Sunday, November 11, 2012

Farewell, Herman

This is the last picture I took of Herman by himself.  The very last picture was of him and Oja cuddling in the easy chair in the living room.  Herman ran off to the Rainbow Bridge early this morning.  He hadn't been sick.    He showed no signs of sickness at all until yesterday afternoon, when I found him in Emma's hidey hole about an hour after the vet closed for the weekend.  There was nothing I could have done anyway.  If you want to read the whole story, you can find in on Herman's Hideaway.  I buried him in the garden, in a sunny spot near the forsythia bush.  It is only five days until his third Gotcha Day.  I am really going to miss my darling boy.  See you at the Rainbow Bridge, dear Herman.

                                          Farewell, Herman, my darling boy.
                                          Having you in my life was such a joy.
                                                      We'd play and cuddle
                                                      And sleep in a huddle.
                                           See you at the Bridge, my handsome boy.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh Mary Jo, we are so very sorry for your loss. So sudden too. Soft woos and gentle hugs to you from us.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

Brian said...

I know how much you loved dear Herman and we all loved that boy. If he had to go I am okay that he went on his terms. I just hate it though and my heart is aching.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We share your grief and know how much you will miss sweet Herman.We know he loved you for giving him the best 3 years of his life :)

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

meowmeowmans said...

Karen Jo, our hearts are broken. Thank you for loving our friend Herman so very much. We will never, ever forget him. Much love, and hugs, purrs and prayers to you.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

A beautiful limerick Karen! My thoughts to you at this sad time. All of us here and everywhere will remember Herman.

I remember when Herman first arrived in your (and all of our) lives. He was such a sweet friendly cat.

We are all teary here...

~ Mark

Mimi Lenox said...

Karen Jo,
I am so very sorry to discover this news as I came to document your peace globe. Herman was well loved and beautiful. A true sweetheart.

Sending hugs and love to you.

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Diamond said...

We have just made you an awardie. Well deserved.
Dawn (Shubunkin)

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michico*Adan said...

He will be deeply missed.
Big hugs!! And sending our best purrs.

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Pat said...

We are so sorry to hear of darling Herman's passing -- Pat's Cats