Monday, January 21, 2008

Mancat Monday -- For Caesar

We Ballicai are furry sad today. One of our furry bestest furriends, Caesar, has gone to the Rainbow Bridgie.



We will miss you so much, Caesar. You will always be our furriend. And Caesar, you will always and fureffur be my muzzie twin and one of my most speshul mancat mentors. We love you. Rest in peace, preshus furriend. Our love and purrs are with Prinnie and yur wunnerful fambly.

Caesar -- April 15, 1991 - January 20, 2008


NOTE FROM THE BRIDGE
author unknown

To my dearest family,
some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know,
that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from the Bridge.
Here I dwell with God above.
Here there's no more tears of sadness.
Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy
just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you
every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you
when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said, "I welcome you.

It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family,
They'll be here later on."

God gave me a list of things,
that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list,
was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night
the day's chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you...
in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth,
and all those loving years,
because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry,
it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers,
unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you
all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you,
you wouldn't understand.

But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now,
than I ever was before.

There are rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it
by taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy
and I'd like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world,
the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody
who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night...
"My day was not in vain."

And now I am contented...
that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along
I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody
who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up,
as on your way you go.

When you're walking down the street
with me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go...
from that body to be free.
Remember you're not going...
you're coming here to me.

19 comments:

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you for that wonderful poem. We are all very very sad here...

michico*Adan said...

This is a very touching poem.
We are all missing him so so much!
Lots of purrs and prayers to Princess and his mommy!

Tara said...

That was very lovely....

Tara and Kavan

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

That was such a touching poem you posted for Caesar. Oh he was an extraordinary mancat this is a truth! We will all miss him so very much. it will be so hard for Prinnie who was with him by his side for 16 years....how can a cat go on so lonely after that loss? It is beyond me to imagine...I have thought of nothing all day but this...Bless her little heart.
Much love from me to all of your hearts...Peachy

Karen Jo said...

You made a lovely tribute for Caesar, MaoMao. I really like that poem a whole lot. I will also miss Caesar very much. My thoughts are with his family.

Parker said...

That was a very beautiful tribute Mao.

Ali & Fiona said...

Such a sweet tribute! We are so furry sad.

China Cat said...

Willow and I were so sorry to hear yesterday that Caesar had gone to the Bridge. Such a sweet tribute and that is a lovely poem you have here today.

Purrrrrrs, China Cat

Chen & Ollie said...

That is a beautiful poem, you guys. We are all so sad here to learn of this awful news. We will all miss Ceasar so very much!!!
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Ariel said...

Hi My Sweetie,

I'm very sad about Caesar.He was such a sweet kitty and will be dearly missed.I love the poem it's very touching this was a lovely tribute.
If you want come and snuggle with me...Love and Many Kisses

Mickey said...

Beautiful!
We will keep him alive with our fond memories!
Purrs Mickey & family

Daisy said...

That poem made my eyes leak. I am so sad about Caesar.

snowforest said...

Oh we iz all so very sad ~ that poem was so touching - we don't know what to do we all have a heavy heart today - all our love and purrayers go out to Caesar, Princess and their family. May they all find peace in this tough time...
Great post MaoMao

The Meezers said...

that was very beautiful MaoMao.

Artsy Catsy said...

Mao, that was such a touching post, and a beautiful poem. We're so sad about Caesar and our hearts are hurting for Prinnie and her beans.

Rocky

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely tribute to Caesar.We really liked that poem. He will be sadly missed.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Oh Mao...he was such a special friend to you sweet mancat! I am so sorry for your loss....
Love your peachy

Caesar and Princess said...

Dear MaoMao, Thank you for this beautiful tribute.
Our hearts are aching and we are just completely in shock.

Thank you for being our friends

Alexi said...

That was a lovely tribute. We did not know Caesar but we continue to purr and purray for his family.