Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Farewell, Floyd

This is the last of the old tributes that I will be making. I am three months behind and there is no way that I will ever catch up. I will still be making tribute posts every other post, but I am going to work from the newest back. To all of you who are being skipped, I am very sorry, but I just can't do all of them any more.

Floyd came to live with his Mom as a kitten adopted from a shelter in 1996. He was very active and quite a little terror at times. One day he decided that he really wanted some chocolate pudding. Of course, his Mom wouldn't let him have any, so he jumped into the bowl. He was unceremoniously picked up and rushed to the bathroom for a bath. He calmed down a bit as he grew and on his first birthday, he welcomed a new kitten, Kirzon into the house. Later Lola moved in and he welcomed her, too. Floyd grew into a gentle giant, much bigger than the other cats, but very gentle with them. He never quite knew how big he was and he was always trying to fit where he saw the other cats go, like into a box, but he didn't fit. Floyd was diagnosed with lymphoma last February. The treatments didn't work as well with him as they have with other cats, and he was helped to the Bridge at the end of October. He stayed gentle and loving up to the end.

                                       Floyd welcomed the kittens in.
                                       He greeted them with a lick and a grin.
                                             He got lymphoma
                                             And left his home-a.
                                       Now he's at the Bridge, welcoming kitties in.

8 comments:

Nikita Cat said...

As far as I'm concerned, your wonderful talent, and the way you choose to share it, makes you a Saint!

Even when you did ME the honor of a Limerick, 2 YRS. ago, yesterday (I'd actually been blogging for 5 yrs. by then, not the few months you thought!), I don't think I fully grasped the scope of your efforts, and what it can take out of you.

You do what you think best for all concerned, especially yourself, and I'm sure your fans will join me in showing support, and understanding.

BTW, you will be pleased to know that Daddy gave me a Chrissymouse Gift in time for New Years Day...

Yes, I finally have a Blog all my very own!

Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat ;-D

Brian said...

That was such a very nice tribute to sweet Floyd, his whiskers are grinning up this morning with all the nice thoughts coming his way at the bridge.

The Monkeys said...

Such a beautiful tribute to Floyd! We still miss him.

Angel and Kirby said...

You always do a great tribute. We appreciate what you do.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Doing these limericks/tributes is welcome but must be hard when they are farewells.

Noll's Nip said...

Beautiful! Your limericks are legend, Karen Jo.

Ayla and Iza said...

It's not that you have to do a tribute to every kitty. That you manage to do so many is wonderful.

We know you would do one for every kitty if you could...

Love and Purrs...

Beth said...

Your tributes are touching. I know they're greatly appreciated by those left behind.
God bless you,

Gracie & Beth