Real Life Rainbow Bridge Stories

'My Katy Girl'

by Marlene Slominski
(Oregon)

My Katy

My Katy

I got my cat Katy when she was 3 years old. I didn't think I would like a long haired cat. My daughter at the time was with me and said to me, "Oh come on mom you need this cat." So I agreed. Saturday night March 6, 2010 at 8pm I put my precious dear to sleep forever. She was 17 years old. She was with me for 14 years. When I was getting ready for the Vet to put her to sleep I had my head down, crying she raised her head and our foreheads touched. I loved her and she loved me.

When I got home that night and sat in my chair I could have sworn I heard her purring. In the morning I could hear her purring again. I feel so good about that like she was telling me it will be ok, that I had to do what I had to do and now she was at peace, not in pain from Renal Failure.

Oh how I will miss her. She was the smartest cat I have ever had. It has really been hard today, the first time I came home from work without her, no one to greet me at the door. I plan on getting another kitty in September. Katy though will always and forever be my special friend. I am not sure how one can get so attached to an animal but I know now. I am comforted by the fact that she is at peace now, no more pain. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do, to say goodbye to her.

The long rest in upon us. Rest in peace "My Katy Girl", I will love you forever. My hope now is that she will come to me in my dreams. I do hope there is a Rainbow Bridge and we shall meet again on the other side.

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Yanni
by: Lisa Shail

Dear Marlene, I so sorry to hear of the loss of your baby Katy. I just so happened to click on your story and when I read it I was so surprised to see a story so similiar to mine. I just lost my baby Yanni(a yorkie) who passed away March 10 2010. He also had renal failure. HE would have been 17, March 28.

I just couldn't let him go and tried everything from all kinds of meds,to IV fluids to oxygen and even thought about having a feeding tube put in knowing that he wasn't ever going to be the Yanni he used to be. I can't eat or sleep and I look over at his bed with his little sweater there and keep seeing the image of his little body lying there. I also tell him to come into my dreams because my heart is so broken.

And so I hope with my story to let you know you do not grieve alone. We all grieve together.

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