Friday, July 13, 2012

Another Angel in Heaven



Good bye,
sweet girl.

We will miss you so very much.



The way you greeted us every morning with your loud meow.
The kisses you covered my toes with as I stood at my craft table painting.
  Your loud, rumbling purr that I felt deep in my chest as I hugged you.


Don't be afraid, sweetie. You won't be alone.

TobyTessa, Hannah, Libby, Kodey, Libby, Shiloh, Brandy, Wink, and Punkin are all waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.


Until we see you again,
we will miss you, sweet Roni ~
and we will carry your love forever in our heart...


 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. Her bright eyes are intent; Her eager body quivers. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her 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 the Rainbow Bridge together....

~Author unknown



68 comments:

  1. Laurie,
    My heart is aching right now for you, your husband and Roni's fur family.I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Tears are falling my friend.But I know Roni is in a better place.May God comfort and watch over you all.
    ((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))
    Anne

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  2. Hi Laurie...
    Oh I am so sorry, I know how hard it is!
    How wonderful Roni will have so many friends waiting over the bridge, your sweet animal loving ways are showing :-)
    Sending you a big hug,
    Bella

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  3. Oh, I am so sorry for you. Rainbow Bridge what a lovely passage. Blessings Paula

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  4. Laurie,
    I know your pain...just a year ago, we lost our beloved Maurice. She had been our constant companion for nearly 10 years! To this day, we still want no other pet. May God comfort you in the fact that while she was living you were her caregiver. In time may your sorrow turn to the Joy that she was loved by you. Hold your precious memories close to your heart!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  5. I can't keep the tears from falling~~Anyone who loves an animal and lost one knows the pain~~They are so special and precious and give unconditional love(maybe thats why GOD made cats and dogs so we can see first hand how they love us so)I lost my "sweetie" Feb. last year. My husband brought her to OH when we married. Oh how I miss that little thing! (MY blog is named after her)Anyway, my heart goes out to you on your loss. From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

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  6. Oh so sorry for your loss--you can just see the sweetness in her face.

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  7. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. She looks as if she was a sweet and loving kitty!

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  8. So sorry to hear of another pet loss Laurie! Hugs and prayers are with you.
    xoxo

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  9. so sorry i almost went pass the post cause i always cry when someone has a loss......gosh my last pet died 4 yrs ago and i still cry!!

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  10. Oh I am so so sorry.

    My kitty Romeo says not to worry, Rainbow Bridge is real and you need remember that when you are feeling lonely.

    He also told me to tell you that he is purring for you now, and that there are a lot of kitties who need rescuing, he knows because he is one....and he hopes you consider it soon.

    Your loss is felt in my heart, I am truly sorry - Roni was beautiful!

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  11. It is such a hard thing to lose our faithful, loyal, loving, innocent companions - my heart breaks with yours. I love the thought of meeting again at the rainbow bridge! May her gentle kisses be remembered always, Hugs for you and your family.
    Lisa Sall

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss. I agree Roni was beautiful.

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  13. That is so sad. I am not looking forward to saying good bye to our seniors we have two dogs, my husbands is 16 mine is 14 and my cat is 15. It is very hard to say goodbye.

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  14. I am so sorry to hear of your lose. I lost my love Patches two years a go. I still miss her today. There's no love ,like the love of a pet.

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  15. Oh Laurie, this is such sad news...my heart goes out to you. I still think about my kitty, Tucker, that I lost last year all the time and miss him so much. Often when I'm thinking about him, I'll think about you too and how you lost your sweet guy around that time too. Now to know that you've lost another one of your little loves makes me so sad. You're in my thoughts and prayers. big hugs ♥

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  16. I'm so sorry for your loss! I know thw empty hole it leaves in your heart! I'm in the process of saying good bye to my older kitty. It's so difficult! God bless you and your family!

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  17. So sorry, Laurie. Our pets are such a special part of our lives ~ I know you will miss her. I just know she had a wonderful life with you as her Mama!

