Friday, May 23, 2008

Goodbye Sweet Friend

Darling Bonnie, you will be missed...

"Bonnie Underfoot and Victor Tabbycat" was one of the very first blogs we ever read, we loved reading about her and Victor and their exploits. They were one of the blogs that inspired us to start. And of course, they were one of our early friends - always commenting and saying 'hi'.

We will miss Bonnie's sassy posts and her pretty face, but we know she's across the bridge now telling all the other kitties what to do.

(thanks to Chase for the graphic)

When tomorrow starts without me,
and I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me:

I wish you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too:

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand.

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity.
And all I've promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.

You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times
You did some things

You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?"

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

Author Unknown

(thanks to Zoolatry for the beautiful image)

And even on this sad day - good things happen, it's ML's Birthday!!!!!
(thanks again to Zoolatry for another super graphic)

And Sammy and Miles have announced a day of {{{{HUGS}}}} for every kitty in the Blogosphere - to celebrate our friendships and our friends! Great idea you guys - hugs to one and all!

-Pearl, Bert and Jake


Karen Jo said...

That's a lovely tribute to Bonnie. We will all miss her so much.

Adan*Michico said...

This is very lovely tribute for Bonnie, I am so sure she is feeling it.

The Meezers said...

so very lovely!!!!!


The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We were so sorry to hear about Bonnie this morning. Our hearts go out to her family! Purrs!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Lovely tribute to Bonnie. We are sad she has gone to the Bridge. :(

The Meezers started a hug-a-thon, so here are some *hugs* for you!

goldenshade said...

That is a very sweet tribute.


Shade and Goldie

ML said...

Very sweet tribute and beautiful poem. We will all miss her so much.

And to honor Miss Bonnie, we are celebrating the Day/ Weekend/ Holiday of HUGS, here’s ours, for you:
*******hugs******* (KC)
*******hugs******* (Missy)
*******hugs******* (Faith)
*******hugs******* (Sol)
*******hugs******* (Smokey)
*******hugs******* (BJ)
*******hugs******* (Mommy ML)

Love, The Sherwood Bunch

Tybalt said...

What a wonderful tribute to Bonnie. We miss her. :(


cyclone cats! said...

That is a wonderful tribute for our dear friend Bonnie. We all will miss her very much

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Beautiful tribute to Bonnie.
The Bunch joins in (((Hugs))) for her.
(((Hugs)))~Miss Emily
(((Hugs)))~Maggie Mae
(((Hugs)))~Anna Sue
and the Mom (((Hugs)))

Mo said...

A lovely tribute.
Sending {{{HUGS & PURRS}}} to your family from ours.

Spooker, Daphne, Chloe, Little Isis, Jazper, and Not The Mama

DEBRA said...

Oh P B & J you started Momma's eyes to leak again...

Furry nice post and really touching...

Purrs and
and Gracie girl

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, what a beautiful poem. In honor of Bonnie, we're sending lots of (((!!HUGS!!))) from all of us to all of you. We love you and are so happy to have you in our lives!

Hugs & Purrs,
& all of us at Artsy Catsy

jenianddean said...

What a wonderful tribute to Miss Bonnie! We will all miss her. Our hearts are broken...

{{{hugs}}} to all!
-The McKitten-Cats

Parker said...

We love our Mitten State buddies!

The Furry Kids said...

That is a beautiful tribute, PB&J.

(((HUGS))) to all of you.

The Furry Kids

PS - Dear Bert, I could hug you all day. Love, Tazo

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Lovely tribute to the sassy Attack Tabby that touched us all. ((hugs)))


Victor Tabbycat said...

Thank you, friends, for that beautiful poem. Bonnie was quite a cat, with so much personality. That poem is lovely. She went so quickly, whapped me right on the nose Wed morning, and gone Thursday morning. She'll be remembered for her feisty spirit. Thank you so much.

Mom an I are humbled to think we inspired others to blog! Thank you. ((((((((HUGS))))))))

Sassy Kat said...

What a beautiful tribute to Bonnie. She was such a sweet kitty and will be missed by all that know her. Your poem was too beautiful though it made the tears come down from the mom of the house's eyes.
And Hugs to all three of you!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

That was a very nice post about Bonnie. I was so sorry to hear about Bonnie too - it was just so sudden.

{{{hugs}}} to you all.

Jimmy Joe said...

That was a nice tribute, buddies. I am going to miss Bonnie very much, too. She was very special
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

HotMBC said...

(((((((((((((((attack hugs))))))))))))

Halloween said...

Hi PB&J! We are sending you many hugs and purrs and thanks this hugging weekend for your kind words on my blog when my Food Dude was sick. Thank you for taking the time to care for all of us.

Purrs, Halloween and her people

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

We ere so surprised at Bonnie's sudden departure. So we is sending hugs aroun ta efrykittie.


Karen Jo said...

I came by to give you some {{{HUGS}}}.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

(((((HUGSSSSS))))) from all the Taylor CatSSSSS!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

(((((HUGSSSSS))))) from all the Taylor CatSSSSS!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

{{{{{HUGS}}}}} from all Jan's Funny Farm.

We are sad about Bonnie too.

JB's Big World said...

That is a great tribute to Bonnie.

Derby said...

((((HUGS)))) back at ya!

MoMo said...

((((HUGS))))) to our beautiful furriends at PB and J!!!

We are so sorry to hear about Bonnie and that is a great tribute to her.

Thankyou for being my friends and I hope you would excuse my infrequent visits recently because we are going through a bad patch and I may have to stay rather quiet while SS deals with the problems.

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}} to my pb&j friends.

I hadn't realized that Bonnie passed over. A very sad time indeed.

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

What a byootiful poem. Fank you for sharing in the loving memory of Ms. Underfoot.

((((((HUGS!!)))) to you!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Happy Memorial Day!

For Our Troops:

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We were so shocked and are furry sad 'bout Bonnie. That's a beautiful tribute to her.

In honor of Bonnie, we're givin' you all ((((Hugs))))!!

Sassy Kat said...

Stopping in to leave hugs in memory of sweet Bonnie Underfoot.
Roscoe, Sassy, Momo & Opus