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!!
November 17th 2012 7:33 pm
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I would like to thank everyone who took time to stop in and visit my Buddy's page...thank you for reading his diary and jotting down a little something in return. Furiends left rosettes and a star to help show they care..thank you for his gifties. Also two furiends left momentoes that will help his page shine bright...
Manytoes, Tunddra, Rory Lynzee made a beautiful picture of Buddy on a bridge..it is beautiful!! Thank you for making it..I treasure pictures so much
Crystal from dogster #620173 made a beautiful candle I can have lit on Buddy's page always..thank you Crystal..I actually lit one for hime last night..but it is nice to know I can have one safely lit all the time without worrying.
Smokey Joe gave Buddy a Turkey Drum Stick rosette along with a note in his p-mail..inviting him out..thank you also for his message in the diary
Calvin, Buddy's Eye Twin and Catster Extraordinaire, gave Buddy a Rainbow Rosette along with a note in Buddy's diary
Dear Smiley Cassanova, one of the mose friendlist guys around gave Buddy a Punmkin Pie Rosette thank you Smiley!!
Beautiful Rosie gave Buddy a wonderful Red Rose..thank you
Tiger, Tiny and Beauty gave Buddy a Rainbow Rosette...thank you so much
Big Harry and family gave Buddy a wonderful Red Heart Rosette..thank you so much
Tigger Angel Baby also gave Buddy a wonderful Red Heart Rosette..thank you so very much..also left a message in Buddy's diary, thank you
Angel Rebby came over and also gave Buddy a wonderful Red Heart..wow.. thank you very much
Milo Blue Eye and family left a note in Buddy's diary and also a Power of the Paw for his Meowmy...thank you my wonderful friends
Angel Yoda and family gave to Buddy a wonderly beautiful Forever Angel Star...thank you very much my friends..this is appreciated
All of these kind acts are greatly appreciated..from leaving gifties, to notes, pictures, to a friendly Hi in a p-mail..Catster friends (and dogster, too) are the best to have when you have furbabies in your life..no one else understands what us hoomans go through and feel and deal with unless they themselves have ever truly loved and been loved by a furbaby....THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS!!!
Meowmy Mary and Buddy
November 15th 2012 8:22 pm
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It will be four years this Saturday, November 17/12, Buddy left for the Bridge. I will be working most of the day..which may be a good thing..I miss him terribly still and so I leave Buddy a letter just for him on his special day...
So here we are again, already...another year without you, Buddy. Gosh I miss you so much!! It's four years now. Seems like yesturday..time is going so fast. I have been thinking about you alot lately. I guess that isn't really surprising, is it? November has become a very bittersweet month for me..Bobbie's birthday is in November and I lost you, my precious sweet, baby. You are the most caring, gentle, sweet kibbie I have ever known. You and I were alone for seven years before Friday came into our lives...and oh, boy!..how you loved him from the very start. Had I known how much another kibbie would have enriched your life, I would have gotten a partner for you sooner! I have been sad and missing you, too, but that is only because of your Bridge Day coming up. I have gotten stronger and better. The visits I've had with you I am soo thankful for!! I remember one in particular..remember when you came to me in a dream, and in it was winter time..we went walking around outside, which is unusual because I would never have let you go outside! But anyway, we came upon a place with kittens and we picked one..brought the kitten home with us!! It was only a couple of months after I brought Neiko home from the freezing winter elements that I remembered that dream very vivedly..that baby kitten in our visitation together was Neiko...I was shown her around the same time she would have been born. Buddy, you knew I needed her! Even though there are other kibbies in the house, you knew some things were missing in my life..and it was time to send angel whispers to a new baby as to what it's mission in this world would be and in return it would have unconditional love for all time. I know you picked Neiko out!! You even made sure there were distinctive markings on her body for everyone to clearly see that they identical to how you were marked. You had to get through to me somehow that life continues and that you are in a really great place and you know everything that is going on in our lives here at home!! You had a hand in selecting the one who could carry on filling my lap and being soo close to me..I love all of my kibbies with all of my heart...but there is something so different and special about Neiko..she is a very loving, gently, sensitive soul...thank you for choosing Neiko for me..thank you for loving Meowmy still soo much!! Thank you for all the years we had together, Buddy...I love you very very much and for all eternity!!!
You go and carry on with what it is you need to do Buddy...an Angel at the Bridge!! And a most beautiful Angel you are!!! Come and visit when you can..I know there is so much for you to see and do!! Maybe, if you have the time, have a visit with David, gosh he left way too soon too!! David, I know will play with you!! Give him a sandpaper kiss and whisper," your sister told me to say HI and I miss you too! " Oh, Buddy you go and do what you do!!! I will be fine, even though I still miss you!!
I'll be seeing you my sweet handsome prince...love Meowmy
I wrote this for Buddy's Memorial Box where I keep his remains in
Buddy Oct 11, 1997 - Nov. 17, 2008
When I fur child dies, they never
really go away. They become
Rainbow Angels, napping on clouds.
In windsongs, Buddy whispes down
to me, "Don't miss me too much. the
view is nice and I'm doing just fine".
Sweet rest my handsome Prince
Love You Forever and Ever..MaMa
November 13th 2012 8:01 pm
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I wish my Meowmy wouldn't cry so hard but the anniversary of my crossing day is coming up and meowmy always goes through this..
I have gone to see my Meowmy lots of times...she has even seen me..especially the night I crossed over...it was a split second sighting, but she knew it was me coming home!!! OHss Meowmy is screaming deep in her heart right now with tears beating down her face, "i want you home right now Buddy..you are the best!!! And no kibbie talks about you in their diaries..i want you home...you deserve soo much better then that!!!
