a place where all the special animals go to wait for their special humans.
For all of them it is paradise, or as a close as it can be until we join
them (for then it will be truely paradise, for both of us)
We have it from the good authority of cat's who visit
their humans while their humans dream that this is the most wonderful place
The catnip is a tall as an elephant's eye and the scent
of catnip flats on the breeze.
It's always sunny and there are places to lay and nap
in the sun. the food is just what they want and always available.
(But for those who like a bit of variety in their weather,
there's a special place where they can go watch the rain come down or frolick
in th falling snow - and when they are finished, they're instantly dried
There are water bowls full of delicious cool water
and for those who prefer theirs straight from the source there are sinks
with constantly flowing faucets.
For the more resourceful cats, there are toilets, if
they prefer that water source.
And muddy puddles for those who want a little more
"body" to their drinks.
Favorite blankets, pillows, robes, sofa, chairs, and
such are in abundant supply and no one ever gets upset if there's cat fur
All diseases and injuries are cured upon arrival and
all such things are forever banned.
There are dances everynight for those who danced around
the house with their human - they have to keep in practice, for one day
they'll need to be in top form.
There are birds galore to watch; mice to chase, butterflies
to scamper after.
The cats want for one thing only, but they are content
And one day a certain feeling comes over them, they
raise up and look around and in the distance, on the horizon, fast approaching,
and calling their name is the special human with whom they lived.
They charge out to me you, bump your legs perhaps jump
on your shoulders, each to their own way of greeting you.
Again you are together and never shall you be separated.
Some say the Bridge is just this side of heaven
and togther human and cat cross over.
Some say it is heaven. But heaven implies a God and
judgments and such, and for some the whole God thing is something they
can't accept or understand.
I prefer to just think of it as just the place we go
to rejoin our special animals, who shared our lives. Where none of the
awful things that can hurt us are allowed and all the pleasures are abundant.
Where we can once again sit with that special cat on our laps and wonder
how in the world mankind ever got along before he took the cat into his
It's just the other side of the rainbow; turn left
at the second star and on until morning.
Some say it's all around us, but we can't yet see it.
Regardless, the Bridge exists and I look forward to rejoining the dogs
I lived with as a boy (Yes, there are dogs there too. After all
dogs are people too. But they never ever hurt the cats, indeed many
is the cat with a best buddy dog) and my Sugarcat when he
leaves and all my other cats when their times come.
The Bridge is where you'll meet up with your special
They will have been waiting for you along with all
your other special animals.
If a special animal has already left you, they are
there now, napping in the sun, all those nasty medical problems gone away.
They are happy, but they miss you. But they know they'll see you again
and are content to wait. Good things are always worth waiting for.
And so it is at RainbowBridge
our Sugarcats. Waiting for them are no more insulin syringes, no
more glucose testing, no more concern over all the things that burden their
For they must one day go there,
and so shall we, it is where we will all be reunited, there at RainbowBridge
This wonderful place was first revealed to
us by an unknown writer. No doubt they learned of it from a special cat
of theirs who went on ahead of them.
This discription is my own. How I know such
a place would be. Bob Novell
Here are some links to sites which deal with the emotional impact of
loosing a pet
(may you never need to use them!)
Most of these sites also have links to other sites
Pet Loss Grief Support, Rainbow Bridge,
Monday Candle Ceremony
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
Pet Loss & Grieving