26 September 2008

cap'n nels sets sail

first mate chow yung fatcat here. it be me sorrowful duty t' tell ye that cap'n nelson john lapurr, captain of the good ship cat o' nine tails, set out his last voyage yesterday. his brave daddy an' the vettie helped him rig the ship, an' he slipped anchor an' sailed away to the rainbow bridge. he left these words for his faithful crew an' all his furriends who sailed on two successful voyages:

me-yarrr, mateys. thank'ee one an' all fur yer constant comradeship an' largesse--ye've made me later years full o'fun an' excitement. finer furriends a kitty never had. i'll be waitin' for ye all beyond that final cloudbank. arrrr, that i will. *headbonk*

our bereft fambly blesses you all, an' covets yer kind thoughts an' purrrayers. we begs t'inform ye that there be no wake nor obsequies. nels celebrated them hisself wif ye on the voyage; he knew then that t'would be his last. it were his wish that ye not know til he were gone.

81 comments:

KC said...

:: sniffling ::
sorry, can't comment now. i's posted it on tha CB. Nels will be so missed.
Love,
KC

Astrid, Kashim and Othello said...

((((((hugs))))))
may the heavenly seas always be kind to you! Until we see you there!

purrrrs and purrayers to all you meowers of missouri from
Kashim & Othello and Salome
and Momma Astrid

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry. Have a great voyage, Captain Nels.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry you had to leave to sail the Heavenly Seas to the Rainbow Bridge Capn Nels. You were, and always will be a great pirate. We raise a tankard of grog to you. Farewell for now until we meet again.

Cats said...

Sending many purrs to the sweet Captain ~ have a peaceful voyage Nels..

Gandalf and Grayson said...

May the wind always be at your back, Captain Nels!

-Cap'n Jacque Birdbrain (the cat formally known as Gandalf) and Cap'n Pete Legsword (the cat formally known as Grayson)

Daisy said...

Goodbye, sweet Nels. I know you will always have smooth sailing at the Bridge. You were a fine pirate cat, you were indeed.

ZOOLATRY said...

Captain... we salute you. May you always sail on smooth seas.
Your friends, Maggy and Zoey

Kaz's Cats said...

Cap'n Nels, farewell to a magnificient pirate cat, 'til we all meet again at the Rainbow Bridge. Gentle purrs to all of your family at this toughest of times,

{{kitty hugs}}

Gypsy & Tasha

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Goodbye Cap'n Nels, may you have a wonderful journey to the Bridge. Our eyes are leaking for your family, and we send them many purrs, purrayers and hugs ...
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Mickey said...

Captain Nels, I am honoured to to be your friend. Your new crew is waiting at the bridge and a mighty fine crew it will be!!!! See you at the Bridge when the time comes!!
For your family...
(((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))
Purrs Mickey

Parker said...

Oh Captain Nels, We wish you the smoothest of sailing and the calmest of seas. Godspeed to you - The Bridge has a wonderful kitty-Captain now.
Gentle purrs to your family. We are so sorry.

Purrageous Pirates said...

Cap'n Nels - from the Black Furrball to the Cat O'Nine Tails, we send our condolences and our tears and purrayers. We were glad to be able to sail out with you on your last voyage, and will always look back on it fondly. You go before us but we know that one day we will all sail together again. May the wind always be at your back and may the seas always be smooth and the ports you find always friendly. Purrs and soft headbumpies to the crew you leave behind. - Captain Jack, Dante, Fagin and Purrageous Mom

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry about Captain Nels...we hope he has smooth sailing to the bridge....

TT said...

We didn't know Capt Nels but from Pirate Day but we are sure that our TT will welcome him to the Bridge.

Mommy Bean
Shadow
Molly
I is Jake!

Forty Paws said...

We're sorry that you had to take the Farewell Vovage Capt. Nels. You will be missed indeed, but have a wonderful journey at the Bridge.

Luf, Us

Pixel said...

we is so sorry about your loss.

Pixel and Samba

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

We be so sorry fer yer loss. Captain Nels will 'ave a voyage o' a lifetime. Goodbye matey. 'til we meet again.

Whicky Wuudler said...

Farewell Cap'n Nels, I'm sad you have had to sail the Heavenly Seas, but I wish you a safe voyage and a landing on soft warm shores.

Yarrr!

China Cat said...

Farewell for now, Cap'n Nels. I hope you had smooth sailing to the bridge. I will surely miss such a fine pirate and am sending over soft purrs to your family.

Purrrrrrrs, China Cat

Willow said...

Cap'n Nels, I so enjoyed pirate days with you and your crew. I was very sad to hear this morning that it was to be your final voyage but what a fine pirate captain you always were and are now at the bridge. I certainly will miss you and am sending soft purrs to you family.

