honor your pet by helping Caroline's Kids care for aged, sick, and abused animals. Donations
are requested as follows:
Standard Memorial - $25 (posted in newsletter)
Standard plus a Photo - $50 (posted in web site and newsletter)
Please make checks payable to Caroline's Kids Pet
Rescue and send to:
Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue
P.O. Box 24068
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
REMEMBERING DR. EDDIE GUNNER, DVM
Man of compassion
1942 - 2011
remembered by Karen Dennemeyer
LOVING MEMORY OF MATTHEW H. TEMPLAR
who loved so many of God's creatures
January 7, 1964 - October 26, 2007
remembered With Love by his mother Barbara Dohm
IN MEMORY OF LOIS SCHOONMAKER
During many years of shelter dedication, Lois never met an animal she did not treat with kindness, dignity, and respect!
Deeply missed by her dear friends Karen Dennemeyer and Carol Quinn.
IN MEMORY OF LOTTIE ORBACZ DEYOE AND MELVIN MARTIN DEYOE, JR.
lovingly remembered by Joanne Deyoe.
The memorials list is in alphabetical order by pet name.
FOR ABBY "SQUEAK"
Gone too soon from our life, but forever in our hearts. You fought hard to stay and were so brave, but God needed another angel not quite 8 years old.
January 21, 2012.
Tom and Judie Brown.
Deeply loved and missed cat of Marilyn Pierson.
Beloved Alvin whose ears were fine tuned to kitchen sounds
and whose heart was fine tuned to courage! Lovingly remembered by Karen
A special cat of Not So Purrrfect Angels Cat Sanctuary in Fresno, CA and
special kitty to Karen Dennemeyer. July 19, 2008.
FOR AMBER JR.
Beloved 15 year old cat of Jack and Dorothy Barry December 20, 2001.
MY ANGEL SISTERS
"In memory of my angel sisters Pumpkin and Muffy and brother
Bullwinkle from their sister La Princessa Bellissima Pashmina-3rd place
winner in the Furr Angels Here Kitty Kitty contest- July 21, 2001."
Dearly loved very sweet 15 year old dog of Patti Becker and Len Nowosadzki. October 22, 2011.
FOR ANNIE'S 4 kittens
Remembered by Caroline's Kids, June 26 and 27, 2003.
So deeply loved and cared for by Caroline's Kids for too short
a time. Dear Aurora, if only we could have saved you and showed you what
love really is for longer than we had. Our hearts are so sad, very dear
old cat. May 8, 2008.
Very loved 29 year old African Grey Parrot of Tom and Judie
Brown, May 16, 2009.
In memory of BANGERS ( aka. GOOFY) dearly missed and very loved cat of Daryl and Cindy Malloy, April 19, 2011.
Beloved dog of Janet Urgrinic.
Beloved 13 year old dog of Mary Little, October 26, 2001.
15 years, best friend of Rick, Jackie, Mitchell and Annie,
beloved uncle of Lenny.
Beloved 15 year old cat of Pat
Hanson and family, May 31, 2002.
Deeply loved 19 year old cat of
Tony & Lisa Fiorello and Family,
May 11, 2012.
Bucky, regal shelter princess, respected and loved by all.
To the end, you were our Bucky as you carried yourself like the fine lady
that you were! August 8, 2007.
Beloved cat of Cyndi and Leroy Wilson, December 18, 2000.
Remembered by Julie Lawton.
FOR BUTTONS January 4, 2002
FOR BOWS November 9, 2004
Loving longtime companions of Patricia Brady.
Very loved 15-1/2 year old cat of Lori Fende, December 25,
Very deeply loved 15-1/2 year old cat of Tom & Judie Brown,
January 26, 2004.
Beloved chow chow of Ron & Lori Smith, May 5, 2001.
Deeply loved 12 year old cat of Caroline's Kids, June 2, 2005.
FOR CHESSIE ZIVICH
Dearly loved and very missed 20 year old cat of the Zivich Family. Remembered by Michael Zivich, October 12, 2011.
