mi brudder mickey

Posted: December 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Mickey-Mantle-Wthank u jan … an mi frendz at da funny farm.

mi brudder iz gone but he will alwayz be in mi hart.  he wuz da gentlest uv all mi brudderz an evreeone luved him.  mi dad rote da followin on hiz facebook paje an i asked if i cood yooz it … he sed “yes” so heer it iz fer u to reed:

“At 2:37 today…on one of the absolutely, unequivocally saddest days in U.S. history (and I’m referring to the elementary school massacre in CT.),Mickey Mantle (Mick-The-Cat)…our gentle, 16 year old pussy cat, was shut down for good.

He couldn’t walk; he stopped eating…and he just let us know that he was done. The cat that woke me up every morning at 2:30 to let him outside…and who would climb on top the roof at 5:00am and yap until I would let him in our second story bathroom window…and with whom I shared EVERY meal I ever ate at our kitchen table…is gone.

It’s hard to believe that he was running all over the neighborhood every night only two months ago…and then deteriorated so quickly. Hyper-thyroid, kidney and congenital heart disease finally wore him down.

Mick was the sweetest of all the cats we’ve ever had. I never saw him get angry; I never saw him hit anybody…human or cat. Had he been a human, he would’ve been a gentle man like my Dad, Murray, or my Father-in-law, Irving.

I just can’t believe he’s gone. I buried him next to his best friend, Whitey (Ford) at the end of our yard on a hill overlooking Manhattan.”

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hav fun at da bridge, brudder. 

we will meet again sumday.

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Comments
  1. The Carolina Cats says:

    Deer Jeter, mom, dad and all the fambly,

    We are all so furry sad to heer this news. Owr hearts hurt for you. We know that Mick is running and jumping and playing in his new neyberhood now wif his old furrend Whitey and lots of other new furrends. His spirit will be with you allways as he watches and waits for you.

    Sending lots of purrs and hugs,
    Finny, Buddy, Jazzy and mom Nora

  2. Barbie-Lou Petty says:

    I’m so sorry, Jeter, that your brudder, Mickey left you and went to the Rainbow Bridge. I know that you will miss him, but he is with his brudder, Whitey, and his sister, Callie now. Sending love and hugs to you.
    Barbie-Lou

  3. Jeter, we are so sorry to hear dis noos. please give yer dad a headbutt fur us

  4. Jeter, we are heartbroken for you and your family. We know you’ll miss Micky’s fat tail to play with, and many many more things.
    Hugs and purrs from alla us at the Lounge, xx

  5. Meowm saw the news on FB and read it to us. We are so sad Mick passed, but he is all healthy now and having a great time over the bridge. Maybe he has magical windows and doors now and no one has to get up to let him in or out…. We know he is watching over all of you and is sending purrs for your heartbreak, the same as we are doing. ((HUGS))

  6. jackiespics says:

    We are very sorry to hear that Mickey has gone to the Bridge. We know how much you and your family will miss him and we send our comforting purrs. That is a lovely and fitting tribute by your dad.
    (((hugs))) from your friends E&F and our mum and dad too.

  7. Prancer Pie says:

    We are so sad to learn about Mickey. He was a beautiful mancat. Purrs, purrayers, and universal light being sent to you, from all of us at Prancer Pie. XOXO

  8. Oh no. Jeter, I am very sorry that Mickey had to go to the Bridge. Rest in peace, Mickey. You were a Very Good Boy.

  9. Karen from texas says:

    I am so sorry, Jeter. Tell your mom my heart breaks for her and your dad.

  10. we are so very sorry….we know Mickey was well met as he crossed the Bridge and will be sorely missed on this side. We hope happy memories of better times help you through. Purrs….

  11. tell him to look for sarge, sarge is probably no longer allergic to kitties!

    big hugs, yab
    xoxoxooxoxxoox

  12. So very sorry. We know how hard it is to lose a furry friend or sibling. Purrs and pawtaps to you Jeter and {{{hugs}}} to your mom and dad.

