Goldie Creef Cat    February 2003--- November 2019

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 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…..    Author unknown...

I always knew that someday I would have to say good by to my special Goldie cat, but I never knew how painful it would be.  I was not prepared for the intense grief that would follow.  Almost seventeen years together left many happy memories of days in the sun.  We had a strong bond of trust.

People who have not experienced the love and trust of an animal have missed one of the true joys of life.  They are one of our gifts of comfort here on earth.

--Ludford and Peggy Creef