March 12, 2011

Godspeed Mickey

We have lost a very sweet and dear friend. Mickey was one of the nicest and loving mancats in the blogosphere. He loved his Mommy, his family and his lovely wife, Misses Peach. Our hearts are broken today as we honor this lovely kitty.

Where to Bury A Cat


There are various places within which a cat may be buried. We are thinking now of a tabby cat, a striped cat, whose coat was like watered silk, and who, so far as we are aware, never entertained a mean or an unworthy thought. This cat is buried beneath a cherry tree, under four feet of garden loam, and at its proper season the cherry strews petals on the green lawn of his grave. Beneath a cherry tree, or an apple, or any flowering shrub of the garden, is an excellent place to bury a good cat. For beneath such trees, such shrubs, he slept in the drowsy summer, or chased bees, or lifted head to challenge some winged intruder. These are good places, in life or in death. For if the cat be well remembered, if sometimes he leaps through your dreams actual as in life, eyes kindling, questing, asking, laughing, begging, it matters not at all where that cat sleeps at long and at last. On a hill where the wind is unrebuked and the trees are roaring, or beside a stream he knew in kittenhood, or somewhere in the flatness of a pasture land, where the most exhilarating moles burrow. It is all one to the cat, and all one to you, and nothing is gained, and nothing lost -- if memory lives. But there is one best place to bury a cat. One place that is best of all. If you bury him in this spot, the secret of which you must already have guessed, he will come to you when you call -- come to you over the grim, dim frontiers of death, and down the well-remembered path, and to your side again. And though you call a dozen living cats, they shall not hiss at him, nor resent his coming, for he is yours and he belongs there. People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass bent by his footfall, who hear no mew pitched too fine for mere audition, people who may never really have had a cat. Smile at them then, for you shall know something that is hidden from them, and which is well worth the knowing. The one best place to bury a good cat is in the heart of his owner.


by Ben Hur Lampman, Portland Oregonian, 1921
 
Godspeed Mickey...

21 comments:

Brian said...

So very, very sad.

Mariodacat said...

So very sad for your loss. That is a beautiful tribute.

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a beautiful tribute to Mickey. We will miss him.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

The mom cant read where to bury a cat but we know it was good. We will miss Mickey too. Soar high sweet Prince.

Marg said...

That sure was a super tribute to Mickey. It is all so sad that he had to go to the bridge but now he is running around all healed. Big hugs to all.

The Island Cats said...

We will miss Mickey so very much...

Furkidsmom said...

Micky will be missed by many.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Hannah and Lucy said...

We thought you did a wonderful post for Mickey - we will be missed so much by his family, Misses Peach and by his friends on the CB.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Ginger Jasper said...

Another of our friends gone to the bridge. There have been so many this year already. Sad times. Hugs GJ xx

KitKat said...

So very sorry to hear about Mickey. We will miss him so much. Beautiful tribute Parker Pie.
Kissies and purrs,
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady

Admiral Hestorb said...

Mommy's eyes are leaking so much. Beautiful post.

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are very sad, too

ABBY said...

Our hearts ache for the loss of dear Mickey -- our deepest sympathies to his Mom, Nancy.... and to hole in our little blogosphere.
Run free Mickey.

purrs
Abby

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh what a lovely tribute. Now you have the Woman crying...

Mr Puddy said...
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Mr Puddy said...

Beautiful Post ! Me and my mom love Mickey.. A Lot
and we will miss him.

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

RIP sweet Mickey.

MoMo said...

We are so very sad to hear sweet Mickey ahs left for the Bridge.

Run free, my furriend, until we meet again!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Thank you Parker and family.
We miss Mickey, but know he is happy at the Bridge.
It just takes some getting used to right now.
Purrs Georgia & Tillie,Tiger
Treasure and JoyJoy

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How true, Parker. We bury our furries in our heart.

A few Good Cats said...

We had not known of the tribute "Where to bury a cat" until Misses Peach sent it to us when Kelly went to the Bridge. It meant a great deal to us, and we hope it gives some comfort to them now.