Purrrrrrrrs, Willow

cyclone cats! said...

To our neighbors down south,
we're so sorry Cap'n Nels set sail for the Bridge.
You're in our thoughts.

We'll see you at the Bridge, Cap'n.

The Cyclone Cats

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh my, what a sad day for us all. Godspeed, Cap'n Nels, on your voyage. You were an inspiration to us all.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

HotMBC said...

Cap'n Nelson, may the wind fill your sails for your final voyage. We'll light a lantern at the dock and tip a pint of grog for ye. We'll see ye at the Bridge.
Lots of purrs and headbumpies to you and your whole family.
Love,
The Hotties

Brownie said...

Oh Noes Nelson, not you!
I'm very sorry, there are no word to describe how much pain I feel; my friend Nelson, it's gone....

Stifler, my brother at the bridge will prepare a boat with all our rainbow friends, and they finally gonna sail together

My throughs are with you

Sincerely,
Brownie -n- family

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Bon Voyage Captain Nels...we'll miss yoo. We're sending soft purrs and headbonks to yoor fambly.

The Meezers said...

::SOB:: ::SNIFF SNIFF::

nooooooooo not Capn Nels. oh my. this is so sad and hard.

We not be saying "goodbye" to ye Capn, only until we meet at the Bridge.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so sad to learn Capn Nels has taken his final voyage with the CB. We send purrs and tail wags to those he left behind.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are so sorry to hear that. Our thoughts are with you.

Beau said...

No no no no noooooooo!!! Nels was one of my bestest friends and I be very bereft with grief. Farewll my dear friend, until we meet again. Have fun sailing the Rainbow Bridge sea!! I miss you already!

The Tower Hill Mob said...

NOOOO!!!
We are adrift without our beloved Cap'n Nels.
Flags will be at half mast for 2 weeks per Mum's orders.
You are all in our purrs and prayers till we meet again.
Toby and Cupcake

Monty Q. Kat said...

Y'ar Cap'n Nels. Twas never a finer cat to sail the seas.

When you get there, please say hello to my Sprout if you could...

We3Katz said...

Gudbye Capt Nels...a pleasant voyage tu u.

Niko and Cloud said...

this is so sad! you will be missed!

divakitty said...

'Till we meet on that distant shore, safe sailing Nels.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Sail away, Cap'n Nels to better shores.
'Till we meet again...
~ Noah and The Bunch

Junior said...

We bet you are having a fantastic voyage. You will be missed.

Junior, Orion and Meowm

The Lee County Clowder said...

May you always have favorable winds and calm seas, Cap'n Nels.

Until we meet again.

Beezer said...

Cap'n,
Smooth sailin' and lots o' booty will all be yours over the bridge.

I's gonna be lookin' fur ya when't be mine time, and we'll sail forever more.

Purrs to the family left behind.

Fat Eric said...

Oh no, we just heard about Nels and we are so sorry. We know how much he will be missed. He had a long and splendidly adventurous life.

Please give Ed, Nitro and Xing Lu some extra snuggles and hugs from us.

Many purrs and floofy headbutts,

Fat Eric (and his mum)

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Oh Capt'n Nels we will miss you so! We salute you on yer voyage to the Raininbow Bridge! It was a wonderful journey knowing your and we enjoyed our Meow Like A Pirate Voyages! Till we meet you on the high seas at the Rainbow Bridge.
We shall forever be yer scurvy mateys,
Cap'n Katheryn Backstabber and Black Blood n' Guts

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

PS: Purrrs and (((((((hugs))))))) to Xing, Nitro, Ed and yer Mom and Dad!
YFF,

Fat Eric said...

I borrowed a picture from your blog to use on the Nelson tribute I just posted on my page. I hope you don't mind.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Oh no, not Nels. We're so sorry. The Lady has some serious eye leakage going on. I'm coming over for comforting cuddles.
Purrs, love & hugs,
Midnight

whatloknows said...

oh we are so sorry. maw is very sad bout this and with water eyes.

what a beautiful kitty you were (are) and touched so many lives especially your beans.

we love you.

-wlk

Derby said...

Farewell and Godspeed Cap'n Nels! The Cat O'Nine ship won't be the same without you.

Purrs to all on your loss.

momsbusy said...

safe passage to the bridge captn nels. may the wind be at yur back.

y2k

Lux said...

Nels, you'll be missed.

With much love,
Lux & family

Victor Tabbycat said...

Me-yow-ow-ow! Oh, we's furry sad pirates today. Mom started cryin when we told her, so Nina an I is getting close to hers, purrin, an groomin hers. While the wind fills Nel's sails, may you all find smooth sailin an clear skies. We'll miss Nels furry much.
Hugs, soft purrs, an salty tears,
Tabbymom Jen, Victor, and Nina

Phoebe, A Siamese Cat said...

