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maxsMandD

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Happy 6th year at the Bridge Rusty,Visit your mom in a dream she misses you very much.  ((hugs))   maxsMandD
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Dear Rusty (and Bingo & Beans too!) isn't it wonderful how you are always with Mom and she loves you so much and can never, ever forget you. Happy 6th anniversary,

Sharon
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Happy 6th Bridge Day to you Angel Rusty! You are loved forever and will be missed until the day your Mom sees you again...  Thinking of you Allison...
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Lee Lee's Mama
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Dear Amanda ~
Thank you so very much for your kind words & wishes for my sweet boy Rusty. You’ve phrased it quite well, “healing that takes place, a gift, though a painful one.” It’s so true. I couldn’t believe that I’d ever get beyond the sorrow that I felt. I was so conscience of it every day. But then at some point, slowly it starts to happen, and then you realize that the deep well of sorrow has miraculously has begun to fill up with sweet memories. I love the expression, “eternal youth,” as that is exactly how I’d like to imagine my precious boy. Thank you again for being such a kind & supportive soul. Many hugs.

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Dear Diane ~

The years do keep “ticking by” & there’s nothing we can do about that, is there? As you wrote though, one thing does truly remain constant ~ our love & how we miss our babies. And I do honestly believe that we will see them again. It’s knowing that our babies are somewhere safe, warm, healthy, young & whole again, waiting for us that keeps me from losing my mind. To be able to smile now when all I had was tears feels like a huge change, one that I think Rusty would approve of. Why would they want us to wallow in such sorrow? It probably makes no sense to them because all they did was bring us joy. We humans carry the burden of understanding the pain & suffering that comes along with sorrow. And what a heavy burden it is indeed. But thankfully we have these memories of them to help us gently put the joy back into our hearts. Thank you Diane for all of your compassionate & caring words ~ your endless support means so much to me & all of us here. Much affection.

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Dear Melanie ~

Thank you so much for you kind words & support. I know how your own heart continues to ache from missing your precious Lee Lee. We all love & miss our babies so much & the only true comfort I possess is the knowledge that one day we will all be reunited. Much affection & many hugs.

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Dear maxsMandD ~

Thank you for reading & posting a reply on my Rusty’s 6 year anniversary at the bridge. Oh how I would love a visit in my dreams from my monster kitty. He visited twice at the very beginning & then I strongly felt him leave to go on his next journey. I still can’t believe he was with me for almost 22 years & has been gone for 6 ~ I honestly don’t understand “time.” I think most of us all struggle with it. Thanks again & ((hugs)) right back to you.

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Dear Allison,

The way you write to your sweet monster kitty is so touching and so beautiful. I love how you describe his playfulness with the sheets and his other unique quirks that made Rusty so special and one of a kind. Know what you mean about time...it is a strange entity, indeed.

Dear Rusty - happy belated 6 years sweet boy...hope you had a great time with your Bridge pals on your special day!

Hugs,

Elise, Buddy's mom
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Rusty, sorry that I missed your 6 year bridge day. I bet you, Bingo, and Lulubelle had a grand party where you invited all your new friends. I hope that you have some billowing sheets up there to play in, and some paper balls. 

I can't imagine how it will be for me when I reach the 6 year mark. But, you are right, with time, we can reflect, not on their passing, but on the way they lived. Each day they would bring so much joy and happiness, and laughter into our lives. They look at each new day as a new adventure. Yes, our babies have taught us to find joy in each day, and they have taught us how to love without holding anything back. We are the lucky ones to have had so much love in our lives. And, even with the pain that comes, I know we would do it all over again. 
RustysMom

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Dear Elise ~

Aww. Thank you for referring to my Rusty as my “sweet monster kitty.” Don’t know when I started to call him that nor was he even remotely like a monster. He was the kindest, sweetest & gentlest souled animal. He loved all people & animals. He was the brother of many dogs & kitties & never once raised a paw or hissed. His soul was so pure & full of love. He was so playful & I didn’t want to accept when he started to slow down or when he had stopped coming upstairs to sleep with me. After 20 years of sleeping together it was hard to get used to the fact that he couldn’t do the stairs or jump on to the bed. Then one day, about 4 months before he left me, in the middle of the night I found him sleeping next to me ~ oh how my heart melted. He was stretched out & as I stroked his hair I could feel how thin he had become & how his hair had lost most of his stripes. But yet he somehow made it up the bed & snuggled in next to me. I cherish that one night so much because it was the last time he made it up. He was my soul mate & he’s missed every single day. Thanks again Elise. Big hugs.

