October 26th 2010 1:11 pm
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Wowza, can you believe it has already been a year since I made my journey to the bridge? It has been quite a year up here.
I've shared many secrets with you about the bridge - from my heart basket that I got when I arrived . . . . to the Internet Cafe, the Welcome Center, Orientation, the Catster Club, our bridge Diary Gal Dear Tabby, the flashing rainbow, our rainbow pawwatch, the ins and outs of angel dust sprinkling, the Christmas ornament workshop, secret colors of the rainbow, Cloud 9, the Heavenly Library, your bridge purr machine, pot 'o gold distribution, Rainbow Station and the Rainbow Ride, the Reunion Gate, the Mother's Day Cloud Train, the Concert Cloud, the Pink Welcome Sign, Dog Village, the Birthday Cloud, Alley Cat Bowling, and McDonald's at the Bridge. Don't forget - you promised not to say anything to the Top Cat when you get here about me sharing these secrets!
It has been one busy year with so many Catster pals making their journeys after I got here. When I look back at all the special pals who have come to the bridge, it makes me sad for their families because I know how special they are by the number of hearts in their baskets. We have a fun time together at the Catster Club each night!
There are a lot more secrets for me to share, so don't think that since I've been here for a year, you won't hear from me anymore. Guess what happens when your first bridge anniversary arrives?
This morning, a bunch of my pals who have been here for awhile stopped by to get me for breakfast. After breakfast, they blindfolded me and took me to a special cloud. When the blindfold came off, you'll never believe what I saw! I was at choir practice! Yep, you get to officially become part of the Choir of Angels after you've been here for a year! There is a choir director and a big 'ole piano. I know, I thought there would be an organ too, but Scooter told me that organs are so last year! The cat on the piano knew how to rock it! Dude K. and I sat together, and we really belted out some tunes. I heard the choir gets booked for special occasions up here. I get fitted for my choir robe later today.
I want to thank all my pals who have been so nice and remembered me today. We are all thankful to have such pawsome pals on Catster. I know you all are purring for Sugar and Gleek, and I sure appreciate it. I've been busy sprinkling angel dust on them, and when it is their time to journey, I'll be right there to greet them. I'm just thankful they didn't arrive up here today!
Knead On . . . . . .
You sure told us a lotta secrets, Calvin, but it really helps to know what it's like up there. I know your family misses you very much and we are purring loud and strong for Sugar and Gleek. Love you much!
Love you Calvin! And we'll never forget you! Hope you have a pawsome day! Still purring for Sugar and Gleek.
Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Your the best Calvin. You even make us Mommies here on earth feel better once their fur babies go the bridge. Mommie says she was not on Catster when her Teiga went this past March, but she just knows you met him when he came. Thank you for watching out for all us kitties here on earth. I am purring and purraying for Gleek and Sugar too.
Hugz and purrs, Sassy
Love you, Calvin!
I'm glad you can't keep secrets, Calvin, so our families know we're all okay here. I wanted to tell, but I'm a good girl!
Hey, now I know what that music was I heard this morning! I'll be in the choir soon, too, so save me a seat beside you and Dude. Scooter is way too loud with that big ole meezer mrrreow, so I better not sit by her at choir. I wonder if the piano cat knows "Kung Fu Fighting".
I'm gonna go sprinkle more angel dust on Sugar and Gleek and on your Mawmee and Daddy, too. I know how much they miss you.
WOW! Their sure are a lot of secrets, Calvin. You sure have been very busy!
We are purring for Gleek and Sugar too.
Hugs & Purrs,
dood...just a brief memo ta make sure ya tell them ya knead a robe 5 times bigger than what ewe normally wear coz otherwise when we try N sneak snaks around, we will get caught if yur robe be too tight, then like a fish be stickin outta da pocket or burgers are fallin outta de side seam..... plus there's da whole pizza thing..... N whatever ya dew don't let em fit ya for pants.
Hmmmm, why wasn't I told about this choir? I've been an angel for TWO years! What the hey!? Calvin, you sure write a good diary. You should collaborate with us other kitty angels and write a book.
We are purring for Sugar and Gleek all the time. We love you guys! Have a fun pawty tonight, maybe I'll find you and crash it.
Calvin you might be angel now but you will never be forgotten as you touched the lives of so many kitties here on catster when you were on earth. I'm purring for Gleek and Sugar that they get better mate.
Yur so sweet & yur Mommy writes furry bootiful diaries. We've followed & red ebry one ob dem.