Very, very loved 20 year old Siamese cat of Caroline's Kids, August 12,
Beloved bunny of Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Sakryd, remembered by Cyndi
and Leroy Wilson.
Very loved 5 1/2 year old cat of Lucille Mayne and Cindy's kitty mate
The Bomb Searching Dog who was trapped in the basement of the
World Trade Center on September 11th, remembered by John and Katherine
John and Katherine Sabol also recognize all the Search and Rescue Dogs
who are still continuing their efforts.
For Diana and Audrey... in sweet and loving memory of Cleo...
remembered by their good friends Nancy and Paul Meyers, April 10, 2006.
Dear 5 year old cat of Caroline's Kids Clipper, you fought
your illness so hard, never complaining, just being a good boy and enjoying
being a “kitchen cat” and enjoying your kitty friends in your room. We
cherish the memory of you who was so loved by everyone at the sanctuary.
You were one very special boy. July 19, 2008.
Dear 4 year year old cat much loved by Caroline's Kids, January 21, 2006.
So very special, so very loved. Dear 1-1/2 year old cat of Caroline's Kids. Special boy loved by all, he touched all of us in his few short
days with us. He fought so hard. His special caregiver, Emily Sanders,
gave him the most love and best care ever. May 25, 2008.
Dear 4 year year old cat much loved by Caroline's Kids, January 21, 2006.
Very, very loved 12 year old cat of Caroline's Kids loved by many especially
David and Mark Trzcinski who cared for Cubby in his final weeks and last
days, August 11, 2004.
Dearly loved 19 year old cat of Lynn Tezak, April 23,2005.
Beloved 19 year old cat of Frank and Martha Mezget, August
FOR DEAR TROUBLE
You were the world's most angriest cat, I miss your licks and
kisses, growls, barks and hisses. Mommy will always love you, Lorraine
Moore, June 6, 2008.
A great cat, loved and missed. Remembered by Bea.
FOR DIVA'S KITTENS
8 and 9 weeks --beloved of Caroline's Kids May 31 and June 6, 2004.
Beloved 20 year old cat of Dave
and Joyce Barr, November 13, 2001.
Beloved 8 year old British Blue cat of Kathleen Neubeck, October
Beloved German Shepherd dog of the Lucci Family. Very loved and very missed,
Very loved 6 week old kitty of Debbie Nicholoff and Caroline's
Kids, October 8, 2003.
Thank you for sharing your Westie love of life with us for
15 years - Carol & Karen.
Remembering our Dear EveCat.
All she ever asked of her humans was our love and she returned that a
thousand fold in her own special way. Carol & Karen, May 10, 2008.
FOR FOO FOO
In memory of our Beloved "Princess Foo Foo" Eclipse
who, despite continual illness, loved life and lived it to its feline
fullest as she captured so many hearts!
Remembered by Karen Dennemeyer and Carol Quinn, September 11, 2007.
Fox, dear gentle herder, you lived
your whole life to do nothing but give love and loyalty. Loved by Karen Dennemeyer
and Carol Quinn, March 15, 2007.
Dearly loved cat of Lynn Tezak,
April 4, 2006.
9-1/2 years old. The best cat
ever. So very missed. So deeply loved. The Gunslinger, Sidewinder, Jealous George.
You were our Boy for such a short time. “Till we meet again” Tom and Judie Brown,
December 30, 2005.
Beloved cat of Pat Trolli, December 3, 2001.
FOR GOLD E LOCKS
You brought such sunshine
into our lives during your brief stay with us! Carol & Karen.
very loved 12 year old cat of Matthew Templar, November 13,
Two year old shepherd mix stray.
Remembered by Caroline's Kids.
FOR GREMLYN MARIE
Beloved Shih Tzu dog of Loretta Simoncic, November 16, 2001.
Beloved four year and eight and half month old Tortie named GRIZZLY Adamo.
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
Love the Adamo family, especially Mom Genny, brother Sammy, sister Holly,
Friends Erin and Nevermore.
