Monday, April 27, 2009

MY NAME WAS OREO

I was 8 weeks old when Momma found me.
I was in the paper, free to good home.
She came to see me & picked me up
& instantly I was loved.

As we drove she picked my name.
He looks like an Oreo cookie she said
& on the radio a commercial came.
Wouldn't you know it, Oreo's!
And I knew I was loved.

I SO liked to play & chase things.
She bought me lots of toys.
She cuddled with me all the time
& I knew I was loved.

She brought me home a girlfriend,
she was fixed, or so we thought,
a few months & 6 kittens later
& still, I was loved.

We moved a few times,
I met new people & saw new places.
She was always there to comfort me
& I knew I was loved.

My human brothers drove me crazy
so loud & noisy.
But they rubbed & cuddled
& played with me
& I knew I was loved.

We met my Daddy 8 years ago
& we moved to his home.
Lots of space to run & chase
& I knew I was loved.

I started to slow down some,
getting older you know.
So they held me closer
& rubbed me more
& I knew I was loved.

I started a blog & met lots of cats
from all over this great big world.
I made lots of friends who cared for me
& I knew I was loved.

I got really sick last week
Momma took me to the vet.
Try this they said &
she tried so hard
& I knew I was loved.

Today I left my Momma
& she is so very sad.
I'm in a better place, she knows.
She helped me to get here,
held me close & hugged me tight
& I knew I was loved.

I was a good, good kitty
Momma told me so,
she asked Jesus to comfort me
& gave me up to Him,
& I knew I was loved.

I'm glad she did,
I'll wait here for her.
Till we're together again
I know that I am loved.



Oreo
June 15, 1998 - April 27, 2009
You are missed & you ARE loved.

64 comments:

Max said...

Dood, I'm betting I get there before your Mom, so make sure you find all the good stuff--because I'm pretty sure there's all the Stinky Goodness a guy could want, and the BEST kitty crack--so you can show it to me when I get there. Oh, and gather up all our kitty friends who are already there for a wicked loud game of Thundering Herd of Elephants. We'll hear you down here, I'm sure of it.

You were definitely loved, dood, even by kitties and people who never met you fur to fur.

A Few Good Cats said...

Well-loved your entire life... not only by your human mom, but by cats and people all over the world. Oreo, you had a great life.

THE ZOO said...

Thats such a lovely tribute. Yur momma loved yoo so.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Oreo, that was such a good poem. Yer Bein loved you so much. Now you just have to wait a while until the Bein joins you again...

Until then, there are more nice kitty friends tom play with then ya efer knew about. Play happily til the Bein shows up and all will be right again...

Tiger Lily said...

You are right Oreo ~ you were loved!

The Cat Blogosphere asked us to leave a link to our tributes to you so here is mine: http://thetigerlilypad2.blogspot.com/2009/04/oreo-rip.html. We are prrrrrrring and wagging our tails for you Mom Heather.

{{{{HUGS}}}}

Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

ML said...

How very sweet.
Oreo always knew he was loved, from the minute you got him.

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Oh that is a beautiful poem Momma Heather! Oreo knew he was loved from everyone who had ever known him!!
Here is our Tribute for him! http://jcfloresinc.blogspot.com/2009/04/till-we-meet-again-oreo.html
Your FL furiends,

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

There is never a good time to say good-bye to someone we love. A thousand years could go by...and...it's still never enough...never enough. I've held many a paw that had to leave me and with the passing a piece of my heart was torn and gone. Oreo, yes, knew he was love and he loved you. I truly believe with all my heart that if there is a Heaven, we will be met at the time of our death by all those we have loved and lost...animal, as well as human.

My deepest sorrow for your loss. I know the cold wind that blows through your soul.

Tuxedo Gang said...

Purrrs for Momma Heather! We were so sorry to hear of Oreo going to the Rainbow Bridge!! Thanks Oreo for starting the *NEW* Tuxedo Gang Hideout! We will remember you always!
Here is our Tribute to you!
http://tuxedoganghideout.blogspot.com/2009/04/wednesday-new-tuxedo-gang-hideout-news_29.html
(((((Hugs from all of us at the Tuxedo Gang Hideout!)))))

Mar said...

You were my first feline friend in the blogosphere and I will never forget you.
((Hugs to your mom))

Milo and Alfie and Mom said...

Oreo, thanks for starting the Tuxedo gang - I love being a member. Alfie, Mom and I are so sad you're gone but we know you are happy and at peace now.
Love Milo xx

And Alfie, and Mom xx

Madelene Nattfrost said...

Oh, so beautiful...
RIP! /Randen & Pricken from Sweden.

Elin~ said...

Rest in Peace Oreo.. I'm very sorry I did not met u earlier..


xoxo

Camie's Kitties said...

That beautiful poem made our eyes leak again. You are loved by so many people Oreo, but most especially by your mom. We are definately going to miss you.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Yes, you were loved by us as well. We'll see you some day over da bridge and we'll run an play. Take care and enjoy dat wonderful peaceful world you are in now.

Monty Q. Kat said...

We're so sorry...

Little Big Man said...

