Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Thanks to Ann Adamus for the  Graphic

Hi Pals,

M and I had lots of fun trying to find pictures of the kitties and woofies that came before me.  But, alas, back then they really didn't take many.   In fact, we could only find 1.   So we've had to resort to pictures found on the internet that look like our pets..

Pepper was the first kitty M  ever had.  She got him when D went over to Korea right after the war.  Pepper was a well traveled kitty as M got him from a shelter in Florida while she lived there waiting for D to come back from Korea.   Pepper lived to be 19 years of age.

Then along came M's first ever doggie - Fritz, a grey and white miniature schnauzer.   Fritz attached himself like glue to M and really became her doggie.   She loved that little guy.   Then he got Arthritis at age 12 and it reached the point where he could barely walk anymore.  Here again we don't have a picture that we had taken, but this looks just like him.


After Fritz cane Tinker Bell, whom M and D got for my human sisfur.   Tinker Bell was a sweetie.  She used to wrap herself around sisfur's neck at night and sleep there.   Sisfur was about 14 at that point so she couldn't get suffocated.  The two of them were inseparable.

Tinker Bell Look Alike


The last kitty before me was Misty.   M and D answered an ad from a lady who had rescued her from the Humane Society because every time the lady went in their Misty talked to her.   That lady wanted to find a good home for Misty.   It was instant love by M and D when they met Misty.  Another sweetie.   Misty's favorite thing to do was visit D's size 13 feet when he sat down in the family room.   She loved it when D mauled her with his big feet and she kept coming back for more.    We think she was about 13 when she developed kidney problems.  After hydrating her a couple of times a week (the peeps learned how to do that at home) for two years, she reached the point where she needed to be hydrated daily.   While she was a good girl when getting hydrated, the peeps just couldn't do that to her every day.   They knew she would soon get smart to the routine and they would have a difficult time catching her.   They decided to let her cross the bridge rather than make her suffer.

Now this picture really is of our Misty.  That is the one photograph the peeps have of her.   She was another sweetie.



That pals, are all the anipals that came before me in M and D's life since they have been married for 50+ years.    Their only regret is that they wished they would have taken more pictures of each one.  But they didn't.   We feel, however, that the pictures we came up with are pretty accurate as to how they looked at the time we had them.

I have been on Twitter for 10 years and been a blogger for 8 years.   During that time (sadly) I have seen lots of pals (including 3 humans)  cross the Rainbow Bridge.  Lots of tears were shed at the time, but now we try to remember them with some happy memories

Twitter Pals that have crossed the bridge:

Thanks to the human of @JinJinDoggy and @PixelDoggy for keeping the picture current



Blogger Pals That Have Crossed the Bridge

Represents only those that asked Ann Adamus for a memorial picture in 2015 and 2016



Thanks to Ann Adamus for the Blogger pictures
We will always remember our rainbow bridge pals - forever and ever.    We really hope we don't lose anymore pals anytime soon.    

I've joined the blog hop hosted by Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey's Cat Chronicles. Thank you Deb for hosting this important blog hop.

Mario


30 comments:

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

It's always good to remember those who came before. Our #1 never had a pet as a child and she was well int her 30s when she got her first kitty. Since then, there has never been a time without a four-legged friend in the house. She has said goodbye to four kitties so far, Ikkyu, Sen-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Trav. They all left big marks on her heart.

Purrs,
The Chans

Marty the Manx said...

Lovely post today. Hoping we don't lose any blogging friends any time soon either!

Brian said...

That was a lovely tribute to so many beautiful Angels Mario.

Deb Barnes said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of your past - such sweet babies they all were! And you are so right - finding pictures of our pets from years ago is so much harder than today where we have so many to chose from. Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

The Swiss Cats said...

Beautiful tribute to those who have gone. Purrs

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Beautiful tribute to all the beloved furbabies that came before you. I had no idea you had been on Twitter and blogging for so long. There is always a lot of sadness with so many pets, but we all have one another to grieve with. XO

Katie Isabella said...

