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Memories of Dante
Dante was born into our family in 1996 and we have 12 years of memories. Dante was born to my sister's cat Crystal and he was a Fluffy lil boy! His human Opa(grandfather) called him Wolfie, but once I decided to adopt him. I named him "DANTE" after a character in the Mario Puzo Book/Movie "The Last Don". Dante has been a mommy's boy since day (1), He loved to kneed and purr on my pillow. He was such an affectionate lil boy!

I remember when Dante was just a lil guy, he decided to sit on the coffee table and check out the candle, and low and behold.. his lil eyebrow whiskers were sooooooo long.. they barely hit the flame.. I grabbed him and said.. wow didn't you feel that!?!? Scared me to death!! Dante did have a fetish.. we had to keep any type of tape under lock and key.. or he would chew on it!! Anything that had a wrapper around it he would want to chew on...silly boy...

In my current home he loved to go sit out on the screened in patio and watch all the birdies, and ducks in the lake.. he was so content sitting out there for hours at a time!! My sweet boy.. I still see him sitting there in his comfy chair.. when I look out there..

Dante doesn't have a loud meow, only a small scratchy mew most of the time. He looooved to have his hind leg patted and he would walk on one side and then the other to make sure that both sides got patted. Silly boy! Dante was known for laying flat on his back with his paws in front of him, he was soooo content and happy!

Dante lived a very healthy life disease and ailment free.. but on January 18th 2009, I brought him in to see his "Amazing" Dr Sullivan. At that time his radiographs showed signs of arthritis on his spine he had blood work drawn up and everything came back great! So we got a few pain meds to heal the pain and I kept a warm heating pad around for him to lay on. He recovered from that nicely, but less than a month later he would not eat.. and didn't drink any water.. I took him back to Dr Sullivan and he was diagnosed as having a stomach infection.. he was then put on IV fluids and antibiotics.. he had to be syringe fed since he still was not eating on his own. He showed signs of improvement and I was able to bring him home after 3 days.

I continued to work with him syringe feeding him and he was on antibiotics. After 2 days.. he still was not drinking.. or eating.. so I brought him back once again and on this Radiograph a mass was discovered in his intestines.. and when exploratory surgery was done the next day the inevitable was found the tumor was malignant and he was immediately put to rest (My wishes). Dr Sullivan and Dante's Nurse Donna and all the staff at the hospital were wonderful with my baby boy and had so much love for him. We were blessed to have such a compassionate group of people caring for him.

Dante loved cat nip, many toys, and he was so much fun to watch when we played with the kitty laser light. Dante was not only my kitty he was my son, my muse, and my familiar. We shared such a bond and he was definitely a Momma's boy.. and proud of it too. Dante also has an older sister Tilly who is still with us and misses him as much as we do. We all love and miss you Dante.. one day we will meet you at the Rainbow Bridge..

Much Love,
Mommy and Tilly!

Here is a link to a video slide show I made in honor of Dante:
(Copy and paste it into your browser)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcEnGobP5WE

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2017 POSTS
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My My My... My Dante Boy!! 8 years!! Love and miss you dearly my Baby Boy!
I know you're surround by love and with your sissy Tilly and your Moma!
xoxoxoxo Mama will light a candle in your owner sweet boy!

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2016 POSTS
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WOW... 2016 has arrived and it has been 7 years you left for the Rainbow Bridge!!
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you my baby boy!! I know you are with your sister Tilly and your Moma!!
As well as all the other kitties from our family. I love you my Dante! xoxo Mama


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2014 POSTS
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Dante my baby boy!!! Tomorrow it will be 5 whole years since you have went to
the Rainbow Bridge! Not a day goes by that I don't miss you! All of
Polo's Purring Pride send their LOVE!! You know your siblings Cosmo
and Kokomoko are getting up there in age. I hope you and Tilly will
be there for them when it is their time to cross over to Rainbow Bridge!
Sending ALL my love to you my sweet boy!! I'm sure Moma is with you too!
*wiping tears now* Oh Dante how I love and miss you!! xoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxxo
Run Free and play with your sister Tilly my Love! *wiping tears*

All my love always and forever!
Mama!


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2013 POSTS
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My beloved Dante....
4 years have now come to pass since you made your way to the rainbow
bridge. You now have your sis Tilly with you! I miss you both so
very much. Not a day goes by without the thought of you! I will
celebrate your LIFE and all the joy you brought me my baby boy!!
Kisses and purrs being sent your way as well as to your Tilly!

