This is one of the hardest blogs I have had to write. It has taken me quite some time to get my thoughts coherent enough to write it.
On 10 January 2019, our beloved cat Mister had an accident that resulted in him going without oxygen for an unknown length of time. We rushed him to the vet as soon as we found him, but unfortunately the damage was too severe to recover from. We had to make the decision to put him to sleep, and our hearts are broken.
We got Mister in Germany in 2009. We had him before we had LB. He adored the kids and enjoyed snuggling with them (when they were sleeping, of course). He also kept an eye on them in the tub, to make sure they were safe. He would often swat at the kidlets, but had a strict rule: if the kidlet was under 2 years old, he would never use his claws. Over 2? Fair game. But he never scratched the babies.
His loss has hit us hard. The kids have never known life without him. He was our big orange fluff ball, and we all loved him dearly. He will be missed, and I know he is waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge.
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….
22 May 2009 – 10 January 2019