Friday Nov. 23, 2007 my dear sweet kitty Eclair went to the Rainbow Bridge. She was the most perfect cat, gentle and loving, always ready to give and receive affection. She came into my life just as I was starting to feel alive again and she helped me know that unconditional love does exist. Her life was far too short but I know she made an impact on many many friends who are saddened by this loss.
Tira and I are doing the best we can without Eclair, but I know our lives will never be the same without her.
My sweet Eclair, how I love you, how loved you were by so many. We miss you. Play in the sunshine you so loved at the Rainbow Bridge, all well and pain free again.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet
goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special
friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water
and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals that had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor.
Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we
remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy
and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special
to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops
and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent. Her eager body
quivers. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green
grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy
kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and
you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from
your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....