For my cat, Binbag – Rainbow Bridge

April 24, 2010

This morning I sadly had to make the most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make. My beloved cat, Binbag, who has been my animal friend for 16 years, has recently gone into a rapid decline. A visit to the vets showed that he was suffering from a swollen liver and had excess fluid on his lungs. The light had already gone from his eyes and he no longer seemed to have any quality of life, and he was simply too old to be able to withstand treatment, so I reluctantly agreed to have him put to sleep.

These words are dedicated to him, and my other feline friend Pyewackett, who died two years ago aged 14.  It’s the end of an era for me. Goodbye my little cat buddies – see you on the other side.

Rainbow Bridge

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….


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  1. […] couple of months ago I wrote here about the sad loss of my cat, Binbag. Binbag had been my cat companion for 16 years so as you can […]

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