Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Friday, 24 August 2012

Rest well Diesel

Find  a soft sunny space
For my grumpy old kitty
She had grown tired and ill,
But do save your pity
She was loved all her life
And received best of care
Now she is gone over the rainbow
To wait for me there 

13 years ago I found a starving little crazy wild  kitten on a straw bale. She would hiss , spit, then appear to  pass out (I though she had died)  No momma to be found so I brought her in . Honestly I have tired with barn kittens before , and it seems they  either sink or swim regardless of what we do , but I gave it a shot . Well it must have been a good one, or she was tougher than I thought  because she survived, and thrived ! Diesel has never been a  particularly sweet cat, but I loved her and she seemed ,well accepting of me and family .
Anyhow she has been growing old and changing quickly, still seemed to enjoy sunning herself on the deck and  had a good appetite till yesterday , Wed she did not  come out at all ,, and then she stopped eating . I could have waited a little longer I guess, but at the speed she was changing I did not want to wait till it was too late and she was suffering so today she was humanely put to sleep. 
I handled it all just fine until I got home and began packing up her things.( I don't plan to have another house cat .)I  cried like a child, I called my folks and I wrote a poem. 
It was the right and kindest thing to do for her, and I know that . But it still hurts.

Stay safe my friends


Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss - it's nice to read your description of her.

cdncowgirl said...

I'm so sorry FV. RIP Diesel

Country Gal said...

I am sorry for your loss . May this pretty kitty RIP !

Shirley said...

Hugs, my friend. Hope she meets up with Bubby in the Happy Hunting Grounds.

Ami said...

(((hugs)) So sorry for the loss of your furry girl. I know she was loved and well cared for.

Reddunappy said...

So sorry you lost your kitty :o(

I have also made the decision to not have a house cat.
As much as our daughter tries to give my cute kittens.

I really really do not want to clean a cat box again. So I will stick to my guns.

I really do love cats though.

Paint Girl said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Diesel. So sad.
Lovely poem!

KarenTX said...

RIP Diesel. Very nice memorial poem for her.

GoLightly said...

OH, Fern.
I'm so sorry. You gave her an easy end, she was a very very lucky feline indeed.
Your poem says it all, What a wonderful life you gave her!

I have the perfect cat for you:)
Because this?
"I don't plan to have another house cat "
isn't up to you, it's up to the next cat who decides you need more fur.
Just my experience, of course.
Hugs, girl, she was a part of your life, always hurts when you lose those parts.

Scritch MY Johnny, please;)

GoLightly said...

I just saw your new header picture, wow, great shot!!
LOVE those golden boys...

kestrel said...

RIP Diesel...

aurora said...

Sorry you had to say goodbye to your kitty. Decisions made out of love are never easy.

WishIHadAHorsey said...

I am so sorry! They grab your heart and never let go. I am glad she was blessed to be on your bale of hay. Hugs!