Shadow was the love of my life for the 8 (short) years that I had her. She was such a good cat, she was so lovable and affectionate! She was truly my "shadow", she literally followed me everywhere from room to room. The last few years of her life were rough. Shadow developed allergies and had to be put on steroids, which eventually took a toll on her health. I'm hoping that she didn't suffer or was in a lot of pain towards the end. She's been gone from me now less than a week. Now there's this huge void in my life and in my heart. I miss her so much. The house is so empty without her and I miss her greeting me at the door everytime I come home. People tell me it will get easier, however, at this point, I don't see how. I'm so thankful I had the eight years with you Shadow and as I told you near the end, I would see you again someday! There will never be another kitty like you!!|
I love and miss you so much!
Bye for now, Mom
P.S. Shadow I want you to know, Mom tried everything possible to help relieve your allergies and tried to be the best "human" parent to you! I miss your purr's, hugs, and your kisses. But most of all, I will miss your "unconditional" love!
Dear Shadow, I wanted you to know, mom found this website yesterday "Rainbows Bridge". This website has brought some comfort to me knowing there are so many other moms and dads in the world that can relate to how I feel when losing a "furbaby" like you. Mom has received some very nice notes from ones who signed your guestbook. Tomorrow night, mom will attend her first Candle Lighting ceremony and I provided a tribute just for you. That will be one week from when you
left your pain behind and crossed over Rainbows Bridge. I hope you're happy and healthy where you're at now. Also, that you have other "furbabies" to play with. Please don't forget me because I will never forget you. You'll always be in my heart and I can't wait to see you again!
I love and miss you so much! Bye only for now, Mom
02/14/12 *****HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, MY PRETTY GIRL*****
My dear Shadow, it's been one week now since you left and mom still misses you so much! I finally picked up your beds and toys to store them away for awhile until mom feels better. Just because I put them away, please don't think you're forgotten. I can never forget you. I think about you all the time and can't wait until meet again! Mom tried to partcipate in the Candle Lighting ceremony last night, but didn't quite understand how it worked,so Mom had her own candle lighting ceremony here at home. I lit 2 candles tonight one for you, my precious little girl and one for me. I said prayers and read your tribute again. Mom will have to read up on how this ceremony works, so I can try again next Monday night. Never forget how much you were loved. Also, we had our first big snow of the season yesterday so mom came home from work early and once again I missed you not being here. You always laid by me while I worked on the computer. Well, I know you're in a much better place now. Mom will write again! Always remember I love and miss you so much! Extra hugs and kisses XOXOXOXO for you today!!
Bye only for now, Mom
Dear Shadow my pretty girl, just a note today to let you know I'm still thinking about you and wondering what you've been up to. I hope you're pain free and got your beautiful fur coat back, so it will flow as you hop and play in the meadows with all your new furfriends! Mom is still getting a lot of wonderful notes from other parents who miss their furbabies, like I do. Well, I'm getting ready for bed now and I miss you, my little bed partner. Sleep tight and mom will write again soon! I love and miss you so much!! Bye only for now, Mom
Hi again my pretty girl! I wanted you to know that mom is finally doing alittle better now. Mom has received so many nice notes from other parents who also lost their "furbabies". I hope by now you've met lot's of "furbabies" to play with and run free, like you used to when you were a kitten. Always remember, even if I'm feeling better,that doesn't mean you're out of my thoughts and my heart. You'll always be there.I throw you kisses(at your sweet picture)every morning before I go to work and every night before I go to bed.Don't forget tomorrow is our candle lighting at 7:00 pm here.I can't wait until we can give each other hugs and kisses again! Mom misses those and you so much!! I'll talk to you tomorrow night.I love and miss you!!
Bye only for now, Mom
Dear Shadow my pretty girl, writing you is helping mom feel a little closer to you. I'm so sorry I didn't to the Candle Lighting ceremony last night like I said I would. Mom was a little sad again because the Vet's office called me today to tell me your ashes from your earthly body came in and ready to pick up.I know the ashes are what remains of your poor little sick body and I know your sweet soul is still out there residing at Rainbow's Bridge. Mom can't wait until we meet up again to give each other hugs and kisses. I love and miss you so much! My life is still empty without you! Bye only for now, Mom
Shadow,my pretty girl! It's been 6 days since I wrote you last and exactly 3 weeks since you crossed over the Rainbow's Bridge. Mom finally went to the Vet's office to pick up the urn that holds your earthly ashes. It was very sad for me,but I brought you back home with me and set the urn by one of your precious pictures on a bookshelf in my bedroom. That was the last sad thing I had to do. Knowing you're actually at Rainbow's Bridge with other furfriends playing and pain free makes me feel so much better. And to know we will meet again someday. No matter what and no matter how much time goes by, you'll be forever in my heart. I still don't think I will ever find another sweet and lovable kitty like you! I love and miss you so much!! Life is alittle better but will never be the same without you in it. I wish we had more than just the 8 short years together. I still cherish the time we had together.Tonight is the Candle Lighting ceremony and I wrote a tribute for you and I include you in my prayers every night! Forgot to tell you, mom started a scrapbook about you and will include all the nice notes mom received from the other parents who also lost their "furbaby(s)". I'll write again soon.Don't forget you're forever in my thoughts and in my heart!! Bye only for now, Mom