I loved reading abut the babies before Mario. I chose Admiral. xoxo

speedyrabbit said...

Much love to all those that have lost furbabies,xx Speedy

Ann Adamus said...

Your memories live on in your heart, even though you may not have pictures ... love to you all, and I hope you are happy-plus-happy in your new home!

Caren Gittleman said...

Mario, we really enjoyed reading about all of those "that came before". Mom was particularly taken with Fritz, we never knew your Mom had a woofie too!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What a nice tribute to the ones who came before.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

We loved reading about those who came before. So many have gone since you began Twitter and blogging. Our pets have such short lives but they live on in our hearts.

dezizworld.com said...

We's sure M and D are happy to have you in their live Mario.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Jans Funny Farm said...

Thank you for sharing your family pets over the years. Each one is precious.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Beautiful sweet tribute and remembrance of your precious babies.

La Cabeza Grande said...

The heartache we feel is worth it for the bounty of love and companionship we receive in return. It's a price I've willingly paid for almost 30 years, first with Elvis and Lenny (inseparable, except in death), then Nikita when Lenny died and Sylvia when Elvis died. Next came Rocky and his brother Elvis when Sylvia died. Elvis went to live with my mom. Nik and Rocky went on to become best buds until the day Nik went over the Bridge at Christmas 2015. Rocky was so heartbroken that Nik sent us Phineas two months later.

Cathy Keisha said...

I shared that pic of our Twitter pals on FB. *head bowed* to remember Misty and those who left way too soon. xoxo

crazykittykat1 said...

Beautiful post Mario. I feel bad I didn't take more photos too but that was way before the luxury of digital cameras where I now have thousands of photos. Thank you for sharing about your families pets that have gone to the bridge.

The Island Cats said...

What beautiful memories of those that came before...and all your Twitter pals. Mario. Thanks for sharing. Purrs....

meowmeowmans said...

Beautiful tribute to so many who came before, Mario. Purrs and hugs as you remember...

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

What a touching remembrance of your angel-furs.

Fur Everywhere said...

We are so glad your humans have been able to give so many fur babies a loving home. <3

onespoiledcat said...

What a grand post.....we didn't have a lot of photos of our "before me" kitties Mom and Dad had either. Mom has taken a bazillion photos of me though so no problem with "enough" of those! It's nice to have a day to remember.....Mom says she remembers ALL the time but still, a special day in the blogosphere is good. The postings have been wonderful to read....

Love, Sammy

The Menagerie Mom said...

What beautiful memories you have. Thank you for sharing your angels with us!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

yur famileez total lee awesum mario; we noe mom & dad mizz them... just az much as they mizz mom & dad......thanx for sharin yur familee two day ♥♥♥☺☺☺

The Indulged Furries said...

Those are wonderful memories of the doggy and kitties who came before you.

Herman TattleCat said...

Memories are more important than photographs, Mario. Memories are tucked inside our hearts where they never fade or get lost, like photos do. It's so hard to lose our loved ones, be they human or fur...but while we weep with our loss, they watch us from above, knowing they are with us still. Purrs, Herman!!1

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

It is good ta remember those have gone over The Bridge. And we had a Cat-Who-Came-Before with a similar name. She was "Tinkerbelle", and if there was ever a wrong naming, that was it. She was tough, mean, and unfriendly. Except to TBT. Well, at least THEY got along...

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Such beautiful memories! Thank you for sharing.

Nellie Kowalik said...

Was not this the bestest way to remember the before animals that our peoples had? Mommy has had so furry many and they all has a place in her heart.
And mes a cat...yes mes did get married (at the old age of 18) because Merlin (who went otb about the same time) wanted to.
Now mes a merry widow, but mes a cat! Mes loves ALL the Man Cats and they loves mes! My heart is big enough to has enough room to LOVES each and every one of yous! And mes must say...yous IS a handsome specimen and mes really likes Tuxies!
Kisses Dearest Mario
Nellie Bellie
PS mes apologizing for being so late in commenting this week, Mommy has had extra alligators to wrestle at work this week!