RIP Smokey

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I am grateful for every day of these last three and a half years. Now she’s out of the San Francisco fog and basking in an eternal slat of late afternoon sunlight.

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  1. Gwenda’s avatar

    Oh, Mary — I’m so sorry!

  2. Mary’s avatar

    Thanks so much G, it means a lot.

  3. Diane’s avatar

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    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….

    Author unknown…

  4. Whitney’s avatar

    So sorry, Mary. Smoky looks like a good kitty…happy in the sun from here on out. ~ W

  5. Martha Flynn’s avatar

    She was an absolute beauty.

  6. Mary’s avatar

    Thank you so much Diane, Whitney and Martha. Your kind words mean the world to me right now.

  7. Shaun Hutchinson’s avatar

    I’m so sorry about Smokey :(

  8. Stephanie’s avatar

    Rest in Peace, little Smokey. We’ll see you again on the other side, dear one.

  9. Cynthia Willis’s avatar

    Oh Mary, I’m so sorry that you’ve had to let go of your beautiful Smokey. I’m sure the sting is horrid. Sending sympathy and hugs. Our kitties have a way of wrapping themselves around our hearts, don’t they?

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