Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday for Winton

Our sweet friend Winton went to the bridge Monday night. Right now, his Mommy and his brothers and sisters are all sad and missing him terribly. And we're sad too, it's hard to lose a friend even one that has battled so bravely with his illness for so long. Please take a moment to visit them and give them some purrs.


A Pets Prayer

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.
Don't let your grief stay your hand,

For this day more than the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We've had so many years,
What is to come can hold no fear.
You'd not want me to suffer, so
When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me to the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you'll see it is a kindness you do for me
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Don't grieve it should be you who this thing decides to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years,
Don't let your heart hold tears.
SMILE, FOR WE WALKED TOGETHER FOR AWHILE.

- Author Unknown

21 comments:

milocat said...

Mom and I are very sad to hear this noos. We will pop round to offer our caring and support right away.

Camie's Kitties said...

That was a nice tribute to Winton.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Wde visited an left comforts...

Cat with a garden said...

I am sorry to hear that you lost a precious friend. However, in some cases it is a relief to stop fighting. That's always easy to say when you are not directly concerned, I know.
Purrs, Siena

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We are so sorry to hear about your friend. We went over to give our sympathies.

Purrrrrs

The Island Cats said...

A wonderful tribute to Winton...we're sad that he had to leave us too...

Parker said...

That is a beautiful poem.
Our hearts hurt for them.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

What a beautiful tribute. We are very sad about Winton, too.

Jimmy Joe said...

It is always sad when we lose our buddies. That is a lovely poem.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

DEBRA said...

This was a lovely tribute for Winton...we are sorry for his loss and especially for the pain his Mom and family is feeling.

Purrin for Winton's Family

Abby

Sara, Bebe and Iago said...

That was a furry nice tribute for Winton.

JB's Big World said...

I am very sad to hear about Winton.
Purrs,
JB

Southbay Girl said...

OMG...thank you!!! What an amazing tribute! I don't know what to say! I came to say thank you for leaving me such sweet caring words and then i say Winton's tribute! Thank you!!! The compassion that has been shown by the entire animal community is unbelievable and so comforting!!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!

Kodak, 3 perf, Blossom, Mom Penny and Angel Winton

The Furry Kids said...

We didn't know Winton, but this is very sad news.

Love and whiskie kissies to Bert,
Tazo

Daisy said...

I am very sad that Winton had to go to the Bridge. He will be greatly missed.

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

That a nice tribute.

Thanks for coming over yesterday! Can you believe Momma cheated on us yesterday? When she got done with working she went over to a barn next to daddy's office and played with a horde of barn kittens!!! Their furs where ALL over her and I could see their tiny teeth and claw marks on her arms! The nerve! ~Queen Snickers

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Awwwww.....that was a wonderful tribute to Winton!! We will miss him!!
Your FL furiends,

Everycat said...

That is a sweet tribute to a sweet cat indeed.

I send you some rumbles too

Whicky Wuudler

Tesla & Hansel said...

thank you so much for thinking of tesla during our hard time! We're still not completely better, but we're on the right track! thank you so much!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We left some comforting purrs fur da fambly...we sure is gonna miss our frend.

Karen Jo said...

I am sad to read about Winton. I will go right over.