Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Tribute to the Rainbow Bridge Cats of 2016

In lieu of individual tributes, I do a year-end tribute to all of the cats we know who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge.  I believe that every cat deserves to be remembered an honored.

If you have any additions or corrections, please let me know.

We are sorry for your loss.  Our hearts go out to everyone who has lost a precious fur baby this year.
Purrs and love,
Carmine, Milita, Angel Jewel, and Mom Sierra


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 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 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.

Spike from Our Furry Boys - January 8.
Stinky from 15 and Meowing - January 11.
Feline from Angel Whisperer - January 13.
Marley from Marley's World - January 23.
Meowmepurr - January 25.
Alfie from Mollie's and Alfie's One Wings - January 25.

Olivia from The Teacher's Pets - February 2.
Timmy Lipenda from Dash Kitten - February 9.
Bella - February 10.
Kona Kitty from Katnip Lounge - February 11.

Harrison from Three Cat Yard - March 3.
Lexi from Dezi's World - March 9.
Lindsay from Lee, the One and Only - March 20.
Setzer from The Cat Street Boys - March 22.
Tim from Random Felines - March 24.
Monty Q from Survival of the Furriest - March 29.

Spooky from 15 and Meowing - April 15.
Gree from House of the Mostly Black Cats - April 16.
Mister from Marg's Animals - April 19.
William from William's Mass Destruction - April 28.
Cinco from Playful Kitty - April 28.

Bennette from Cory Cat Blog - May 4.
Tanya from The Chair Speaks - May 7.
Chase from Amber Daweenie - May 9.
CJ from CJ's Paw Pad - May 11.
Frankie from Toby's Wrecking Crew - May 20.
Louie from Awesome Louie and Friends - May 20.
Jolly from Katiez Furry Mewz - May 28.

William from Buckwheat - June 6.
Mousie from Louche Tabby - June 10.
Daddy Cat from Jacqueline's Cat House - June 12.
Cookie from Team Tabby - June 13.
Missy Blue Eyes from Missy Blue Eyes - June 15.

Sano, who claimed my friend Joel and Jessica - June 19.
Moe from Team Tabby - June 24.

Jessica from Criz Cats Sanctuary - July 5.
Domino from Kwee Cats - July 8.
Adan from Adan's Everyday Lego - July 11.
Dante from All About Lacocoon Dante - July 21.
Little Bear, a kitty one of my friends used to cat sit. I only met him once or twice, but he was a very sweet mancat who loved to be pet. 

King George (Sidhartha Henry's father) from Purrince Sidhartha Henry an LadyMum'ss Purrfect Pad - August 1.
Ginger from Cory Cat Blog - August 8.
Suds from Daily Dose of Dogs and Cats with Your Coffee - August 9.
Shakespeare from Two Cats Views - August 14.
Cotton from Stellroselong - August 14.
Kayah, who claimed my friend Kristen - August 16.
Buddy from Four White Paws - August 22.

GT from Forty Paws - September 4.
Elsie from The Daily Pip - September 5.
Billy Sweet Feets from Meezer Tails - September 5.
Wizard from The Foster Failures - September 5.

Burt from Through the Eyes of Tweedles - October 4.
Goose from Eastside Cats - October 7.
Texas from Texas, a Parisian Cat in America - October 9.
Milou from Texas, a Parisian Cat in America - October 20.
Diamond from Diamond's Lair - October 23.
Angie from Beau Beau and Angie - October 27.
Luna from Catsynth - October 31.
Skittles from The Whole Kitten Kaboodle - October 31.


Sammy of One Spoiled Cat - December 2.
Bhu from Patty Skypants and Bhu - December 3.
Treasure from Mickey's Musings - December 3.
Fiona from The Cat on My Head - December 4.
Hunter from The Zoo - December 23.


  1. That's a lovely tribute post to so many lost in 2016. We lost our cat Cameron in 2015 and our dog Sam in 2016, so they aren't on here, but we know this caring post will mean a lot to the families of the kitties at the bridge.

  2. We lost a lot of kitties in 2016. :-(

  3. So many, it make my whiskers weepy wet again. Thanks for the beautiful tribute to those who will live forever in many a heart.

  4. So many friends :(
    We honour them best ny never forgetting them.
    Thanks for the lovely tribute.

    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  5. What a lovely tribute to those who are gone. So many friends... Purrs

  6. Too many kitty angels this year - but this is a lovely tribute!

  7. Thank you for such a wonderful tribute post. How sad so many furries found their way to the bridge. Happy New Year to your family from ours.

  8. So many friends have left us over the past year. This is a lovely tribute to them.

  9. Thank you so much for this wonderful tribute. There must be quite a party going on with all the blogging fur people who crossed over the bridge. Thank you for remembering our beloved Shakespeare. Let's hope 2017 is kinder on all of us humans and fur people.
    Purrs and soft paw pats from Hemingway and Steinbeck
    Hugs from Pam

  10. A beautiful tribute ... so many beautiful lives to celebrate and remember. Happy New Year ... Bear and I wish you all the best in 2017!

  11. Beautiful tribute....we just wish that none of them left so that no tributes would have to be done catchatwithcarenandcody

  12. Mee bowss mee head humbullee Lady Sierra....
    Fank you fur reememburrin mee Pappaw King George.....**wipess teer frum eye**
    It was a berry sad year fur so many wasn't it???
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ Purrince Siddhartha Henry~~~

  13. Thank you for mentioning Goose; his people left Michigan and moved to another state because their hearts were broken by his death. Happy New Year!

  14. Blessings to all those we have loved and lost...forever in our hearts. Happy New Year! May your year take you down whatever journey brings you the most inner peace it can. Be grateful for a new day and be grateful for new opportunities. And most of all, love yourself so you may love others. Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

  15. So many friends flew to the Bridge this year. Thank you for this beautiful and thoughtful tribute to all of them. <3

  16. There are so many friends that flew to join all the others at Rainbow Bridge. They will be missed so much.

  17. Fank you fur includin' sis Lexi. Sorry we haven't been here befur now. This has all been very hard on mommy, and seein; it like dat, was just too much. But we do purreciate it.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  18. What sadnees for all these who have gone on to the RB. My they long and forevfur be treasured int he hearts of their furmilies.

  19. Very nice tribute you wrote. So many of our friends left this year. For a happy 2017!

  20. This list is very humbling. We lost a lot of great pets in 2016. I hope that 2017 will be easier on our hearts. Thank you so much for adding my Cinco to this tribute. I miss him terribly. One day we will meet again.

  21. That's the most beautiful tribute guys, mew did them so proud!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  22. I just saw Missy Blue Eyes and now I'm crying again and missing KC and ML - I really want to get ahold of them. ML did so much for me, welcoming into the Cat blogosphere and holding my hand to help me start selling items on eBay - she helped me soo much when no one was there to lift me up. She did. I am a cat blogger now because of ML.

  23. Zippy from Kattonic Cats passed away in September...