Love and Misses,
Your Mama xoxoxoxoxoxo
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2012 POSTS
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My Baby Boy... My Muse.. My Beloved Dante! xoxoxo
3 years have come to pass since you were with us on this earth plane!
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you my beautiful boy! I miss
you and love you! One day our souls will be together again!!
Love you Mama's Handsome boy! Today I celebrate your LIFE!xoxox
Tell Tilly Mama says Hello and I love and miss her too!!
Love and miss you both so very much!! xoxoxox

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2011 POSTS
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3/21/11 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA'S HANDSOME BOY! <3
Today you would have been 15yrs old!! I miss you more and more each day!
Purrs and Kisses until we meet again!!
Take care of your big sissy Tilly! Give her some purrs and kisses too!
xoxoxo
Mama


2/20/11
My baby boy Dante, two years ago today you left this earth plane. I
cannot believe it has already been two years. Wow so much has transpired
since your exit. Your big sis Tilly is with you now. You now have a brother
named Maceo, a sister named Isabella, and a baby brother named Oliver.
Family and some friends insist that you are alive through Maceo. Sometimes
I think they are correct, as he does have a lot of your traits and mannerisms.
I love and miss you baby boy and think of you each day! xoxo

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Good Morning Dante!! In a month and 9 days it will be 2 years since
you have left for Rainbows Bridge!! Wow 2 years of missing you my baby boy!
By now you probably know I have offered our home to another furbaby, Oliver!
He's a silly little guy but growing so very fast!! He's gonna be a big boy too!
I know you and Tilly are having lots of fun! Until we meet again!
I love and miss you both so very very very much!!
ALL MY LOVE,
Mommy!

Maceo, Isabella, Oliver, Cosmo, Kokomoko, & Pointdexter
All would like to say Hi and Love you!! Oh and not to worry about me because
they make sure to pass on the purrs and kisses you send through them! :o)

Love you!


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2010 POSTS
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8/1/10
Hi Baby Boy!! Mommy misses you and Tilly so very much!! I'm happy to know that you are
both together now.. but it doesn't stop the monsoon of tears that are flowing at the moment.
Please take care of your sister, although you're the little brother. She needs you now to help
her through this transition. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DANTE!! xoxoxxoxox

Love and Misses,
Mommy

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7/29/2010
My beloved Dante.. by now you will have greeted your beautiful sister Tilly there are Rainbow Bridge..since she joined you there today. I'm sure she is puuuuuuuuurrrring away with you my dear boy!! Please promise me to take care and protect her.. and please give her kisses from Mama.. Oh my heart aches.. but I know she is no longer suffering and no longer in pain... I love and miss you both so much!! P.S. I will making her a Memorial page too!!

XOXOXOXOX
Mama!

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5/30/2010
My Dear sweet BOY!! I must apologize for not posting sooner.. but as you know
I always speak to you in prayer about everyday!! Funny thing is You've been around all of us
lately.. we keep calling Maceo, Dante! Abuelo, Aunt Patty, and me too. Silly boy we love and miss you so much!!! I hope you are oomforting a new friend by the name of Sampson.. He is very pretty Boy like yourself.. He's mom who's name is also "Lisa" just told me he left for the Rainbow Bridge.
Please let him know we are sending him hugs and kisses!! Please show him how to let his mommy know that he is ok and he will be waiting for her. I know you're doing GREAT I can just feel your energies my baby boy.. But it doesn't stop the fact that I miss you so!! I love you with all my heart..

Love You! Mommy, Abuelo, Aunt Patty, Tilly, Maceo, Isabella, Cosmo, Kokomoko, and your new cousin Pointdexter

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2/20/2010
My Dear Sweet Baby Boy!!
It has been a year since you made your way to the Rainbow Bridge! My how
time flies!! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you sweet boy! I can't help but
shed a monsoon of tears every time I visit you here! So much has changed
since you left.. as you already have heard. Oh my goodness Dante, do you know
how many times we ALL call Maceo, Dante. It's so funny how we don't even realize
it until we tell one another, umm you said Dante.. Makes me wonder some times
about how reincarnation works.. and if you're actually a part of Maceo.. hmmm..
Anyway.. We all love you my beloved son.. and I will definitely be lighting
a candle in your honor baby boy and celebrating your life!!

MUCH LOVE AND MISSES!!
Mommy, Tilly, Abuelo, Aunt Patty, Cosmo, Kokomoko, Maceo, and Isabella too!!

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2/12/2010
My Dear Sweet Boy Dante!! In just 8 more days, it will be a YEAR sinCe you left us!!
This does not change how much I miss you each and every day! Maceo resembles you more
and more each and every day! Tilly is hangin' in there and occasionally plays along
with Maceo and Isabella. I will be back in 8 days to write some special words
in honor of your beautiful spirit!!

XOXOXOXOXO
LOVE AND MISSES!!
MOMMY, TILLY, MACEO, ISABELLA, ABUELO, AUNT PATTY, COSMO AND EVEN KOKOMOKO!!
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2009 POSTS
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3/6/09 - It has been 2 weeks today. I had to write this for you my dear sweet boy!! Tilly and I miss you terribly!! Tilly and I have been really bonding a lot lately.. she is being more loveable lately.. I know she misses you to so we are there for each other.. I love you my baby boy forever and ever!!

