8.19.2010

Thoughtful Thursday

It's been a sad week this week.  The CB lost some long-time furriends, Luxor and Fat Eric and some of my newest furriends:  Molly and Wintergreen.  Today is a day for remembering and reflecting.
 


Mom helped me put together this simple little video for remembering my furriends.  I hope you will join me in sending comforting purrs to the moms and dads that are left behind.




RAINBOW BRIDGE POEM

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill.
In a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next.
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears pricked forward, eyes dart from front to back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Had turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over…together.

48 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are sorry fur your losses -

We've had days like that in our khanine world so we know the pain -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That was so very, very sweet of you human to make this video. It's a fitting tribute to four kitties who were loved so very much.

ZOOLATRY said...

Sharing purrs and prayers for our friends.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Sending love and purrs.

Kas said...

WE also think that remembering them is special and they sure looked like amazing felines.

Marg said...

It sure has been a couple of very sad days. That video was great. It is always so good to see the story of the Bridge. Hope you have a great day Praline and your Mom too.

Galletta said...

Thank you so much for the video. That tribute caused Blu Cat Man's eyes leak. We love you.

Alexi said...

Fanks for remembering, Molly. She died so unexpectedly that it makes it all that much harder. Our eyes haz been leaky for two days.

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful way to remember our furiends, Praline! We send all our furiends a big hug...

Brian said...

Yep, it sure was a sad day, but that was a wonderful tribute Sweet Praline!

Daisy said...

Sweet Praline, that was beautiful. {{hugs}}

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Wow, that was a beautiful video. Just beautiful!

Simba said...

Beautiful. Mom is blubbering big tears for all the pets who have been lost, and all the humans who loved them. Beautiful video, and two beautiful versions of Rainbow Bridge.

Hannah and Lucy said...

That was a lovely tribute to all our lost friends - please thank your mom for helping you with it.

Furkidsmom said...

Mom is leaking all over the keyboard. That was a beautiful tribute.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Jacqueline said...

A sweet tribute, Praline...We did not know your friends, but send our most sincere condolances to their families and friends...Wishing everyone comfort during this terrible time...hugs...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Fin said...

Purrs to you both Special healing light to your Mom's shoulder.

Cat said...

That was lovely Sweet Praline

Sammy and Andy said...

What a marvelous video....and Memories was the perfect song!!!!!!!

We didn't know any of them but we are purring for their families and friends.

xxxxxxxxxx

Busby and Raymond said...

We are purring for the families.

chezcat1970 said...

That was very lovely, Praline. We are purring for the families today.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

It is a very sweet video. We were so sad to loose so many friends in such a short time.

TK and Squashies said...

Aww man Sweety- just when I thoughts I was all cried-out. Stunning, awesome tribute, Praline!
Thank you for demonstrating what a lot of us are feeling. Mere words just can't express.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Beautiful video and poem.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We are so sad that so many of our kitty friends had to run off to the bridge. We know they will be missed very much!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Tanks you Praline. We are much mooved by your tribute video. & are sendin' out our purrz.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Praline, that was so awesome and beautiful, we are very leaky eyed and our Momma is gushing tears! We will miss our furriends so much, but it is comforting to know that they are in a place with no pain ... and that they will be furriends with our brofur Max and all of our other furriends that are at the Bridge.
Love, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan too

Father Tom said...

A beautiful video and poem, Sweet Praline! What a great tribute and the music, all put together so well. I've never seen anything like it. Hugs, kisses and condolences to the families. We know how sad it can be.

Father Tom said...

What a beautiful video and poem, Sweet Praline! The music went with it so well, too. We send our condolences and prayers to the families. xxxooo

ML said...

What a beautiful, moving tribute to those four beloved friends who left us, one right after the other.
Very sweet of yours talented Mommy to make this.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Oh Praline this was superb!

Ginger Jasper said...

Wonderful, beautiful post.. Hugs GJ xx

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

What a wonderful tribute you and your Mom have made! Thank you for putting together such a nice memorial to Eric, Luxor, Molly and Winnie.

Purrs,
Charlemagne and Tamar

Elaine said...

That was beautiful, Sweet Praline - thanks so much. My heart goes out to the beans of Eric, Molly and Wintergreen.

Elaine

The Meezers or Billy said...

memory, all alone in the moonlight, I can smile at the old day.........

oh Praline, that was so very beautiful.

Look a new day
has begun

pbgmomof5 said...

Thank you Sweet Praline & Mom. That was (sniff, sniff, sniff) one of the most beautiful tributes we have ever seen!

Hugs & Purrs,
Petey, Jack, Spunky, Tabitha & madison LaRue (The Califurrrrr5) and Momma

ABBY said...

Very beautiful Miss Praline...
our hearts are heavy with sadness too.

purrin

xo
Abby

Junior and Orion said...

We are all leaky again. Thank you for such a nice tribute.

Laila and Minchie said...

Very sweet of your mom to make this for all of us. (((HUGS)))

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Awwwwwww!!!!! Sweet Praline & Mom that was beautiful!!! Thank you!!!
Mom is crying so hard she can hardly type!!! Purrrrs and hugssss, to all the Families!!
Your TX furiends,

Derby, Ducky said...

So nice Miss Praline, mum is all leaky eyed again.

David E. Francis said...

A very beautiful memorial for our lost friends. Thank you very much.

Angel and Kirby said...

Beautiful. You should have put a tissue warning in the title!

Cory said...

That was beautiful. Thank you for putting that together for us all to remember our furriends.

Fat Eric said...

Thank you for the lovely tribute to Fat Eric, and for all the kind thoughts. The video is amazing. So many tears...

Kate

Parker said...

That was so lovely...

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely video.

brandi said...

You indeed are very sweet for your human to do this tribute for you (and all of us).
Sending purrrrrs
and (((hugs))) of gratitude,
brandi