April 1st 2013 9:14 am
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Today is Rainbow Bridge Day, Buddy. I get to write to you! I have written countless letters over the years and don't really need a special day for this..but I do think this idea of having a special day set aside to remember our babies at Rainbow Bridge is wonderful.
Buddy you are never far from Meowmy's thoughts..not a day goes by I don't think of you. You were and always will be the best!
How you loved everyone and never made strange with hoomans~such a loving, friendly gentleman you were.
I miss so much about you. There are times I wish I can pack the furbabies up and we can all go for a visit to you so we can have a day together, but Rainbow Bridge is so far away and I don't know how to get there~it's not on any map that I can see.
Rainbow Bridge is just way too special a place for everyone to know where it is~but you've come home to Meowmy in dreams to show me how to reach you~all I have to do is sit quiet and close my eyes and just remember and there you are Buddy~oh my I can even see how your fur is!
Rainbow Bridge is soo far away and this is where you reside now ~ but you know the the secrets of the universe Buddy ~ you know how to traverse between our world and the spirit world. I hear there is only a veil that seperates us and I can't see through that veil but you can!
I have physically felt you and I have seen you, too! Thank you for being able to come and let me know you are alright. The body may get tired and need to rest but the spirit will always live on.
Buddy wherever I go, you go too. No more having to stay behind and waiting for Meowmy to get home..now you get to go on all kinds of adventures with me..and when I think of all of your new adventures with your Angels furiends that I can't be apart of~this just takes my breath away!!
Your very soul, your spirit, was always loving, kind and gentle. You didn't know what it was like to be mean or bossy or a show off, you just wanted to be furiends with everyone. And just to think that same spirit lives on at Rainbow Bridge!..you have lots of furiends there and you make Heart Baskets to give out to the new arrivals ~ how fitting you should be doing this ~ Buddy you had the biggest, most loving, kindest heart I have ever had the privilage to meet!
I love you, my sweet handsome prince. Forever and ever, Buddy
December 23rd 2012 11:23 am
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I am sharing this Christmas story Meowmy wrote fur me on Christmas Eve 2008. Meowmy was missing me very much and wanted to give me one last thing for Christmas and this is what she did..she wrote me a story and here it is..writing mistakes and all...so this one goes out to all the new Angels at the Bridge this year..and for anyone who is missing the ones gone before us..
TAIL OF CAT'S FIRST CHRISTMAS
Gather around everyone for I have a tail to tell. It’s a very old story indeed. The story begins one cold wintry night in a town called Bethlehem. This is a town that is very far, far away. This place is still important today, for here we find everyone’s first Christmas story begins...
Bethlehem was overflowing with people who had come from far and near to be registered for a census decreed by the Roman Emperor. There were so many people, the town was bursting at it seams.
By the time Joseph and Mary made it to the town, there was no more room anywhere for them.
“I’m so sorry Joseph. If we didn’t stop and rest so many times we would have been here sooner.”
Gently placing both his hands around Mary’s face, Joseph replied, “Mary it is no one’s fault, especially yours. Don’t worry, there will be a place. For God would not allow his Son to be born out in the cold with no protection.”
On they walked through the town, searching for shelter from the cold. Around a corner they came to a crooked narrow street. And at the end of that street they came upon a small little Inn.
“Oh Joseph, I think my time is near, please hurry and talk to the Innkeeper.”
As Joseph searched through the crowd of people eating and making merry at the tables, he saw the Innkeeper bringing more food out from the kitchen.
Rushing to the man, Joseph loudly said, “Sir, we have need of a room. My wife’s baby is coming soon you see.”
Not quite hearing it all, as the dinning room was noisy this night, the Innkeeper said, “The broom is in the corner, but what does a baby need with a broom?”
“No, sir, my wife’s going to have her baby soon! We need a ROOM.”
Smacking his head, the Innkeeper replied. “Ohh, I’m so sorry, I misunderstood! I have no more rooms available. There is none to be had in all of Bethlehem.”
“What are we to do sir, the baby is coming and it’s very cold outside this night.”
Stroking his beard, the Innkeeper thought, ‘yes what indeed to do’. Then it came to him!
“I do have a stable right out back, it’s not much, but it will be warm and safe. What do you say?”
With no time to think Joseph replied, “It will have to do. A midwife is needed to.”
“I have no time to look for a midwife for you, look at how busy this night is for me,” replied the Innkeeper.
Looking past the people crowded in the dinning room, through the door, Joseph saw Mary sitting on the donkey, holding her swollen belly. ‘What am I to do?’ thought Joseph.
“Is there a midwife here!” Joseph cried out to the crowd.
A few people closest to Joseph looked up for a moment and then returned to their eating and story telling. Most just ignored him, too caught up with old family and acquaintances, too busy to care what this poor person needed.
“I will have a girl bring out some hot water and other necessary items for the birth of this child. I’m sorry, this is all I can do for you. Now I really must get back to work, I’m so very busy.”
“Yes, yes, of course kind sir, and thank you very much for letting us stay where at least my Mary and baby will be safe and warm.”
Turning to leave, looking once more at a crowd of people who didn’t care, Joseph thought of the baby coming, a baby everyone in this room looked forward to, but didn’t see. This child would be born in a stable, while these people went on in their story telling and visiting, and sleeping in a warm bed, with a fire near by.
‘No fire for us, not in a stable,’ thought Joseph. Ohh, Mary how I wanted so much more comfort for you and this child.
