuxie Angel..