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Dear Allison,

You're very welcome - I chuckled when I heard you calling Rusty your 'monster kitty' and knew that he was anything but! I can only imagine how sweet your baby was and still is - what a beautiful boy...he won so many hearts throughout his life, both two legged and four. I also called Buds "monster" sometimes because he loved to tease me and of course he wasn't a monster and like your boy he was always so sweet and pure, but that name became one of about a hundred of his special terms of endearment!

Your story of Rusty coming up to sleep with you on that special night is so touching...he just wanted to be as close to mom as he possibly could be and did what he needed to do, just to be with you. Our babies seem to have a lot of that "mind over matter" ability...an inner strength and determination that is quite remarkable. I remember my mom's cat Pecan...she became so thin as she aged, and toward the end of her life she weighed very little, perhaps half of her normal body weight. She was my mom's constant companion and I know my mom misses her terribly, but she hung in there as long as she possibly could, for mom.

Well, another day draws to a close and never does one pass that we don't think of our sweet babies and miss them, so much. I'm so glad for you Allison, that you can embrace the sweet memories that you created with your beloved Rusty, ones that will sustain you for a lifetime. I love what brenrae wrote - that our babies taught us how to find joy and how to love, without holding anything back. And yes, even though our hearts break so much when they go on ahead, we most definitely would do it all over again, without hesitation.

Warm hugs,

Elise, Buddy's mom

RustysMom

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Dear brenrae ~

You never have to apologize for missing the actual day. No matter when it happens, the fact that you’ve taking the time to read & then reply is so generous. I understand your sentiment regarding “imagining how it will be when you reach the 6 year mark . . .” I can remember back at the beginning reading posts about how people are managing after years & how “time” plays such a significant role. But I couldn’t wrap my head or heart around those comments. I was matter-of-factly & utterly heart-broken & crushed. And for me, it wasn’t until many years had gone by that I’ve been able to address Rusty & how he lived vs. how he died. But thank goodness that it has happened because now I can smile instead of always cry & I can recall more memories, as before they seemed locked away with my sorrow. And yes, you’re right about “even with the pain that comes, we do it all over again.” I waited about 1½ years until I got another kitty (Woodstock aka “Woody,”) and then we lost our other kitty LuluBelle (The Beans) in 2012 & we got another one about 2 months after that (Picasso.) We wouldn’t have it any other way, would we? There are so many lost, abused, neglected, surrendered, abandoned animals out there that need us & our protection & that because we simply have the capacity in our hearts to love (again,) we choose “yes,” even knowing going in there’s heartache at the end. I'll never get used to saying "goodbye," which is why all the time we get to spend together, be it two months, two years or 22 years is what sustains us. Warm affection. xo 

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Dear Elise ~

Oh how I miss my little monster coming up & snuggling with me. When it was just Rusty & I living together, I used to wake up in the morning & there he’d be, with his head on the pillow next to me like a person. Every morning ~ it was uncanny. Then when my husband was introduced to the scenario, that didn’t stop my Rusty. He’d sneak his way in-between us. My husband didn’t like that because he was afraid he’d rollover on to him, so he started moving Rusty to the other side of my body & that’s where he took up his sleeping position that lasted until he could no longer make it upstairs.

You’re so right about our babies “inner strength & determination.” I think that’s what kept Rusty with us for so long. Even at the very, very end, he still hung on; he wouldn’t let go. By all accounts (according to the vet,) he should have died, but he didn’t. It was, by far, the saddest thing to see, how he was struggling just to stay with us. The vet had given him some morphine, so he had become quiet ~ no meowing; no purring & so not like him. He was always so vocal. His spirit was still so present because I could see his little nose twitching from catching smells. But at the same time I could feel that his body was so tense from fear of the unfamiliar surroundings & being unable to see (he went blind in the last 24 hours.) When we finally made our decision to “let him go,” the vet gave him the first shot & I finally felt him relax so I knew he was at last at ease ~ the first time in days. And then as his spirit & soul left him I knew it was with a sigh of relief & no pain. While in reflection now, I realize how peaceful it truly was, but at the time I couldn’t see or feel that at all. I only knew the agony of grief from our separation after being one another’s companions for almost 22 years. It breaks my heart today as I type these words remembering those moments.  But as brenrae stated (& as you reiterated,) our babies have taught us to find joy in each day, and they have taught us how to love without holding anything back. We are the lucky ones to have had so much love in our lives.”  We are so lucky indeed.