With a brave smile on his face Joseph went to help Mary down off the donkey’s back.
“I’m sorry Mary, there isn’t any room available. The kind Innkeeper is letting us use his stable out back.”
Mary saw the sadness in Joseph’s eyes. Knew he felt bad.
“It will be alright Joseph, you will see. At least it is some place out of the cold.”
Upon entering the stable they both felt the tender heat coming from the animals all about. There was a cow with her young calf in one stall, and a few donkeys over in another area. A goat with a couple of kids nickered around their mother. Close to a manger there were two cats along with a litter of kittens, softly curled up together to stay warm.
“See Joseph, it’s nice and warm in here. Oh my, Joseph, I think it’s almost time.”
Looking around, in all this humble surrounding, Joseph thought to himself, ‘only the animals here will be witness to the wondrous birth about to happen’.
A girl from the Inn entered just then carrying some hot water and old cloths and a lighted lantern.
“What a night to have a baby, it’s so cold. In the bundle of cloths you will find other necessary items for the birth. I’m sorry, but all the good cloths are being used by our guests.”
Gently smiling Mary replied, “That’s alright, we are grateful for these things. Thank you so very much. It is warm in here with the animals, and now we have more light.”
“You are welcome; if you need anything else, please let us know.”
After the girl left, Joseph shut the door from the cold and helped Mary spread a blanket down onto some hay. He then helped her lay down, to be more comfortable.
“Not the place I expected for you or the baby, Mary.”
“Joseph, God will be with us, everything will be alright. Look, even a place is here where we can put the baby higher off the cool ground.”
No animal made a sound, all watched quietly as baby Jesus came into this world. As they heard the angels singing, the animals came quietly closer to where He lay, helping to keep Him warm.
The kittens came forward last of all, scared of the big animals all around them but curious as to what was going on. Something special was happening here, they just knew it.
As Mary looked in wonder at it all, she spied the kittens and her heart went out to them, for they were the youngest and lowliest animals in the stable.
“Just look at them Joseph. I have never seen such a litter of kittens such as these. One has no tail, poor thing. Look at the long hair on that one. And that one has so many toes!”
There was one orange and white kitten who just seemed so shy and quiet.
“Come over here, little fellow and join the others,” laughed Mary
She finally did come over with a little more coaxing. Joseph picked her up and handed the little feline to Mary.
“Come see my baby, little fellow, He is tiny and new, just like you.”
With bright eyes this little one gazed down at the miracle of God’s birth. For even though she was very little, all of God’s creation rejoiced and knew of the Savior’s birth, the Great Creator’s son was born this night.
As Mary stroked this tiny feline’s forehead Mary wished her and the litter mates a full and happy life.
“Joseph, let us take this kitten home with us, it can grow up with Jesus.”
Laughing, Joseph replied, “Alright, Mary. But I think the kitten is more for you then the baby. I have a dog, you may have a cat.”
And so with the night of Jesus’ birth, each of the kittens who were present went to different parts of the world. The Magi camel boys each took one home with them. One to the Orient, one to Asia Minor, another to a far distant land. The others went to Egypt, and even sailed to Europe. All of these kittens became mothers and down through the years their offspring would know just who their Creator was from stories passed down.
And what of the one Mary took home with her? Well, if you look very closely at the offspring’s foreheads, you will see an M clearly marked on each of them. A special mark indeed.
Merry Christmas Buddy. I wrote this story for you. I like to think that Mary gave a special mark of favor to you and all of your ancestors. May you enjoy your very first Christmas in the presence of your Creator.
Much Love, Your Mama
December 24, 2008
December 19th 2012 10:55 am
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The Bridge has been very busy lately. So many new arrivals..too many!!! And some way too young!! I have been working very hard on the heart baskets..as well as helping the new angels get around Rainbow Bridge..showing some of the most spectacular spots to play in and chase butterflies.
While our fumilies are busy on earth getting ready for the Pawlidays, us andgels have been busy too. We are always ready to greet all new arrivals, as well as getting our messages ready to send to our furmilies. Yes, we do send messages to our fumilies!! It makes us angels furry happy when our hoomans can finally start to smile and sometimes laugh while they are replaying a memory..especially of us kibbies playing with our toys on the trees our hoomans put up just for us to play wif...ok..so sometimes we were told "NO"!!..but that didn't stop us..hehehe..and learning from that..nothing stops us Angels from spending the Pawlidays with our fumilies and furiends.
One thing at the Rainbow Bridge is that we get to sing and play in the biggest concert of them all. We all shine and have musical instruments to play as we sing Carols to our great Creator!!
There are sooo many new angels with us this year *wipes a tear* I am not even going to try and name any here..lots of furiends made the trip this year..and now Calvin, Smokey Joe, Angel Buddie and his wife Hazel Lucy and others along with myself who have been here for awhile will be helping the newbies getting lined up and making sure they all have their jingle bells to use to play and sing..We are telling them to sing LOUD!!! The pawrents need to hear you deep in their hearts this Pawliday season!!
So pawrents who are missing us Angels..pawese remember this: We are gonna shine bright and sing loud..listen fur us!! And we will be coming home, too...close your eyes and feels us!!! See..we love you too
MERRY PAWLIDAYS FROM ALL OF THE ANGELS TO ALL OF OUR FURMILIES..WE LOVE YOU!!