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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I'm Back with a Very Sad Cristmas Story.


Hey Evfurry one,

MY goodness gracious it feels good to be able to get on the computer again and post to my blog.

Time has just flown by since I last posted. Pellie has been real sick and has hardly gotten out of bed - so of course I have been very busy providing warmth and entertainment for her. She also read books, watched the Hallmark channel, slept and cried a lot.

Why was she crying you ask - well it’s kind of a sad story - you see two Fridays ago , a stay kitty showed up on our porch - and every time Pellie got up to go to the bath room she would check to see if he was still on the chair and he was. She started calling him Midnight cuz he was pretty much all black as far as we could see. When Sir Knight came home from work at midnight - she had him out there trying to catch Midnight - to bring him in the house. Well that little guy/gal was not to be caught - ran like the wind every time the door opened. Pellie thought maybe he belonged to our crazy cat lady on the block - well she hoped he did - so he wouldn’t be staying out all night. First Thing Sat morning when she got up - she rushed to check on Midnight - there he was sleeping on our chair on the porch. We called the shelter but they had no one available to try and trap little Midnight - Pellie was getting real worried - It was suppose to get below zero that night. So she sent Sir Knight to Wal-Mart to buy a couple totes and something suitable for insulation.
By using directions found on the internet - Sir Knight built a shelter for the poor kitten - if he was to be out in the night again - he also set out food and water. We watched and watched but never saw Midnight even poke his nose in for a look around. Pellie was too sick to get too involved in our rescue attempts and that really upset her and sure didn’t help in her own recovery. On Sunday morning Sir Knight bundled up and went out to shovel the snow off the driveway and low and behold there was Midnight snug in the shelter -watching him. After he did his shoveling he hurried in to tell Pellie that Midnight not only found our shelter - he used it. Oh we all were so happy! If we could keep him safe the shelter would send someone out Monday. Fresh food and water were taken out for Midnight and at one point he was once again sleeping on our chair. Then all of a sudden he took off - Sir Knight looked all around the house for him - but he was not to be found. He never came back to the shelter - and we never saw him on that Monday, either - so we hoped and hoped that he had found his way home.
But Tuesday morning when Pellie got up - she wandered into the craft room to get a book and there in our back yard lay poor Midnight dead. He had found his way home - but it was to the rainbow bridge.
Pellie cried and cried and Sir Knight and I were worried she would make herself sicker than she was. The rescue shelter came and said no one had stated an interest in finding a kitten like Midnight - so Sir Knight gave him a rather shallow grave in the garden behind our shed - not much more could be done as the earth was pretty frozen. It really looked like he was trying to get back to our little shelter - but just couldn’t make it.

Rest in Peace sweet little Midnight.

After telling you this story, I’m kind of watery in the eyes again myself - so I think - I will go find Pellie and snuggle up for some love.

Purrs,
Genghis
This is a picture of Midnight that Sir Knight shot with some kind of long range lens, since Midnight would never let him get close to him. He kind of Looks like a young version of my brofur Dale, maybe they will play together at the Rainbow Bridge.

22 comments:

Brian said...

Oh no, I send you so many hugs and purrs. Midnight knew you were trying to help, he just needed to take care of other things at the Bridge. Thanks for the caring and love you were providing. Brian, Sascha, Gracie, Zoe and Dolly.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry Midnight's story had such a sad ending. We send comforting purrs.

Cat said...

How sad that Midnight went to the bridge when there was such warm hearted people ready to love him! At least he had a cozy shelter and some good food for a little while. So kind of you to do your best to help him.

I hope you are feeling better soon, there is so much going around this time of year. Take care!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Penny,
having spent 4 weeks trying to find a home for a very friendly stray kitten this past summer I soooooooooooo feel your loss! I cry each time I can't rescue a baby bunny from the street cats mouth - any loss is painful! Please know that midnight knew you were all there for him/her!
super hugs, dana

Katnip Lounge said...

We fell so sad for your Mommy. Poor Midnight, he's warm and safe now, but it's so hard to see a kitty go to the bridge...the People feel so helpless.

