Friday, August 28, 2015

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Today we are remembering Those Who Came Before. Like most of us, I have memories of quite a few furry friends, some dogs, mostly cats.

Frodac - big Boxer male. I knew him as a child. He bit me one day, because I was in his face annoying him and he treated me as a puppy got treated. The barest scraping of skin right where my nose meets my forehead, I have a tiny, tiny scar. I have always been in awe of how this dog restrained his biting power to teach me to respect canines. Trust me, it worked! I never feared him even after that, but I did learn to be less annoying. 

Skippy - sweetest dauschand ever. Beautiful girl, amazing personality, never met a stranger. HATED thunder though, really upset  her. I loved that dog, more than any other dog I've known.

Tiger - a tabby feline girl, looked much like Leia, raised Skippy as her own. The play fights they would have! Running back and forth through the house, never really mattered who was chasing who. They were certainly a bonded pair.

Casey - the only dog I've ever known that I hated, and believe me the feeling was mutual! Met him working at a vet. He was a terrier mix. When his owner came in the room he turned around and bit me on the lip.  I barely avoided stitches that day. Unlike my dear friend Frodac, there was no gentleness in his bite. He was a constant visitor to the clinic, and the animosity of that first meeting quickly turned to loathing. **** however he provoked me, and I assure you he did, I never treated him less than gently. 

And now...  the story of Yasmina.

Mina was given to me as a 6 week old, but even then she had a tremendous sense of how regal she was. More of an Empress of cats. She had an old soul even as a tot, that one. Gray with some white, the softest fur ever. We were together for 15 years.

I miss her still.


  1. Awww, Mina sounds like she was wonderful, you obviously had a close bond.

    It's amazing the things we remember and how much our fur companions really do leave those "paw" (and hoof) prints on our hearts.

    Hugs and purrs.

  2. Thank you for sharing these memories with us. We loved reading about Frodac, Skippy, Tiger, Casey and Yasmina, and feel like we got to know them, just a little. Hugs and love to you, as you remember your beloved Angels, today and always.

  3. Thank you so much for participating in Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day - xoxo from Mr. Jazz, Deb, Purr Prints of the Heart and the Zee/Zoey Gang

  4. Purrs to you as you remember old pals (and foe) today. <3

  5. Lovely memories of you fur family. I also was bitten on the face when working for a vet. It was a Scottish terrier and belonged to our local pub landlord. It happened nearly 50 years ago but you never forget!

  6. What nice memories to share with us.

  7. Nice tribute to those that have gone to the bridge.

  8. They may be gone, but they are not forgotten...and they are always loved. Purrs....

  9. What a lovely post to remember your angels. How sweet of Tiger to raise Skippy as her own. It must have been so much fun to watch them running around together. Thank you for sharing your precious memories. Hugs xoxo