And if I go while you are still here...
Know that I still live on,
Vibrating to a different measure,
Behind a thin veil that you cannot see through.
You will not see me, so you must have faith.
I will wait there for the time when we can soar together again both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to the fullest,
And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart,
...I will be there.
"How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." ~ A.A. Milne/Winnie the Pooh
From Callie from Rainbows Bridge at the time of her transition on 10/18/19 at 2:00 p.m. --- I know, sweet mommies, how hard it was to let me go and yet your love helped you do that. My body was so very tired, and I was already seeing the beauty shining from the Rainbow. After gently falling asleep, I woke at the Rainbow Bridge and immediately recognized Tashi, Katy and BG, and the others who shared your life there over the years. And there was Nikki and Grady, Fred and Roxie (another Calico just like me)and so many beckoning me on. I ran across the Bridge and joined them, got lots of whisker kisses and paw hugs, and Tashi, Katy and BG assured me that you, our mommies, would be along in God's time.
It's so beautiful here...lots of sunshine, soft breezes to ruffle my fur, lots to see...the meadows, the trees, the rivers babbling along and most of all the LOVE! So much love...God's Love, Purrfect Love.
Just know that I'm watching over you with all my heart and that though I miss you and Jackie Pooh Bear, I know that we will all be together again. We'll all be at the Bridge when you come Home. In the meantime, just whisper my name in your heart...I am there...ALWAYS!
From her mommies --- There is sadness and tears mixed smiles, knowing that our precious Snickerdoodle...Snickers...is safe at Home where there is only Love, Grace, Peace, Light and Joy. The table where she spent so much time in her snuggy bed these last weeks was right next to Mommy Clare's recliner. Callie would just step over into my lap, take a bit of a nap and then go back to her bed. I truly miss seeing that bed and that precious little, 6 pound beauty, sleeping.
When we moved to Las Vegas in 2016, one of her favorite things and one of our great memories is of her leaping from the floor to the kitchen counter, then to the top of the refrigerator and on to the top of the cabinets. Scary! She was so sure of herself and her ability to leap softly. We're quite sure she's leaping up the tallest cat tree there. She had a 6 footer here and loved it.
We adopted her and Jackie in July 2013 in Utah, and of course, when we moved, they came with us. Our furry companions are truly family, and we are blessed and privileged to be their human companions.
Our beloved Callie is now across the Rainbow Bridge, healthy, happy, running and playing, chasing butterflies in the sunshine, snoozing in a snuggy bed on a table and living Life. We will be with her and our other beloveds one day when it's time for us to go Home. In the meantime, she and the others live on in our hearts always.
Our deep gratitude to Dr. Toby from Lap of Love who so gently helped Callie on to her next grand adventure. She slipped away peacefully and with grace and dignity. For that we are truly thankful. She was at home in her snuggy bed, surrounded by love, so much love.
Please when you read this, remember that our precious ones are just a whisper away, forever and always in our hearts. God bless you, too, with peace and comfort.
We'll be back! And remember, sweetest Callie, that you are loved ALWAYS.
10/20/19 - Beloved Snickerdoodle, it's been almost two days now that you have been at the Bridge, and we know you're getting all settled in and that Tashi, Katy and BG are helping you do that. Just know that you are in our hearts and that you are loved always. We're adding a picture to your photo album of you up on the cabinets when we first moved to LV so that folks can see how agile you are. Wrap yourself in our love and know that you are cherished.
10/21/19 - Sweetest Callie, thank you for giving us the sign of the beautiful, huge, yellow rose on the bush straight out from the kitchen window. It's gorgeous! And we know in our hearts that you are letting us know that you are always with us and that you are safe at Home across the Bridge and that you are happy and healthy. We hold you in our hearts and love you so much. One day we'll be together and in the meantime, you're in our hearts always. Your mommies and Jackie
10/22/19 - A cherished friend of ours wrote the following tribute for our beloved Callie, and we place it here in Callie's honor. "I am filled with gratitude to have known Callie through her moms, Clare and Martha. I am grateful for the Callie stories that continue to fill my heart. I am grateful for the human companions, who provided love and more love for Callie. I am grateful for the opportunity to sit High Watch as Callie made her transition to the Rainbow Bridge to celebrate her eternal life as the expression of Love and Light that she is. Namaste, Callie."