The poem is so beautiful. Meowmys eyes are leakin so bad. You will be greatly missed Oreo but we will all meet you someday. Til then play in the sun and have lots a fun!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was a lovely tribute to Oreo

Victor Tabbycat said...

Yes, you am lufed so furry, furry much. Our post fur you asked fur purrs. Dude.
http://2tabbys.blogspot.com/2009/04/please-purr.html
love always,
Victor, Nina, & Tabbymom Jen

Timmy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this... Oreo was a good buddie and mine Momma gotted to meet him in purrson. He'll be missed a whole lot but heaven gained a good , handsome and loving poodin.

Pumpkin said...

That wuz a bootiful poem and Momma's eyes are leaking agin. We luffed yoo too.

DEBRA said...

Oreo if'n yoo can hears me in dat nice place yoo went to bisit, we wants yoo to knoos dat we miss yoo lots and lots. We luff yoo sooo much and we is happy dat yoo wuz so well lubbed. We knoos dat yoo will be sending purrty rainbows to yur Momma to let her knoos yoo is feelin gud and finkin of her. We send yoo spekial kitty kisses and whisker rubs....wait furr all of us by dat bridge wif all dem flowers and butterflies...

lotsa kitty kisses sweet dear Oreo run free...

purrs
Abby

"Lost love is still love... It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it. Life has to end. Love doesn't."

Sunny's Mommy said...

What a handsome boy you are, Oreo. Hugs for you and your family. I know it's so very hard for your family to help you go to the bridge, but you will be together again.

THE ZOO said...

Hi. It said on the cat Blogosphere that yoo wanted us ta leave a link to owr tribute page for Oreo. http://cole200.blogspot.com/2009/04/rip-oreo.html

Renae & Count Chocula said...

Our mommy leaks still when she reads this. We get eye rain on us acuz she snuggles us. We are loved too. Our purrs and prayers go out to your family.

Karen Jo said...

That is a lovely poem. Oreo, you were certainly very much loved, even by people who only knew you through your blog. I am going to miss you so much. My tribute to you is here: http://kittylimericks.blogspot.com/2009/04/farewell-oreo.html

The Meezers said...

you were very much loved Oreo - and as Karen Jo said you were also loved by lots of people you did not efur meet in person.

We will miss you lots and lots

Angel said...

He was lover by so many people. I wish we had known him better!

Lorianna said...

Oh, this is such a beautiful poem. So many of us have endured the same heartbreak. Oreo, you are such a sweet dear kitty and I know you are happily waiting for your beloved Mommy. Bless you both. You are in my thoughts today.
Gentle Hugs,
Lorianna and her 4 kitties and her special girl in Heaven

The Fluffy Tribe said...

we will miss you Oreo ~The Fluffy Tribe

Princess said...

Well, I am sure that my brother Caesar was there to welcome you to the bridge, and Yes, Jesus is there too. He will comfort you and your mom and dad too.
This is the most wonderful poem, you were loved very much Oreo!
Now you are resting and we are purring for your mom and dad becuase they are the ones that are hurting, we know that pain very well. They are not alone, we are here.
Love and purrs always, Princess

Zeus said...

I'm in tears right now...

I will miss you, Oreo. You were a very special feline with definite catitude. You were most certainly loved by both your family and the cat blogosphere.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, Oreo's family. He was most certainly a beautiful, precious creature of God.

Serenity said...

Came from Psychokitty:

You had a great life. Lots of kitties don't get that chance..especially those "free to good homes" kitties. You were one of the lucky ones.

Thank God your mama saw that ad and came and got you. And what a cutie you were.

Your mama is hurting right now but she'll be ok because she'll see you again one day. Then you'll get to hug and cuddle forever.

Karen Jo said...

I am so happy that you like my tribute and limerick, Oreo and Heather. I changed the last line of the limerick, because it was so awkward. I am really glad that my reminding you of the post you found so funny prompted you to read it again and laugh again.

David E. Francis said...

To be truly loved, and to truly love, that is one of the Lord's most precious gifts. That is all anyone can ask for in this life.

Dee

Bob-kat said...

Sounds like Orea had the best time on this planet. I am so sorry for the loss of such a beloved pet. I know you must be devastated as my poor cat Bob was diagnosed with lymphoma last week and it felt like the world crashed around me. We love them so much but the great thing is, that they know theya re loved as your poem says. I bought my cat home after the vets adn he was purring in his sleep. I may only be giving him some quality of time for whatever time he has left but I know he is happy. I am so sorry for your loss.

momsbusy said...

till we meet again my friend

y2k

pee ess ours moms said she cants figure out how yur moms rote that poem fur yu wif out floodin the whole innernets wif tears. ours moms gots to go gets more tishues now.

Black Cat said...

What a lovely poem. Oreo will always be loved and will send love from the Bridge. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I know how devastated you feel Heather. {{{{{HUGS}}}}} xxx

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

heck yeah you were loved and will always be loved by those of us who knew you. we couldn't help but love you cause you are such a special kitty!

i'm with Max. find all the coolest places and the best butterfly chasing spots.

we think of your mommy daily and send comforting thoughts her way.

