Alaidh's daily diary

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

This is the final entry for Alaidh's diary. She's gone and my heart is broken.

Friday, February 06, 2009

We have to say good bye to another sweet kitty

I never met Scooter in person - unfortunately we probably would have hissed at each other if we had...tough kitties do that, you know - but I know she was a great kitty.
Scooter lived in Albuquerque, NM with her mum and dad. She had a great house with a big walled-in backyard that she patrolled when it was warm enough outside. She was so lucky!
You can see her in her garden if you go visit her Catster page here:
Scooter turned 20 last October. Her mum and dad made sure she was happy and comfortable to the end when she died this morning in her mother's arms while her dad stroked her head.
Scooter, I know you're going to be missed terribly, but you brought so much joy to your family and, with your mum's help, you brought joy to many more. Thank you.