Dear Shadow, my pretty girl! I'm not sure how much more room Mom can write you.I'll just keep writing until they tell me to stop.Mom is doing her own Candle Lighting ceremony tonight in your honor.I lit a candle with only one flame.Mom received a very nice sympathy card from the vet that took care of you towards the end.I was OK until I saw your paw print with your name on it. It's been 4 weeks today since you left me.Mom is doing better but still misses you a lot!The house is so empty without you in it. I look forward to the day when we can meet again!! I love and miss you so much! I hope you're having fun and that you're happy with all your new furfriends! Bye only for now, Mom
Dear Shadow, my pretty little girl! I know it's been a couple weeks since I wrote you.I hope you know I still think about you often and still miss you so much! We have an early spring this year, wish you were here to enjoy it. You always loved the window open to look out at the birds and the trees and leaves blowing with the wind. Mom doesn't get as sad as I used to, but I still blow you kisses at your picture at night before bed & in the morning before I leave for work. I still love and miss you so much. My life isn't the same without you!! Bye only for now, Mom
Dear Shadow, my precious girl! Mommy so sorry she hasn't written you in a very long time but I hope you know that doesn't mean I haven't missed you or thought about you! I have your picture on my bedroom nightstand and kiss you good night every night plus I mention you in my prayers each night. Mommy has some good news. Mommy adopted two new furbabies (kittens). Mommy got so lonely without you, so I decided to get two kittens last October. They're both boys and with names of Vader and Yoda. Vader is pure black and Yoda is a beige tabbie. Please understand, they will never ever replace you! You were the best kitty! The "boys" are very active and playful, but good kitties. Vader loves flowers and is very nosey. Yoda is very mellow and a bit chubby. Both are a lot of company for mommy. I have pictures all over the house of you and I tell the "boys" that their big sister is watching out for them. I bet by now you've met lots of other furbabies like you. I'm sure you're very active and playful again and not hurting anymore. Mommy can't wait to see you again! I love and still miss you very much!! I'll write you again in a couple of weeks, which will be your first anniversary at Rainbow's Bridge. In the meantime, have fun with all your new friends! Bye only for now, Mom
Dear Shadow, my pretty girl! Mommy is so sorry she wasn't able to write you on the first anniversary (02/06)of you leaving your pain and me behind, as you crossed over the Rainbows Bridge. Mommy's computer was broken and it had to be fixed. I just got it back! Mommy received a couple of nice notes from other furbaby parents that day. Also, mommy thought about you all day especially when I had to write the date of 02/06. Mommy still misses you so much and I still get very sad when I talk about you. Then, I think about how happy you must be now as you reside at Rainbow's Bridge with all the other furbabies. Mommy knows you're back to your playful and fiesty self and playing with the other kitties. Your two new brothers are alot of company for me now but I still miss you. I hope you're having lots of fun and mommy can't wait until we meet up again someday! I love and miss you very much, my special girl! I promise to write again soon! Bye only for now, Mom
My dear Shadow, my pretty girl! Tomorrow will be the second anniversary of you leaving me and going to Rainbow's Bridge. I still think of you everyday and still have pictures of you, everywhere. I have the one on my nightstand and I pray for you every night, hoping we can meet again someday. I still have a hard time talking about you without crying, that's how special you were to me! Mommy is staying pretty busy these days with your younger brothers (Yoda and Vader). Vader is a very active kittie and loves to chew and eat everything, so I need to keep a close eye on him. Yoda is the opposite, very mild manner and nothing seems to bother him. They sleep with me at night just like you used to do. They have been alot of company for me. I will think about you all day tomorrow, hoping you are OK where you're at and having fun playing with all the other fur babies! I love and miss your very much!! Bye only for now! Mom
Hi my dear sweet Shadow, my pretty girl! Well, here it is the 3rd sad anniversary of when you had to leave Mommy and cross over Rainbow's Bridge. Mommy knows you're feeling better and happy playing with all the other Fur Babies there. Mommy still misses you so much and thinks about you everyday. I always thank God, he gave you to me, even for only 8 short years. Mommy is very lucky to have found Yoda and Vader to keep her company. They're both very good kitties, just like you were. I also pray to God that you and I will get to meet up again someday, in heaven. So, just be patient and play with your friends until we can meet again. I love and miss you so much, my precious Shadow! Bye only for now! Love You, Mom
Hi,my sweet pretty girl! Mommy thought about you today, not believing it's been 4 years ago today, I lost you. But, I know you're in a better place and without any pain. I hope you're having fun playing with all the other fur babies. Mommy is OK, your 2 younger brothers keep me company and are also good kitties, like you were. You would like them. Vader is black and pretty shy when people come to visit, so he runs and hides. Yoda is an orange tabby and very friendly who loves company plus getting his belly rubbed. I still have your pictures throughout the house. You were such a special girl and I still miss you very much. I can't wait to see you again someday,so in the meantime have fun playing with all your new friends. Bye for now! I love and miss you!! Love You Always!, Your Mom P.S. Mom recently bought a sweatshirt with paws & angel wings, in your honor.
My dear my sweet Shadow! Sorry, for being late writing you this year, but Mommy still misses you and thinks about you a lot! Mommy retired last year from her job and is staying really busy. Your 2 brothers Yoda and Vader, are a lot of company for me and lovable. Mommy still remembers you in her prayers every night and still has your picture on her night stand. I'm hoping you're playing with all your fur friends and enjoying yourself without any pain! I love and miss you so much even after 5 years. I hope to see you again in heaven someday. Will love you always! Your Mom Bye for now, my sweet girl!