Monday, November 26, 2007

from Eclair's Foodlady, Deb

My heart is truly broken and I will grieve for a very long time....

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.

<3<3<3

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....

32 comments:

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Now our eyes are leaking all over again. Love & purrs from all of us to you and Tira.

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

Farewell, Dear Eclair. We will see you again someday.

Purrs to your foodlady.

Daisy said...

I am very, very sorry to learn the sad news about Eclair. My sincerest condolences.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sad to hear about Eclair. We are sending you lots of purrs and hugs.

Finnegan & Buddy said...

We are so furry sad abowt little Eclair going on to Rainbow Bridge. She is yore Guardian Angel now, watching over you and Tiramisu. Her soul will journey with yours forever and you will meet agane one day.

We will allways remember the fun of the art contest, how beautiful she was on the red carpet stroll and her gentle, loving spirit.

Sending lots of hugs & purrs,
Finny Buddy & Mom bean

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Oh no, not sweet Eclair! This is so hard, we are very very sorry to hear about her crossing.

Kaze

Mickey said...

I am so very sorry to hear anout Eclair :(
Purrs & Headbutts,Mickey

Kelly Cat said...

We want to add our sympathies for your loss, and to send you comforting vibes for your grief. You'll always have the good memories of Eclair.

Sammawow said...

We are so sorry for your loss of Sweet Eclair.

Soft purrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

DK & The Fluffies said...

You are in our thoughts

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

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow’d to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair’d the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent.

~Lord Byron
I am so sorry for your loss and wish I got to know Eclair before she left us. Hugs to you at this sad time...
Miss Peach

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Goodbye, Sweet Eclair. We will miss you, but we will see you again, someday.
I didn't realize she had been with us such a short time.
Prayers & Purrs to her family,
ML & KC & Missy Blue Eyes

Gemini said...

We are very sorry to hear about Eclair. Purrs to you.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear about Eclair. We send you purrs and (((hugs)))

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Eclair, you will forever and for always be in your family's heart.

We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers and heart. Our love to you ...

Rest In Love Sweet Eclair, Good Night Friend If Only For A While.

Purrs and Love

michico*Adan said...

We are so so so sorry to learn this sorrow news of Eclair.
We sincerely pray she is happy at the rainbow bridge.

Hugs, Purrs,
Adan * michico

Mo said...

Our condolences.

Purrs to your family, and may Eclair find peace & happiness over the Bridge.

Love,
purrchance to dream kitties
& not the mama

Derby said...

Purrs on your loss of Eclair.

The Meezers said...

oh goodness. Our eyes are leaking lots right now. Rest well sweet Eclair. We will see you at the Bridge.

We are sending big {{{HUGS}}}, purrs and soft headbutts to your food lady.

THE ZOO said...

we are soo sorry for your loss. we is sending purrs to you and tira.

Jake and Bathsheba said...

This is such a sad loss. We remember that Eclair started blogging shortly after we did. Eclair had a beautiful witch's costume for last year's Halloween contest. And we remember the great art contest she held last year where Luxor won Best in Show and we won "Most Loving." We also remember the lovely Eclair and Tira winning prizes in the runway portion of Skeezix's aCATemy Awards this past spring with their high fashions. We missed Eclair in the Cat Blogosphere and had hoped that she would return to regular blogging. Sadly, that is not to be.

Farewell, beautiful Eclair. You brought your food lady much love and she loved you dearly in return.

With our condolences to the food lady and Tira,
Purrs from J&B

Artsy Catsy said...

We're so very sorry to hear your sad news about Eclair. Our hearts go out to you and Tira. Just keep loving one another and know that Eclair is watching over you.

Everyone at Artsy Catsy

PB & J said...

We are so very to hear about Eclair, it is terrible to have another kitty go across the bridge. The only solace we can take is that she is healthy and whole over the bridge. We're purring for your family.

Chen & Ollie said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear abour your sweet Eclair. We didn't know her but we know how much you will miss your sweetie pie. We are sending many purrs and hugs your way. Purrrrrrrrrrsssss...
Mr. Chen & Ollie

William said...

Oh no, no, no. We are so very sorry Eclair had to leave. She's a true angel now.

Team Tabby said...

We are so sorry to hear that you have lost Eclair. We are sending you purrs and gentle headbutts.

Moe & Mindy

The M's said...

I am so sorry that Eclair has decided to go over the rainbow bridge. I am sending headbutts and purrayers your way...Monte

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that you lost sweet Eclair. You have my most sincere condolences.

Millie said...

I am so sorry to hear that Eclair has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, we are so very sorry to hear about sweet Eclair. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Tira. Puuurrrrsssss.

Tara said...

I am so very, very sad to hear about your loss. Purrs and hugs.
Tara

Junior said...

Oh no! Meowm and I are so sorry to hear about Eclair. Sending all of your purrs and gentle headbutts.