Mommy yew really are so inspirational to us earth Momkatts down heyah, sure iz a really wunnerful, warm & lubbin feeling...
N'joy yur choir muzik ♫ cuz we bees hearing dem tew!
Purrs to Sugar & Gleek
Kally Kat ;)
Purrrrs and Bonks from Indy and me. We loves you furry much!
I remlembers dis day a yeer agoooo. We cwied so berry hards... but we haz hadded so many laffs since den... yu iz habbin' sush a gwate time at dah bwidge. It make uz less askeert uv dat jurney wen ebber it come fer uz. Iffin yu happens to see Tinker an' Sadie... mom's firss two kitties, she shur wood like it iffin yu gibbed her a hug an' a kissie fwum her... Haz fun on yer annibersery.... we luvs yu!
We are glad you let some secrets slip from time to time. I think it really helps the human Mommies and Daddies know that their fur babies are okay up there. My fur brother Cal, who I never met, went to the Bridge in '00 and Mommy still misses him, but hearing you how tell of awesome it is sure helps. We are purring for your family, they sure have had a tough year. Purrs, Skylar and family
We miss you so much here on Earth but one day we too will meet you at the bridge. We are purring hard for Sugar and Gleek.
Lots of love,
Calvin! A choir, seriously? OMC! I can't wait. I love to sing.
I don't understand why Wally didn't even tell me when he sneaked off this morning. But I pawmise, I won't tell.
Love ya pal!
Our furbro's and fursis have been there fur a lotta years, now...Would have been so nice if meowmy had known about catster back then.
Believe it or not, she cannot remember the exact dates of their journeys, only the year and month. So there won't be any official recognition of the occasions, unless she assigns some...but not likely, though. None of them knew any of you!
But I am sure they are all in your choir.
Maybe there should be an orchestra! Lets see...violin, recorder, French Horn, Piano, organ, clarinet...meowmy has all those and evfurry one has been played either by herself, Pawppy, or my unfurbros...so we snuck by when evfur they practised, and maybe my angel furblings could play them up there! I am sure they picked up some musical know how!
And when it becomes our turn to be with you, (Hopefurly not for many years, so offence intended...), we too can join in...♪ ♪
Thanks fur sharing all these things! A great read!
Pipo & Minko
That should have read...NO offense intended...oops!
P & M
Thinking of you on your crossover anniversary and also sending many prayers(with paws crossed) to Gleek and Sugar to get better really soon. We love you and your family!
Frankie & Family
Hi Calvin! Yes, we miss your earthly body here with us but it feels so good to know that your spirit is still alive and well here and that you are at the Bridge to welcome the new angels! You've been a busy angel, Dude. We are sending all of our purrs to Sugar and Gleek.
Calvin, you are a super pawsome angel, you diary entries make us laugh and cry. We always look forward to them...
Many purr to your pawrents, we know they miss you extra today.
love & purrs Luke
*gives Calvin an ear lick as she floats by on her cloud* It is lovely here and we have lots of fun. But it's hard sometimes, especially on these special days. I will join you in sprinkling your family with the healing, happy angel dust.
Love you Calvin! Purrs for you and your family on this special day!
We bet that is really cool music. We love finding out about what happens at the Bridge - and it helps our humans as they all know cats who have gone there. Purrs and headrubs Henry
A whole year? It sure is hard to believe, they must be wondering what they did without you up there Calvin. Our purrs join the many others for Gleek, Sugar and your family.
My family and are prring really hard for Sugar and Gleek. I'm sorry that I didn't get to know you before your passing. But I know that you were well loved and still are. You make me less afraid of the future to come.
Saw you at choir practice....and my brother George who just became eligible with you. Sprinkled some angel dust on your family too. I know my family on earth is purring hard for you and yours as well.
Dear Calvin, that is so wonderfur knowing about all those secrets! My furmily is purraying & purring for Sugar & Gleek. Heaven is such a beautiful place, with all our wonderfur Angels & furiends like you. My bridge annifurrsary was April 6th this year, one year, so I am qualified to be in the choir too! I love to sing! I am just a bit shy! MOL! I've only been on Catster since March of this year, so I have lotsa catebrating to catch up on. You are the light 'n love of Rainbow Bridge and mommy sure loves to read your diaries. You keep us motivated and remember we will never be forgotten! Calvin, pawlease know we care, and mommy Kathy & I love your furmily. *Smokey Joe reaches out, and shakes paws with Calvin* Good to be furiends with u, and may love grow stronger with each day that passes.
Hugs, Purrs & light of love,