Mindy is gone now but she was our lovely cat for 16 years.
TWINKIE AND OREO -- THEY ARE BROTHERS
MY COUSIN BETTY (IN REMEMBRANCE)
Betty was a beautiful Tortoise Point Himalayan. In 1999, at 15 years of age, she made the trip to
. You can read the Rainbow Bridge poem below. Her mom Julie is on the Family Pix Page. Magically, two stray cats entered Julie's life right at the time of Betty's passing.... and they are shown below! Betty is dearly missed, but is now with Julie's former cats Kitty and Daisy. Rainbow Bridge
MY COUSINS DOT AND BINKY
Here are the new rascals of Cousin Julie and Neil. They are a handful! Dot is a male half-Siamese and half-Himalyan. Binky is a female Persian. They were born in 1999.
FURRY FRIENDS IN
Lovely past and present cats of Bruno & Joanne, and Bruno's sister Carole. Bruno's graphic artwork can be seen on the SRV Statue Page. Clockwise from top left: Mozart, Wendy, Dean (as in James Dean), Elizabeth & Cotton.
I WAS A STRAY CAT, TOO. YOU'LL LOVE THIS POEM!
by Francis Witham
Oh, what unhappy twist of fate
Has brought you homeless to my gate?
The gate where once another stood
To beg for shelter, warmth, and food
For from that day I ceased to be
The master of my destiny.
While he, with purr and velvet paw
Became within my house the law.
He scratched the furniture and shed
And claimed the middle of my bed.
He ruled in arrogance and pride
And broke my heart the day he died.
So if you really think, oh Cat,
I'd willingly relive all that
Because you come forlorn and thin
Well... don't just stand there... Come on in!
Just this side of Heaven is a place called
. 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 and 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. Rainbow Bridge
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing. They 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. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly she begins to break away 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 RAINBOW BRIDGE TOGETHER. . . . .
"Bye! Come back real soon"