I wrote this for you...

My Muse, My Familiar, My Dante...

You arrived into our family a lil ball of fluff
Your purring and kneading were never too much
It's amazing how you could fit into one hand
And you grew up to be such a big boy.

You have been through so much with all of us
And I cannot remember a day that you ever made a fuss
You were such a happy content kitty
Had such a charming disposition
You were friends with whom ever we invited in our home
Ready to greet them upon their arrival.

Your meow was merely a "mew"
Whenever I heard it we always knew it was you.
We traveled throughout Florida and beyond
The transitions we made never effected you at all.
You were mommy's strong lil man.
Your sister and you had it made in the shade
Spoiled but that's what mommy's do

Music you adored as much as me
At times I could tell how it made you feel
You have been such a gift to me for so long
Many say your kind are mysterious
But those whom say that have never
experienced the bond and unconditional love
of such a beautiful spirit.

Mystical is how I would describe it
Magickal too...

Your purrs were so comforting
as well as healing..
I could always tell how you were feeling

I know you are with me even today
For I feel you in my heart .. and
as I am told we are not far apart.

You will always be my baby boy..

All My Love!
XO Mommy

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3/21/09

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANTE!!

WE ALL MISS YOU SO MUCH BABY BOY.. I HOPE YOU'RE HAVING A HAPPY BIRTHDAY THERE AT THE RAINBOW BRIDGE WITH ALL YOUR NEW FOUND FRIENDS. I PLAYED THE SONG "WHAT I GOT" TODAY IN YOUR HONOR...
THESE LINES REMIND ME SO MUCH OF YOU.. "LOVIN' IS WHAT I GOT, I SAID REMEMBER THAT!" OH HOW I REMEMBER ALL THE LOVE YOU SHARED WITH US AND SO GRACIOUSLY GAVE!! BABY BOY I WANT TO HOLD YOU RIGHT NOW.
OH.. I ALMOST FORGOT.. I FOUND A VIDEO OF YOU TALKING TO ME THAT I POSTED UP FOR ALL TO SEE...
I'M CRYING A RAINSTORM RIGHT NOW..

LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!
MOMMY!!

TILLY, COSMO, AND KOKOMOKO LOVE AND MISS YOU TOO!!

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4/3/09
My Dear Sweet Baby Boy!! You never cease to amaze me.. even though you have gone to the rainbow bridge!! You have clearly sent to me another furbaby to love and spoil just like I have you!
He was born 2 days after you left us for the Rainbow Bridge!! I know you had something to do with me finding him!! I looked at many furkids and furbabies but it took me a while to find him and now I know this was meant to be!!! He's black like you Dante and he is so cute too!! I have named him Maceo!! I get to bring him on April 11th.. I know you had a part in this whole thing..
I love you my baby boy!!

We all miss you!!
Mommy, Tilly, Cosmo, Aunt Patty, Abuelo, and even Kokomoko!!

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8/14/09

Hi Baby boy!! Please accept my sincere apologies, for not writing more sooner. Mommy has been so busy with raising Maceo. Thank you again for sending him to me!! Last night I came to view your memorial and again the tears fall like rain. I know you say not to cry, but I just can't stop the rain of tears. I also viewed a video I took of you talking to me.. Awww.. hear comes the rain again. I am thinking about adopting another lil baby and naming her Isabella. But still trying to decide if right now is the best time or not. Your sissy Tilly is doing great, although she does miss you a lot!! She's healthy and still likes to play with the toys, just like when you were here.
I miss you much my Danteboy!!! I'm sure you have met so many friends there. I will write more soon.. I promise.. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!

XOXO
Mommy, Tilly, and even Maceo!!

P.S. When the sites pictures are back up, I will post a picture of Maceo..

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10/20/09

My dear sweet boy Dante!! Mommy is here!! And I have so much news to tell you!! We have yet another addition to the family!! Her name is Isabella.. she is just 2 months younger than Maceo!
WOW Dante.. Maceo has grown so much and is reminding me of you each day more and more.. I feel your presence around us often. Tilly still misses you too.. I need to make sure to give her special attention as Isabella and Maceo sometimes take over.. I know you are near, but not a day goes by without us missing you and wishing you were here in physical with us. Thank you again my dear sweet boy for sending Maceo to me.. I will never stop saying that you had a part of sending him to me!!
I love you so much baby boy!! I can't help by cry everytime I come to your page!! Oh looks like the site is back to normal so I will post a picture of Maceo and Isabella for you!

XOXOXO
LOVE YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS!!
MOMMY, TILLY, MACEO, AND EVEN ISABELLA!!


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