Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Farewell Gingy

Hello dear readers, I cannot believe that the last time write a post was way back in May. I do apologise, again, for neglecting my blog.

Mumstaff has been away for 2 months so I have had very little opportunity to write. We also have been devastated by the death of Gingy in July. She went missing for 24 hours, dad went out to look for her in the evening and did not find her. In the morning Sooty encouraged dad to go into our neighbour's garden. He followed Sooty and he took her to Gingy, she had most probably been hit by a car (judging from her injuries) and crawled into the garden to die. We are not sure if Sooty was with her at the time, but I hope he was with her when she passed over the rainbow bridge. This news hit us hard after the death of Blackie in January. Both are sorely missed.


Gingy was a feisty character, but she was also loving and loved to play and sleep on Mum and Dad's bed in the evening. She would wake them up at 4 - 5 am when she wanted to go out, this didn't always go down very well with Mum and Dad, but she usually go her own way. Sooty and Gingy sometimes fought, but they still loved to play together. Sooty does miss Gingy very much, at the moment he is not the same cat as he once was. I do hope he can get over this loss.

I would like to dedicate this poem to Gingy, written in Gingy's POV.

Time to Say Goodbye

It's time to say goodbye, time for me to go.
The time now has come and I want you to know.
You have meant the world to me, and me to you.
The sands of time have stopped, there is nothing I can do.

If I turned back the clock, and had my time again.
I would not change a thing, I would want the same.
You cared for me, I had nowhere to rest my head.
Gave me food, love, shelter and a warm cosy bed.

There were good times and bad, both of which we shared.
But no matter what, you did love, you really cared.
I am sorry it's goodbye, so sorry I cannot stay.
Soon I'll be over the Rainbow Bridge, there I will play.
I will wait there for you at the rainbow's end.
Until we are together again, my dear and loving friend.

© 2014 P.Christou