Big, huge hugs Elise. xo

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Dear Allison,

I can imagine how much you just loved having Rusty so close...he sounds like such a snuggle baby!

How determined your little guy was, to stay with you for as long as he did and the struggle he put up. He had a strong will...a beautiful expression of the depth of his love for you!

Thank you, for sharing about his last moments - I know this was difficult for you to write. I am still too close to Buddy's passing, to feel much of anything other than grief and the pain of separation but I do know, that it was peaceful for him, and so necessary. Looking back on it now, I think I was in shock and could not believe that we were to be separated for the rest of this earthly life, that our time together had truly come to a close. 

So many people here in the forum are experiencing the terrible rawness of new grief. They will also be discovering and gaining a new appreciation for the many precious gifts that their babies gave them, that they will treasure forever. Even through the dark clouds of sorrow for missing them, so much.

Hugs,

Elise, Buddy's mom
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Dear Allison, something told me to come here today. Your tribute to your darling Rusty is just beautiful and heartbreaking. I feel every word.  Mr. Meowgy's 6 year anniversary is coming up on 3/6 and I agree that some pain never goes away.  We go on day to day because we have to, there is no other choice. I am sure that your gorgeous Rusty and my beloved Mr. Meowgy and his sweet sister, Miss Spotty are good friends and play together every day.  Beautiful thought isn't it?  Rusty darling as soon as you can let Mommy know you are ok. I know it is hard with so many, many babies trying to get through. She will wait forever to hear from you.  Donna, Mr. Meowgy & Miss Spotty's mom
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Dear Elise ~

Rusty was most certainly my snuggle monster. I can’t think of a happier time in my life when it was just us two, sharing a pillow in the quiet moments of a morning. We were so completely attached to one another. Now, in hindsight I understand why he had such a hard time letting go. He didn’t want to leave me just as much as I didn’t want him to go. But he knew he could trust me to take care of him as I had to & as I had done for almost 22 years.

It’s hard wrapping our minds around the fact that our earthly time together has come to a close when that time arrives. So much so, that for most of us here it takes months (& yes years) to come to that realization. Note that I say “realization” vs. “acceptance,” because for some, acceptance never fully & truly comes.

You continue to provide support & strength for so many of us here Elise, all the while still experiencing your new & raw loss. I can confidently say that your Buddy is watching you from the RB with such pride.

Thank you for kind words & your genuine soul. More hugs!!!

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Dear Donna ~

Your reference, “something told me to come here today” . . . well I get the same feeling about others that I’ve met around the same time that Rusty left me. I definitely remember “meeting” you those 6 long years ago when you’d post about losing your adored Mr. Meowgy. We do go on, don’t we? I believe it’s what our babies would want from us. They only knew us in the light of love & companionship so watching us grieve must be confusing for them. I’m not sure you knew, but Rusty’s sister LuluBelle joined him at the RB in June, 2012. So like your Mr. Meowgy, Rusty is no longer alone. Although I strongly feel that he’s never alone at the RB with friends like your Mr. Meowgy, Miss Spotty & the many others. You’re right, it is a beautiful thought to imagine them all together. Thank you for taking the time to read & reply to Rusty’s 6 year anniversary posting ~ it means a lot to me. Much affection always. xo

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~ SEVEN YEARS ~ 2/16/15

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Oh my darling ascot kitty ~ how I miss you.

I’m posting this a few days early because I’ve been thinking about you so much.

My sweet little boy, how have we gotten to seven years so quickly ~ 2,556 days without you? I go back & re-read my previous posts & I’ll always write the same sentiment ~ how I remember in the beginning after you left me, I was sure I wouldn’t make it through one day without you. But I did. Not without sheer agony along the way, but I did.

