Monday, December 29, 2014

Our Sweet Tabitha Went to Kitty Heaven, Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge  

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, someone who was 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 begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, 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 those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
*Author Unknown* 

My Sweet Sweet Tabitha is gone, we miss her so much!

We were blessed to have her in our lives for 15 years and 1 day shy of 2 months.
RIP Tabitha October 27, 1999 - December 21, 2014


What would I do without you, my precious, furry friend?...
Part mischief, but all blessings, and faithful to the end!
You look at me with eyes of love; you never hold a grudge....
You think I'm far too wonderful to criticize or judge.

It seems your greatest joy in life is being close to me...
I think God knew how comforting your warm, soft fur would be.
I know you think you're human, but I'm glad it isn't true...
The world would be a nicer place if folks were more like you!

A few short years are all we have; One day we'll have to part...
But you, my pet, will always have a place within my heart.

- Hope Harrington Kolb

she grew up with our granddaughter Morgan. Morgan is now 16 years old.

My family Christmas Day a few days after the loss of Tabitha, I will post about her illness in the next post, because I think it will be helpful to owners of pets and esp cats.

Morgan now 16 is the tall brunette next to my son Shane in the top row, my daughter Kirsten has on the white with red. My Daughter in Law Jaime peeking through Steve's head next to my son.
My grandson Rylan growing so fast next to the Snowman, my two step grands Kayla and Brandon and  mom, Steve and I.

Happy New Year 2015, May God Bless you and  make this year a good one!



  1. So sorry about Tabitha, Kat. They really are a member of the family. She was very much loved and she'll live on in your heart. Just wanted to stop in and wish you all the very best in the coming New Year. ((hugs))
    Wynne, over at

  2. What a beautiful memorial to Tabitha!! I love it. What a nice long life she had, but still so hard to let go.
    Happy New Year my friend!! Have a nice day.


Have a wonderful day! ~Kat