10/23/19 - Our beloved Callie made her journey to the Rainbow Bridge and Home knowing that she is loved always by us, her mommies and Jackie, her kitty sister
10/30/19 - Beloved Callie, thank you for sending two more huge yellow roses on another bush to us. It's one for each of us, your mommies, and one for your kitty sister, Jackie. All three of us know that you are with us, and your sweet spirit graces our lives until we're together again at the Bridge. You are loved ALWAYS. Your mommies and sister, Jackie
11/4/19 - Sweetest Callie, we have a big favor to ask. Please take Percy under your paw and show him all the wonders at the Bridge...the meadows, the trees, the beautiful homes, the snuggy beds, the good food and fresh clear water. We know that Tashi, Katy and BG will help you do that. Percy came to the Bridge so suddenly, and his mom, Diane, is hurting so much. Please ask Percy to send her a sign that he is healthy and will be waiting for her. Thank you, dearest Callie. And please remember that we love you SO much and will see you again one day. We're still waiting for your precious ashes to come home. We know they will and they will be in a very special place here. You are so loved always. Your mommies, Clare & Martha and your sister, Jackie
11/6/19 - Dearest Snickerdoodle, you arrived home this afternoon, although in a different form. Your loving presence remains with us, and you are in your special place along with Tashi, Katy, BG and Mittens. We love you so much, and we'll be together again for sure. In the meantime, hang out with our other beloveds and watch over us until we come Home. Thank you again for the beautiful yellow roses. You are so loved. Your mommies, Clare and Martha and your sister, Jackie
11/17/19 - Beloved Callie, you truly are in our hearts forever. We love you so much and know that you are safe at Home and we'll all be together again. Please feel our love and know that Love is truly forever and always. You're tucked in our hearts and your presence is with us. Love you to the moon and back. Your mommies, Clare and Martha and your sister, Jackie
12/25/19 - Sweetest Little Girl, our Snickers, it's Christmas and we know it's beautiful where you are...gold and silver everywhere...and most of all, Love everywhere. The warmth of Love and Peace. We miss you so much and yet we know you are always with us as we are with you. You are in our hearts forever and we love you always. We'll be together again one day. Merry Christmas and know you are treasured and cherished always. Our love is with you. Your mommies and sister, Jackie
10/18/20 - Dearest and most beloved Callie, this is your first anniversary at the Bridge, and it doesn't seem possible. We know there will be a grand banquet for you and for all those who crossed the Bridge on this date. Our other beloveds will be right there with you and all is Love and Light and Peace. We love you so much and we'll all be together again one day. You are in our hearts forever and always, Sweet Little Girl. Holding you close always. Your mommies and sister, Jackie
12/24/20 - Beloved Callie, this is your 2nd Christmas at the Bridge and we know you're surrounded by God's Love and Light. We love you and know that Christmas is such a blessed time there. We'll be together again one day for sure. Your are truly loved forever and always. Your mommies and sister, Jackie
10/18/21 - Precious, beautiful Callie, this is your 2nd anniversary at the Bridge, and we still miss you so much. You live in Love, Light, Peace, Comfort and Serenity, watching over your mommies here. Jackie has joined you and all our beloveds there, and the love goes on. We hold you close in our hearts always, and one day we'll all be together again. Feel the love and know that you are truly in our hearts forever until we're together again. We love you! Your mommies
12/25/21 - Sweetest Callie, this is your 3rd Christmas and your world is filled with Love, Light, Peace, Joy and Comfort. Please look after Jackie on this, her first Christmas there. We love you so much and one day we'll be together again. You are loved always and forever in our hearts. Your mommies Clare and Martha
10/18/22 - Beautiful, precious Callie, this is your 3rd anniversary in that beautiful, peaceful place, and I want to let you know how much you're loved and missed. Your mommy, Martha, got there on January 18th, and I know you met her. I know that love is forever and one day we'll be together. In the meantime, please watch over me here and know that you are so loved. Your mommy Clare
12/25/22 - Happy Christmas, my sweet Callie. I know your with your mommy Martha this Christmas. And I'm sending love and light to you. You are always in my heart. Your mommy Clare
10/18/23 - My purrfect Callie, this is your 4th anniversary at the Bridge and you are so loved. The banquet is set and you are with all my precious ones and Mommy Martha. I feel your presence and know that you are watching over me with love and purrs. I love you always. Your mommy Clare
12/25/23 - Merry Christmas, my Snickers. You are always in my heart and I love you. Your mommy Clare