Poem for Caesar
My beautiful boy.
Well he was a boy, but a kitten little boy.
His silky vanilla colored fur.
Blue eyes. Would look at me with such love.
Strange how things work out
He was supposed to be my daughterÂs cat.
He loved me and me only.
She triedÂbut he would sneak away and come to me.
I would wake up with his paw on my face purring away
Then it was just he and I and his brother
who came along later.
Empty nest, no spouse, no kid, only me and my cats.
New Years eve, the boys and I watching the fireworks on Tv.
Curled up in my bed. Caesar purring so softly.
Always loving me
With little licks on my face when I least expected it.
For awhile I called him Sunshine..
You know the song,
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE,
MY ONLY SUNSHINE
YOU MAKE ME HAPPY
WHEN SKIES ARE GREY.
I sang that song to him..curled up in my arms.
Caesar and I, with Max, simple Max.
Caesar, ahh so smart.
Jealous and protective of his place with me.
So vain with his fur.
Arrogant and proud.
A bit conceited.
Then he had to share me.
I was no longer alone.
When he could he would sneak into the bed
And try to get between hubby and I.
At times when he got me to himself
Such joy..to lay next to me and get his ears
RubbedÂI would still sing to him
Not as much.
The years go by.
My beautiful boy and I much older.
When did that happen?
A trip to the vet,
Cancer she said.
Only a month to love on him
Till it was time.
I held him
Told him how much I loved my beautiful boy.
Stroked his still silky fur
Until I saw the light go out of his blue eyes.
It was always just me. Only me
What a gift.
Oh the tears.
I miss him now and always.
14 years old
Went over the Rainbow Bridge
March 13, 2007.