Very loved cat of Not So Purrrfect Angels Cat Sanctuary and
most loved by Karen Dennemeyer, July 9, 2003.
Very loved 6 week old kitten of Laura Munson and Debbie Nickoloff,
August 8, 2003.
Precious little friend,
you have been a joy. Plan on meeting someday at the Bridge. Loving remembrance,
Beloved 7 year old rabbit of Linda and Bob Way, January 17,
Dear 16 year old cat of Debby Jerpbak. March 12, 2008. Remembered
by Debby Jerpbak and Louise Ellis.
Beloved 3 year old cat rescued by Caroline's Kids adopted
by Vicky Kerestman, February 28, 2002.
Beloved Jack - A gentleman and a prince, who would have sacrificed his life for
his shelter.” Remembered by Janice Rozzano, volunteers & residents NSPA.
Beloved 2 year old cat of Caroline's Kids and very loved by Marie Knue, who gently
cared for her till she went to the Rainbow Bridge on November 29, 2002.
Beloved 1-1/2 year old calico
kitty of Joe Kazmer. And loved too, by Dawn Brown. April 7, 2002.
13 year old schnauzer of Ron & Lori Smith, July 24, 2001.
Ode to Little Jazz by Lori: "It was even more her spirit that we coveted...
If we could have even one day when we could treat everyone in our lives
with the same unconditional love that Jazz exemplified."
Deeply loved 19 year old cat of Barbara Dohm, November 17, 2007.
Beloved 2-1/2 year old cat of Caroline's Kids, December 19,
Very loved 31 year old Macaw of Tom and Judie Brown, July 1, 2006.
Beloved 14 year old Springer Spaniel of Frank & Martha Mezget,
May 7, 2001.
Dearly loved cat of Karen Dennemeyer and special resident of
Not So Purrrfect Angels Cat Sanctuary, Fresno, CA, July 29, 2003.
Beloved 14 year old cat of Terri O'Brien, May 31, 2000.
Beloved dog of Joyce Murphy, November 17, 2001.
Beloved 12 year old Black Lab of Dave, Angie and Sarah Markowitz,
May 13, 2002.
14 year old poodle of Patti Becker, September 7, 2009.
Dearly loved 9 year old cat of Caroline's Kids. Cared for tenderly
by Robin Brickman. July 21, 2008.
Very deeply loved dog of Annie Zahradnik, March 23, 2006.
FOR LENNIE PETE
Dear 12 year old cat of Caroline's Kids, February 29, 2008.
Remembered by Julie Lawton.
FOR LUCKY BOY
Dear 8 year old cat of Caroline's Kids. Deeply loved by all
at the sanctuary and cared for and loved by his special love, Ellen Distler,
who gave him the best care ever. June 9, 2008.
Precious mallard remembered lovingly by Caroline's Kids Pet
Rescue, June 7, 2001.
and Audrey... in sweet and loving memory of Maddi... remembered by their good friends Nancy and
Paul Meyers, April 10, 2006.
Beloved dog of Joni, Rich and Grant Alexander remembered by Gena and Giuseppe
FOR MAGGIE MAY
In loving memory of dear 17 year old cat MAGGIE MAY. Dear cat of Caroline's Kids.
February 26, 2008.
FOR MAMA CALLI
cat of Karen Dennemeyer and special resident of Not So Purrrfect Angels Cat Sanctuary Fresno,
California, August 14, 2003.
and missed 2 1/2 year old cat of Caroline's Kids, March 6, 2006.
Beloved 12 year old cat of Dave, Dorothy and Christine Bukovac, December 26,
Dear 9 year old diabetic cat
of Caroline's Kids, fostered, loved and deeply tenderly cared for by Marie Knue and family. July
Beloved 15 year old cat
of Lou and Diane Sustersic, September 15, 2001.
FOR MIA'S 3 kittens
Remembered by Caroline's Kids, May 25, 2003.
Remembering Michelle, brave little cat of Animal Rescue of Fresno, who inspired and was loved by all who knew her story. Remembered by Karen Dennemeyer, October 12, 2011.