Rest in peace on your voyage, Captain Nel.

Alexi said...
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Alexi said...

Godspeed on your final voyage, Nels. May you have fair winds and following seas. You'll be missed Purrs, prayers, and {{{{hugs}}}} to those you leave behind

William said...

Oh no, we're sorry to hear this. Nels, I hope you find a lot of fishies on your voyage.

:-(

Southbay Girl said...

We are so sorry for your loss!!! Rest in peace Nelson!

Kodak, Winton, 3 Perf, Blossom, Velcro and Mom

Smeagol and Strider (Mystery and Gizmo too!) said...

Oh no, we're so sorry to hear this. We'll miss you, Nels.

We're sendin' purrs and love to you all.

Chesney Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear of you loss. You are in our purrayers.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus & Emma

Chairman Mao said...

Much love and purrs to your family from all of us Ballicai. Have a peaceful voyage, precious Captain Nels.

The Cat Realm said...

We are shocked. We are so sorry - what happened? Nelson - you just were our judge - you can't be gone...
We are heartbroken about these sad news... purrs and purrs to your family - see, we still talk to YOU Nelson... there will be two of our family waiting for you at the bridge, Anastasia and Emil, now the maid has these horrible leaking eyes and water falls on my fur....
You will always sail with us Nelson!
Karl and The Cat Realm

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Nels. We are purring and praying for all of you.

MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo & baby Honey

Max said...

Aw, Cap'n...ye will be missed.

:::SALUTE:::

Kitikata-san said...

I am so sorry to read about the news about such a handsome good boy kitty. Meow Meow. Many purrs from me to the memory of Nelson.

THE ZOO said...

we are so sorry to hear of Nels passing. You will be missed.

Bogdan, the editor said...

Bye Cap'n Nels. We will miss you. Enjoy your journey ....

Purrs from us.

Bogdan, the editor said...

*headbonks*

PB 'n J said...

Good Bye Brave Captain Nels - till we sail together again across the bridge.

Purrs to you all,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Christine and FAZ said...

Happy sailin' me hearty. FAZ

Emma's Kat said...

Our hearts are with u during this most difficult time. Sweet Nels will be missed fur sure. Rest in peace Cap'n Nels.

Purrs, Emma and family

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

It's a brave new world out there, Nels, but we know you will always be happy there.

We will miss you very, very much.

*hugs*

~Donny, Marie, Casey

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Captain Nels we are sorry to hear you have set sail, but we know you are just off to another adventure.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

May the wind always take your sails where you want to go Captain Nels. We will miss you until we meet again.
We are so grateful we got to enjoy a last pirate adventure with you buddy. puuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrssssssss

DaisyMae Maus said...

We are so sorry for your loss ... Our heartiest condolences for the loss of such a dashing sailor as Cap'n Nels ...
DMM

brandi said...

Such a mancat as Cap'n Nels will be missed!

Be blessed knowing he is happy and healthy, and will wait patiently for you to follow in your own time. And he will be in such good company until then.

Black Cat said...

Farewell and fair weather Cap'n Nels. {{{{{HUGS}}}}} to your family. xxx

DEBRA said...

Fare thee well Cap'n Nels...

Purrs and Hugs to your family

Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx and Gracie

cousin pam said...

We are so sorry for your loss, and we hope that happy memories and the support of family and friends will ease your pain.

Hugs and purrs,

Cousin Pam

Chance said...

We hads no ideya. I iz happies dat he got ta go on wun more advenchur afore he took da long sail to da rainbow bridge. He will be missed furry furry much. I am sendin mai purrss an luvs to yoo all.

Puuuurrrrrrrrssssssssssss
Puuuurrrrrrrrssssssssssss
Puuuurrrrrrrrssssssssssss

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Nels, we shall meet again, but alas not on this mortal side of the rainbow Bridge.

The Crew said...

We've been away for a few days and just heard the sad news.

Please accept our condolences on the loss of Nels. At 18 he had a good long life and we know he was well loved.

George, Tipper, Max, Misty &
Crew's Mom

Tiger Lily said...

Oh we are so sorry to learn that Cap'n Nels had to leave you. We are so glad we were able to take that last voyage with him.

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Jake and Bathsheba said...

We just heard the sad news. Our hearts go out to your whole family. Nels will be missed by all.

Love, hugs, and purrs,
J&B and their mom

Angus Mhor said...

My dear 'mates, I'm heartily sorry for the loss of your great Cap'n but am confident that he sails the seas under the Bridge with confidence. The heart of his Best Mate, tho'-that is another matter. I send me bestest purrs and a generous headbonk to Him and bid him have ease knowing the Cap'n could not have voyaged with a finer friend.

Arrgh,

Angus