Saturday, December 27, 2014

Rainbow Bridge


The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears. 
 
Jade ran to the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon.  I can only hope that Mia & Ghost are showing her around along with all the other pets who went before her.

63 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm so sorry. Purrs to you.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We saw the news on FB. We are so very sorry it came Jade's time to leave. Sending a warm hug, purrs and tail wags of comfort.

Georgia and Julie said...

We are so sorry to hear this.
Jade was so pretty.
We send you comforting purrs as we know it is hard to say goodbye to a kitty.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sad to hear about Jade. Please accept our most comforting purrs.

Just Me Pooh said...

We are so very sorry. Sending lots of warm, comforting hugs, purrs and prayers for you. Mumsy, Pooh and family

Flynn said...

I am so sorry and send my comforting purrs.

Zoolatry said...

Beautiful Jade ~ we are saddened by your loss, we send our purrs and our prayers to your loving family.

Team Tabby said...

We are very sad to hear that beautiful Jade has gone on to Rainbow Bridge. So sorry for your loss.

sending you purrs of comfort.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Lovable Lily said...

Sending much love on the loss of your beautiful Jade.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Pattyskypants said...

We are so sad to hear about Jade!! We send hugs to help your heart heal! xoxo Patty & Bhu

Fuzzy Tales said...

We just saw the news about Jade and came with our purrs. We're so, so sorry. We know words won't help right now, we know you have to walk the path of grief. Our wish for you, at the end of that journey, is peace in your heart.

(((Hugs))) and kitty kisses.

Nicki, Derry and Kim

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Me and my mom-person is sad to hear that Jade have left to the bridge.
Sending lot´s of gentle (((purrs))) and huggies

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Jade ran off to the Rainbow Bridge. I send hugs and the kitties send comforting purrs.

Karen Jo and the kitties

Brian said...

We are so very sorry to hear about beautiful Jade. Purrs, love and hugs from all of us.

Mariodacat said...

M and I are so very sad for your news. It's always hard to lose a beloved furbaby, but seems especially cruel at a holiday time. M sends big HUGS to the humans and I'm sending comforting purrs.

JC said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

XO,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Old Kitty said...

Sending you many purrs and prayers. Please take care
x

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I are so very sorry to read of Jade's illness and passing.
We send healing hugs to you both
Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

The Last Battle is beautiful. I've never read it.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Jade was a beautiful kitty.

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

The Lady an' me are furry sorry for your loss.
Condolences,
Toffee

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry to read about Jade.
Gentle ((hugs))
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We are so very very sorry about the loss of precious Jade. Another icon of the CB. Run free dear sweet Jade. Deepest purrs and prayers.

KarenMcG said...

We're sorry to hear about Jade; she was beautiful.

I love your "The Last Battle" poem. Two of my beloved "boys' went to the Rainbow Bridge this year; I'm going to hold these words to my heart.

Warm thoughts and purryers for you all at this difficult time.

The Boys and Karen

Angel Keisha said...

Rest in peace.

Smokey said...

What a beautiful poem. Sending comforting hugs and so sorry you have to go through this sad time.

Kitties Blue said...

Purrlease accept our condolences at the loss of Jade. We will be purring and praying for you as you mourn her loss. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry the lovely Jade had to leave. Comforting purrs for those she left behind.

Amber DaWeenie said...

I'm so sorry about Jade. Keep all the good memories safe and they will get you through. Sending lots of hugs.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am so very sorry.
The poem is beautiful.
love
tweedles

Forty Paws said...

Many hugs and purrs and purrayers. It is so difficult to lose our furry babies.

Luf, Us and Maw

Marty the Manx said...

Please accept our condolences. Jade was a beautiful Girl. That is the poem Mom has with Oskar the Samoyed's Ashes. Soft purrs and woofs for you and prayers from Mom.
Marty and the Gang

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We were so sorry to see the news earlier today -

It's not furever....it's just...fur now -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Christy Paws said...

