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Old 07-22-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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When my cat passed away a few years ago after falling through some unusual ice on the lake, I was devastated and blamed myself. I thought, if I left her in the house that day she would not been on that ice. Like many of you I felt guilty and missed her so much. The morning after we buried her something caught my eye. In the outdoor cat bed (which I had never seen used b/c my cats came inside when they wanted to) was a little kitten and she looked exactly like my older cat would have as a kitten. The kitten stayed only a second after she saw me looking at her through the window. I never saw the kitten before that day and I never saw the kitten again. I truly believe it was my cat sending a message my way to say mom, I'm ok, don't cry. Even though I still miss her, it helped to know she is ok.

I don't know why I thought of this story today, but I hope it helps some of my fellow pet lovers who know how hard it is to lose a furbaby.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:28 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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That's why this is the rainbow bridge forum.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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That's a very nice way of putting it! I like it.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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Some people really have terrible accidents with their pets. You should not blame yourself, it was an accident, and as unfortunate as they are this is something that might happen to anyone.

There is a tremendous difference between people who neglect their pets and people who, at any given day, had the unfortunate experience of losing a dear pet in an accident.

Maybe that was "her way" of showing mama that she was fine at the rainbow bridge and one day she would again greet you with cute cat purrs.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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What a great story!

I believe in signs, and this sure sounds like one to me...thanks so much for sharing this, it really is uplifting!
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: So. California
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I love your story. It is unfortunate, but I haven't had anything like that happen after I lost my little soulmate chi/minpin, the Sunday after Thanksgiving 2007. I still grieve. It was sudden and she was only 5. I was sure the emergency vet would save her, and left her there. At 2am they called and said she was gone. I wasn't with her. To this day I cannot dream about her, and I cannot look at any pictures of her. I am still angry and bitter. I do have other dogs that I love dearly, but this hurt so badly. I wish I could have a sign I can let go, like that.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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I love your story. It is unfortunate, but I haven't had anything like that happen after I lost my little soulmate chi/minpin, the Sunday after Thanksgiving 2007. I still grieve. It was sudden and she was only 5. I was sure the emergency vet would save her, and left her there. At 2am they called and said she was gone. I wasn't with her. To this day I cannot dream about her, and I cannot look at any pictures of her. I am still angry and bitter. I do have other dogs that I love dearly, but this hurt so badly. I wish I could have a sign I can let go, like that.
However long it takes you to grieve is the right amount of time. Maybe you'd be more at ease if you let her go by forgiving yourself for not being with her. There's no way you could've known how ill she was. Wish her happiness on her journey until you see each other again.

SoBelle has a saying that in her belief system we will all be reunited with our beloved pets. Your little puppers would want you to be happy....
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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I don't know why I thought of this story today, but I hope it helps some of my fellow pet lovers who know how hard it is to lose a furbaby.
Thank you. It's a beautiful story ~
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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Thank you for sharing that story. Some of my friends have experienced various things after the death of one of their furry friends. One of my special friends left us a little over 9 years ago and I still miss my sweet friend so much, but no sign, I always hoped for one. I am glad you got your sign
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Smyrna
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I lost my dear Thelma last week...still hard to think of her. It was sudden and part of me blames myself but I know she knew I loved her...gave her a kiss that morning before I left for work. DH and I are planning a move to a new city and DH has been looking at houses after work, he said at one of the houses, there was a dog in the next yard that looked just like Thelma and she looked happy. I am glad he saw her not me because I would have started crying and the agent would be like is up with the crazy lady....I know Thelma is waiting for me and I can't wait to hold her again and rub her tummy!
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