February 13th 2011 11:19 am
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It is with sadness, on a day I am not feeling well myself, that I sadly relate that my Cousin Pat has passed on to Rainbow Bridge.
His mommy had just lost Blackie the Black Cat 2 weeks ago. Pat had leapt up to take Center stage as 'Top Cat'. He had always been rivals with Blackie before.
Pat had not been ill. He was an inquisitive robust cat. He loved life, eating, playing, being with his Momma.
She heard a funny cry, and went to find him stretched out on the floor, his spirit gone. They rushed him to the vet, but it was too late. The vet thinks it might have been a heart attack. Whatever it was, he went quickly.
I lived with Pat for awhile. I will miss him. He played with me and chased me down the hall and through the rooms. He was Orange, like me. He was playful and affectionate, funny and 'fresh' as our human grandmother used to say. He was a cat unto himself.
I do not know why he left. I do hope that there will be others to greet him there, Blackie, his friends before he 'came in from the cold' and others who he met and liked. Perhaps his human Grandmother is feeding him, perhaps he meows at her and falls on his back, to rub in the new clover. I believe that Pat missed the outside, but was always really content to enjoy the luxury of a soft bed and someone to feed and love him.
Pat loved Butter. He would take it off people's hands and plates. And he was the color of Butter. My dad would sing to him 'Pat, Pat the Butter cat, he ate so much and he got so fat'.
For a kitten who came in from the cold, Pat did ok. He was loved, cherished and will be missed.
So I say what I have heard my mom say 'Leap gently into the Arms of Bast, Pat. Don't scratch her too much in the process. Run and have fun, and know we will miss you. And we won't say goodbye, my good friend. As my dad says...See you Later...See you later...and always remember that you were and always will be loved.
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I was there to greet him (as were many other Angels) As all paws cross the Bridge, coats restore and eyes vitalize, perfect forms, free of illness, pain or other Earthly concerns.
I do not know how or why it is determined who is called home next, but when it is our time we come.
I send my whisker kisses to your family and tell you look for the next rainbow. We Angels send this to let you know we remember you and are thankful for your kindness in our lives. We are always as near as your hearts and your memories of us and we thank you devotedly, for after you entered our lives, we both were bettered.
So very, very sorry for your family's loss. Whatever the reason, as hard as it is, Pat is okay now and with the rest of the kitty angels and not suffering. It's so hard to understand but we're not meant to I guess. Many purrs to you and your family.
So sorry for your family's loss.