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A very touching card in the mail today.


Today we received a very special card in the mail from the Texas Animal Medical Center.
They were the only emergency animal clinic in the area that was open on that dreaded Sunday when our beloved “Midnight” cat succumb to kidney failure early that Sunday morning, Oct, 11, 2009.
She was in pain and convulsing and this place was where she was put down and finally rested..
Here is a photo of the card that we received tonight from that Center:

It reads:
Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven lies the rainbow bridge.

When a beloved pet dies, it goes to the Rainbow Bridge. It makes
friends with other animals and frolics over peaceful hills and peaceful,
lush meadows of green.

Our pets do not thirst or hunger. The old and sick are made young once
more, the maimed and the ill become healed and strong. They are as healthy and playful as we remember them in days gone by.

Though happy and content, they still miss someone very special, someone they had to leave behind.

Together the animals chaise and play, but the day comes when a pet will suddenly stop and look into the distance.. bright eyes intent, eager body quivering. Suddenly recognizing you, your pet bounds quickly across the green fields and into your embrace. You celebrate the joyous reunion. You will never again separate. Happy tears are warm and plenty: your hands caress the face you missed. You look once more into the loving eyes of your pet and know that you never really parted. You realize that though out of sight, your love has been remembered.

And now, you cross the rainbow bridge together..

The entire staff at the animal clinic had signed the card and it brought tears to my eyes because they had taken the time to remember my special little cat:

This was SO very special.. These people showed a level of compassion that I never knew existed..

Yes, I’m crying like a baby as I’m posting this…
The card tore my wife up pretty bad also. She tried to read it to me earlier this evening, but broke up and could not finish… I can see why.
God bless the little innocent “critters” that enrich our lives!

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Oh N2. I'm sitting here with tears running down my face. What a lovely card for them to send. How kind and thoughtful. God bless little Midnight. x

31 Oct, 2009


Tears in my eyes too N2.

31 Oct, 2009


and mine also. xx

31 Oct, 2009


And mine

31 Oct, 2009


Yes very sad, I also had a lovely card sent from our Vet's when we had to have our old lady put to sleep, she was sixteen when she left us which was a brilliant age considering she'd had a litter of seven kittens before she was a year old. God bless Midnight.

31 Oct, 2009


I too have met nothing but kindness when having my pets treated - but only while in the clinic. This is above and beyond the call of duty! its very touching that they cared enough to think of you after you left the clinic, because this is when it hurts most going home without our loved pet. xxx

31 Oct, 2009


~ I am so pleased that they did this for you~ in the past I have had to leave one of my boxers and walk away in tears~ never went back to that vet!
Recently when one of my boxers had cancer he was put to sleep in my Daughters kitchen by one of the RSPCA inspectors~ a friend of my son in law who is the manager of the local RSPCA site~ and his twin brother Merlin was there.I think it allowed Merlin to know what had happened.
He is buried on site under some trees with other pets and has some bulbs planted there which flowered this year.
The loss is hard to bear but made better by the kindness of others!

31 Oct, 2009


Tears from me as well . How kind of them to do that.

31 Oct, 2009


That's so sweet of them! You're ruining my make-up & I'm going out!!! But I really dont mind, honestly!

31 Oct, 2009


I try never to take any of my animals to the vet at the end. I get the vet to come to the house to 'euthanase' the animal. I usually know when the time is 'right'.

To me, that last journey, in a box/basket/cage is an act of betrayal, and I can't do it. For my sake, as well as theirs, I need them to die in my arms, at home, where they are safe. I'm very fortunate. My vet practice will readily do this, and the same vet has put all our sick and dying cats to sleep here, where they have lived and been happy. He sits on the floor with them in his arms, and because he is also a cat lover, his empathy is tremendous. He's a saint, and no mistake.

31 Oct, 2009


~ the time in question I was young and unprepared but persuaded by the vet that it was for the best~ it was a long time ago and I know much better now~if Merl has to go eventually we will arrange the same for him as we did for Mags he loves to be at Caz's place and will share the plot with Magnum.

31 Oct, 2009


Gosh....I've never heard of a Vet coming to your home for a cat or dog or small animal here. They usually only visit you if its a horse or a cow or some other large farm animal.

1 Nov, 2009

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