This page is for those of us that have lost a loved member of the family.  

After I wrote about my Love and loss for Cinnamon, I thought, what a great idea to ask parents to send me your stories of Love to add to this page. I welcome any and all stories and photos to add to this page. Just email me anything you would like to say about your beloved pet and I will gladly add it to this page.

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I am sad to tell you all that I lost my Cinnamon girl at such a young age. In her short life she was my baby, I knew her from before she was born, June 24, 2009 until August 17, 2010. She was pregnant with her first litter and had serious complications. She will be waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. I miss you so much my Angel, play with all the others at the Bridge, Mom will be with you some day. Hugs and Kisses ;0)

The poem below is dedicated to Chloe and Sebastian, beloved babies of a friend of mine. They recently went over to the Rainbow Bridge to wait for their Momma to come play with them.
While they wait, they are playing with Cinnamon and my other babies that have passed over.

                                                                            IF IT SHOULD BE

                                                                      If it should be that I grow weak
                                                                      And pain should keep me 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 till the end.
                                                                      Hold me firm and speak to me,
                                                                      Until my eyes no longer see.

                                                                      I know in time that you will see
                                                                     The kindness that you did for me.
                                                                     Although my tail its 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 its tears.

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.... 


There is a special candle lighting ceremony held every Monday night across the globe for those of us that want to remember the loss of that very special furbaby. 

Click on the sleeping kitty below to get info. on the ceremony.

Click on the candle below to light a candle and share your love of animals with others. 

Click on the Peace Lilies below to go to a pet loss chat room. Where you can try to heal your heart by talking with others that have lost a beloved pet. 

Have no doubt that we will all see our fur babies again...please read this true story and know your baby is waiting for you. 

A meeting at the Bridge

Last fall, in the dark hours of a very windy early morning, fire sirens sounded in our quiet neighborhood. In quick succession, another and another and another screaming truck rolled up. The HI-LO howl of an Ambulance hurrying to it's destination joined the chorus. Suddenly the howl of the wind lost the battle for supremacy; it could no longer compete with those sirens. Now two police cruisers converged on our quiet corner. The night, no longer dark and empty, was a collage of color, bustle and man-made noise. Cars were leaving their stalls in the parking lots, to be replaced by fire fighting equipment, rescue truck and ambulance; fire fighters, paramedics, police, and the people evicted from the row houses milled around in the mixture. The smells of a fire out of control replaced the odors of late fall. The air was now full of flying, smoking embers instead of blowing leaves. By morning it was clear that the men and equipment had won the battle. The cost of that victory tallied out at one house destroyed, several badly smoke-damaged, many tired but thankful Emergency Services staff, two firefighters being treated for smoke inhalation, and a little girl's two kitties, victims of the raging fire.

This child was torn between the pain of her fur kids' death, and the thankfulness felt by them all that the fire hadn't claimed more lives. At first she was convinced that she shouldn't mourn for her fur family, because the whole family had lost so much and it would only make her Mom and Dad feel worse. She even thought that somehow she was responsible for the fire in the first place because she had named those kitties Dusty and Smokey. It was a heavy load for that little heart to carry and mind to deal with; this little girl had successfully fought one round of a battle with Leukemia, and now she had been handed another battle with grief.

When she found out about the Candle Ceremony, and read some of the stories and poems about Rainbow Bridge, she grasped the knowledge and made it all hers. She even had a special name for the participants in the Candle Ceremony each week, and eagerly joined in herself, with her Mom and Dad. We were re-named "the Candle People", we who had helped a little girl deal with and start to heal from her loss.

Some weeks ago, the Leukemia reappeared, and she was hospitalized again. The treatments this time were not effective, and she slowly lost ground, though not her sense of humor not her consideration for other people... especially those caring for her. This week, she drifted along the borders of knowing and not knowing, until she lost all knowing.

Early this morning, 12:30 AM, Tuesday April 15, 1997, she opened her eyes and smiled at her parents who were sitting on the edges of her bed; her eyes looked beyond them, her mouth opened and she said with a voice full of love and wonder, "SMO-key!!" Her little self relaxed, and Della went forward to meet her Smokey and Dusty on that Bridge.

Please remember her family, consisting of her Mom, Dad and Grandma as well as two Aunts, an Uncle and two cousins, in your prayers.