Poem: A Little Cat Called Gerber



A sweet little cat,

a strong little cat,

a wee little baby

with a lot of health problems,

he fought and he fought,

he stole heart after heart

but sadly on October 13th

he lost his battle.

Little Gerber,

rest in peace darling,

my condolences go out to your owner Wendi

at your very sad passing.

Rest In Peace Gerber



On Friday, the sad news came through that Gerber passed away. In an update on the Go Fund Me page set up to raise funds for him, his owner Wendi Bear said,


My heart is broken. This morning after attempting to syringe feed (he spit it out) Gerber, he collapsed onto the floor and never got up. 

His blood work came back this morning and even with all the treatment and medical care, his illness has progressed. 

Around 10:30 this morning Gerby crossed over the rainbow bridge. 

Thank you everyone so much for all your help in extending Gerber’s life. He had a quite a few extra days lying in the sun because of you. 

All the left over medications (some unopened) and fluids will be donated to families with pets in need who can’t afford medical care. 

Thank you again for your love and support ♡♡♡♡


This is very, very sad news. I know how Wendi must be feeling at his loss as I lost my dog Cookie in 2010 and it was a devastatingly sad time. My condolences go out to Wendi on Gerber’s passing.

Though I didn’t know Gerber personally, he was clearly a strong little cat who fought and fought like a little champion. He stole my heart and I’m sure many other hearts as we followed his journey. Rest in peace little Gerber.

Please Help Gerber – A Sweet, Little Cat Who Needs Your Help Urgently




Gerber, a sweet little Persian cat, needs your help. The story of this adorable cat has completely captured my heart. Gerber is severely dehydrated  and in urgent need of ongoing fluids and medicine injections to keep him alive. His owner Wendi Bear rescued him from a shelter five months ago when Gerber’s previous owner passed away. The shelter told Bear that Gerber needed special urinary food to keep him healthy at the time but recently Gerber stopped eating regularly. In response to his lack of eating, Bear took him to a vet who said he should be put on a new brand of food. But this didn’t help Gerber. His owner then took him to another vet who said Gerber should already have being on fluids. The hospital stay was too expensive however.

Gerber might not make a full recovery but funds are urgently needed to keep him alive. His owner who affectionately calls him Gerby says that he is “a gentle soul who loves nothing more than lying in the morning sun and purring under the touch of a soft hand.” And he certainly looks like a little sweetheart in his photographs.

Earlier today I donated to the campaign on the Go Fund Me website and I urge and beg you all to do the same if you can. Anything you can spare I’m sure will be very much appreciated. If you are not in a financial position to donate at present please share Gerber’s story far and wide. Any of us who have had pets in our lives who we loved know how enriching they are to our lives and how special and loving our friends, because that’s what are pets are, are. Please do what you can. Let’s all band together and help little Gerber. Please don’t stand by and do nothing. He needs our help. Stand with Gerber whatever way you can today.

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