We know that karma will shine on you for helping him like you did.

Be well!

Kea said...

We're so sorry...We're sending purrs and universal Light for comfort. Poor Midnight.

(((Hugs)))

Everycat said...

Thank you so much for trying to help Midnight. It's so sad that he didn't make it, but at least he knew food and shelter before he left.

Love and rumbly purrs to you all

Whicky Wuudler

KC said...

Midnight was a furry handsome cat.
He looks like mine brofur Sol.
Sending you love and purrs,
KC

AFSS said...

We are so sorry about Midnight. Hugs to your family for trying to help him/her.

Simply Debbie said...

THIS MAKES ME SOOOO VERY SAD. WE HAVE 3 PRECIOUS INDOOR CATS WE RESCUED AND 2 WE BOTTLE FED.
WE HAVE A KITTY SHELTER IN OUR BACKYARD WHERE WE FEED HOBO AND LITTLE GREY AND PROVIDE THEM A PLACE OF WARMTH. I BECOME SO ANGRY AT PEOPLE WHO JUST DROP THEIR CATS OFF AND EXPECT THEM TO DEFEND FOR THEMSELVES.
IF YOU WILL E MAIL ME YOUR ADDRESS I WILL SEND YOU SOMETHING IN HONOR OF MIDNIGHT, THAT I MAKE. JUST A SIMPLE LITTLE THINK THAT MEANS A LOT AND YOU WILL BE THE FIRST RECIPIENT. THANK YOU FOR LOVING CATS.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Midnight. We hope you can find some comfort in the fact that you did try to help him...we send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help ease your sadness.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're sorry to hear that Midnight went away to the Bridge. You did your very best trying to help him and we think he knew that.

Sending purrs,
Charlemagne, Tamar and little brother Mal

TK and Squashies said...

We is sure Midnight knows that you gives him some help. So now he will be waiting fur you at the bridge. You gives him love, he is yours eternal.
It was very dear of you to help him.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, how sad! We are so sorry for Midnight's short life and for Pellie having to watch this unfold while she was ill. You did everything you could for Midnight and we hope this will bring you peace. Purrs and tail wags.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

So sad you are sick!

And so sad you had to have this sadness, added to it. -sigh-

Now please make peace with the sadness, of what happened. However you can do it. And then concentrate on rest and TLC, and get all better. Please...

Gentle Christmas hugs...

ABBY said...

You did all you could to help dear sweet scared Midnight. In his last days he received a warm bed and food for nourishment. We have not seen our feral friend for over a week and we are very worried, but we did all he would allow us. Just know Midnight was greeted warmly by all of our furfriends that have passed to the Bridge and that he is healthy and playing and running free at last.

purrin
xoxox

Junior and Orion said...

We are so very sorry to read about Midnights passing. At least he knew that someone cared enough to give him some food and a warm place to lay his head before he headed to the bridge.

We are sending you purrs and snuggles at this sorrowful time.

Kat's Kats said...

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde and their Feeders are so so sad to hear about Midnight!! He looks like Christopher T Cat who was the very first member of the Horde. Chris was a kitten with a broken hip when he was rescued. We know how hard it is to help a grown up like Midnight and we know that you tried very very hard to help. Midnight does too and all of us are absolutely sure that Midnight is playing among catnip with other furfriends purring and purring and grateful for everything you did.

Purrs & prayers incoming.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'z sorry Midnight hadda run off to da Bridge like dat. At least he knew dat der was someone who cared afore he went and had a warm bed and food.

Marg said...

Oh that is so sad but at least you provided him some love with a shelter and some food. At least he knew that someone loved him in the end. Sending lots of purrs and prayers and some hugs too. We know that Pellie is so sad. Take care.

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for caring so much for Midnight. We are sorry the story did not have a happier ending. )))Hugs, purrs and prayers)))

The Lee County Clowder said...

We're so sorry to hear about Midnight. You tried, and that is all you can do. At least you made his last few days a little easier.