Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thankful and Sad Thursday

Today I am giving thanks for Mu Shue Pooh King Cat, the heroic savior of his kitty sisters from a very scary apartment fire, and the precious baby boy of Mom Laura.

But I am also sad, because we are all having to say goodbye to this precious and special mancat.

We have lost so many of our friends lately, but it is comforting to know that they are all meeting each other at the Bridge. Mu Shue will have wonderful company when he arrives.

The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this--the last battle--can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
Don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer, so.
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me til the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
it is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close--we two--these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
~Author Unknown~

21 meows:

DEBRA said...

We are purring for Mu Shue and his family....

and Gracie

Gizmo said...

He will be missed. He was a hero.
P.s. I tagged you for the Cold Box meme. Hope you havent already done it!
Purrrs & Purayers,

JB's Big World said...

This is a wonderful tribute. I was so sorry to hear this news.

The Meezers said...

we are so sorry about MuShue too - hopefully he can hang in there till monday so that he can see his regular v-e-t.


goldenshade said...

Very touching tribute, Tybalt.

Purrs Shade and Goldie

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

We are very sad that Mu Shue will be going to the Bridge. :(

The Furry Kids said...

This is a beautiful tribute to Mu Shue.

Rossetti and Kirara said...

We are very sad about Mu Shue as well, and Momma's eyes leak a lot too! I bet all our friends are having a huge party at the bridge right now, don't cha think? We hope they are!!! Mu Shue will certainly receive a hero's welcome.

T'Abby Normal said...

Special purrs for Mu Shue.

jenianddean said...

That is so sad about Mu Shue ... he is a true hero cat.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a lovely tribute to Mu Shue.

Texas said...

Yes, that tribute is furry furry bootiful! I also wanted to thank you for visiting my bloggie and welcoming me to bloggieland.


PB & J said...

Oh that is just lovely, we're so sad to lose MuShue, but we know his work is done here.

Lux said...

That is a wonderful tribute for Mu shue.

Ana said...

What a nice and heartwarming post for Mu Shue!

TT said...

We are purring too!

Mickey said...

I feel so bad for Mom Laura :( This has to be so hard!!
Purrs Mickey

Cat Street Boyz said...

Very nice tribute Tybalt, we are all purrin' for a miracle for Mu Shue.......Mom Laura has been through so much already. The Cat Street Boyz

Sweet Praline said...

We haven't been blogging too long, so we weren't aware of the hero that Mu Shue was. We are so sorry to hear that he will soon be traveling to the Bridge.

Beezer said...

Mu Shue will always live in our hearts. That's the best place for a kitty angel.

michico*Adan said...

So so sad.....