>For Kenny…..A Tribute

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Bless the Beasts and the Children, for in this world they have no choice, they have no voice…  by Karen Carpenter
Tiny little paws make permanent prints all over our souls. 
They come into our lives,
on purpose,
by accident, 
as miracles.
The lucky ones are cherished.
We let them in.
We feed them,
bathe them,
keep them safe
and warm
and healthy.
And they give.
Always.
Laughter.
Love.
Loyalty.
Companionship.
Comfort.
They trust.
And love.
Unconditionally.
And when they leave,
they tear a hole in our hearts.
Broken and devastated,
we honor them
with our tears,
our pain, 
and our recollection
of all the time we shared with them.
Laughing.
Playing.
Cuddling.
Being.
This week,
a friend of ours
was left behind.
His cherished companion
crossed over the Rainbow Bridge,
leaving behind sad faces and broken hearts,
as well as sickness and pain.
It isn’t easy, 
letting them go.
Love is a double edged sword.
It heals
and cuts
and heals again.
And one day,
we’ll follow shadowy prints
over a bridge,
through a misty veil…..
and be greeted by 
warm fuzzy kisses, 
excited barks
and happy purrs.
Till that day,
may they always run
over fields that are green
and under skies that are blue.
…..for Kenny
RSM 1/6/2011
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About CuriousCat

I love to learn new things-anything from how to create a junk journal to the way light moves through space; why cats present their behinds to us to the effects of chemicals on our endocrine system. If it interests me, I can spend hours reading and learning about it.

Posted on January 7, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. >A beautiful tribute! The thought of the Rainbow Bridge brings tears and joy at the thought of our own dalmatians, Cooper and Argos, waiting in that meadow.Best,Bonnie

  2. >Beautiful and so movingly tender.

  3. >Man, that brought a tear to my eye. Such a beautiful tribute. And "Rainbow Bridge," well you know I'm a sucker for rainbows 🙂Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  4. >You made me cry.Beautiful.

  5. >That is such a beautiful, touching poem. So moving. It reminds me of our lovely Comfrey whose loss I wrote a poem about called Grief's Bouquet Garni. I can feel your pain and loss Hugs.

  6. >Such a lovely tribute. Losing our companions is so hard. I'm thinking happy thoughts and hugs your way.

  7. >Such a moving and heartfelt tribute. I'm sending virtual hugs your way.

  8. >Truly beautiful . . . big hugs.

  9. >This is gorgeous and such an amazing tribute. Giant hugs

  10. >A truly touching tribute. I am saddened for your loss of your beloved Kenny. May loving memories of him help ease the sharp pain of loss in some way. Roland

  11. >thank you, my dear b… i cried reading it, and remembering my sweet kenny, for whom you wrote it….

  12. >What a beautiful and touching tribute… I'm so sorry for your loss… I'm sending you lots of virtual hugs.

  13. >What a lovely..and heart touching tribute…thank you for sharing it!

  14. >I too have a friend that plays happily over rainbow bridge. This is a lovely tribute to Kenny. x

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