Friday, December 9, 2011


Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and well wishes for our loss of our beautiful Duffy. It fills my heart to know that this wonderful community has embraced me and I truly feel we are all connected even though it is through letters. I want to share something that Carmen of PrimCats sent me. I have read it over and over and it make me cry but it also brings me comfort. Thank you Carmen and everyone.

Have a lovely Christmas dear friends,

The Rainbow Bridge

inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.


  1. So, so beautiful. It brings me comfort, I've lost two kitties this last year. Within days of each other. It was awful. But, this poem is so comforting and awesome. Thinking of you!

  2. Beautiful! It made me cry too, but also brought comfort. Duffy is smiling down at you ;o) Hugs!

  3. Oh, this is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us. I will tuck it away. Take care my sweet friend.

  4. I'm hopping for the Witches' Ball tonight. Nice to meet you!


  5. So sorry about Duffy, I meant to post earlier, but I didn't get a chance to get back here. I hope your Yuletide gets better; beautiful post. You will see him again, I know it.