Monday, August 28, 2017

Rainbow Remembrance Day

Rainbow Remembrance Day was begun in 2015 by Deb Barnes of  Zee and Zoey’s Cat Chronicles. Deb state she began this day in honor of her Ragdoll cat, Mr. Jazz, who crossed the rainbow bridge in 2013. Deb tells us that "Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day is a special day for pet guardians to honor the memory of those beloved pets in their life they have loved and lost, but have never forgotten. Whether fur, fin, feathers, scales or something else, this is a day to remember and honor them."


Remembering the special cats in Mom Paula's life


Last year, we shared photos and stories of all of the pets in Mom Paula's life who are now at the rainbow bridge. Each of these fur children had an impact on Mom Paula and will always hold a special place in her heart.

Today, we choose to remember the cats in Mom Paula's life. She chose to not get into a lot of detail today since her emotions are still on edge with the anniversary of Beignet's death last week and the stress of Truffle's eye injury. Everyone is okay right now, but we're choosing to remember everyone with love and peace. 

What special memory do you have of a fur child who had an impact on your life?

35 comments:

  1. Purrs to your human. It has been a stressful week for her.

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  2. I hope this day can bring you some comfort and relief from the stress.

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  3. Such sweet delights they were, and are still in your heart. I hope that things ease after this day and the weeks bring more happiness to your life...
    Gentle purrs
    ERin

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  4. Such sweeties. This special day sure has made my heart hurt though.

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  5. I can understand you needed to step to the side of the day. That's the beauty of it - the day has no rules and is just meant to honor those beloved angels in our life in any way you feel most comfortable with. Purrs from Deb, the Zee/Zoey gang, and Purr Prints of the Heart.

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  6. ((((hugs))))) to you as you remember, we totally understand catchatwithcarenandcody

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  7. Brulee happy belated 6th Bday sweet girl.
    What a beautiful remembrance for all they angels how have been in your family
    Hugs madi and mom

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  8. Sending you lots of purrs on this day of remembering.

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  9. Sending lots of love your way. I hope Truffle's eye is better really soon. I didn't realize this day existed and will plan to participate from now on.

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  10. I miss Puck every day. He was a huge black Maine Coon mix that had the cutest little chirp when he would see me and rush right over for love. The chirp sounded way too small for his body and the sound would make me giggle.

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  11. The important thing to remember is ...we will see them again!! Sending Meowy Hugs!!!

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  12. Sending a lot of love and hugs your way - these little fuzzy ones that share our lives with us, do so for a reason. You have a lot of blessings and they are blessed right back!

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  13. I'm sorry for your loss. But how special it is to have a day to remember those who passed before. :) - Shelby G.

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  14. Beautiful remembrance. It hurts but it's lovely and fitting they get a day of remembrance.

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  15. Heartfelt hugs and caring thoughts to you. Hope Truffle's feeling better. Our pets each hold a special and tender place in our hearts.

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  16. Sending lots of hugs to Mom Paula as she goes through the painful memories. All her cats are lucky to have her as mom and I am sure they are thinking of her at the rainbow bridge!

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss. We are sending positive vibes your way!

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  18. Saffy had a huge impact on me. She was rescued by the shelter I volunteered at after she had spent 8 years in a chicken coop breeding. They told me she was the worst case she had ever seen. If you looked at her she would pee in terror. She was only in my life for 9 months and to this day I cry for her. It took her 7 months of me being with her almost 24/7 before she let me pet her, and I'll never forget that moment, I cried. Sadly 2 months later a vet who panicked during her dental surgery killed her. I cry for the life she was denied with me, but know she is happy and free, running with the rest of our pets who have crossed OTRB.

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  19. Apologies for hitting publish too quickly. Hugs to your mom on her day of remembrance. She's lucky you're there to help her through.

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  20. Thinking back on the loss of our beloved fur babies is always hard, but focusing on the positive and happy memories we shared with them is always nice. I have 7 pets that have crossed the rainbow bridge. Boy do I miss them, but I take comfort in knowing that I'll see them again some day!

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  21. This one is a tough one because every animal in my life owns a piece of my heart. And when they leave, they take that piece with them it seems. There are some that I am filled with happy memories and funny stories, like my Maya and Burton. But there are others, like Linus, that I still cry about today. All three are happier now, pain free and in Heaven, but I still find it hard to talk about them or think of them without crying happy and sad tears.

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  22. What a tough time for you to celebrate this holiday. Sending lots of love to you and all the amazing cats you have loved and lost <3

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  23. These are such lovely photos, Paula. I do have one special pet in particular that impacted my childhood tremendously. That was my first dog, Ginny. I was about 7 or 8 when we got her and in my early 20's when she went OTRB. I think Rainbow Remembrance Day is a wonderful idea. I just watched A Dog's Purpose last night, it was so beautiful. I laughed and cried throughout it all, the movie reminded me so much of my girl Ginny. She made such a difference in my life.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  24. Paula, beautiful post. I remember coming home one night to my 19-year-old cat face Miss Bianca. She was having a hard time breathing, so I was soothing her and getting her into her carrier for the emergency vet trip. I'm pretty sure she died before we even got to the car, but I am convinced that she waited for me to get home. I find comfort knowing she wasn't alone and that she knew how much I loved her.

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  25. Telling stories about our cat takers is bitter sweet. Thanks for reminding me.

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  26. aww this is a really sweet idea. I usually do a little something for those who have passed over the bridge on their "gotcha" day, but I like this idea alot.

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  27. Happy Rainbow Remembrance day. This is a lovely post. It is four years tomorrow Dash died you your post moved me greatly.

    They never leave us do they?

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  28. Aww. I remember Jasmine every day. And Cookie is living out Jasmine's legacy. We have many photos and videos of Jasmine having fun.

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  29. Thank you for reminding us about this. I always think about our cat, Mongo from when I was growing up. I BEGGED my parents for a Siamese kitten when I was in middle school because I was reading a series of books where the Siamese cats helped the protagonist solve mysteries. Well, my dad came home one day, and plopped an orange cat with a stunted kinky tail on my lap and said "I'm cheap, I'm not buying you a cat. No one wanted this cat because his tail is kinky, so I think it's better that we show him love instead of buying a family member."

    It was an important lesson for me and Mongo was my confidant and companion through the years. He meant so much to me. I miss him every day.

    Now, whenever I look at Bean's kinky tail, I can't help but think that a bit of Mongo has been channeled by her.

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  30. It was a tough day. TIme has helped some, I can remember Bo and Jessie without crying for a long time, but I still miss them both terribly. I understand the angst for you getting through the week. It is rough, for sure!

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  31. I know what an emotional time this is for you, sending you lots of good and healing thoughts!

    I've had pets all my life, and honestly, I'm grateful for all of them. In some ways, our dog, Polly, was my best friend. She joined our family when I was 7 or 8 and by the time she was two, I was her favorite person. Polly slept in my room and was always nearby. My parents divorced when I was in college, and shortly after I graduated college, Polly moved in with me. I already had two 50 pound dogs of my own by then, but Polly ruled the roost. She died when I was 25, and I was unprepared for how much I would miss her during the holidays. For some reason, Christmas especially, just wasn't the same without her. Even though it has been decades, I still miss her.

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  32. What a beautiful way to remember the cats that have made an impact on your life. Muff looks a bit like one of my childhood cats, Pandora. I'm very thankful to have grown up with her!
    -Jessica of Beagles & Bargains

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  33. Until recently I had never noticed rainbow bridge rememberance day! My sweet old man passed a couple months ago, and it brought back so many memories.

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