IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY SWEET JUMPER
It began in one of those garbage dumpers
for the little one to be known as Jumper
What cruel person would act that lowly
to leave a kitten to starve so slowly.
No larger than the palm of my hand
when rescued by a caring young man
Apt.dweller unable to provide a home
beseeched me his mom by phone.
Three spots of orange tabby upon white
I set out him on my shoulder one night
At golden arches we obtained some lunch
hit the road and on this did munch.
Arriving late to a highways camp
facilities were cramped the weather damp
My partner wasn’t thrilled it appeared
would we both be thrown out it was feared.
The next day a picture taken was the best
he slept a kitten curled upon his chest
Many priceless snaps were taken since then
the type invoking “remember when”.
Adapted to a Dalmatian we got next year
slept in her bed and groomed her ear
Shared drinking from a toilet one day
even layed atop our car to catch a ray.
A great hunter in and about the house
caught shrew rat and weasel besides mouse
At evening came to lay beneath our bed
looked sick and by morning he was dead.
Ten years he filled our hearts with love
now we think of him in heaven above
Grateful for those wonderful pictures now
As memories return-like a squeaky meow.
His friend Dolly joined him in 97
A victim of cancer.
Remembered Fondly And Often