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The Baboo Kitty Has Spoken

My tribute to the Tabbies

July 15th 2012 4:30 pm
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So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

A quiet summer evening,
Provokes feline recall
A million miles of small pawprints
Lay between us all
And I still miss you truly,
I don't think I can understand
Why you went and left us here
Was it some thought out plan

And do you know there is a gap
One that I don't like
Too many loses here these days
For us all to hiss and fight
Gazing wistfully at pawprints
From a friend who's crossed before
Puts it all in cool perspective
Can we really shut the door

And if I had just one more wish
If I could ask you back
A million moments captured in eternity
Of funny speaking snacks
And if I could ever ask you?
What would be your wish?
Would you just say 'it's ok-thanks for all the fish?"

There's just no one like you,
No, no one at all,
You take away my blues for sure
There is no recall
of all those colorful memories
I wish I had in a book
To look back and read on doldrumy days
Ah for one more look!

And if I asked you to return
Can you understand
Of a heart so rubbed raw
love lost in the sand
For you are ever special
A spicy exotic dish
But no you left without goodbyes
'Thanks for all the fish'

And I'm a simple Tabby
With something beyond I know
For I sense you in the dark
Of a full moon glow
I reach out with Power of the Paw
I touch you with my heart
For you are friends who call me home
To where we all must start

And cats, well, we don't make mistakes,
Those humans with us do
I know you must miss me sometimes,
Are you ever blue?
And as I watch the sun set here,
Beyond a summer haze
I miss you with a yearning pain
Written beyond days.

And I wonder where you are right now
What you're doing out there
Are you lazing in summer sun
Purring without a care
And if I could just ask you why?
Would it be your wish
To return to us just now,
Or say 'thanks for all the fish'

A day is almost over,
That twilight where wild ones roam
I touch noses to my Forever Muse
That someday will call me home
But for now I see them look over shoulder
with purrs of comfort and faith
for all this sunny coated cat can do
Is heave a sigh and wait

And is the sun setting on an island
Where some tabbies roam
Hanging about in little shacks
That they all call home
They left a gap in my existance
They are missed by all
I wish they would just come back here
I wonder if we called?
So my unlikely Py-rates,
Is there ever a way
For us to frisk and laze once more
For us all to play?
I know that I'm not alone in this,
What does everyone say?
It sometimes feel's that lifes amiss
We're far from that tranquil bay...
Could you find your way to this?
Or just say thanks for all the fish?

So my eyes are closing,
In the hum of an air cooled room
But I smile sadly within,
Stretch a paw out to the moon
And whisper and make a tiny wish
May those Tabbies return with all their fish....

From Ruffy: A Tribute to the Tabbies of Troutown


Leave A Comment | 11 people already have

Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

July 15th 2012 at 6:19 pm

*sniff* We miss you Tabbies.
We wish you could come back. It's them humins that are doing crazed stuff, not the kittehs. But we trooly understand why you had to go. We stand 100 purrcent behind you on that decision.
Thank you for all the fish and all the laughs over the years.
Long live the Tabbies. Best fishes to you.
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

July 15th 2012 at 7:00 pm

We miss the tabbies very much too. We wish they would come back.
Purred by: PixieBelle angel ♥ (Catster Member)

July 15th 2012 at 10:56 pm

Do you know da Tabbies have a blog? Et beez hear:

W e miss them too.
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

July 16th 2012 at 6:46 am

Tabbies DO haza blog 'n so dey LIVE ON 'n so doez alla da sweet FISH ina world~! We shur miss 'em here on catster, iz a great loss we all share 'n wish 'em would come back too~! But, dey be'z well 'n happy..'n we do unnerstan' why dey sad, but we do~! Live long 'n prosper, TABBIES, fur U made Catster a most fun 'n laughable site once..
Purred by: Gleek (Catster Member)

July 16th 2012 at 6:53 am

What a wonderful tribute to Da Tabbies. We miss them a bunch too! I'm going to send this to their Mommy cause I have her email address!
Purred by: Orange Ruffy (Catster Member)

July 16th 2012 at 11:45 am

Blogs are fine and good...
But they are not and don't provide a sense of community.
Our mom can't get blogs at work.
We miss the Tabbies...alot.
Thanks, Gleek.
Purred by: Mr D - D'boat #19 (Catster Member)

July 16th 2012 at 1:37 pm

We miss them too and we also have problems with blogs.
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

July 16th 2012 at 3:07 pm

I misses Da Tabbies too! Every time they won one of my Happy River Dances prizes, they always asked us to send it to a friend in need. They bought from our shop, but they never wanted free stuff, they always asked us to send it to someone who needed it more than them. They were so generous and loving. Great big fuzzy hearts. AND, as soon as they left, a blue jay showed up at my house and ate our strays nom noms!
Purred by: Renee R

July 16th 2012 at 3:56 pm

we miss them too - it was always funny to get a comment about no burds. mom hardly has time for Catster & hardly gets to see any one's blogs. :(
Purred by: Tiny Tot (Catster Member)

July 16th 2012 at 9:19 pm

We miss them very much too! sure leaves an mt spot here a catster and they were always just so much fun! (sniffs and wipes at his eyes)
Purred by: Natasha (Catster Member)

July 19th 2012 at 5:04 pm

I check them out every so often but not as frequently when they were here. They really have a good sense of humor. I may check them out tonight.
I love the tribute to them....It is wonderful and thoughtful.

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