Time worked its mysterious & magical way to help ease out the pain & insert all of the beauty of the life we had together. In the immediate days/weeks/months even the first couple of years, I could only focus on how you left me. Then, without truly fully understanding, one day I noticed I was recalling happier times & not always crying when I thought of you. It was a revelation actually. I recognized that it was about our time together that made those memories & what keeps you alive in my heart. I will NEVER stop missing you; I will NEVER stop loving you. But I can stop focusing on all the pain & suffering that came with you having to leave me. I cry when I write these words because I still suffer from the depth of sorrow, but these days, it’s not a constant companion of my being.

You traveled many roads with me; lived in at least 12 different homes along the way. You were always there to greet me at the door & the first set of eyes I saw when I’d wake in the morning. Your meow is one that fascinated me & made me smile; and your big personality is one that was immeasurable. You were & always will be my very best friend; my soul mate; my love.

My day ends every night with giving you a million heart kisses & lighting your candle, but today on your 7th anniversary at the bridge, they're 7x extra special.

As you know, and as I say every year, all of us here on earth love & miss you & your kind hearted spirit & soul.

Rusty, my love, with your Rainbow Bridge wings ~ October 1, 1986 – February 16, 2008 ~ forever in my heart.

PS my darling little boy give LuluBelle & Bingo a big kiss for me, ok? I like to imagine the three of you are sticking together & watching over all of us.

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Allison,

Your seven year tribute to Rusty is absolutely beautiful and touching. He is very handsome, with those little white nose spots. It is clear that you loved your boy deeply, and that he lived to almost 22 years is indicative of the good love and care he received.  

That you can recall happy times spent with Rusty is a testament to what happens with time and attention. At the beginning, there is so much guilt and focus on the very end, which is certainly not what any of our sweet companions would want. I'm overjoyed that you have been able -- no doubt with difficulty -- been able to look past the "very end" in order to embrace his life, and your lives, together.

Rusty was lucky to have you, and you him.  Peace and love to you both.

~Linda
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Dear Allison,

Your Rusty is absolutely beautiful, and God Bless him what a beautiful long life he had, full of love and happiness. Your letter to your sweet Rusty is so heart warming and it makes me smile and gives me hope that the sadness lessens and the happy memories take hold once again.  My beloved cat Smudgie's one year anniversary is next month and I'm still at the sadness stage, not that the sadness fully goes away but your are right, the happy memories are starting to out weigh the sad memories.

I wish your beloved Rusty a Happy 7th year Anniversary at Rainbow Bridge.

Peace, comfort and beautiful sweet memories of your dear Rusty.

Hugs to you and Rusty

Nancy, Angel Smudgie's Mom and Mom to Calie, Sparky and Jade

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Hi Allison,

Wow, seven years - so many days, evenings, hours, minutes that have gone by since Rusty passed away. It will be 7 years for me this year on March 29. Like you, I can't believe so much time has passed. And like you, I wondered how I was going to make it through those firsts without my Blackie. You know how difficult it was- for both of us - but we made it and are still here, loving and missing our beloved boys that filled our hearts and lives with so much love.

We are definitely better off having them in our lives than not knowing them at all, and I suppose that is their ultimate legacy - the love that we knew by being part of their lives. As you wrote,  we will NEVER stop missing them, and we will NEVER stop loving them.

Thinking of you & Rusty in the days to come...

Take care,
- Kelly
RustysMom

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Dear Linda,

Thank you for taking the time to visit & read my tribute for my special boy Rusty. He was my handsome little man & I appreciate your compliment. I always loved his little white markings, especially his “ascot.” You replied how “at the beginning, there is so much guilt & focus on the very end.” That is so true. It’s the burden of “thought & intelligence” we humans carry. The only answer I have is, “time.” I’m sorry if it sounds trite, but it’s true as I’m the evidence of it in action. Unfortunately I know that not everyone shares the same experience, but for me, after 7 LONG years, I can finally look back without always focusing on the very end. I realized that 22 years far outweighs the last few days . . .

I know your loss is new (your sweet boy Simon, who succumbed to the same disease as my girl LuluBelle,) so I want you to know how much I appreciate your kind words & support. Stay strong & with much affection to you.

