Sunday, September 25, 2011

R.I.P. Farley

So, I have some sad news in an otherwise happy time in my life. My old man cat, Farley went to eternal sleep Friday afternoon. For anyone that knew him, they know he was a rare cat. He would do this thing where he wrapped his arms around your neck and hug you. It would truly melt your heart and will be the one thing I miss the most about him. When I shared my sadness with the gents on CPS, one of my friends shared a poem with me and I thought it was a fitting tribute to Farley. Rest In Peace, Farley. You will be missed.

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


Blogger Swedish Mama said...

It is hard to say goodbye to a special pet. Farley was beautiful and loving. I am sure the pain is similiar to my last moments with my cat Baby, who could pass for Farley's sister, I know you feel an emptiness in your home and heart.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Kimmy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult the loss of a beloved pet is.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Sorry Sam :(

4:53 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Think positive, maybe Farley will come back to you as a mouse catching rat-dog. ;)

Sorry about your cat...sometimes life just isn't very easy.

12:10 AM  

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