Forever Fur Friends

This post is a dedication to the many friends who have recently lost a fur or feather friends to the rainbow bridge.
As difficult as it may seem right now, I hope your hearts can heal enough for you to only remember the good times and the funny times, the times they just knew, the endearing times the special moments you keep in your heart.

Much Love, and kind thoughts go to Hans and Rufus; Katherine and Tao; Michelle who lost her Dexter to a snake bite this past weekend; also to my friends at their one and two month anniversaries, my heart is with you all.


image from google images

image from google images


There’s something missing in my

I feel it day and night,

I know it will take time and

before things feel quite right.

But just for now, I need
to mourn,

My heart — it needs to mend.

Though some may say, “It’s
just a pet,”

I know I’ve lost a friend.

You’ve brought such laughter to my home,

and richness to my days.

A constant friend
through joy or loss

with gentle, loving ways.

Companion, friend,
and confidante,

A friend I won’t forget.

You’ll live forever in my

My sweet, forever pet.

— Susanne Taylor


I stood by your bed last night;
I came to have a peep.

I could see that you were crying you found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,

“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,

You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today; your arms were getting sore.

I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today; you tend it with such care.

I want to re-assure you, that I’m not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.

I gently put my paw on you; I smiled and said, “it’s me.”

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.

I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

It’s possible for me, to be so near you everyday.

To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew…
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over… I smile and watch you yawning
and say “good-night, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.”

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,

I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.

Be patient, live your journey out…then come home to be with me.
– Author Unknown


About Di

Di believes that the most important and most fulfilling “job” she has is being a mom of two. She is an author and animal communicator. Her greatest passion is animals and their welfare. She enjoys writing about animals and topics to help others with their spiritual growth.

Posted on July 10, 2012, in Animal Welfare, Interesting Articles, Poetry and Pieces and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Thomas G Mitchell

    5 days ago
    You left me; alone, frightened and a broken soul
    Called to higher service
    Your tasks on earth completed with total distinction
    Oh God Amber, how I miss you

    When my soul died
    15/11/1998 – 4/11/2010

    Amber Mitchell
    You taught me that it was OK
    To trust again
    I bless you and thank you for that sacred gift
    Oh God Amber, how I miss you

    When my life collapsed and all was dark
    You taught me that it was OK
    To live again
    I bless you and thank you for that precious gift
    Oh God Amber, how I miss you

    When all around me gave up on me
    Through foul lies and mad tales of what I was suppose to have done
    You told me, ‘Dad, I know that’s not your way’
    I won’t leave you, ever
    ‘Together Dad, we’ll get through’
    Oh God Amber, how I miss you

    When I cried
    You dried my tears and lay on my lap
    When I was in terrible pain and couldn’t carry on
    You nuzzled into my soul to comfort me
    You eased my hurt and carried me forward, again and again and again
    You gave me purpose
    You gave me back my life and assure me that it was OK to cry
    And always in those soft brown eyes I heard you say, again and again and again
    ‘Together Dad, we’ll get through this’
    Oh God Amber, how I miss you
    When I finally accepted
    That it was my lot in life to receive abuse, to be scorned and to be 2nd best
    You said no; No, No and NO again; and again and again
    ‘Dad, you are a worthy human being
    Filled with compassion, deep love and a true and honest heart
    Don’t give up now, together; we’ll get through this mess’
    Each time I cried
    Your soft brown eyes said again and again and again
    ‘Together Dad, we’ll get through this’
    Oh God Amber, how I miss you

    Forever grateful and blessed
    To have been privileged to share your life

    Thomas G

    • How beautiful and heartfelt.

      I am so sorry for your loss of Amber.

      That space in your heart they left never really heals.

      What eases my pain is said perfectly in the second poem. Its been 13 years nearly since my absolute angel Racy passed to the bridge, but I still feel her presence. We were so much a part of each others lives that I doubt that will ever change.

      It is also really comforting to find people who feel the same.


  2. Tilanie Meierhans

    Oh boy oh boy – with tears streaming down my face – it is beautiful Di xx

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