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  18. sorry for your loss, laurie. sending comfort.

    michele

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  19. Oh I am so sorry for your loss my friend...I am so sad. Hugs to you. xo Rachel

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  20. I'm so sorry, Laurie. What a sweet tribute.

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  21. I write this with tears in my eyes. I am so sorry for your loss. It's never easy when we lose one of our furry children. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cindy

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  22. So sorry for the loss of your wonderful pet.

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  23. I'm so sorry. One of our cats died a couple weeks ago, on June 24th, so I understand. We had her for 19 long years, and I suspect she was really 20.

    (((HUGS))) to you and your family. Losing a furkid can be so hard.

    Kristin

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  24. What a sad sad hews...i feel your pain darling........love from me....lots of hugs and kisses....Ria...xxx...

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  25. My little ones....Cassie, Tina, Libby, Zoey and Minou...will also be there to play with your sweetie. Unconditional love is what they give, and we give them ours. Your little sweetie was loved and when it came time to temporarily say goodbye, she knew she had a wonderful lifetime. I hope my words and those of other pet lovers will help to bring you comfort.

    Angie

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  26. So sad but I'm sure the others will meet him.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  27. So sad,I'm sure he will be missed. xx

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  28. Hi Laurie,
    I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose a member of the family.

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  29. Lots of tears for your loss---and for each one, lots of prayers, too, that the pain will be eased with fond memories of your furr friend. Been down this path, as difficult as it is...and yes, I believe in the Rainbow Bridge. I also believe that, those that we have loved that have crossed that bridge, select and send to us new furr friends-and sometimes people friends, too, to help us along our healing journey...After I lost my canine angel of 16 1/2 years, I said no more. The pain was too much to bear...6 feral cats later...some inside, some outside... The time will come..be open to it...be open to sharing and giving and being blessed yet again...when it comes... Blessings, Sharon

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  30. Ok, soooo that made me cry. I'm so sorry you sweet kitty has passed, what a beautiful face...and i'm so touched that you know you will see her again...

    Cindy

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  31. Oh my sweet Laurie,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear precious angel!!!
    I know how hard it is to loose a beloved pet, it is heartbreaking because they are so apart of our family!!
    My thoughts are with you my friend!!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  32. Laurie~
    I am crying with you. Just reading your post and the Rainbow Bridge poem makes me ache for you, Roni and even my lost little guys, Mitten and Cody. I have a 19 year old cat Abby who is still hanging in there and purrs when you walk in the room, but we know he doesn't have a lot of time, and then I have our 5 year old cat Lucia. Loosing them is so very hard but when I think about all the joy and love they gave us their entire life, that sustains me in their passing.
    Thinking about you and Roni!! <3

    Karen

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  33. Oh, Laurie- I am so sorry to hear that you lost Roni. It is so hard to lose a pet no matter how old, or sick, or frail they are. My heart aches for you and I know that there will be many times in the next few weeks when you will look around and, just for a moment, wonder where Roni is at the moment. God bless you, sweet Laurie- xo Diana

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  34. I know we already "talked".....Jim sends his love to you and Rog too.
    Love you both.
    Debbie
    xxxooo

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  35. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved kitty. I know we will see them again, but we sure do miss them here on earth! Sending hugs and healing prayers your way.

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  36. Sending you love and hugs at this difficult time. I like you think of my babies as my children too. It's so hard to have them leave us.

    xoxo
    Carole

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  37. Laurie..I'm so very sorry for the loss of your sweet kitty...you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. xok

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  38. such a sad, but, sweet post--so sorry, laurie.

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  39. So sorry to hear of your sweetie leaving for Rainbow Bridge. Know she will find many friends there to wait with for you...I know you will miss her....
    One day...you'll meet again....she knew she was so loved...
    Big hugs to you....

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  40. Oh she was so beautiful!! So sorry for your loss.

