Saturday, December 18, 2010

Our Brother, Harley

Our brother Harley went to the Rainbow Bridge yesterday.  We sure are going to miss him.  He was ten years old, but had been sickly most of his life.

Mom found him in Auntie's garage when he was a kitten.  He was really thin and Mom thinks he was starving to death, so she hand fed him.  He grew bigger and stronger and played with our other kitty siblings Bob and Sabrina who are both at the Rainbow Bridge now.

About five years ago, Harley caught pneumonia in the middle of the summer and almost died.  In fact, the vet had pretty much resigned himself that Harley was a goner.Our mom, thought not. She took him from the hospital and gave him IVS and hand fed him again until he was better. Everyone at the hospital was amazed that he pulled through and was all better.  They said only our Mom could have saved him.

A few months after that, Harley got out of the house right when a snowstorm hit.  We had 9 inches of snow and we were all worried sick about Harley.  He showed up 9 days later, and you know what?  He was fine.  We figured out he had gotten into a rabbit hole and waited out the storm.  He wasn't dirty or anything!  Just hungry, so he got some food and was soon fine again.

Harley was also the only cat we knew who did the following:

1.  Loved Dale Earnhart, Jr. and would tap on the tv whenever his car was in a race
2.  Never learned to wash his face
3.  Climbed up to the top of the 10 foot window to look out and have alone time.
4.  The only cat in the world I never chased.

We'll miss Harley "Bubba".  RIP 2000-2010.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Harley sounds like he was a wonderful cat and a real character!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy said...

sad woofs, sorry me just seed this now...mama has been shut down fur a little while wiff a hurted elbow..RIP with the wind..

a sad,
rocky, bear, Jodee
angel lacylulu and

Asta said...

Katie,SamAsta and Zorra

I'm so sowwy youw cat bwo had to leave you. It sounds like he loved you as much as you loved him and twied hawd to stay wif you and youw loving pawents. I think he had a most wondewful life wif you and will be waiting ovew the bwidge wif youw othew kittehs. Losing pawt of youw family always huwts so I'm sending all of you healing smoochie kisses
West in Peace hawley and I hope thewe is a gweat high place in heaven fow youw alone times

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee we're so sorry ta hear about Harley's trip ta the Rainbow Bridge....he sounds like he was a cat who really had nine lives and used them all up.....

Hopefully ya can all stll have a very Merry Christmas thinkin' that he's now safe and warm and well fed....

Dewey Dewster here....