Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Today, we’re participating in a day of remembrance for our pets who have crossed over Rainbow Bridge.

(Sundae very graciously forfeited her turn to post Monday Morning Mews this week.)

There have been so many cats in my life, but the one that was dearest to me was Beezy.

I adopted Beezy from the animal shelter in the summer of 1995, when she was two years old. Later, I learned that her former owners had been acquaintances of mine, and that she was born in my home town of Bacon’s Castle, less than a mile from my childhood home. I like to think that, perhaps, we were so close because we were connected by way of our home town.

I’ve often said that Beezy was my “kitty soul mate”. She just wanted to be with me no matter what I was doing. When I first adopted her, I’d carry her around on my shoulder like a baby. In fact, her given name was Baby. But, as we often do with our pets, her name morphed from the original into something else. Baby became Beezy. I’m not quite sure how that happened: “Baby, Babeez, Bee-Beez, Beez, Beezy”…perhaps?

Beezy was shy and hid whenever visitors came around. But Marshall was family, so she was always comfortable with him.

And when Motor Man came into my life, she accepted him as her own.

You’d never know this man is allergic to cats.

Beezy lived a long life.  But in November of 2009, her health failed, and we had to make that sad, but most unselfish, decision that all pet owners dread. Beezy was 16.

Looking through pictures for this post was bittersweet, and memories came flooding back  of the love I we had for her.

Interestingly enough, we always thought of Beezy as a girl and referred to her as such, but “she” was actually a neutered male. It’s probably best HE didn’t really know the difference. I think HE would have been a bit embarrassed to be sporting this look. With all that long hair, the vet would occasionally have to shave the mats off poor Beez.

This picture was taken at the vet’s office as I held Beezy for the last time.

“Our animal friends teach us more than we expected
and love us more than we could have hoped.
That’s why we miss them
much more than we could ever have imagined.” 

To read all the posts of remembrance today or to share your own, click here.

~These Days Of Mine~




17 responses to “Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

  1. As sad as it is to look back – it’s equally happy to remember the days they were in our lives. Letting go of things is hard but most especially when there’s unconditional love involved. Enjoy the sweet memories.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

  2. Beezy was beautiful! I too have had a fair share of kitties, but the most special one was Callie. I sure do miss her. 😦

  3. So sweet, and so sad. Thanks for sharing your memories of your beautiful Breezy! ❤

  4. What a touching and poignant post. Thank you so much for sharing a bit of Beezy with us today for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. Purrs from Deb, the Zee/Zoey gang, and Purr Prints of the Heart.

  5. Beezy was a beautiful kitty, thank you for sharing these photos.

  6. We miss you, Beezy …

  7. Parting is such a hard thing, they say, but they never truly leave us, not if we don’t want them to…. A might fine tribute to a darling guy
    Gentle purrrs

  8. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I am sure Beezy is thinking of you and family today too. You all were meant to be together, only sweet memories ❤

  9. Such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul.
    The little furry loved ones we’ve been blessed with in our lives are truly apart of our hearts and family forever.

  10. Beezy was adorable. This post is beautiful. Animals are family and it’s so difficult to say goodbye. ❤ I first learned about Rainbow Bridge from Luis Carlos Montalvan. Oddly, I'd never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing this. ❤

  11. Beezy was so handsome especially with the lion cut. Sending love to all of you today as you remember him.

  12. A sweet, sweet tribute to your faithful companion.

  13. This is so touching. Beezy was beautiful! Really tugged at my heart today.

  14. The tribute to Beezy is wonderful. What a special cat!

  15. Thanks for sharing Beezy with us, he sounds like a wonderful cat. And was so very handsome even with his haircut.

  16. I loved learning the evolution of the name Beezy – isn’t that so typical of us pet lovers, that we name them one thing but, in our adoration, their names often evolve into something else? What a handsome kitty — that last picture of you two? Heart-breaking. MJ

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