Friday, December 12, 2008

Bad News & Good News

Photo by Sassy

Yes the rumor is true. I was asked to leave the set of CCSI IV by Sassy and when I wouldn't go she call on Dr. Tweety to help escort me out. I have been working as director on the newest mystery that is about to air and thought things were going well. You could imagine the shock I felt when I was "invited" to leave . . .

Photo by Sassy

. . . but it turns out that she had me escorted off of the set because there was a surprise waiting for me in the CCSI auditorium!

Sassy knows how hard it has been working on CCSI IV without having my brother, Roscoe, here along side of me. She wanted to make him a part of this even though he isn't physically here. She contacted the renowned Dr. Tweety to write an ode to honor Roscoe. Not only did he agree to write an ode but he read it to me in a private reading with the executive board of Little Productions there. This is so special to me I want to thank all involved in this surprise for their kindness, thoughtfulness, and love. I now invite you to join us for a second reading of Dr. Tweety's Ode to Opus and Roscoe....

Ode to Opus & Roscoe
by Dr. Tweety
Diz iz da tale of two fine boyz
Borned on a farm
wit some mewz & a noize.
Dey called demselvez mutts
(Didz dey have gray spots
on dere kitteny butts?)
& settled happily into da armz
of dere mommy & dere dad.
Dubbed Opus & Roscoe
Dey waz two fine ladz.
Deze brudderz chased fliez & eated mice
& thought dats Italy sounded so nice
dey ups & moved to a charming town,
Emilia Romagna
(No, dats nots a parmegena!)
Da brudderz wents on adverturez,
da world halfway 'round
in a mini-van packed evfur so tight,
wits a jumble of dogz & catz
evfurry night.
Dey careened 'round cornerz of cloudz,
sippin' niptiniz & singin' reel loud.
Dere were rainbow jets streamin'
from outta tail pipes like light,
& dey waz laffin' & screemin',
all through da night.
Surely oh sure, dat waz a sight!
Den one day, not longz ago, nots more den a smidge,
Deze two fine boyz suddenly parted.
Roscoe it seemed,
waz called to da Bridge.
Opus & hiz family were broken hearted,
so hiz furry sad mommy & dad
comforted Opus - "What a strong brave lad!"
Even though we creaturez know
dats Heaven iz a place sans pain,
it iz furry hard fur doze dat remain.
So let us give blessingz, five hundred & thrice
(& kisses & love & sqwillionz of mice)
dat Opus & hiz family will nap & sleep,
snuggled togedder in pillowz so deep,
on Christmas Eve, in 'ol Emilia Romagna,Italia.
( I yam sure dat iz not cheeze!)
Dearest Dr. Tweety,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face.....


Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Oh my!!! What a tribute!!!! We are teary eyed over this.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely tribute from Dr.Tweety but we are wondering why you got escorted off the set.

Parker said...

That was so lovely!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Our eyes are leaking what a sweet tribute. ~S,S & C

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Whoa! You got me here, I thought there was some heated disagreements going on without my knowledge!
That's a touching ending!
Smile restored!

Sassy Kat said...

I knew once I got you away from the set and you knew what I was up to all would have this wonderful tribute to Roscoe to share together. I was so pleased when I contacted Dr. Tweety and he agreed to write an ode for you two plus you can only imagine the surprise when he agreed to give you a private reading with us all there to share this wonderful moment too.
I know it has been hard on you, and others, since Roscoe left for the bridge. He is physically gone but always near to us each day in our thoughts and in our hearts. Love you bunches!!!!

The Cat Realm said...

What a wonderful ode Dr. Tweety did! We are all leaky again....

Punkin said...

You had me shakin in my paws when you were escorted off the set.

That was a great Ode to the two of you

Woof and Licks

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, we're so relieved to find out why you were escorted off the set.

That is so sweet of Sassy and Dr Tweety to surprise you with this ode. They know how much you miss your brother Roscoe.

Daisy said...

At first I could not believe you were escorted out. Then, I saw! What a beautiful surprise and tribute. Dr. Tweety sure has a wonderful way with words.

Sunny's Mommy said...

That was a wonderful tribute, Dr. Tweety.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh what a marvelous tribute.

Asta said...

Dr Tweety
Has found the wight wowds..and bwought all of us to teaws..We aways will wemain as one, no bwidge can sepewate us in ouw love.
Thank you Sassy and drTweety fow youw suwpwise twiboote
love and teawy smoochie kisses

Black Cat said...

Oh, I was so worried... But then I was delighted! What a wonderful "conspiracy"! Dr. Tweety is a super odist! :) xxx

Cafe Cats said...

That was a beautiful tribute to Roscoe and the love that you boys have.

The Crew said...

Oh gosh, Mom's eyes are leaking now.
Tweety, you did us all proud with that fine ode to Roscoe. Now Opus, get back to directing!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute. Dr. Tweety is so talented! We couldn't understand why you were escorted off the set, but now we do!

Rupert said...

Concats on your award!

I'm so glad this had a happy ending. Sassy had me going there for a minute.

Paws 'n Claws,

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Oh Opus, how sweet. Dat poem was lovely and made us leak.

Karen Jo said...

Dr. Tweety certainly has a way with words. That was a lovely tribute to Roscoe.

Sassy Kat said...

I am coming back again to hear Dr. Tweety's ode to you and Roscoe be read again. I am so glad that you liked your surprise that I had for you. Roscoe is always near to us.

Anonymous said...

WE just so loved the ode - it made mom cry and me feel sad. RIP Roscoe.

CRIZ LAI said...

That was so touching. It got me in tears. I hope everything is still on schedule now. All the best CCSI production team. :)

Shrek said...

What a beautiful ode.

Anonymous said...

ohh that has just floored us, that is so very beautiful!! :)))