Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day ~ In Our Hearts To Stay

Meows from Mudpie!

Mommy has been giving a lot of thought to what she wanted to do for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. After all, we honored the anniversary of the day Tara and Truffles got their angel wings just last month, as well as what would have been Truffles' 3rd Gotcha Day last week. 

I decided to ask Mommy how she felt about me writing our post this year. At first she hesitated. She said I'm a baby and she doesn't want me thinking about such things as death and dying, but I insisted. There are some things I need to tell Truffles, things I want to make sure she knows, so I wrote her a poem.


She talks about you all the time
It's almost like you're here
I comfort her the best I can
By always staying near

I understand how much she hurts
It happened way too fast
You were here then you were gone
A memory from the past

I'm here now because you're not
It doesn't seem quite fair
I'm thankful for the life I've got
And say it in each prayer

I love her Truffles, oh so much
I show her every day
You'll always be a part of us
You're in our hearts to stay


ABOUT RAINBOW BRIDGE REMEMBRANCE DAY:

This special day was created by Deborah Barnes – author, award winning blogger, and cat advocate in tribute to her cat, Mr. Jazz, who she had to say goodbye to on August 28, 2013. She shared the journey of letting him go in her most recent book, “Purr Prints of the Heart: A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond,” a warm and heartfelt book that is written in the wise and comforting voice of Mr. Jazz himself as he shares his life and death journey to offer guidance and understanding through a cat’s perspective as to why sometimes letting a pet go can be the greatest gift you give them.

A special event page for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day has been created on Facebook so that people can share blog post links, pictures, poems, favorite memories, etc. Please click here for the link.

We're also entering our beautiful Mudpie and Truffles graphic, created by Ann at Zoolatry, in the Sunday Selfies blog hop hosted by The Cat on My Head.

44 comments:

Kitties Blue said...

Mudpie, your poem to Truffles was so beautiful and heartfelt. We think both it and the graphic should go on your sidebar purrmanently. Thank you for sharing this with us on such a special day. Sending lots of love and thanks for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What a beautiful poem, Mudpie! I think it is perfect.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Beautiful poem, Mudpie. I teared up because I imagine Bear feels the same way as you do. We're lucky for each and every day we share with those we love - and the love outlasts life itself.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

TBT talks about Skeeter and LC sometimes to us . Me don't mind. Because we know that when we go to The Bridge, he will talk about US too, and remember. And that's almost the same as being with him.

We remember our fambly and friends who have gone over The Bridge this day!

AnnCluck said...

I was not aware of this very special day!!! I shared on my facebook page Crossposting and Advocating for Animals and with my Yuppy Puppy City Kitty advocate group.

anncluck(at)att(dot)net

katsrus said...

Beautiful poem. Hugs to you.
Sue B

Roby Sweet said...

That is a lovely poem, Mudpie. I'll bet Truffles is really happy that you're there to take care of your mommy :)

The Swiss Cats said...

What a beautiful poem ! It's purrfect for that special day. Purrs

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That was beautiful Miss Mudpie. I am sure Truffles is smiling from the Bridge. XO

Paws for Reflection said...

What a beautiful poem. It says it all as we remember our special furbabies today.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Mudpie, your poem speaks volumes, and then some. It is the purrfect tribute to Truffles on this special day of remembrance. As always, Truffles is surely purring over you two. A blessed day to both of you, Mudpie and Melissa!

Erin the Cat said...

A beautiful poem, every word full of heart felt feelings that we can all relate to and share. purrs ERin

Jeanne Foguth said...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful...and remembering.

Daria Veccia said...

Gosh Mudpie, that's a beautiful poem. I hope I get the same tortie talents when I grows up. I'd like to write beautiful poetry too. Do you think I will? My mom says we are twin sisters from different moms so I sure hope so. I loves my mom so much, and I know I'm here to help heal her heart too. We got big paws to fill, don't we? Loves you Mudpie ❤️ Love, Izzy

Lou Belcher said...

Beautiful poem...