Very loved 13 1/2 year old cat of Joanne Deyoe,
Beloved cat of Dave,
Dorothy and Christine Bukovac, April 28, 2001.
Beloved 13 year old cat of Alice Petrie and Audrey Spanjol, December 27, 2001.
Dear 16 year old cat of Caroline's Kids,
April 18, 2006.
Beloved 4 year old
cat of Vicky Kerestman, October 19, 2001.
FOR MISS KITTY
Very dearly loved 16 year old cat of Karen Dennemeyer and June Worden and Not So Purrrfect
Angels Cat Sanctuary, October 7, 2003.
FOR MISSY ANN
18 year old calico of Donna Monroe on February 26, 2001.
MISSY, CISSY & SLUGGO HARWELL AND SOPHIE JONSSON
Remembered by James Noury.
So deeply loved, so very missed, Forever
in our hearts, dear sweet MISTY. 12 year old cat of Jenny Graham and Ann Kohn. February 2, 2008.
Precious cat of Beverly Clipper on March
Very deeply loved 20 year
old cat of Caroline's Kids, May 16, 2005. Oldest resident of Julius' House.
Very loved and very special cat of Caroline's Kids. At least 12-15 years
old, deserved a better life for all the years she did not have one. She brightened our days the
short 6-1/2 weeks she was with us. No more stealing food, Molly! We all will see you at the Rainbow
Bridge for cuddles. September 8, 2002.
Very, very deeply loved 12 year old blind Siamese of Tom and Judie Brown, August 9, 2006.
Dear sweet 6 year old cat of Caroline's Kids, March 12, 2008.
cat remembered by Caroline's Kids, June 30, 2003.
Beloved cat of Cyndi and Leroy Wilson, July 30, 1995.
NORA JO'S KITTENS
Beloved of Caroline's Kids, April 2004.
Very loved 14 year old cat of George & Dolly Gundersen, April 2, 2005.
On October 26, 2005, a dear 8 year old cat,
Patches, crossed the Rainbow Bridge in the arms of her loving, dedicated guardian, Karen Dennemeyer,
who tirelessly cared for her through her illness.
Beloved 12 year old tabby cat of Terri O'Brien, May 23, 2001.
Very deeply loved 6 year old cat of Not So
Purrfect Angels Cat Sanctuary and Karen Dennemeyer, October 7, 2004.
Peanut, my handsome friend, your expressive
eyes saw right into our hearts and stole them away! Karen and NSPA Volunteers.
Very, very deeply loved and so very missed
17 1/2 year old cat of Tom and Judie Brown.
Peewee, you left a hole in our hearts when you
crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
December 16, 2005.
Very loved and deeply missed sweet little boy
of Beth Darasko.
February 26, 2008.
Very loved and missed 19 year old kitty of Sona Lachina December 2011.
In loving memory of Phoebe. Very sweet 15
year old cat of Kris Lennon, February 17, 2008.
Dearly loved 7 year old cat of Caroline's Kids, May 7, 2008.
FOR PHYLLIS "JO"
On July 1, 2007, a vast crowd gathered at the Rainbow Bridge
in anticipation of a joyful reunion with Phyllis "Jo" Ganoe. "Jo" was known for her life long
passion for the welfare of animals and was welcomed home by an exuberant crowd of furry friends
of 70 years past. Remembered by Karen Dennemeyer.
Beloved 17 1/2 year old peach-faced lovebird of Tom and Judie Brown,
April 26, 2001.
Beloved 16 year old
cat of Terri O'Brien, April 12, 2000.
Very, very loved 20 year old cat of Caroline's Kids, October 2, 2004.
Beloved 18 year old peach-faced lovebird of Tom & Judie Brown, October 26,
Beloved 13 year old cat of
Terri O'Brien, May 24, 2000.
16 year old dachshund girl of Barbara Witt on February 14, 2001.
Beloved cat of Harold and Rosemarie Specht.
Beloved pregnant stray of Velma Justice March 30, 2002.