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Dear Nancy,

OMG, I just took a quick peek at your photo album & your Smudgie is just the most adorable little kitty. I’m so sorry she had to leave you. It’s never easy. No matter if they’re old, young, sick or suddenly. It doesn’t matter. The fact is, they are gone from their earthly life & we’re left without them. You mentioned that you’re approaching Smudgie’s one year anniversary. It’s those milestones that crush me. I think knowing an anniversary is nearing is almost as unbearable as the actual date. And I continue to dread each & every anniversary as it marks the distance between the last time I held my boy. It still burns like a hot knife when I recall his having to leave me. Year one, two or seven . . . or twenty . . . I imagine that date will always be met with pain. But it’s the days between that have gotten better. The ache, the loneliness, the sorrow, the grief ~ those all seem to have softened over time, because that’s just what time magically does.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my Rusty & reply. It sincerely means a lot to me. Warm affection & peace to your heart. 

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Dear Rusty's mom,

I haven't had the opportunity to read your story of your baby until today. I'm so sorry for your loss of your baby rusty. I saw the pictures that you uploaded of him and he was such a cutie pie and totally love he's white spot that he had on he's little nose. Wow I see that its been 7 years since you lost your baby and you still remember him awww that's really cute. its totally impossible to forget our fur-babies they become so much like family that when we loss them they leave us with a huge whole in our hearts that its hard to recover from. I bet you had many wonderful memories with your baby who sounds like he was a great kitty. I can't wait to read more about your lovely rusty and be able to get know him much love to you and Rusty and I'm happy I was able to read such a lovely 7 year tribute that you did for your lovely baby.


~ Mayra (Princess & Blanca's mommy)
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Dear Kelly,

I know it’s hard to believe we’ve been down this 7 year road together. There were days when it seemed like time was crawling & now it seems as if it’s flown by. I remember “meeting” you & your darling Blackie; the sorrow that we shared at having to say goodbye to our beloved babies. Even though time does soften the edges of our grief, it never takes away the love. In fact, I’ve written before that it seems as if the love grows & strengthens as time passes. I couldn’t imagine my life without Rusty, yet here I am, all these years later. It’s amazing how we continue to put one foot in front of the other. There were days, weeks & even months when I wasn’t sure I could get out of bed. But as painful as it was to face the day, I did. And each day after. Of course in retrospect I know that’s what Rusty would’ve wanted me to do. I honor him by continuing to move forward; never forgetting him; always missing him & always loving him. Those things will never change. I so sincerely appreciate your kind words over the years. They’ve helped sustain me & have provided me with strength when I was without my own. Much love & peace to you.

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Dearest Mayra,

Thank you for your heartfelt reply to my 7 year tribute post to my Rusty. It’s quite remarkable, but there are many of us here on petloss.com that have been posting for many years. In the beginning after Rusty died, I spent a lot of time here sharing my sorrow & suffering along with complete strangers who understood my pain without judgment. Petloss.com is a wonderful & safe environment & for me it was a life saver. But now I typically only “stop” by to write my posts on my babies bridge days. (I lost another kitty, LuluBelle in 2012. She & Rusty are together again at the bridge.) I will never forget my Rusty; he was my best friend, my soul mate; my love. I woke up each day to his inquisitive eyes & his big meow. I will always miss him; I will always love him. Those things will never change. I’m sorry about your Princess – she was so very precious. Continue to visit the site & share more stories about Princess & your Blanca. Sharing warm affection & wishing peace to your heart.

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~ TEN YEARS ~ 2/16/18

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Oh my darling boy. I miss you - every single day.

 

My sweet boy,

I haven’t posted to petloss.com in 3 years as it’s so hard to read everyone else’s heartache(s.) I know what it’s like – I’ve been there, even since you left, many times. Instead, I’ve been sharing my words, feeling & thoughts with you through my private writing to you & as such, I’m hoping through the ether; on some magical celestial plane, they reach your heart.

But this year at the Bridge is one of significance so I’m writing to you via this amazing site. Today, 2/16/18 marks your 10th year away.

