Sunday, January 28, 2018

Maxie - Over the Rainbow Bridge

Today we have a special tribute post.  You all know my policy - I don't usually do memorial posts for individual cats.  The exception is when a friend's kitty goes to the Rainbow Bridge and doesn't have a blog or social media presence.  Every kitty deserves to be remembered.

All photos used with permission.

I've been penpals with Rachel for years now, and I consider her to be a very dear friend of mine.  She loves kitties as much as we all do, and she's an awesome cat mom!  It really saddened me when I heard that her cat, Maxie, was not doing well.  The vet thought she might have cancer or heart disease and feared she would only be with Rachel for a few more days.  

Amazingly, Maxie made it for 32 days!  She really loved Rachel as much as Rachel loved her.  Theirs is a truly heartwarming story. 

Maxie was born in 2005.  Sadly, her first family abused and neglected her.  They had her declawed and put her outside to fend for herself in the winter.

Maxie showed up in my friend, Rachel's, backyard one day in 2007.  If you ask me, Maxie knew where to find the perfect human mom to love and care for her!

When Maxie showed up at Rachel's, she was skinny, starving, her fur was matted, and her fur was even discolored from malnutrition.

It took Maxie a while to trust Rachel, but eventually, Rachel was able to bring Maxie indoors.  Rachel says that Maxie became her best friend.

Maxie loved milk, cheese, and crunchy kitty treats, especially the kind with cheese in them!  It sounds like Maxie would have gotten along well with Jewel!  Maybe they're enjoying some cheese at the Rainbow Bridge right now.

Maxie liked her catnip mice and ribbon.  She loved to go outside in her harness and smell the flowers (I bet there are lots of flowers at the Bridge for her to enjoy).  

She loved to cuddle with Rachel; she could spend hours in Rachel's lap at one time.  Rachel says that Maxie was her, "furry shadow." 

Rachel thinks Maxie may have been part Ragdoll because whenever she picked her up, Maxie went limp.  Maxie was a very sweet and gentle (and beautiful!) kitty.

Maxie and Rachel were very lucky to have found each other (though I don't believe it was any coincidence).  I'm so glad that they were able to spend some happy and loving years together, but I wish so much that they had had more time together.

2005 - January 22, 2018

You will be missed, Maxie, and you will always be loved.  


  1. I am sorry to read about your friend's kitty. She sure was beautiful. Fly free Maxie, you are a lovely healthy angel kitty now.

  2. That was so sweet of you to pay tribute to Maxie. I know your friend is missing her terribly, and I am purring lots for her.

  3. What a heartbreaking story of such a beautiful kitty. Glad your furriend found her and took care of her.Fly free beautiful Soul <3 <3 <3 Soft Pawkisses are on the way to comfort you all <3

  4. That was such a loving tribute to beautiful Maxie. We send love and hugs to her very special Mom.

  5. What a beautiful tribute to Maxie. We're sorry that she has gone to the Bridge. We send lots of comforting purrs to her mom.

  6. That is a lovely tribute to Maxie. I send my condolences to her family.

  7. What beautiful tribute to a well loved cat and survivor. May Maxie's memory be a blessing to Rachel

  8. This is such a beautiful tribute for sweet Maxie. We are sending our purrs and prayers to her wonderful mom Rachel. Maxie will always be with her.

  9. You've created a wonderful tribute for sweet Maxie who is enjoying it immensely at the Bridge surrounded by angel friends. Sending hugs and lots of purrs to Maxie's mom.

  10. Fantastic tribute to Maxie. You have remembered her in such a beautiful tale of her life.

    Thank you...Maxie sounds like a wonderful kitty.

    Shoko and Kali

  11. What a wonderful tribute to that sweet kitty, Maxie. We're sending prayers and soft purrs to her family.

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

  12. this was a lovely tribute and it was just beautiful of you to do this for Maxie and her Mama. We are glad that Maxie had many years of love with her new Mama. What a gorgeous kitty she was, just beautiful. We are so sorry about her passing. catchatwithcarenandcody

  13. Please let Maxie's human know how much we mourn with her, and how grateful we are that she saved poor Maxie from that former family. RIP Maxie.

  14. Run free maxie....may you shine on inn Pure Land...
    You were a beeuteetull kitty gurl. Wee are sorry you had to go.
    Sinseerlee, Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an LadyMum :(

  15. What a blessing Maxie found her furever home ! She is flying free now - probably sharing some cheese with Jewel.

  16. Godspeed your journey to heaven Maxie; we send
    hugs to your mom ♥♥

  17. Very nice tribute to beautiful Maxie.

  18. What a wonderful tribute for Maxie! Thanks for sharing her story and her love for her person Rachel! We send her person much Love and Strength. We know she has a Maxie sized hole in her heart.

    Much Love and Purrs
    Marv and Mom

  19. We are sending Mom Rachel Purrs and Prayers of support. We know Maxie is young and strong and enjoying all the things that are waiting us all over at the Bridge. Watch over us until that day we all meet again Maxie.
    Timmy, Dad Pete and Family