A Bridge Called Love
It takes us back to brighter years,
to happier sunlit days
and to precious moments
that will be with us always.
And these fond recollections
are treasured in the heart
to bring us always close to those
from whom we had to part.
There is a bridge of memories
from Earth to Heaven above…
It keeps our dear ones near us
It’s the bridge that we call love.
Born to Seasea on January 14th 2010.
My blue-eyed, flame-point, talkative, Siamese-like boy.
He died on May 17th 2012 of FeLV related complications. I miss you so much my Turkynarna. I have your collar tag on my handbag so you are always with me.
Poem For Cats
And God asked the feline spirit
"Are you ready to come home?"
"Oh, yes, quite so," replied the precious soul
"And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself."
"Are you coming then?" asked God.
"Soon," replied the whiskered angel
"But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly."
"But don't they understand?" asked God
"That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is... forever and ever and ever."
"Eventually they will understand,"
Replied the glorious cat
"For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am... forever and ever and ever."
September 2004 to 23 April 2011
Born September 2004 and given the 23rd as a purrday.
He was adopted in November 2004 after he was found abandoned in the girls' bathroom at a primary school. He was my beautiful silk brick, my gentle giant who went wherever I went, including opening doors to get to me!
He died quickly and peacefully on the 23rd of April 2011.
I miss you so much my sweet Tixanax. I have your ashes in a little box and your collar tag on my handbag so you are always with me.
God Bless Our Pets
They say memories are golden
Well, maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
No one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
And heartache made a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you back again.
died 26 March 2008
Lend Me a Cat
I will lend to you for awhile,
a cat, God said,
For you to love her while she lives
And mourn for her when she's dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
Or maybe two or three
But will you, 'till I call her back,
Take care of her for me.
She'll bring her charms to gladden you;
And should her stay be brief
You'll always have her memories,
As solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay,
Since all from earth return
But there are lessons taught below
I want this cat to learn.
I've looked the whole world over,
In search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd life's land,
I have chosen you.
Now will you give her all your love,
Nor think the labour vain,
Nor hate me when I come
To take my Cat back again.
I fancied that I heard them say,
"Dear Lord Thy Will be Done,"
For all the joys this Cat will bring,
The risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter her with tenderness,
We'll love her while we may
And for the happiness we've known,
Forever grateful stay.
But should you call her back,
Much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
And try to understand.
If, by our love, we've managed,
Your wishes to achieve
In memory of her we loved,
To help us while we grieve.
When our faithful bundle
Departs this world of strife,
We'll have yet another Cat,
And love her all her life.