Beloved cat of Cyndi and Leroy Wilson, September 1999.
Very loved 20 year old cat of Caroline's Kids, September 8, 2004.
Very loved cat of Caroline's Kids. She
had been very ill and abandoned in a lobby with a note looking for a new home. We loved her the
1 day we had her, July 22, 2003.
Ramsey was a beautiful blue-eyed bundle of
love. His mother is a stray neighborhood feral calico cat and his father, we believe, was once
someone's pet that either got lost or was deliberately left behind. We used to call him Tinkerbelle
because he had a bell on his collar and we always knew when he was coming. Ramsey's resemblance
to his father was unmistakable. He appeared to have some Siamese in him in that he has the blue
eyes, dark tips on his ears and a dark tail. Otherwise the rest of his body was white with just
a touch of beige. He also inherited, like his father, an extra toe on each of his front paws.
He was born about a year ago in early June and may have even died on or near his first
birthday from something else that was inherited from his parents. Out of five kittens he and
three others tested positive for FIV, an immune system disease in cats that is similar to AIDs
in humans. We didn't even know such a disease existed. There is no real cure for it and a vaccine
is being worked on but if it is given the cat will always test positive for FIV. FIV positive
cats can live normal lives if the FIV virus can be kept in check. FIV cannot be passed on to
dogs or other animals or humans and FIV is normally contracted from a cat bite. One of the other
kittens was sick very early on with it and almost died but has made a remarkable recovery and
appears to be a happy healthy cat. We give him lysine on a daily basis to keep his immune system
Ramsey was not as lucky however. He was relatively healthy until late April
of this year when he started losing weight and seemed lethargic. We took him to our vet who ran
every test there is on him and they never indicated anything was wrong. He kept on losing weight
though and went from twelve pounds down to six by the end of May despite our best efforts to
get him to eat. We thought Ramsey was on the road to recovery because he got his appetite back
and was gaining a little bit of weight and was acting more like himself. Our vet believed that
he had some kind of neurological problem though and he quickly took a drastic turn for the worse.
The only merciful thing left to do was to put him to sleep on June 9th and that's what we tearfully
Ramsey's short life was a real blessing to us though. He was a very gentle, loving
kitten except when he was chewing on our shoelaces which he did whenever he got the chance. We
jokingly said that his name should have been shadow because he was always following us around
and right at our heels, wanting to be picked up and held. He also seemed to be the big brother
of the other kittens, not just in size, but always looking out for them. When the last kitten
in the litter hadn't opened its eyes yet Ramsey very gently licked his eyes and seemed to be
looking out for him. We will never forget Ramsey and will do our best to keep his sisters and
brothers healthy. In Ramsey's memory I hope you will keep your cats indoors so they won't be
exposed to the FIV virus, and I pray that a cure or a good vaccine will be available soon to
prevent the heartache and suffering that we and Ramsey, and all the other FIV positive cats and
owners have gone through.
Very loved 4 year old cat of Caroline's Kids,
September 18, 2002.
The best kitty and companion ever for over 13 years. Reno will be in our
hearts forever, we miss and love you. December 2, 2008. Adrienne and Hans aka mommy and daddy.
In loving memory of our dear Rhett, 19 years 2 months ago you came into
our lives and every day was special with you. You were the most pampered kitty, hand-fed, loved,
carried about. God took you peacefully in your own bed to the Rainbow Bridge. You are so loved
September 28, 2008
Tom & Judie Brown and your special love, Dawn
Very much loved 7 1/2 year old Shepherd dog of Dave and Joyce Barr, December
Very deeply loved 5 1/2 year old cat of Laura
Munson. Roger came to Caroline's Kids April 1, 2002 and Roger crossed the Rainbow Bridge surrounded
by those who loved him on April 4, 2005. Roger will be missed by many. He was the official greeter
at the front desk at Greenmont Animal Hospital.
A dear 6 week old kitten who fought so hard
to survive with a very bad heart, deeply loved by Caroline's Kids, peacefully on June 6, 2005.