As I wrote in my private notes to you, 2015 & 2016 were really sucky years because two more of our babies joined you at the Bridge. First, in July, 2015 our big boy Bam Bam (you remember him don’t you?) The big Bernese Mountain dog who was your protector & friend?! What a sweet boy he was & we miss him so much. Then my very special girl Maybe (a dog just like Bam Bam) joined you at the bridge in Oct., 2016. You never knew Maybe because she came to me right after your departure. She was the one that helped heal my heart. She was very important to my being able to move forward; to fill my hollow heart with some much-needed love. Because she required so much care, I was able to focus my energy in her direction; at the beginning, she was an appreciated distraction. But as time passed, she became my soul dog & an amazing friend & companion. Sadly, so very sadly, she left me after some well-concealed disease, kept equally hidden by her, came & snatched her away from me. So now you have another sister in which to share your eternity.

Oh my sweet monster kitty I still count the days ~ 3,653 days ~ without you (there were three leap years in there.) As I type those words, I shake my head in disbelief; because that's a long time. But there are days when it feels like it was yesterday when you left me. It seems inconceivable that 10 years have passed by ~ & I always ask myself, “How did I get here without you?” And I then realized that the sorrow that I had been carrying with me all this time has softened & I could think about you with more joy instead of sorrow. The tears have slowly given way to bittersweet smiles of memory. I grasped the notion that one of the greatest gifts you leave us are those memories ~ nothing & no one can ever take those away from us. I know that you are no longer with me in the earthly way I knew you, but you are forever in my heart. And I now realize/understand that it’s not that you left, but that you were here; that you mattered; that you brought me so much joy & love into my heart. It’s what will sustain me & carry until the day we’re reunited.

I think of you & look at you & your sweet face every day. I hope that wherever you are, you are restored to your brilliant youth – as you so deserve. You lived a long life; into a very old man & I know it was hard on your body. But it was your spirit that stayed young & kept me company for all of our years together. Over 21 years. And today I like to imagine you enjoying long days of lounging on pristine peridot grass; with glitter balls & wadded up paper & catnip at every turn. So pleased with yourself as you take a long bath & gaze out over the horizon of the most glorious rainbow. I see fluffy clouds for pillows to rest your sweet head & an endless supply of soft fleece to curl up in & purr to your heart’s content. 

Now the five of you; yourself, my darlings Bingo, Bam Bam, LuluBelle & Maybe can watch over us. Our hearts will never fully recover from all of you being somewhere else. But we have so many wonderful memories & that helps us bear our grief, as well as heal our broken hearts.

Rusty, my darling, darling boy, you are & always will be my one true soul mate. And even as the years pass by I will never forget that, or you & the special love we share(d.)

My day ends every night with giving you a million heart kisses & lighting your candle, but today on your 10th anniversary at the bridge, they're 10x extra special. 
  
As you know, and as I say every year, all of us here on earth love & miss you & your kind hearted spirit & soul.

Rusty, my love, with your Rainbow Bridge wings ~ October 1, 1986 – February 16, 2008 ~ forever in my heart.

PS ~ my darling little boy, be sure to give Bingo, Bam Bam, LuluBelle, & Maybe a big kiss for me, ok?

PSS ~ If there’s one message I would share with all of my fellow travelers down this road of grief; know that time has a magical way of healing our wounded hearts. You don’t think it’s possible – in the beginning the pain is like a knife searing your heart. But one day comes & you realize you didn’t cry that day; then another; then a week, and so on. We never forget the love we shared; because it never ends.



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Hi Allison,
Goodness, 10 years since Rusty left to fly on to heaven! You are right that time has a magical way of healing our wounded hearts, but that journey through time can be so incredibly difficult and SLOW at times. But it also brings us that much closer to reuniting with our departed ones, and what a glorious reunion that will be!

Hugs to you on Rusty's 10 year Bridge Day anniversary. I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying life these days!

- Kelly
Angel Blackie's mom
Angel Squeeker's mom
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Dear Kelly –

It’s true that the journey is one that is fraught with such challenges. Days which seem to crawl so slowly as if to tease our tender hearts; & then we realize another year has been put in the books. I have difficulty wrapping my head around the concept of “time.” When Rusty first left me I took a long hard look at the time we had spent together – over 21 years. That was something that struck me – how did all that time pass us by & I was just then realizing the magnitude & the significance of that time? Oh it hurts just to think about it all. It means a lot to me that you continue to provide support & kind words even as your heart continues to ache from your losses.

With much affection.

Allison ~ mom to Rainbow Bridge angels Rusty, LuluBelle, Bingo, Bam Bam & Maybe ~ mom to furry earth babies Woodstock, Picasso & Checker.

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