Yesterday, I stepped on lots of toes. I didn't mean to, heaven knows, But everything I meant to say Came out in the worst possible way. I took offense at some small joke Then MY transgressions the offender spoke My list of misdeeds was so long I had to accept I was in the wrong. A friend said "howdy" and I flew Into a snit - I thought he knew I wasn't happy with his actions And so I detailed each infraction. All day, compassion was pretense... I sulked, I moaned, I took offense. Last night, my Dad called just to chat And to tell me that my cat Hadn't made it. Old Fenster died. That's when I just broke down and cried. Smoke gray beauty, harming none, Fenster was a charming one. Now his buddy stands by his grave And I remember the love he gave. Those petty anxieties no longer make sense For yesterday, God also took a Fence.
RIP, ya ole puddin' headed Fenster monster. I love you.
[This message has been edited by suthern (edited 01-21-2000).]
Fenster is busy washing his face whiskers twitching with his usual grace thinking back at the good life he had hoping his mum won't be too sad cause not all cats are quite so lucky to have a mum who's feisty and plucky we both gave each other so much love as Fenster purrs in the sun's warmth above
ps: Fenster asked to tell you that..
Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.
Awwwww, Rainbow!!! I needed that... thank you so much!!! Somewhere in cat heaven, an angel is probably having to carry the big lug around... he was an expert at cadging a ride and saving his own feet the effort! LOL
Boot+Kitty=Poetry in motion
LR: I'll probably make more than a few toasts tonight. *S* (And not devine at all... but huggz for the thought! *S*)
Hoot & Satiate: Thank you very much! He was pretty special. There were times when I would have sworn he didn't have a brain in his furry noggin... like when he decided to take a flying leap off a balcony... I guess he thought the twig that held a squirrel would hold a 25 pound cat! *S* But if you ever needed a purr machine, he was the man! LOL
Boot+Kitty=Poetry in motion
Purrr machine??? *perk* Did you hear that, Toe? Belle needs a purr machine! I just kinda sorta wonder though - how does a Toerag purr? I guess Belle just spins you around real fast until the whirrrr sounds like a purrrrrr... ya think?
Lady Suthern... Sorry for your loss...sorta puts everything in perspective. You did good on this one and I'm sure Fenster is purring in the land of catnip and warm milk, fat gimpy mice and finely upholstered furniture.
on the threshold of a dream
I'm sorry hearing the bad news I have a cat he purrs and does still his due's I can't imagine he be gone some day But we all do, what can I say Up there he is happy and does not whine I seen him just today jumping up to cloud # 9 He send his meouws down to you And say's he'll be waiting there for you Hope this eased your pain a little bit And if not I better quit You have my prayer what shall I say We all eventually have to go this way
A nice tribute to Fenster
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