Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I am sad...

On Sunday, my internet friend, The Fabulous But Wicked HookyCat crossed over Rainbow Bridge. He was sixteen.

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He always had an encouraging word. He also egged me on to be a little naughty.
(Which for me, isn't a stretch)
He leaves behind two loving parents and four furry siblings to carry on his fabulous and wicked ways. But I will miss him.

Goodbye my friend.

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


Susan said...

Stella, Hooky was a good cat. I guess I could be considered his Auntie. I picked him and his twin brother up and delivered them to my Sister many, many years ago. He was very special and will be missed. Thanks for being a good friend to Hooky and his humans over the past few months.

Peri said...

My name is ZIPPER, the Golden Cat. I was a small kitten when HookyCat and CatDaddy decided I needed a home of my own...so HookyCat was sort of my mentor. I am now the oldest boy cat here and am filling in for him as Boss Cat. I get to write to you which is cool because Hooky said you were awesome! Thank you for remembering him. He was special and very nice and taught all of us boy kittens how to be brave and protective of the house. He taught me how to walk on a leash (I hate it ...I don't like wearing a harness) and how to make "sad eyes" to get extra treats. I will miss him...but now I hope I will have you as a new friend!
Thanks again,
ZIPPER, the Golden Cat (I am a golden yellow color)

Raymond Homestead said...

So sorry you lost a good friend Stella.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, Miss Susan and Miss Mindy. I will miss HookyCat. He was my friend.

Hi Zipper!! I've decided you are my new friend! YaY!!