Today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day………
We couldn’t let this day pass without a special post in honor of my Angel brother Sammy. He left for the Bridge on December 2, 2016 before I had a chance to meet him but he was the one who found me for my Mom and Dad and made sure I was at the same shelter where they got Sammy 17 years before…………..they walked in the door and saw me and that was the beginning of my wonderful life here this past February just a month before I turned one year old!
Angel Sammy was “bigger than life”…………through his blog here, he made so many friends it was amazing………and he loved each and every one of them (still does!). Today’s Remembrance Day was started by another blogger friends, Deb Barnes, of Zee and Zoey in honor of Jazz who is one of their Angels now – – – this post here on my blog is part of their BLOG HOP today and if you’d like to join in just CLICK HERE.
Instead of going over all the wonderful memories Mom and Dad have of Sammy and telling all the stories I’ve heard since I’ve been here, we will just let this little slideshow do the talking for us. It starts with a wee ginger boy and ends with his flying off to be with his friends and to wait patiently for the day when all of us will be together again………………..We hope you enjoy our REMEMBRANCE. And for all of you who are remembering a special Angel pet today – may you be comforted in knowing they are young and free and IN OUR HEARTS forever.
Thank you Laura Strickland for this beautiful graphic
Love from us to all of you……Mom and Ted
When we first heard about this new day of remembrance, we knew we’d have to be on board. It was started by the blog of Deb Barnes called Zee and Zoey to honor her cats who had gone to the Bridge but also to allow ALL of us a special day to be set aside to honor those we’ve ALL had to say goodbye to as they left for the Rainbow Bridge.
In honor of the day, those of us in the Tabby Cat Club who are participating are relating stories of our friends and furramily who have gone before us…………you can read their contributions here but blogs all over the world will be participating in this event so don’t be surprised to see many remembrances shared today.
At the TCC my Mom and I talked about the cat before me, Eddy……Eddy was a gray tabby cat and he was a stray who worked his way into my parents’ hearts about the time my Mom’s Dad passed away in 1993. Good timing – just when Mom needed a special kind of hug (she didn’t have a cat at the time although she’d ALWAYS had cats!) that only a kitty can give, there came Eddy. He lived in the neighborhood but had been abandoned by his family when they moved and since everyone knew him (but nobody wanted to give him a home), he wandered begging and being “everybody’s friend” for several years apparently. I think he knew my Mom was lonely – he gave her a big hug one day when she was sitting outside my Dad’s house – and that was that. He moved in. He moved out to the new house Mom and Dad built after they got married – and he was already a senior then. He had three more really good years before he got extremely sick and went to the Bridge. He was lucky enough to be one of the main characters in my Mom’s first mystery novel, “The Mystery of David’s Bridge”…………I wish I’d known him. I really do. I will meet him one day over the Bridge I’m SURE of it.
The “Eddy” who inspired my Mom!
SO, a day of remembrances begins……………….not with a tear, but with a smile. Those who are there are ALWAYS with us and we will ALWAYS feel their presence.
A day for remembrance and to honor all who have served……..
In my house we especially think about my Mom’s Dad………who was a career military man in the U.S. Air Force. He loved serving his country……..and loved wearing his uniform…….you’ve seen this photo of my Mom and her Dad before – on the day she married my Dad in 1990……her Dad had retired many years before but wanted to wear his uniform to escort his “little girl” down the aisle………..he was very sick by this time and was very brave that day even though he was not at all well. He passed away in October 1992.
Thank a veteran for his or her service to their country…..they served for ALL of us.
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
On a Semi-Silent Sunday !