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

Until we meet again, Oreo.

http://fourfurrycats.blogspot.com/2009/05/tribute-to-lost-furriends.html

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so very sorry - we just found out. We haven't been anywhere in the Cat Blogosphere for a long time. Such a lovely tribute - our eyes are all leaky.

brandi said...

Oreo, you were one of the firstest blogs I read. You were so cool, I even had a little crush on you (before my sweetie, of course), and mama and I love your mama Heather so much. We know you are happy, and united with a lot of other cool kitties that we miss. But we are going to send hugs and hugs to your mama, cause of the hole in her heart where you were, and hope that hole fills up with all the memories you had together, and she will smile when she sees the rainbows you send her until she reunites with you at last.

Fat Eric said...

You certainly WERE loved, Oreo. That is a beautiful tribute. Your mum knows she gave you a great life.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Beautifully said! Oreo was loved. It's strange I found this now, at this particular moment, as a good friend's funeral is being held and I'm unable to be there with his widow and family.

I'm sure Oreo knew he was loved and I know you won't ever forget him.

Jan

Edsel/The Pooch said...

oh Oreo, i'm so sad you've left us. i know you're in a wonderful place. but you were one of my first bloggin' buddies and i learned so much from you. enjoy the sun and i'm glad you don't hurt anymore

Emma's Kat said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I am so shocked right now. I have been outta the blogosphere loop for so long now. I was over at Kintaro's site looking at their new kitten and saw her post for Oreo. RIP sweet Oreo. You will be missed.

Hugs,
Emma's mom

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

What a wonderful thing for a kitty to know so much love during their life!

Sweet Oreo, rest and play and run and pounce and wait for your family until they join you at the Bridge.

Charlemagne and Tamar

prairiesunshine said...

He was love and still is. That kind of love never dies. We'll miss you so much Oreo!

Angel & Taz's Mama

Dina said...

I am so sorry that you lost your precious little Oreo. I so enjoyed coming by and reading his blog posts. I haven't been around here in a while and I came by today and saw the sad news. I hope that you can find some comfort knowing that he is at peace now. You were a wonderful cat mommy and gave him lots of love and a great life.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Just stopped by to wish you peace and joy as you remember Oreo.

Caroline123 said...

I just had to stop by and say that I will miss Oreo so much! I read his blog for a few years and felt I knew him a bit. God bless you! I am sure we will see our beloved pets in Heaven!

Noir in Texas said...

Oreo: I'm sorry I missed knowing you. I love the poem.

You are indeed loved.

Noir

Psalms 50:15

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we were just thinking of you and your mommy and wanted to come by and purrrrrrs

Phyllis said...

Oreo, you ARE loved, not only by your momma, but by people like me who don't blog, only read them. You brought me much joy. Fank you. I just know you're at the Rainbow Bridge. I have a couple kids up there ... Ollie, the longest, leanest cat I've ever seen. He loved me to pieces, hated my husband. My first born, Orphan, she's up there, she was 24 when she went over. She will take good care of you, she always did like the boys. And my Winnie, my black lab who was afraid of water and who loved the ducks in our backyard. He will watch over you and take very good care of you. He loved his kitties. Oreo, you brought much joy to a lot of people and we love you. Fanks for the memories. And to your Mom, what a beautiful poem to a wondrous kitty.

ragdoll cat breeders said...

hy.. oreo.. thats so cool bro..heehee
I like your blog...

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Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are going through our links and it was so sad to come by here and see the blog untouched and "empty." We know you are still missing Oreo.

DEBRA said...

Mom Heather
We wuz juss thinkin bout yoo and Oreo and so we stopped in...we sure do miss our furfriend and yoo too.We hopes yoo is doin ok....it's 8-21-09...

miss yoo
xoxoxo
Abby

Pedro said...

Oreo's Mom,

My mom & I have been checking you blog for a long, long time. We didn't see any updates and we got a new computer and our "favorites" didn't transfer over. Today my mom was on the old computer and saw this beautiful but very sad poem. We are sorry that Oreo has left for the Bridge. Your tribute to him was very heartfelt. Those it has been awhile now, we hope that you're ok.

Pedro

ML said...

It's your purrthday, Oreo.
We's cellybrating even wifout you, because knowing you was so specshul. You's that kind of cat.
We was happy to haf you be a part of ours life, no matter how short tha time was.
Till we meet again,
Love & Purrs,
KC & The Sherwood Bunch
15 June 2010

Eric and Flynn said...

We came to tell you we are thinking about you at the Bridge and that we hope you are having the most wonderful time there with all your friends, old and new. We will meet again one day.
Purrs to your mom Heather from us.

Eric and Flynn said...

pee-ess
We never saw your tribute the first time around as we had just got locked up for our Beans to go on holiday.
It is the most beautiful poem and gave us all leaky eyes.

Karen Jo said...

It's Oreo's birthday and I have been thinking of him and you, Heather. I hope that you are doing OK.

Petey said...

We're still thinkin' of you Oreo. Hope you're enjoyin' your time at the bridge.