Monday, March 3, 2014

buddy went to the rainbow bridge...

I'm sorry to say that my brother's and sister-in-law's beloved cat, Buddy, went to the Rainbow Bridge on Friday.  They rescued Buddy from the streets several years ago.  At first he was a rough and tough outdoor cat, but then he became a sweet and cuddly indoor cat.  Buddy's favorite things to do were to catch moths and to mooch cat treats from his poor, unsuspecting, soft-hearted parents.  A few years after he was rescued, he was blessed with an adopted sister, Katie, who became his playmate and companion.  Buddy's life wasn't long, but he was well-loved.

We'll miss you, Buddy!

"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 to them, who had to be 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 quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him 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 the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...."

- Author unknown

1 comment:

  1. Dawn, thank you so much for writing this and sharing it! I will show Chuck first thing when he gets home!