No words are sufficient to convey the heartbreak felt when we lose a beloved kitty. Since our cats are part of our family, the pain we feel is often devastating.
When I first came across the “Rainbow Bridge” poem, thinking that when it is time I would once again be reunited with all the incredible animals with whom I shared my life, it gave me great comfort. It also gave me hope and eased my sorrow.
I was talking about the Rainbow Bridge with a friend one day; a feline-only veterinarian. She thought that the poem was focused more on the loss of a dog. And since feline behavior is so different than the behavior of canines, she felt there was a need for a more feline-oriented “Rainbow Bridge Poem. She asked me if I would be willing to write a poem that she could share with her clients when their beloved cat passed away.
Tim’s deeply touching tribute to his beloved cat Miss Kitty inspired me to share that poem with our readers here on PoC.
When a cat gives you their heart with no reservation, loving you unconditionally, looking up at you with such an abundance of deep devoted trust, a unique bond develops between you and your kitty which is a true blessing.
At the same time, the profound joy that such tender love brings is not without risk. At the precise moment you open to that precious gift, sadly you must ultimately open to the deep sorrow you feel when your beloved cat dies.
Yet there is comfort in the thought that one day when it’s time, you will once again be reunited with that beautiful cat that you adored and still so deeply miss. You see, there is a special place in Heaven where you will once again be able hold your kitty in your arms, feel the tender touch of a gentle paw on your cheek, smell the sweet aroma of their soft fur, and rejoice in the familiar sound of their soft mews.
This special part of heaven which many people call the “Rainbow Bridge” is filled with such an abundance of light and healing energy that your cat is instantly restored to radiant health and vigor. Those who were old or sick no longer suffer. Cats who were injured or maimed are made whole and strong again.
At this magnificent place, your beautiful kitty basks in the brilliant warm sunshine, enjoying the bountiful food and fresh cool water. After curling up for an afternoon nap, your cat is awakens to the scent of lush green grass, and happily romps and plays with all the new friends that share that special place in Heaven.
Although your beautiful cat is contented and among friends, something very important is lacking. Since cats truly miss that special person they left behind who they know still thinks about them because they were so loved so deeply.
One day while your beloved cat is leaping in the air chasing butterflies or stalking through the grass chasing frogs, suddenly in one miraculous moment your cat sees you approaching from the distance.
Your kitty’s body quivers in joy, whiskers bristling forward, tail straight up in the air. You hear your cat’s excited, welcoming voice telling you how glorious it is to be once again in your company.
You smile in delight as you both stroll leisurely together, your cat purring loudly and rubbing up in pleasure against your legs, knowing that you will never again be separated and you will live eternally together at this very special place in Heaven.
Written In memory of my beloved Mousie Tongue: a very special seal-point Siamese
Photo Credit: Flickr User: Chris Isherwood (this is not Mousie Tongue)