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Rainbow Bridge Day!

April 1st 2010 10:40 am
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My pal, Rebby was talking to me a couple of weeks ago, and he mentioned Rainbow Bridge Day. I asked him about it because I didn't know anything about Rainbow Bridge Day although I did see it on the big, master calendar.

He told me I could read more about it at this forum thread.

Rainbow Bridge Day was started over 20 years ago as a way to remember all of the pets who have crossed the bridge. It is held on April 1st, and your parents are supposed to think of you that day and write you a special note. The note goes in a balloon, and after they finish crying, they let the balloon go.

The balloon ends up here at the bridge, and tonight, we will all sit around and read our notes from our families. If for some reason, a balloon pops before it reaches the bridge, then I think we get extra internet time so we can read the same message that our parents write in our Catster diaries.

So, for all your parents who can't get to a balloon store, you better write something in your angels' diaries so that they can go to the Internet Cafe tonight to read it!

And, I'm not fooling about this - even though it is April Fool's Day, this Rainbow Bridge Day is the real deal!

Dear Calvin:

I'm sorry we don't have a helium tank at the house, and you know how I feel about letting balloons go and animals possibly choking on the pieces, so I'm hoping you get extra internet time tonight to read this note!

I can't help but think of you every single day as I sit at the computer. Your sweet picture is on the wall in a frame with a piece of your hair. Your button is pinned to the quilt hanging on the rack in front of me right next to the towel that Sky's Mom made with your name on it.

I can't go to your Catster page without shedding a few tears. There will never be another cat like you! I only wish I had known you and owned you since you were a kitty. I look at pictures of your namesake, and imagine that you were just as cute. Thank you for giving so much to this family. We will always love you and remember you with smiles on our faces and a soft spot in our hearts.


Mawmee and Daddy

P.S. Newman kisses Violet or Vivien every night as they wait to get fed. I know he misses kissing you!

Purred by: Hazel Lucy & Purrsville Cats (Catster Member)

April 1st 2010 at 11:02 am

I think of you every day Calvin, you are so much a part of what goes on in catsterland. I wonder how many friend girls are sending notes up to you today!
Purred by: Laura W

April 1st 2010 at 11:26 am

deer calvin's mawmee N daddy

eye knead ta let ewe noe that calvin has pictures o each N every one o ewe all on de walls in hiz house tue....

one wall be pictures o pups, one wall be pictures o catz and de other three...OK..two, eye canna count good; be pictures of ewe both.....

him also haz a nice piece o de quilt, ( case ya wuz wonderin why a square wuz missin ) that him uses for kneadin purposes....and up here we haz a kissing booth where we go to send kisses down to our'll feel like a slight breeze on yur cheek...that be us...

calvin also has a plaque him haz been workin on at woodshop class that reads:


sum times de carrier pigeons we use for messaging go on strike......STOOOOOPID burds, and de messages don't always get back to ewe, and eye noe calvin has a jar full o what ewe call post it notes and each one be a different color but de message be de same : they all read: I LOVE YOU

so that's 'bout it........other than de fact calvin be goin great......serious like......

OK well, peace out N rock on.....with love N blessing from de bridge

Purred by: Groucho (In Memory) (Catster Member)

April 1st 2010 at 11:52 am

As the oldest of the 4 of us, ATB, I am glad to announce that on ATB day we have officially become members of the ATB group on Catster...But We didn't get any ballons either, because it was something our meowmy didn't know about until today!
Purrs: Groucho, Simba, Suki and Toki
Purred by: Amy B

April 1st 2010 at 4:46 pm

Purred by: Teebo - Angel Dreamboat #66 (Catster Member)

April 1st 2010 at 6:46 pm

Sending you lots of hugs and purrs at the bridge Calvin.
Purred by: Murray DB #36a (Catster Member)

April 1st 2010 at 8:36 pm

We think of Calvin everyday too. He was one in a billion.
Purred by: Rebby Angel Dreamboat #55 (Catster Member)

April 2nd 2010 at 9:17 am

Thanks for writing about Rainbow Bridge Day for Your followers. I didn't realize how many people didn't know about this Holiday. Next Year we will have to announce it earlier so everyone can be ready on April 1! That sure was a beautiful note your mom wrote You!
Purred by: Gabrielle 1985-1996 (Always Lo (Catster Member)

April 4th 2010 at 11:52 am

My mommy didn't know about Rainbow Bridge day. But that's okay because even after all these years hardly a day goes by that she doesn't think of me with love. I think, from your mommy's note in your diary, that your mommy too, Calvin, will still think of you effury day 14 years from now. But I hope that when she does she won't cry anymore. My mommy doesn't cry fur me anymore... well hardly effur anyway.
Purred by: Jasmine (Catster Member)

April 15th 2010 at 11:07 am

Forgot to come back here to your diary Calvin and thank you for telling my mommy about RBD. She'd never heard of it, even in the 4 years since I came to the bridge. But I know she visits me in the garden and thinks of me often. Same with my brother George who joined me here this fall.


Calvin ~ Knead On


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