Sunday, February 11, 2018
Meow Meow and Kit are our February 11, 2018 Kitties of the Week
As many of you know, I was a lawyer when I lived on the mortal side of the River of Life. I had no plans to ever move to Rainbow Bridge but the Big Guy offered me a position as District Four Judge at the Bridge. I could not turn it down. I passed over in June of 2013 and have been greeting, and swearing in, pup angels since that date. It has been hard work, and often heartbreaking, but it does provide me with a chance to let grieving parents know that their lost pups are safe, young, and happy once again. I also remind their parents that someday they will be reunited and until then they should look for signs their angels are visiting’; like dreams or pretty flying creatures.
What is less known is that I have a kitty counterpart, Juge Cotton. Dogs and cats are natural adversaries unless they live under the same roof, where they often become best friends. Dogs and cats interact behind closed dogs, so others of their species do not judge them. Occasionally, a dog and cat will let everyone know they are friends by leaving the small room in the bedroom where the clothes hang, or, as we call it, coming out of the closet.
I am proud to call Cotton, my friend. When you are at the Bridge the relationships that some on the mortal side deem to be unnatural no longer matter. Cotton invites me to the kitty parties. She also lets me know when a kitty friend of mine is becoming an angel.
On Saturday she texted that my two of my friends Meow Meow, the beloved little kitty of our friend Tracy Peters, and Kit, sister of our blogger friend Brian, were making their journey to Rainbow Bridge. I hurried over to where the kitties meet and greet. They all waited solemnly for their newest member.
Meanwhile, on the mortal side, Aunt Tracy, and Brian’s parents had to make the hardest decision. Kit had been slowing down. She always sat on her Dad’s lap and he could tell that Kit was in pain. He couldn’t let his good friend suffer any longer.
Meow Meow began to show signs that she was ready to transition to the immortal world late last week. She became disinterested in the mortal world, lying lethargically about the house. She no longer found the food appealing. Her body began to betray her and she reacted by throwing up yellow bile. Her mom used every trick she has learned in the past 15 years, giving her mint mixed with water, serving baby food, but nothing was working. Meow Meow, who had lost a leg earlier in her life, and had her tail partially amputated, told her Mom it was time to go.
Both Meow Meow’s parents and Kits’ parents took them to the vet. Meow’s parents hoped that the doctor could stop her passing. She was examined and the doctor found a hard lump near her kidney area which was making her suffer. Aunt Tracy knew it was time. A few moments later Meow Meow appeared at the Bridge. Kit followed her a short time later.
Dogs run over the Bridge but cats, who are unaffected by great change, saunter across. Kit and Meow Meow were met by many cat friends and family, who licked them and purred loudly. The new angels were quickly fitted for wings. I watched all the pain and hardship that Meow Meow and Kit had faced during their lives wash away. They were young again. Meow’s missing leg had regrown, and so had her tail.
Meow Meow and Kit know their parents’ hearts are broken, but their mom and dad made the ultimate sacrifice for them, giving up a piece of their souls so Meow Meow and Kit could be young and pain-free again. They will be watching over their parents for all the days of their lives and patiently wait until their beloved parents join them in the afterlife. They want their parents to remember the good times, to heal from their losses and to know that Meow Meow and Kit are always there with them.
Once Meow Meow and Kit were settled I went back to my side of the Bridge. I think it is silly having different sides, but it has always been that way.
But the good things about animals is we know how to meet in the middle.