Thursday, September 4, 2008

Good Bye Texas

Our friend Texas has gone to the bridge and we're so sad to lose another friend. But Mommy said that she knows that the Rainbow Bridge is a beautiful place.

See, here's the sign for it (so no one can get lost):

And here's the view:

Now we know that we kitties don't like water, but isn't it a beautiful place? We just know that all of our friends are safe, happy and healthy over there.

    The 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....

Also, we had planned to give this to Texas today:

We got this for all those really cool cats over at the Manx Mnews - thanks Abby, Boo, Gracie, Ping and Jinx! Besides Texas, we'd like to pass it on to every other kitty - you're all brilliant to us!


goldenshade said...

We are sad to see Texas go too but we know he is running around now, wobble free.

{{hugs}} to you all,

Goldie and Shade

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

We will miss Texas, we were just getting to know him. :(

I have missed seeing you Jake!
( Ngh.AC0BC <--I typed this myself for you Jake, I guess I need more practice.)

Purrs and nose kisses! Please don't forget me while momma is all blue! ~Queen Snickers

The Island Cats said...

We will miss Texas too...we were just getting to know him...he was a special kitty...

That was a nice tribute...

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

The Crew said...

Gosh, we didn't know there was a sign for The Bridge, but we're glad to know there's really a rainbow there.

Tybalt said...

I already miss our brave and fun buddy. :( Mommy is leaky-eyed over losing another one of our friends.

I never knew there was a sign for the Rainbow Bridge! You kitties sure are smart!

The Furry Kids said...

We are sad about Texas, too. :(

Bert, I think a bowl of mini wheats is just what we need to feel better. I'm on my way.

Love and whiskie kissies,

Mickey said...

That is cool to see they way to the Bridge!! Look at that rainbow and waterfall. I guess the waterfall is the way our loved ones go.
"Beyond the veil" they call it when you pass over.
I know Texas is happy and healthy now,but I miss him.
Purrs Mickey

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We will miss Texas...he was quite da mancat. We know his beans will miss him...

Katie said...

Thank you for the award for Texas. I am sure he sees it from the bridge.
-Texas' Mommy K

Lux said...

That was a beautiful memorial for Texas.

Tesla said...

we left yoo sumtin here!

Mommeh also losted furrend to lymphoma tadeh. we HATES dis disease. Not fair.

Angus Mhor said...

Me, too.

Thanks for stoppin' by to see me! I sure do appreciate makin' new friends.

Sweet Praline said...

That's a very nice tribute! We will miss Texas also.