Monday, December 31, 2018

A Tribute to the Cats Who Went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2018

Every year, we do an annual memorial post for all the kitties we are aware of who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge. We believe that every cat deserves to be honored and remembered. 

This year has been especially tough because not only did we lose Lita, but we also lost so many dear and precious friends. We love and miss you all so much. You will never be forgotten. 

We are so deeply sorry for everyone's losses this year and hope that your memories can bring you some peace as you grieve your precious fur babies.

Purrs and love,
Carmine, Tylan, 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. 

Gleek from Trout Towne - January 1.
Lily Olivia Blue from The Cat on My Head - January 2.
Willow from Fourwhitepaws - January 9. 
Queen Jadia of Iowa who owned our friend, Shannon C. - January 14.
Jasper McKitten-Cat from Jasper McKitten-Cat - January 17.
Maxie who owned our dear friend, Rachel B. - January 22.
Mr. Buttons from Tomcat Commentary by Tim - January 26.
Mr. Kitty from Cats of Wildcat Woods - January 28.

BGs from Marg's Animals - February 4.
Mr. B who owned my sweet friend, Laura F. - February 9.
Kit from Brian's Home - February 10.
Spud from Random Felines - February 26.
Kali from The Canadian Cats - February 27.

Smokey from Forty Paws - March 5.
Sei-Chan from The Poupounette - March 6.
Tobias from Nerissa's Life - March 26.

Mr. M from Purrseidon - April 3.
Foxy from Foxyslife - April 14.
Charlie from Ten Lives and Second Chances - April 26.
Jelly Bean from JB's Small World - April 26.
Mama Cat from Catonsville Cats - April 30.

Little Bit from Furry Tails of the PDX Pride - May 19.
Tabby Cat from Fast and the Furriest - May 25.

Kelly from Curlz and Swirlz - June. 
Clarissa from Angel Clarissa's House of Cats - June 2.
Simon from Toby in Charge - June 12.
Minchie from Layla and Angel Minchie - June 14. 
Mamacita from Cats of Wildcat Woods - June 20.
Batman from Angel Clarissa's House of Cats - June 25.
Cilantro from Random Felines - June 30.

Darby from Cats of Wildcat Woods - July 1. 
Simba from Simba's Antics - July 10.
Sunny from Colehaus Cats - July 16.
Gracie from Brian's Home - July 16.
Cupcake who owned my dear friend, Rachel B. - July 25.

Mr. Poof who owned my sweet friend, Debbie S. - August 1.
Sweetpea from Cats of Wildcat Woods - August 4.
Rudy from Perfectly Parker - August 11.
Thompson from Cat's Eye - August 12.
Ruby from Colehaus Cats - August 13.
Josie from Jasper McKitten-Cat - August 13.
Benoit from The Zoo - August 24.
Purrince Sidhartha Henry from Bella Dharma & Lady Mew'ss Purrfect Pad - August 28.

Miles from Meezer Tails - September.
Basil from Bionic Basil - September 2.
Ruska from Catio Tales - September 8.
Jax who owned our downstairs neighbor, Josh (not pictured) - September 10.
Precious from Brian's Home - September 11.
Willy (William Powell) Wright who owned my sweet friend, Teresa W. - September 11.
Our sweet, beautiful Milita. Fur Everywhere - September 12.
Madi from My Mind's Eye - September 13.
Harp from Random Felines - September 19.
Kiri from Random Felines - September 20.
Jack from The Portuguese Water Blog - September 24.
Rusty from Jan's Funny Farm - September 26.
Pikachu from Sehldon the Cat - September 27.

Jack from Tails from the Foster Kittens - October 4.
Sally from Forty Paws - October 28.

Kellie from Kellie the Orange Cat - November.
Lexus who owned our dear friend, Kristen W. - November 11.
Serenity Grace who owned our sweet friend, Jenn H. - November 19.
Lucky from Marg's Animals - November 25.

Earl Grey from Chirpy Cats - December 2.
Chloe Jo from McGuffy's Reader - December 28.

We know that all of these precious kitties are loved and missed very much. May they all rest comfortably at the Rainbow Bridge until we meet again someday. 


  1. Such a beautiful tribute post to those we lost this past year. Thank you for doing this for us. And thank you for adding our Minchie in June. It will be hard going into the new year without him. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!


  2. So many dear ones and so much sadness. We miss our Angels.

  3. WOW Sierra so many many cats left us this year...not just our Milita & Purrince Siddhartha Henry.....I am so very sad reading all the names & seeing the cats photos. So many of us broken hearted! And precious Sei of P SH's best friends. I send my deepest sympathy to all who have lost beloved 4 leggeds this year.May the pain of the loss ease with time & may our memories bring us the comfort we need to go forward carrying our beloved cats' in our hearts'.
    Run free sweet Cats...P SH LadyMum will LOVE you forever....always....(insert weeping here...)
    Much Love, Sherri-Ellen

  4. I've tried to tell others who are NOT in the Animal Blogosphere about the rather large number of our friends who've left us for the Rainbow Bridge this year, but they don't understand how one gets emotionally attached via the interwebs. It's been a sad year in that respect. Thank you for this caring post, and Happy 'Mew' Year!

  5. Such a lovely tribute to all those who left us this year.

  6. So many losses this year. What a wonderful tribute to all of the kitties who left us. Thank you for doing this. ox

  7. What a beautiful tribute to all these beloved furiends.

  8. That was a beautiful tribute to all the kitties who went to The Rainbow Bridge this year. XO

  9. So many friends to say good bye to, and so much sadness. What a beautiful tribute ! Purrs

  10. We hope you have a wonderful New Year - full with love, peace, and happiness.

  11. What a beautiful tribute to our friends who have gone to the Bridge. Thank you.

  12. What a wonderful post of fond remembrance. Thank You so much for including Mr Buttons. He is missed
    Timmy, Dad and Family