6.26.2011

Goodbye My Rosie Girl . . .


My beautiful cat, Rosie, passed away yesterday. She had been sick for a while but was doing well up until a couple of days ago. She passed away while we weren't at home. I think that was how she wanted it to be. Rosie was my shadow. Everywhere I went, she followed me. She slept with me every night and followed me into the basement to watch me do laundry. She loved me unconditionally. I rescued her twelve years ago as a six week old kitten whose mom had been killed by a car. She was the last kitten in the litter to be adopted. She was meant to be mine. I wanted to share this. I'm sure most people have read this before but it's so beautiful that I wanted to post it here. Until we meet again, my Rosie Girl . . .


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...


Many blessings ~ Wendy

8 comments:

Gina said...

Oh Wendy,
That is so touching. I am sorry to hear your lovely cat is no longer a part of your day to day life.
Thinking of you.
Gina

The Catnap Cottage said...

so sorry for your loss! i have a little shadow myself - she almost trips me up - it's like i am herding her! my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Pink Ronnie said...

So sorry for your loss again Wendy... death is just so awful.
Love,
Ronnie

Andrea said...

So sorry for your loss. She was beautiful! Take care, Andrea

Jenna said...

Aw Wendy! I'm so sorry! I hope you feel better soon. Praying for you.
Jenna

Cindy said...

awwww, i know you will miss your little rosie girl... she will come visit you in your dreams, i promise...

xo
cindy

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh Wendy, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet kitty..what a beautiful cat..Please take care, you will be in my prayers.;)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i am so sorry to hear about the loss of Rosie...i was reading your blog and stumbled upon this...i have been down this sad road more times than i care to remember...

losing them is such a HEARTBREAK !!! she was loved...bless you for taking her in and loving her...

sending heartfelt sympathy

kary and teddy
xx