Sunday, November 8, 2009

Farewell, Baby Pickles


I am back to feeling mostly human again, so it's back to the limericks. There are going to be three farewell posts in a row because Shadow Lady was up after Pickles, but she went to the Bridge, too, so her post won't be a happy one.

Patrick went to the Rainbow Bridge on August 4th and the Mom found Baby Pickles the very next day. She was delighted because he looked almost exactly like Patrick -- all white with some Siamese in the mix. Pickles was born deaf, but that never slowed him down. He was all over the place and having a great time with Christopher. Then in early October he had a seizure of some kind. The Mom knew just what to do and got some glucose into him and kept him warm. He seemed to come out of it just fine. Everything seemed to be going well until the Mom found that he had run off to the Rainbow Bridge very early on the morning of October 17th. She thinks that he had another seizure. There must have been something wrong with his little insides. This really tore the Mom up emotionally, but things are getting better now. There is a new little kitten in the house, Bug. She was part of a rescued feral litter and very sick. She is much better now, and the Mom is cautiously hopeful.

                                      Baby Pickles left us much too soon.
                                      He fell into a deathly swoon,
                                            And floated away
                                            To the Bridge to play.
                                      Now he runs and jumps and chases the Moon.

14 comments:

Kaz's Cats said...

That's a lovely post about a courageous little kitty. We were very sad when we read that he had gone to the bridge, but we're glad that things are a bit happier at his place now that with little Bug.

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Elin said...

Hello Karen!

Poor Little Kitty, rest in peace dear...

I got a new cousin this weekend! =)

Nessa said...

I am sorry for your losses.

I love limericks.

Sunny Sunday #5 - Paper Sol

Ariel said...

"Ahhh" such a sweet post and Limerick.

La pandilla said...

He was a beautiful little white catnow is a little angel .
A big hg for the family special to the mom , we send much love to her

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a sweet limerick for Baby Pickles.

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Baby Pickles iz probably having a great time chasing the moon! We stopped by to wish Christopher a Happy Birthday, and we also met Bug!

Rusty said...

Baby Pickles is now a Baby Kitty Angel. I know he's at the Bridge waiting for us all. Hugs and Purrs to you.

The Island Cats said...

We were sad to hear about Baby Pickles...he left us far too soon...

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

That is such a good limerick. Baby Pickles was so young. We hope they take comfort in knowing that he took all their love over the Bridge.

we are so sorry to hear about your tooth! that sounds awful. we are purring you are all better right away. purrrrrrrrs

we had a thought about the Bridge limericks. maybe you could post them all one day a month? like maybe on the 1st or 30th/31st. That way you can write them when you are up to it, and can post them all at once and then get back to the happy ones? We just don't want you to be sad all the time. purrrrs

meowmeowmans said...

That's a really nice tribute to a courageous little kitty.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We dint know Baby Pickles, but that was a nice farewell poem.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hate to read sad posts, but we know you hate to write them even more.

It was sad about both Shadow Lady and Baby Pickles.

JEWELGIRLS KATZ said...

Awwwwwwe so cute little Baby Pickles,
and so sad. But a wonderful and kind remembrance.