Sunday, November 22, 2009

Farewell, Kimiko

I am really getting behind with these. It's been almost a month since Kimiko went to the Rainbow Bridge. Kimiko was one of the older cats in the house. Her Mom found her in a dumpster near her work with four siblings. No one knows how the kittens got in the dumpster. The momcat was hanging around the dumpster and that is what alerted the Mom to look inside. She found the five baby kittens, but could not catch the mother. She took all of them home and socialized, litterbox trained and found homes for all the rest, but kept Kimiko. Kimiko loved her Mom very much and always wanted to be near her. She also loved to hop in the laundry basket as soon as the clothes came out of the dryer. Her favorite treat was fishy flakes and her eyes would get really big when she saw them come out and get put in a bowl. She was very vocal and told her Mom all about everything. She loved to be held and cuddled in her Mom's arms. Kimiko got small cell intestinal cancer. Usually this disease is slow-acting and responds well to chemo. In Kimiko's case it was very aggressive and nothing seemed to slow it down. Kimiko had to be helped to the Rainbow Bridge not long after her diagnosis. Her family is still missing her very much.

                                    Kimiko's cancer came on fast.
                                    She tried her best, but could not last.
                                            Alas, now on Earth
                                            Of her there's a dearth.
                                   She is at the Bridge, having a blast.

20 comments:

Parker said...

We were so heartbroken that Kimiko had to leave for the Bridge.
That was a lovely limerick for her.

Kaz's Cats said...

We were sad when Kimiko had to go to the Bridge. It must have been very hard for her Mom especially. This is a nice way to remember a beautiful kitty.

The Island Cats said...

We were sad to hear about Kimiko. What a nice tribute to her...

Gracie said...

Throught the tears running down the mom's face we read together about Kimiko. It is so sad when one we know and love has to leave. Kimiko was so fortunate to be found and rescued from the dumpster to spend many happy times in a forever home. This is a beautiful tribute to her.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was a lovely tribute to Kimiko.

Noll's Nip said...

Kimiko's tribute is lovely...just like her.

Grrreta said...

What a sweet face and a very sweet limerick.

La pandilla said...

Que carita mas dulce tenia .LO sentimos muchisimo , sabemos del dolor que debe estar pasando su familia , enviamos todo nuestro apoyo y todo nuestro amor .

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Her family is still missing her so much. And now Snickers left today. So many, too many. Thankfully, there are smiles between the tears.

momsbusy said...

thank you so much for the wonderful limerick in memory of my sweet girl kimiko. i am sure she is enjoying the sunshine and soft grass at the bridge.

Our family has always had cats and dogs. so i have quite a few kitties and doggies already waiting at the bridge. so i feel sure kimiko received a glorious welcoming party.

once again, thank you.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Kimiko seemed so young to go to the Bridge. So it is good to see she was remembered with a limerick!

Milo and Alfie said...

It's a lovely tribute ~ but such a shame little Kimiko had to leave so soon.

-d ma said...

what a sweet face.

Shadow / Molly said...

We did not know Kimiko but we did stop by to leave her beans sum love. Kimiko was a very loved kitty!

Lorianna said...

Kimiko was so pretty. I wish cancer would just leave our pets alone. It must be so scary for them to get sick and not understand what it is.
Gentle hugs for her family.
I have been catching up with Herman on his blog. What a beautiful furkid you have Karen Jo.
Hugs,
Lorianna

Christine and FAZ said...

that's a nice tribute. FAZ

Glogirly and Katie said...

What a beautiful story and tribute to Kimiko. I am sure she is greatly missed.

JEWELGIRLS KATZ said...

A Wonderful tribute to Kimiko.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS :) Jewelgirl and family

michico*Adan said...

I am so sorry to hear about Kimiko,

we will meet again one day.

Brian said...

Sweet Kimiko was a friend of mine and we miss her very much too. Fortunately her family shared her with us so we will remember sweet Kimiko forever.