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

speedyrabbit said...

that's a lovely tribute,xx Speedy

Nellie Kowalik said...

MudPie! Yous has the bestest Mommy!
Lovely poem.
Loves you,
Kisses
Nellie

Dolly theDoxie said...

Oh Mudpie such wise words for such a little thing. I'm sure that Truffles is glad you're with your mom now. Love Dolly

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Beautiful poem!

Caren Gittleman said...

That was an incredibly sweet poem Mudpie catchatwithcarenandcody

Anonymous said...

Oh, Mudpie, this was beautiful. You are a wise kitty, you exactly understand the meaning of life and death :) Soft Pawkisses for the occasion :) <3

Mama Cat said...

So beautiful, Mudpie! Hugs to your mom and tummy rubs to you for understanding the circle of life! It someday gets easier. You remind me to honor every beloved cat who has helped me through the loss of others...and your mommy surely adores you!

Anonymous said...

Aaaaaaaw Truffles, dat was a bootyful poem. We know Truffles would luv to still be here, but since she can't we know she is glad dat you are there to take care of her and now your mommy. Sendin' big hugs to your mommy.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena and mommy A

Flynn said...

This is a beautiful poem, Mudpie. It is perfect for today.

Jans Funny Farm said...

It's nice to look back and remember with love those who have passed.

The Daily Pip said...

Mudpie, you did such a lovely job today. The poem is beautiful and I know Truffles is watching over both of you.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Miss Mudpie that is exactly how I feel about Mom and Abby. If she were here I surely wouldn't be. But I know that Abby led Mom to me. That was a beautiful poem for your Mom.~Annabelle

Marsha said...

What a beautiful poem! I have had 2 babies cross the bridge since 12/26/15. My tortie and I miss our buddies. Thanks for sharing.

World Purrs said...

Beautiful poem, Mudpie. Your Mom is lucky to have you help heal her heart.

Gus

Toby Ayne said...

Beautifully written. Beautifully remembered.

Cathy Keisha said...

Beautiful poem but I think you had some help. Heh. I wish TW would have put some thought into my post or made a graphic but it was thrown together 11 pm last night. *head bowed* to remember Tara an Truffles and those who left way too soon. xoxo

Marty the Manx said...

Lovely poem :) The photo of you two is sweet.

Deb Barnes said...

How very grown up you've become Miss Mudpie. Reminds me of how Kit mentored Jazz when he was a young cat. She taught him about dying so that he would understand that death wasn't the end of the world because the memories of those we love always stay in our hearts. Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

Deb Barnes said...

How very grown up you've become Miss Mudpie. Reminds me of how Kit mentored Jazz when he was a young cat. She taught him about dying so that he would understand that death wasn't the end of the world because the memories of those we love always stay in our hearts. Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

Fur Everywhere said...

That is such a sweet and beautiful poem, Mudpie. Please tell your mom that our mom is here for her if she ever wants/needs a friend to talk to. We send your mom comforting purrs and hugs <3

meowmeowmans said...

Mudpie, that poem is absolutely perfect. Hugs to your mom as she remembers her beloved Truffles.

sandy l said...

Mudpie, you really did good. I think Truffles is pleased.

sandy l said...

Mudpie, you really did good. I think Truffles is pleased.

Three Chatty Cats said...

That's a beautiful poem, Mudpie. Truffles is smiling down on you.

Jean Dion said...

Beautiful poem, and it expresses how many of us are feeling this week. Well done, pretty kitty.

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

Anonymous said...

Mudpie yur wunderfull to do such a tribute to Truffless....
***paw kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

Peaches and Paprika said...

Mudpie, you are a true poet! We just love your Meows! Thank you for these beautiful thoughts of Truffles who we also think about! Truffles, blessings to you up in rainbow bridge land.

M Dawson said...

Our Peanut and Dash died the week after memorial day so we are celebrating them then. Happy Sunday Selfie and thank you for a wonderful poem. Truffles was a lovely girl and is much missed!