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Thursday, October 29, 2009

In memory and love of our departed cats...

The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...

Poems for Cats

And God asked the feline spirit "Are you ready to come home"? "Oh, yes, quite so", replied the precious soul "and, as a cat, you know I am most able to decide anything for myself".

Are you coming then? asked God. "Soon" replied the whiskered angel "but I must come slowly for my human friends are troubled. For you see, they need me, quite certainly."

"But don't they understand?", asked God,"that you'll never leave them? That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity? That nothing is created or destroyed? It just is....forever and ever and ever?"

"Eventually they will understand", replied the glorious cat. "For I will whisper into their hearts that I am always with them I just am....forever and ever and ever".

To the unknown authors of the above two poems, thank you.

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