My little feline zoo's memorial page

A page dedicated to Jerry, Sage and all the other rainbow kitties  I was lucky to have known and wish I had met :) 

 my.little.feline.zoo's Home Page

some more pix of my little feline zoo .......  

Cammie and Smokey Joes' Baby pictures. 

Suggested cat book reading list  

some links to some

my little feline zoo crew's photo album

some links to some pretty useful stuff......

my little feline zoo crew's photo album

Keeping your cat indoors

9 Lives 

Resources for Feral Cats  

The Vaccination Conundrum

all you wanted to know about cats.... and more 

Cat Factoids, proverb, trivia, quotes and more....

Bella and Tippy's page

Are you allergic to your cats?

My little feline zoo crews' saved/birthdays

you gotta have friends

new additions to the little feline zoo... look how they have grown

Cat of the month 


 

RIP Magnum :(

my sweet and cuddly little man. i will love you forever and beyond.

Aug 27, 2006 - February 11, 2007

 

 Sage 2003-2006

Jerry 1992-2003

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Tippy and Bella's "siblings" Cleo and Velvet

RIP 2005 

Cleo 

 Velvet

Rainbow Bridge Poem

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...

 

Some pretty useful links to help you understand your grief and to help you grieve:

Helpguide.org: on grieving the loss of a pet

Pet loss grief support Chat  (very supportive, both through my grieving with Jerry and Sage)


Some more poems that provided comfort along the way.......

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Lend Me A Kitten

I will lend to you for awhile a kitten, God said.
For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he's dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three.
But will you, 'till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you and, should his stay be brief
you'll always have his memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught below I want this kitten to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true.
And from the folk that crowds life's land I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain?
Nor hate me when I come to take my kitten home again?

My heart replied, "My Lord, Thy Will Be Done"
For all the joys this kitten brings the risk of grief I'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may.
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay.
But should you call him back much sooner than we planned.
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
If, by our love we've managed your wishes to achieve,
Then in memory of him who we loved, please help us while we grieve.
When our cherished kitten departs this world of strife,
Please send yet another needing soul for us to love all his life.

-Author Unknown
Adapted from Thy Will Be Done by Edgar Guest

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MISS ME, BUT LET ME GO
 
(this is my favorite one and the 2nd to last line inspired me to get into fostering and rescue)

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?


Miss me a little, but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love we once shared,
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone,
It's all part of the Master Plan,
A step on the road home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to friends we know and
Bury your sorrow in doing good deeds,

Miss Me, But Let Me Go.


(author unknown)
 
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If It Should Be
If it should be that I grow weak,
And pain should keep my from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand,
Don't let your grief then stay your hand,
For this day more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears,
You'd not want me to suffer so,
The time has come, please let me go.

Take me where my need they'll tend,
And please stay with me until the end,
Hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you'll see,
The kindness that you did for me,
Although my tail, it's last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.


Please do not grieve, it must be you,
Who had this painful thing to do,
We've been so close, we two, these years,
Don't let your heart hold back is tears.
-Author Unknown
 


 

 

 our friends at the rainbow bridge

Godspeed little ones and may your rest always be peaceful

Amy's Frankly 

Ann's Cloud, Fancy, Suchi and Toshiba


Debbie W's Jessie, JJ, Sugar and Snow

Kathy O's Doobie and Milo

Laurie L's Jojo

Susan's Dazy

Teresas' Kiefer & Harry

 Vicki's Shasta, Safari & Jordan

Laurel's Jennie,  Tiger, Oscar & Monty

 Roger's Cocoa (a very special Guinea Pig who lived a very happy life for the 3 years she spend with Roger)

2001-2006 R.I.P.

 

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