So much has changed since you had to leave...and you know all about it, don't you? Neiko-Bears has the same markings on her hind quarters and the patches are identical on the backs of her front legs..just like you!! She is the only one to give me the gentle love like you did..but hers is different..just like she is..I know you sent her to help me and she has...and I thought I have gotten over you and i tell others that too..that time heals..ok sooo why am I broken up al over again?
because you loved me the most and only you were there and went thru all the terrible ordeals with the monster and you and I walked out of that terrible place and were safe...thru it all and later..you loved me, no matter what...I just feel that I should have and could have done more for you!!! I am going to order a special necklace from Clarkes of Gladstone where some of your ashes will be put into so i can have apart of you with me always...i know you go everywhere I go...but this is just something that i need to do.
I will write more just for you my sweet Buddy in the coming days..i just need to sort myself out!!
November 1st 2012 3:56 pm
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At times these when no one can do anything to change what mother nature has done, we at the Bridge can only share in the great pain the people of the United States and Canada are going through.
Us angels could only stand in silence, with tears streaming down our faces, as humans came forward and the angel furbabies rejoined their furmilies once again...thank goodness it wasn't worse in the number of fatalities!! But it is devestating never the less.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the American people..Canada did get its share of Sandy, but not like the American Northeastern seaboard. Lives gone, homes destroyed by fire, businesses destroyed, people trapped in their homes, power outages, the list just goes on...and so does our heartach for what has happend.
As an angel here at Rainbow Bridge I just wanted to share my feelings and condolences to the families who are facing these devestating times. Sending love and prayers for strength in the coming days and weeks.
October 11th 2012 11:59 am
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Last night,while making plans with Bobbie and his furineds and my furiend, Calvin, for my burday today, I felt a nudge in my heart and knew it was Meowmy thinking about me right away. I learned what that feeling was shortly after I arrived at the Bridge...It's a tug on the thread that binds us to our furmilies forever. Everyone of us has one. When Meowmy is thinking about me or I am sending down a message of love and remeberance, we feel this tug that says, "hey, there your loved, remebered and missed". So I just had to get up and leave the others behind for awhile, so I could spend time with my Meowmy, just listening in on her telling the babies back home how she met me and how I gave her a home, that's how Meowmy thinks of it, that I gave her a home and helped settle her down, MOL...It was just so wonderfur to hear the story again and to feel the deep love Meowmy has for me. She doesn't cry hard too much anymore, which I am glad for, she has now been able to move forward, cuz she knows I go everywhere with her and also Catster has helped with the grieveing process and furiends help by listening and supporting, too. Anyway, Meowmy bought me a most beautiful flower arangement!! It's white roses shaped into a ball and put in a silver vase with a blue ribbon tied around it..she put it beside my picture last night and said, "Happy Birthday, baby, I love YOU and miss you so much"...oh oh..Meowmy is crying again...Hey, Meowmy!!! It's ok, we spend lots of time together, like every moment of everyday I am with you, even while you are asleep...and now Meowmy, you also have me busy as an ADMIN on Orange Kitties Rock!!! This is fun and exciting...now Meowmy is smiling, thinking of our life together...I had the best life a kitty could possibley ever have....
I love you Meowmy...
I LOVE YOU TOO, BUDDY, AND MISS YOU SOOOOO MUCH..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU..HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BUDDY I LOVE AND WILL MISS YOU ALWAYS...
LOVE FROM: Meowmy, Friday, Bijou, Bailey and Neiko
September 30th 2012 12:58 pm
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Wos was Meowmy ever surprised today when she went to her email...lots happened yesturday!!! First, I was chosen a Dailey Diary Pick!! Oh my paws Meowmy couldn't believe it!! And soo many concats were sent out and bewtiful gifts and everything...see everyfur..we angels just as important as the earth bound kibbies, MOL...Meowmy didn't think I would ever be recognized in the spotlight on Catster..Yippee!!! So I would like to thank the following kibbies for my bewtiful gifts:
Angel Buddy : Gold Star
Bamboo, LuLu, Baby Major & Mr. Baby: Crown
Apollo (In memory) : Crown
Kaci Sunshine : Pumkin
Baby Major : baseball
Calvin : hazelnut
Grace, Casey, Leo & Frankie : football
Bear, Angel Onyx, Jasper, & More : Blue Ribbon
Smiley Cassanova : Canadian Flag
Family of MacIntosh, Pixel, Popka : Red Heart
Big Harry : Bewtiful Picture of DDP
Rory : Bewtiful Picture of DDP
Thank you all once again, along with my pmails and comments in my diary, this means so very much to Meowmy and me
And we also had a huge surprise today when we went to the Orange Kitties Rock group!! Meowmy and Friday had to look up at the banner to make sure they were at the right place, MOL!!! Wow, everyone sure worked hard yesturday..just want to say it looks PAWSOME!!! And we ROCK!!! thanks to the kibbies stepping forward to help make our group great once again..us orangies help everyone and see what team work does!! Friday, my boy is sure proud of everyone..but I will let him tell everyone how he feels in his own words on his own diary.
Thank you once again for making a special day for me, I am honored!!
Headbundts and Sandpaper Kisses
September 24th 2012 5:02 pm
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Today I met and made a new furiend. His name is Boris#1269581 and he is new to Catster. Boris is a lovely young fellow and handsome, too. Won't be long, and the girls will be chasing him, MOL!! To be young like that again!! Boris gave me a most bewtiful star with bewtiful words that touched both Meowmy and me..such a way with words. Boris will always and forever be my furiend..my furmily are his first furiends here at Catsterland, what a special honor for us!! We know he is going to shine brightly here on Catster.
Go forth and make furiends with Boris, tell him I sent, MOL!!
Purrs and angel kisses sent to everyone who has read this and made Boris feel welcome and special on Catster
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