  13. We were so sorry to hear about Mickey on Facebook yesterday. Our purrs to you and your family

  14. Terri says:

    We are visiting from Alasandra’s blog. We are so sad to hear about the loss of your brother. He was a very handsome mancat. Lots of hugs and purrs your way.

  15. We so sorry to hear dat Mickey hadta go to tha Bridge. Sendings you lots n lots of purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
    Luv Alla Us Hotties n mah duk George

  16. psychokitty says:

    Dood. I can’t even begin to say how sorry I am…but I like the idea of Mickey at the Bridge scoping out all the totally cool things there, and hooking up with all our kitty friends that have gone on before us. When you and I get there–and dood don’t you dare go for lots of years–he’s gonna be able to show us where all the spiffy things are. Like endless cheetos to lick. And real live fresh dead shrimp that doesn’t mind getting nommed. He and Whitey, man, they’re gonna RULE the Bridge, I just know it.

  17. Crikey says:

    We’re so sorry for your loss. It’s so hard to lose a longtime friend. Please know that our prayers are with you.

    Crikey and Mom Angela

  18. We are so sorry to read this sad news. Our Purrs of Comfort to you…

  19. […] Mickey Mantle, handsome White Mancat brother of Jeter Harris, left for the bridge Saturday. Please send purrs. […]

  20. Fuzzy Tales says:

    We’re so sorry Mickey was called to the Bridge. 😦

    We’re sending you all purrs and gentle headbutts, wishing Mickey godspeed.

    Peace.

  21. meowmeowmans says:

    We’re incredibly sorry to hear that Mickey had to go to the Bridge. It is abundantly clear from your beautiful post that he was an amazing and wonderful cat. Thank you for loving him so much, and so well. Purrs, prayers and headbonks to you all.

  22. The Meezers says:

    oh Mickey, we are so sad you have run off to the Bridge, but we knows that you and Whitey will be having a good time there. we is sending many many big {{HUGS}} to your mom and dad, and to all of the rest of you too!

    Mickey – we hate saying good bye so we will just say – Until we meet at the Bridge…

  23. Oh dear, I am so sorry to read your brother went OTRB. Sending you my deepest sympathy and a gentle hug xxx´s

  24. Old Kitty says:

    We came over from Jan’s Funny Farm. We are so sorry to read about sweet Angel Mickey. He’s beautiful. Take care
    x

  25. TK says:

    Jeter, I am so very very very sorry to hear about Mickey Mantle. We are sending purrs and gentle headbutts to all that love and continue to hold him in their hearts.

  26. We were so sorry to read about this on Mousebreath. Mickey was a special kitty and we remember the good times of going to big events,getting dressed up and having fun. Most of all, we remember Mickey’s wedding to Marilyn and the great time we had.
    We send comforting purrs to all your family as we know how hard it is to lose a beloved,special kitty.

    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie
    and “Angel Mickey” who will be there to welcome Mickey to the Bridge

  27. katskats says:

    May the memories of love outweigh the grief of love.

  28. 'Kaika says:

    Oh Jeter, I am so sorry to hear the news about your brudder Mick. Our eyes are leaking and our hearts are very sad. He was a sweet, handsome boy, and we send warm light and gentle purrs to you and your Mom and Dad, and Matsui and Joba, too.

    Run free at the Bridge, handsome Mickey … you are loved and missed.

    ‘Kaika and his mom

  29. Chancy and Mumsy (Mag) says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Warm gentle hugs for you.

  30. […] Mickey Mantle, handsome White Mancat brother of Jeter Harris, left for the bridge Saturday. Please send purrs. […]

  31. Sending soft purrs of sympathy for your loss. we know only too well how hard this is. He is still with you and watching over you!

  32. We are so very sorry to hear about Mickey Mantle. Our mom helped Sweet Praline follow him and now they are both at the bridge watching over all of us. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies.

  33. Mickey ~ our own and forever MVP.

  34. Gracie says:

    So sorry to hear that sweet Micky has left for the bridge. You will be so miss by your many friends and dear family. Sending purrs and headbutts to your family. Peace to you sweetie pie.

  35. 2catmom says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your brother Mickey. Lot’s of hugs to you and your Mom and Dad.

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