Monday, November 29, 2010

Farewell, Gatsbi

Gatsbi lived at Forty Paws for eleven years.  Ma and Pa found her feral mother and her siblings and brought them inside.  The mother became a barn cat, because she was simply too wild to accept a life indoors.  The other kittens all found forever homes with other people, but Gatsbi stayed at Forty Paws because she had neurological problems. The vet thought that she must have suffered brain or spinal cord damage shortly after she was born.  This meant that she could not jump and had trouble climbing.  She had diabetes, but that was well under control.  She adapted to the new house well and decided to live upstairs.  Then one day she became rather lethargic and had a very low temperature.  She was not eating or digesting well, either.  Off she went to the vet, who tried everything he could think of, but nothing would bring her temperature up to normal and she didn't seem to be enjoying life much any more.  Ma and Pa made the very hard decision to help her cross the Rainbow Bridge. The vet who treated her and her regular vet reviewed her case and decided that she probably had intestinal cancer.  She was quite a kitty and Ma and Pa are missing her terribly.

                                                      Gatsbi got sick and no one knew why.
                                                      To make her better the vet did try.
                                                                    He tried every way
                                                                    To get her to stay
                                                       But Gatsbi off to the Bridge did fly.

17 comments:

Forty Paws said...

Thank you for the lovely limerick for Gatsbi! Now Maw is crying again. Gatsbi was such a sweet baby. She will be missed here at Forty Paws.

Luf, Us and Maw

Cheysuli and gemini said...

A very sweet limerick for Gatsbi.

Luna T. Katt said...

Such a sweet kitteah, Purrs and purrayers from Luna & Zulu

Angel and Kirby said...

Sweet Gatsbi. we will all miss her.

Brian said...

Such a very nice tribute to a real sweetie pie.

Ayla and Iza, said...

That was very touching. And sad. But we unnerstand evryone tried their best. Gatsbi was a lucky kitty...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the helpful post! I would not have gotten this otherwise!

caspersmom said...

What a brave and beautiful kitty to live out her life with her difficulties during it. Purrs and Prayers for Gatsbi's family in their time of grief, but she will live on their hearts. A beautiful limerick in her honor.

Casper and Crew

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The Furry Bambinos said...

Thank you for sharing the news about sweet Gatsbi.

Mom also wants to say thank you for the birthday wishes!

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel (& fosters Hunter, Sunny, Sky, Silver, and Rico)

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Jan's Funny Farm said...

It's nice Gatsbi had a long life despite the neurological problems. But she had a good home.

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for such a nice tribute to Gatsbi.

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