Monday, June 23, 2014


jessica baby cat
We lost our sweet Jessica early this morning. She was 18 years old and passed away peacefully in her sleep. I've had a lot of cats in my life, but she was by far the sweetest cat I've ever had. She loved to be rubbed and scratched and would paw at your hand whenever you would stop. She loved to sit in the garden with us, would come to greet you when you pulled into the driveway and loved her summer haircuts. We're heartbroken over her loss, but know she is running free on the rainbow bridge. We will miss you, Jessie cat!

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 who 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. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him 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....
jessie 1
jessie 2
jessie 3
jessie 4
jessie 5
jessie and sammy
Jessie and our dachshund, Sammy, who crossed the bridge in 2001.
jessie hair cut


Kay R. said...

Love all the pics, especially the ones where her paws are crossed. So sweet! And the one with Sam is so cute. I know how much you all miss her. Always hard to say goodbye to our furry family members. RIP Jessie.

Ann S. said...

Thanks! It's been a hard day. Doing the tribute blog post made me smile. Jessie cat always loved having her picture taken :)

Jane said...

Such sweet pics! The one of her & Sam made me misty. You guys took excellent care of her - she could not have had better owners! Love y'all!

Ann S. said...

Thanks! Love you too!