Saturday, January 23, 2010

Farewell, Private











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.

9 comments:

Milo and Alfie said...

RIP Private. It is always so sad to hear a furbaby has gone to the Bridge. Purrs for the family and fur-siblings.

Brian said...

It is so sad that sweet Private had to go to the bridge, we'll purr for her sisters to heal their hurty too.

meowmeowmans said...

That is such a sad story. We're thankful that Mama Finn welcomed Private, Rudy and Coconut into her home, and that Private got to experience the love and safety there. Prayers and purrs.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad that Private got a good home. We are sorry to hear about Private

Anya said...

Sad story :(
Nice that you make a tribute...
We are so sorry!!

Pierro said...

Beautiful tribute to Private. She was soooo cute.
What a sad story *sniffs*

Angel and Kirby said...

Very good tribute

La pandilla said...

Enviamos abrazos a su familia y a sus hermanitos , sabemos lo triste que es cuando un peludito se nos va :(

Grrreta said...

What a sweet little face! Lovely limerick. It is so sweet that Private helped comfort the newborn kittens. We're sorry Private had to go to the Rainbow Bridge so soon.