your name is Dolly, you're a cat, and you have been blessed with a
pack of brothers and sister, and are living with two of the best cat
parents in the world, who care for your every need and chronicle your
lives daily in a blog.
have been hiding something from your beloved parents; you are not
feeling well. You have gone to the vet, who has narrowed your condition
down to lymphoma or an IBD. Regardless, your parents do not think your
song is ending, which exactly is how you want it.
your vet trip approaches, you meet with each of your siblings to tell
them you don't know if you will be coming back and make sure that they
all step up their game and help heal their parents soon to be broken
hearts. You also make them promise there would be no sadness, so the
humans did not suspect the severity of your illness.
are not afraid of going to the Bridge. You had a wonderful life and
could not have had a more loving family. Even though you would miss yot
family terribly, you are ready to shed this troublesome body and live
you are afraid of is the car ride. You don't like the noise, the
motion, and being unable to walk around freely. You get so nervous in
the car that it worries your parents more than any illness you might
have. You hope there are no motorized vehicles at the Bridge.
you got inside the vet's office, you could no longer hide your illness,
and while giving blood, you hacked up a blood clot which opened the
gates to everything in your body, seeking to end your heartbeats. A
second blood clot came up, and then the heart stopped, and you are
floating above your stunning ad, wishing you had one more goodbye.
arrived at the Bridge to a hero's welcome. You saw all the cats and
family members who preceded you to the Bridge, and then you had a
fantastic salmon dinner. Best of all, you no longer carried the pain you
sought to escape (not to mention no cars.)
found out why you came to the Bridge when your dad was struck by an
appendix attacked and needed surgery. Dolly was there each step of the
way to make sure her dad got back to his important role of caring for
You are Dolly, and while you know you left your parents devastated, you are confident you left them in the best of paws.
are Dolly, and you are sitting on the top of a cat tree in the bright
sun, licking your paw, free from pain and cars, watching over your
family, and waiting for Happily Ever After, that day in the distant
future when you will all be together.
we hope once we will be together... it is so sad, to lose a friend... and if it happens so sudden and out of the blue, it is as if our world breaks apart...ReplyDelete
Farewell, Angel Dolly.ReplyDelete
Your sudden trip over The Rainbow Bridge has everyone here on Earth dazed and sad, but we are sending purrs to you in Heaven, and purrs and hugs to your family during this emotional time.
(Lovely, lovely post)
Dolly was such a sweet kind lady cat. I will always have the photo of her on the green bench in my mind's eyeReplyDelete
foley and pocket this is an amazing tribute; very well written... and we know when dolly's dad gets better .... he will read this, and say so too ♥♥♥♥♥♥ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tribute to such a sweet girl...ReplyDelete
Jakey, Rosy & Sunny
It could never have been better said, thank you.ReplyDelete
So eautiful - and so true.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about your kitty friend, Dolly. Hugs to her family.ReplyDelete
You made a devastating situation feel a whole lot better Dolly Furever!ReplyDelete
I don't mind telling you that it sure was tough to read through all the tears, but each teardrop was well worth it, you nailed the precious Dolly. Thanks for the wonderful and kind tribute.ReplyDelete