In Memory of Ruffy Fatica, 10/4/2007 – 4/9/2012. A most loving, sweet 4 year old golden retriever, whose life was cut way too short. You were taken from us for reasons unknown, but you suffer no pain now in heaven. You were such a special boy.... we were blessed to have you. You are in our hearts forever. Love mommy, daddy, April, Rocco and your brother Bentley.
Beloved three month old kitten of Caroline's Kids, September 3, 2002.
Deeply loved 2 year old cat of Caroline's Kids,
April 2, 2005.
Rusty made his way to Caroline's Kids by way of Virginia. He was sponsored
and deeply loved by Karen Dennemeyer of California who made his journey to Caroline's Kids possible.
Beloved 12 1/2 year old Shetland Sheepdog of Jerry and Karen Franks, November
2, 1975 to May 2, 1988.
loved 14 1/2 year old cat of Dawn Brown, March 17, 2004.
Very deeply loved 4 year old cat of Caroline's Kids cared for and missed
by Judy Paranish and Family, March 27, 2006.
Very, very loved 12 year old cat of Caroline's Kids, September 25, 2004.
Beloved 5 year old cat of Caroline's Kids and loved by his "Mom" Melanie and Kelli Baker. We will miss your neck snuggles and seeing you with your tongue sticking out. We love you and will miss you very much. June 26, 2011.
In memory of our dear "cross-eyed big foot
lady killer" Sam, who had the largest sweater wardrobe of any cat.
We loved you
so much. You were such a brave boy at the end, never ever complaining. Loving 9 year old boy
of Tom and Judie Brown, September 21, 2007.
FOR SAMANTHA AND SMOKEY
They touched Caroline's Kids
for a brief moment.
Very, very loved
9 year old cat of Lynn Tezak, September 20, 2004.
Beloved dog of Dennis and Brenda Antonacci, March 1990 - December 8,
Much loved 12 year old cat of
Caroline's Kids, January 20, 2003.
"No matter how little money or how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich," ~ Louis Sabin
In memory of little man dog Scruffy, whose paw prints remain on so many hearts. Karen Dennemeyer, January 7, 2013.
loving memory of Serena, September 28, 2000-February 28, 2001, God bless her loving soul. Beloved
calico of Melissa and Bobby Walker and son Jaycee Walker, Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Dear 19 year old cat of Caroline's Kids July 28, 2008.
Beloved Baby of Maria and Steve - June 19,
Beloved pet of Nancy and Paul Meyers. Remembered by Mom, Dad, Anita and
FOR SIR 'FLUFF' (SIR BOY)
Faithful friend and companion of Carol Quinn for 17 years. March 30, 2012. Remembered by Karen Dennemeyer.
Very, very, loved 15 year old cat of Beverly
Clipper, February 10, 2005.
Very loved 8 year old cat of Millie, Dave,
Kaitlin and Amanda Hanlon August 6, 2004. Remembered by Mary Brazie.
Dear 12 year old cat of Caroline's Kids. July 16, 2008.
10 year old dog of Bob and Pat Grisdale.
Very deeply loved and greatly missed 18 year
old cat of Dave and Joyce Barr, November 27, 2005.
Very deeply loved 6 year old cat of Karen Dennemeyer, January 20, 2004.
Dear 13 year old cat of Sharon Bathurst, January 2002.
You stole my heart, but human cruelty destroyed you before
you had the chance for a home and family. Peaceful journey, gentle little
friend. Karen Dennemeyer, July 1, 2008.
Very, very loved 8 year old cat of Caroline's Kids and loved
and cared for by Carolyn, March 17, 2003.
Very loved 6 month old kitten of Caroline's Kids, May 12, 2003.
FOR TEDDY BEAR
Beloved cat of Lucille Mayne, April 2000.
In memory of Tess, specially loved friend of
KD and courageous resident of "Not So" Purrfect Angels Sanctuary for Felines, February
Very loved 15 year old Samoyed of John and Denise Siracusa and Family. Remembered
by Lawrence Brazie.
