Jimbo's Mom Finn takes care of as many stray cats as she can. Where they live shelters are almost non-existent and some of the conditions where stray cats and dogs are taken are horrible. Not too long ago, Private showed up with her two sisters, Rudy and Coconut. They were welcomed in. The three of them were practically inseparable and they spent a lot of time playing in the big tree. One night last October Private, who was always very active, became suddenly lethargic. Mama Finn was getting her ready to go to the vet the next morning when she just suddenly stopped breathing. The family has no idea what happened to Private, but they all miss her very much, especially her sister Coconut.
Update: I can't believe I forgot to put in the limerick. My only excuse is that my head is so full of snot from my allergies that I can't think straight. I also wanted to mention that shortly after Private, Rudy and Coconut showed up, someone left a cardboard box with four almost newborn kittens in it in Mama Finn's front yard. The kittens were accepting nourishment, but they weren't thriving without their motherly contact. They were in a large cage to protect them. Mama Finn tried putting the adult female cats in the cage with the kittens one at a time, but they didn't like each other. Private was very interested in the kittens, so Mama Finn put her in with them and they all got along very well.
Private came as one of three.
They all had fun up in the tree.
Private ran away
To the Bridge to play.
Now Rudy and Coconut miss her glee.