The Rainbow Bridge
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Such a special furbaby... she left us on April 27, 2002. She was the Queen of the house.... at 16 years old, she earned that title! She came into our life from a pet for sale ad in our local newspaper. One Manx kitten , 6 months old for sale! Well, with 20 bucks in hand and a used baby blanket, we went to see what this "kitten" was all about. All it took was one look.... she was surrounded by large dogs, not another cat in sight. She came home with us that day and changed our life. She had more personality than any cat I have ever had. Her full name, Madison Deville, was almost not! She had a flatulence issue from eating dog food and almost got the distinguished name of "pooter". She brought us 16 years of joy and laughter. It was in the last 2 weeks of her life that we noticed her energy was low and she was keeping to herself. We found out that her liver was failing, and wanting to keep her dignity and happiness, we were not going to prolong any suffering. She is in a much better place where she is young and lively again. Enjoy the poem and the pictures.


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...

  This is Indiana Jones, aka Mr. Jones. He came to us in 1994 from a parking lot in Jacksonville Florida after riding at 65 mph in the bumper compartment of my car! His name was a toss up between "Bumper" or "Indiana Jones"....Mr. Jones won!
Looking a bit dirty from the ride, he got a bath as soon as we got home! Little did we know, he had siamese in him and the "dirt" was the gray markings! Poor guy got a bath every day for a week before we realized that!! He was a joy to our life and is missed terribly. He had a sudden turn and we found out it was a heart condition called cardiomyopathy. He had such a big loving heart that he wore it out!

He went to keep ^Madison^ company at Rainbow Bridge on January 27, 2003.

  Our newest little angels at the bridge. They were just too tiny to go on. They brought us a little bit of joy for the short time that they were with us. But they had a higher purpose, to go to the Rainbow Bridge and play with Madison and Mr. Jones, running free without pain or hunger anymore. Take care my sweet ones, we will meet again!