In a few days (On the 7th November) it will be Buddy’s first birthday. (Or as near as whee can guess and the date the hoomans picked)
Anyway, while this is a happy time it is also tinged with sadness. Sadness for Bingo, Buddy brother and first companion who some of you may remember, who died only nine months old and never reached his first birthday.
Mummy wrote a poem inspired partly by a post on a forum whee visit and partly on her feelings for Bingo. It is called ‘Today I saw a Rainbow Bridge’. Whee hope you like it.
Today I saw a rainbow bridge,
‘A smilin’ down on me,
And you popcorning along it,
Finally happy and pain free.
Yes today I saw the pathway,
That took you to heavens door,
And I knew that you were at peace,
And I should grieve no more.
That staircase to the angels,
That I prayed you’d never climb,
Has faded now to blue sky,
Letting me know it was time.
But now whenever it rains,
And the sunshine doesn’t go,
I’ll see those multi colours,
And think of you, I know.
Now whee will leave you with a song that makes Mummy’s heart ache. It is one she often sings to us as a lullaby and one she sang to Bingo as he was put to sleep.
Have you lost anyone special recently? Or even long ago? Do these days ever get any easier?
Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & (even though he never knew him) Basil
It is to our great sadness to tell you that the last of our Furry Godchildren has passed away. Despite round the clock care and a hooman in a million, the baby hammies were to unwell to survive.
Whee have descided to dedicate this post to all of them on their journey over the rainbow bridge where they will meet Nugget, Nibbles’s first companion and a much missed member of our furfamily.
Please add your own notes or letters to furfriends you have lost or messages to our bootiful godchildren in the comments.
Rest In Peace
Baby Boo – 5 days old
Bubble and Squeak – 6 days old
Ghost – 6 days old
Crumpet – 7 days old
Tom and Jerry – 8 days old
Dumbo, Albie and Monster – 8 days old.
Ralph – 9 days old
Jeeves – 13 days old
Monty – 15 days old
Though you only spent a short while with us here on Earth you have left a lasting impression. A series of hammy shaped holes in our hearts.
Whee cannot imagine why you were taken from us so soon. Nor can whee fathom why whee must say goodbye. They say that sorry is the hardest word but whee can assure you that ‘goodbye’ is.
Whee had so much whee wanted to teach you. So much you had yet to learn. Now you must learn it over the Rainbow Bridge with Nugget. Someday whee will join you and then whee will try to explain quite how much you meant to us all.
Your hooman Mummy and Mummy Eve fought so hard for you. You could not have had a better family. Though whee will miss you, know a cliche – true in part – you will live on in our memories; alive in our hearts.
Your Heartbroken, but ever loving
Uncle Nibbles, Uncle Nutty, Uncle Bingo & Uncle Buddy