Archive for May, 2011

a cactus?, originally uploaded by The Rambling Rountrees.

It has been a very long month, May that is. I lost my beloved Cat Callie on Sunday May 1st and have barely been able to think about my thoughts until recently. I lost my best friend, I had confided all of my secrets to a cat and now she is gone from this world. I know my heart will one day heal and grow stronger, but the void is deep for now.

I received this photo today as a reminder that life continues no matter what happens on a daily basis. Emma, my 6 year old great niece graduated from Kindergarten yesterday. She is a lively spirit, and her smile lifts my sorrow. I could not help but smile, when I saw her sweet face. My heart lightened and my spirits soared. I cannot believe that her first year of school has passed so quickly. I think we may be looking at the future President of the USA someday folks!

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My Best Friend……

getting sleepy, originally uploaded by The Rambling Rountrees.

I suffered a tremendous and heartbreaking loss this weekend. My 16 year old sweet feline, who was recovering from Mammary Cancer, passed away. In November she was diagnosed with mammary cancer, had a mastectomy and received chemotherapy and then got sick with acute renal crisis. It has been three days and I can’t stop crying. The love of my life. My feline friend who shared her life with me. I have to share the story of the “Rainbow Bridge” with my readers.

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….

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