Dear family furkid
of Jamie and Marie Knue, Braeden and Sophie. February 28, 2008.
10 year old cat of Mary Brazie. Remembered by Patricia Vince.
Dear 17 year old cat of Margaret Bretschneider and Caroline's Kids. July
Beloved 1-1/2 year old cat
of Caroline's Kids, August 27, 2002.
5 year old cat of Kristin Previte, October 2002.
OTIS, MICKEY, MISS KIKI
Remembered by Kathy Black.
Dearly loved 8 year old cat of Caroline's Kids, March 28, 2008.
Beloved 14 year old cat of Jack and Dorothy Barry,
December 13, 2001.
September 14, 2003 - May 8, 2013
You were our "Underfoot" and "The Man". Our sweet gentle soul, you were so loving and were Mom's shadow. We will Love You and Miss You forever.
Mom & Dad - Tom and Judie Brown
Beloved 16 year
old cat of Kristen Bossert, August 19, 2004. Remembered by Joyce Barr.
Beloved cat of Lucille Mayne, March 2002.
Very dearly loved 1 1 /2 year old cat of Caroline's Kids, September 3,
Very dearly loved 3 year old
cat of Caroline's Kids crossed the Rainbow Bridge peacefully on May 2, 2005.
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 have been ill and old
are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt and maimed are made whole
and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone
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.
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
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Unlike most days at the Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray. All the recent arrivals at the Bridge did not know what to think, as they had never seen such a day.
But the animals who had been waiting longer for their beloved people to accompany them across the Bridge knew what was happening, and they began to gather at the pathway leading to the Bridge.
Soon an elderly cat came into view, head hung low and tail dragging. He approached slowly, and though he showed no sign of injury or illness, he was in great emotional pain. Unlike the animals gathered along the pathway, he had not been restored to youth and vigor upon arriving at the Bridge. He felt out of place and wanted only to cross over and find happiness!
But as he approched the Bridge, his way was barred by and Angel, who apologized and explained that the tired and broken-spirited old cat could not cross over. Only those animals accompanied by their people were allowed to cross the Bridge.
Having nobody, and with nowhere else to turn, the cat trudged into the field in front of the Bridge. There he found others like himself, elderly, disabled or infirm, sad and discouraged.........
Unlike the other animals waiting to cross the Bridge, these animals were not running or playing. They simply were lying in the grass, staring forlornly at the pathway across the Rainbow Bridge. The old cat took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting, yet not knowing what he was actually waiting for...........
One of the newer cats at the Bridge asked a dog who had been there longer to explain what was happening.
The dog replied: "Those poor animals were abandoned, turned away, or left at shelters- never found a home on Earth. They all passed on with only the love of a RESCUER to comfort them. Because they had no people to love them, they have nobody to escort them across the Rainbow Bridge."
The cat asked the dog: "So what will happen to those animals?" Before the dog could answer, the clouds began to part and the cold turned to bright sunshine."
The dog replied: "Watch, and you will see."
In the distance was a single person, and as she approached the Bridge the old, disabled, infirm and sad animals in the field were bathed in a golden light. They were all at once made young and healthy, and stood to see what their fate would be.
The animals who had previously gathered at the pathway bowed their heads as the person approached. At each bowed head, the person offered a scratch or hug. One by one, the now youthful and healthy animals from the field fell into line behind the person.
TOGETHER, THEY WALKED ACROSS THE RAINBOW BRIDGE TO A FUTURE OF HAPPINESS AND UNQUESTIONED LOVE!
The cat asked the dog: "What just happened?"
The dog responded: "That was a RESCUER! The animals gathered along the pathway bowing in respect were those who had found their forever homes because of RESCUERS!
They will cross over when their people arrive at the Bridge. The arrival here of a RESCUER is a great and solemn event, and as a tribute they are permitted to perform one final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort all those poor animals they couldn't place on Earth across the Rainbow Bridge and into Heaven."
The cat thought for a moment, then said: "I like RESCUERS!"
The dog smiled and replied: "So does Heaven, my friend......so does Heaven!"