So very sorry for your loss. Jade was a beautiful girl.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so, so sorry that Jade had to go to the Bridge. Hugs, purrs and prayers to you as you mourn the loss of your beloved girl.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

So sorry about your beautiful Jade.
We are sending purrs of comfort to all of you.
XOXO

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey I didn't know Jade but I just heard your sad news from Madi and Mom and wanted to let you know that our hearts go out to you. Such a sad time. Love, Charlie from downunder and his Mum, Lynn

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are so sad to hear about Jade. We didn't know her as well as Mia and Ghost because you weren't blogging so much but we know she was every bit as loved.

The Swiss Cats said...

We're so sorry for your loss ! We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

Samantha & Mom said...

So sorry for the lose of Jade! Lots of hugs and purrs for you all!
Samantha & Mom

Max said...

Dammit...I am so, so sorry. :(

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Jade...may your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. xo Chloe and LadyBug

Sasha said...

We are very sad at your loss. Losing a kitty is hard to bear.
Sasha

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so sorry for your loss. RIP beautiful Jade.

womanbread said...

I am so very sorry and saddened to learn the news of your beloved Jade.
I know the heartache you are feeling now and how your heart is breaking.

I have learned, over these past ten months since my beloved Little B passed away in February, that he will always be with me, in my heart, in my loving memories of him and the time we had together, and the joy and the companionship he brought into my life.

Death can never steal that away from us. Love never dies, but is eternal. Jade will be with you always.

Run free, beautiful little angel. Run free, and know how very much you are loved.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I am so sorry to hear that Jade has run off to the bridge. She will forever be with you.

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us everyday.
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still Loved, and still missed
and forever dear

Mijn domein said...

We're so sorry for your loss. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

William said...

We are so very sorry to learn about beautiful Jade. I know that while she will have lots of old and new friends now, those she's left behind will miss her terribly. Purrs to you in this very sad time.

Caren Gittleman said...

We cannot begin to convey the depths of our sorrow. We are holding you all close to our hearts. Love, Caren and Cody

The Island Cats said...

We are so very sorry. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts.

Mr Puddy said...

I'm deeply sorry for Sweet Jade
Sending soft purrs to you & your family at this difficult time
HUG

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely Poem and beautiful photo of sweet Jade... Our purrz and prayers are with you... Please write again soon... We love and miss you.

Katie and the Katz.

John Bellen said...

I read of Jade's passing on the Cat Blogosphere site. I'm very sorry that she had to go. I'm glad that she was able to spend one last Christmas with you. Godspeed, Jade.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

We did not have the honor of knowing Jade, but wanted to extend our sincerest sympathies. Gods speed Jade and may HE grant your family peace in their hearts during this difficult time ♥♥♥

The Meezers or Billy said...

The mom has been slow getting us around to purrr and purray for everyone - we are so very very sad that Jade has gone to the Bridge. We are glad she and Derby went the same day, and we know that all of our furriends who have gone before were there to party with them. But it doesn't make us really feel any less sad.

Myst - Nicky would like to come and sit and hold your paw and comfort you.

Jade - we will not say good bye because it's just too hard - but we know we will meet you at the Bridge one day.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Sending Purrs and Prayers of support
May you fly free dear Jade until that day we all meet again
Love
Timmy Dad Pete and Family

Just Ducky said...

We are sorry that your Jade ran off to The Bridge as well. Hopefully she and Derby are having a grate time.

Just Ducky and mum.

WildCat said...

Very sorry for your loss of beautiful Jade😿

Robyn Harton said...

*hugs* So sorry to hear Jade ran off to the Bridge. purrs from the House of the Mostly Black Cats

Ragdoll Mommy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful, Jade. I do not know you, but I came over from Truffle and Burlee's blog (Sweet Purrfections) to offer my purrs and prayers in this difficult time. (((Hugs)))


Anya~

Clooney said...

That is a beautiful poem. We are so sorry to hear of your loss of your precious Jade. Sending you gentle purrs and holding you in our thoughts and hearts.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

That's a beautiful Poem for Jade. Purrs and hugs to you and your family. That rainbow bridge is getting a lot of use lately. Hope you are feeling a little better and wishing you a much happier New Year.

Alexandra and Deztinee High said...

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Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi
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