Thursday, January 14, 2010


Our cat Sophie went to the Rainbow Bridge tonight. I can imagine that she's found her sister Sassy and that they are frolicking about, pain-free, and restored to health and vigor.

Here's a couple of pictures of Sophie from a couple of years back. She was always such a teeny, petite little thing, with the longest tail...

This was Sophie with her human brother and sister, when they were all just wee babes, eight years ago when we bought our house and were in the middle of a remodel...

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...


  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your Sophie! I lost one of my cats, Emily, this year. I have tears in my eyes after reading Rainbow Bridge..I have never heard this before but I am very moved by it. Thank you for sharing.


  2. I am sorry for your loss. On the QVC Pet Board they have a Rainbow Bridge 'meeting' on Tuesdays. They are a very supportive group.

  3. i am so sorry for your loss, they are such a part of the family, i know you will miss her... she was so pretty and such a cute name. i hope your heart will heal soon and you will only be left with smiles~

  4. Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. Xanti's Tabby passed, last year. Xanti was 2 when Miss Tabby came to live with them. We all miss her.

    My heart goes out to you and your family.

  5. so sorry about your pretty kittie being gone,,,,if you notice on the side bar of my blog you will see our two beautiful shelties, they are gone now and only tina the cat is left, what comfort she brings to me...I also love those blue plates but i have decided to get the same plates in white and use the salad plates on top so you can see them, I am doingl a post next thursday with both of them..,see you there,,,,,

  6. Tammy, words cannot take away your pain or loss but I want you to know I understand the feeling of deep loss when we must say goodbye to our furry family members.

    The Rainbow Bridge verse has helped us survive the pain in the past too and I hope it eases your pain. I'm glad you have such happy memories and photos of your sweet baby. Sending you gentle hugs. ~m

  7. Tammy, so sorry for your loss of Sophie. I lost a dear doggie 4 years ago & it is the hardest thing to lose a loved pet. Hugs!

  8. Oh, Tammy! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of you beautiful Sophie! I know how hard this is and have been right where you are. What a sweet thing to read about the Rainbow Bridge!
    Blessings to you and your family,
    shelia ;)

  9. So sorry to hear about Sophie! It's so difficult to lose a much loved pet.
    I've never read the Rainbow Bridge verse; it's such a nice way to remember.

  10. Tammy-I am so sorry about Sophie! I know you will miss her. Those of us who love our pets know what a gift they are--truly unconditional love. I know there are pets in Heaven. Heaven will be complete peace and joy...Sophie will meet you there :) Sending you a hug~Susan

  11. My heart goes out to you and your children. I know Sophie will be missed.



  12. I am so sorry for your loss, I lost one of my babies in March 2008 and it's still painful. I hope your memories bring you comfort.


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