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  41. sliding in to tell you that your kitty looked right at me in that loving picture! She looks like she lived to be seasoned kitty with much love surrounding her. I remember you commented on my blog 6 months ago when we lost our kitty Angel. Plant a rose in her memory. I am watching a beautiful rose bloom (called Angel Face) right next to the bird bath this summer as it was her favorite place to sit..but those poor birds didnt enjoy it much!
    (((hugs))

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  42. I'm so sorry to hear this...it is so hard to go through. What a sweet cat...I know she will be missed.

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  43. I am so sorry to hear your sad news. They leave a space that is never really filled up. What a sweet and comforting poem and I hope my Beau is waiting at the bridge for me...

    Lynn

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  44. What a lovely post and sweet send off to Roni. Our pets are our family members and their loss is so hard. Thank you for your kind words on my blog, too.

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  45. I'm so sorry that you have lost your beloved kitty. We have lost so many during our marriage. Hubby wonders why we keep getting more, but he must know that all the love we receive from them is more than worth it, even though our hearts ache terribly when we have to let them go. Having been childless, these are the ones I care for and nurture. Thank you for giving your Roni a loving home. I'm sure she appreciated it, and repaid you a thousand times over with every purr !

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  46. I am so sorry, my heart hurts for you.
    Big hugs and love, my friend.

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  47. I ao sorry for your loss. Time will heal.

    Cynthia

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  48. I am so sorry to read this, Laurie. I know Roni is surrounded by nothing but LOVE.

    You are in my thoughts. Be good to yourself and know, I'm sending you some tender wishes from here.
    xoxo~Tracie

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  49. What a sad but lovely post. We have three cats and the thought of them not being with us any more makes me so sad - I can only imagine the pain you must be feeling. Here's a big hug from England. *squeeze*

    Sarahxxxxxxxxx

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  50. oh i'm so sorry girl. nothing like saying goodbye to a sweet furry friend. giving you a virtual squeeze!

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  51. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. This is such a heartfelt, loving tribute. The perfect sendoff for a beloved family member. From one furry friend lover to another ... my heart aches for you. :*(

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  52. I'm so sorry for your loss yet again. It is so painful to lose a pet. I can only imagine the wonderful life you gave your kitty.

    ~Shanon

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  53. I'm so very sorry for your loss... what a Beautiful Tribute to your Beloved Fur Baby!

    Blessings and a Hug from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  54. So sorry about your lil friend.I just wanted to say thanks for your sweet comment and visit.Tausha really needed a lil lift after a lil issue happened so I thought this would be so perfect for her.Do check back I think I am hosting a Giveaway for one of the books if that's o.k with Tausha~Cheers Kim xox

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  55. so very sorry for your loss. What a tender post for your lovely fur friend. rainbow bridge,m how wonderful. xo

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  56. Hi Laurie :(

    With a smile you gave Roni a beautiful Nordic life...To leave from his home life white cloud, to another. I love that you included all his future little friends where they will never grow old at the rainbow bridge.
    Perhaps he will meet up with our...Winston-Oliver-Josie and Kitters :)
    This was a touching tribute in memory to your beloved Roni.
    Goodnite sweet Roni sweet dreams.

    xoxo
    Dore

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  57. Hope to see you soon my sweet friend.
    xoxo
    Dore

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  58. I so sorry for your loss. We do so love our pets, they are family, too.
    I loved the poem and hope you find solace in it, too.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  59. I just read your post from last week and I am so, so sorry for the loss of your sweet cat. It is so hard to lose a family pet, but they will forever be in our hearts. Big hug to your and your family...

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  60. So sorry about your little Roni, Laurie.

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  61. oh no another sweetie gone ! so sorry for your loss I know how heartbreaking it is..sending you love....Gail x

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  62. So so sorry! It is so hard to say goodbye to our furry family members. Great big hug to you.
    Love
    Kristin

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  63. Oh dear Laurie I had no idea and I'm so so very sorry to learn of your sweet Roni's passing. I have been away too long not knowing you were grieving from the loss of your sweet one too. Hugs to you sweetie. I'm so sorry. xoxo ~Lili

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  64. Poor Ron r.i.p in cat heaven.

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