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The Feline Rainbow Bridge: A Very Special Place in Heaven — 23 Comments

  1. So beautiful. I have a host of wonderful animals waiting for me up there. I just hope I survive the stampede! 🙂 There are hamsters and small critters and there are also draft horses and all manor of critters in between. Thank you for an inspiring story.

  2. yea sorry for your loss vicky its so hard when they go. Esp though illness when you had them most of your life. Im still getting over my girl gone last January. Its hard to move on but with hope am trying to move on:)

  3. Beautiful I loved it
    My beloved cat Patches died on Christmas last year(2012) and I was and am still heartbroken. This makes me feel so happy that if it’s true I will see her again. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  4. Thanks for writing this Jo. Such a hopeful and lovely place to believe in. I have many waiting there. And one, soon who will join the others. It makes you smile to think of it. No worries, no fear…just a place in the sun….or shade, depending on the mood.

    • DW- that is exactly how I feel.

      Our boys are getting on in years and I just hope they will be on this Earth plane for many more. But I take heart in believing we will all meet again- and that will be just incredibly wonderful.

      One day I will meet my beloved angel mare who died in her 7th month of pregnancy. I know that she and her baby filly will be forever connected- never separated- and that thought gave be a great deal of peace, many many years ago.

  5. I have no words of comfort as I am bawling right now. I so hope there is such a place as I have lost so many that havve meant so much to me. No matter how long it has been for any of them, I never get over the loss of losing them. I am just crying harder and harder the longer I write this, so I must get my mind on something else.

    • Vicki,

      I have been with you during your losses. The animals under your care received the best- and the greatest amount of love from your very big, generous heart.

      I truly believe we will be reunited again.. I just hope and pray that we who have gathered together across the long reaches of the Internet will also get a chance to meet with our beloved bridge babies.

      That would be incredibly awesome!

  6. A long time ago, a group of us from UnitedCats.com formed the League of Super Cat Heroes and went on make-believe missions together. When my cat Treat died, someone in the League decided the super cats should embark on a rainbow mission to escort him to the Rainbow Bridge. Since then, every time a kitty veteran of UC dies, the LOSCH gives them a rainbow escort. If the kitty is a LOSCH member, as the super cats fly home, they are given a 21 Tail Salute. On a few occasions, when a human member dies, the LOSCH has escorted that person to the bridge to be with their deceased kitties. Once or twice it has been a dog or another kind of pet. But mostly it’s kitties. It gets hard to narrate the missions, especially when it’s a member or kitty we’ve all grown particularly fond of, and especially when three or four missions are needed one after the other. But the missions seem to bring a little comfort to the grieving humans left behind so we keep flying them nonetheless.

    • Such a lovely and unique thing to do. So comforting.
      I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything quite like it.
      I would love it if you would write an article about this.
      Please consider.

      • If your comment was in regard to the rainbow missions, thank you on behalf of the League of Super Cat Heroes and their human guardians. We’d be happy to write more about it for the benefit of anyone who is interested. Many of the guardians of kitties who have been escorted to the bridge have copied and saved the mission as a remembrance of their kitty. Not that anything is really needed to remind us of our friends we miss all the time, but it is a way for other cat friends to both mourn and celebrate with us the great blessing of having had a cat companion to love.

  7. I do believe that Mouse visits me. I often see a flash of white light on the wall of his favorite napping place. I know it is him. I feel a burst of love.

  8. This is a subject that brings up lots of memories. Thank you for this very poetic post, Jo. It seems that a lot of people believe in the Rainbow Bridge. There are a lot of people who miss their deceased cats. And there are a lot of people who had very, very close relationships with their cat companions. I remember mine frequently. Not daily, but several times each week and whenever I think of them it upsets me.

  9. I could not find the image that I wanted. [It’s no longer available.] But this one explains it, to those of who know you well, well–a little. ! 🙂

  10. thats wonderful am in tears as i read that. 🙁 Such a good idea never knew it was mainly for dogs. Reading it reminds me of Cass again. 🙁 Lovely article though.

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