5.09.2012

Reporting From

I took this picture awhile back and it looked like my girl - you can hardly see her - was walking on rainbows. There is a poem we animal lovers turn to for comfort at times like this about how beloved animals wait for us at a rainbow bridge till we meet again. At the bridge they are healthy and well again and are surrounded by other loved ones.

I imagine my girl in the heavens bossing around the very elements. She was prone to that on earth and with her new powers I think her reach will be limitless. The night she passed, a sudden thunder storm lit up the sky and the super moon was just getting back to size. I pictured her bossing the heavens around and it brought me joy.


I bet she's already met up with The Ones That Came Before - Eugene and Kirin. After a couple of hisses I bet they are getting along famously - forming a coalition to get things together in our lives.

I hear them telling me to dry up those tears, and they were less frequent today. We were so touched by all your kind words and feel the hugs of friends and lurkers from all over the world. Somehow knowing how many lives she touched eases our pain.


I think the coalition is searching for the perfect little furry being to carry out Fin's orders. My alarm clock has failed the last two mornings and I know she thinks I can't get up on my own. They'll pick "The One Who'll Come After" very carefully - full of sass, a sense of humor and lots of blogging potential.


Until the coalition sends The One Who'll Come After to us, I think I will take a few days off. Then I think I'd like to tell you some stories about Eugene and Kirin.

36 comments:

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're very sure Fin is reaching out to you. There will be many tears and take the time you need to heal. We're positive there are several angel kitties above watching our every move and guiding our decisions.

Truffle and Brulee

~*Connie*~ said...

what an absolutely amazing photo!

Not that you want to travel to Maine for a kitten, but I would welcome you to adopt one of my foster kittens any time.. :)

LeAnn said...

I was so sorry to hear about Fin. She was a grand girl and I did so love to hear of her exploits! I hope she meets up with my Jasmine who was such an awesome Siamese girl and whom I miss so much!
Big Hugs from my crew who are still on this side (Boris, Malley, Mush, Layla, Chanel, Yvette, Jinx and Figaro) and all those who went before!

Prancer Pie said...

Take all the time you need. We'll be here when you are ready or need us. Big hugs and kissies from Ok-lee-homa.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Oh Meg, thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings and yes, you even make us feel better, too...we didn't know your 'ones who came before' and look forward to getting to know them...

Cory said...

We look forward to hearing stories about Eugene and Kirin. I have purrsonnally asked all of our guardian angels to be on the lookout for Fin and to make sure she knows she is among friends. TWCB are amazing at picking out TWCA. Our Maggie angel had an angel paw in getting me and my momma Ellie in the right place at the right time.

Purrs,

Cory

The Cat From Hell said...

Dearest Meg,
Yes Please, tell us stories of those who came before! Me loves those. Me and Mommy still thinks if hissy old Licorice, lots. Sometimes Mommy tells me about Genghis and Attila and Tiki and Sylvester and Kitty and Snap and Tiger and Grey Cat and me loves their stories! History is so much fun.
Me sends yous healing purrs and comforting head butts, so does Kozmo.
Kisses
Nellie

Katnip Lounge said...

We are looking forward to hearing from TWCB...and we think all of us Cats are in for wonderful sunbeams all year long, now that Fin can boss around Mr. Sun directly and not have to pen her famously funny missives. We'll miss those, a lot.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We were so sorry to hear about Fin going to the Rainbow Bridge!! Lots of hugs and purrrs for you and your family during this time!! We just loved the Rainbow picture with her in the background! Till we meet agin Fin!! We shall always keep you in our Heart!
Your TX furiends,

Cat said...

What a spectacular picture and so comforting!!!

Sparkle said...

That is an amazing photo! Purrs to you today, and in the days to come... looking forward to hearing some Eugene and Kirin stories!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I am so so very sorry. Fin was one of the special ones! I loved reading about her and her antics. My heart breaks for you. Sending hugs and prayers for peace.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meg,
(((((HUGS))))
Well....if you have a thing for tuxie, I'll mail Sebastian to you. Not that I want to get rid of him anyway....purrr...meow!

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're glad your heart is open to another, and yes, when the time is right, s/he will come into your lives.

In the meantime, take as much time as you need. Dealing with grief can be quite a roller coaster, healing never is a linear process.

(((Hugs))) and purrs.

Carolyn said...

Such an ethereal picture and very fitting. There will be good days and bad days for sure. I know that "the One" will make him or herself known to you at just the right time xox

Simba said...

What a great picture. Now Fin will be sending the sunbeams down on you.
Clearly you WILL need a new little furry creature to act as your alarm clock!
Purrs and headbutts from us.

Brian said...

Fin will make sure that the tears will eventually wash away the pain so the wonderful memories will be able to make your heart smile once again. Hugs to you from all of us.

The Whiskeratti said...

Love creates bonds that transcend anything earthly. So we know that she is still reaching out to you, and loves you, and you will see each other again.

We look forward to meeting Fin's paw picked successor, when the time is right.

The Crew said...

When the time is right, a new furry love will come into your life and you will love the new one just as much as you love Fin. Purrs to you.

The Crew & Crew's Mom

Jolan, Son of Thorgal said...

Hm - by coalition you mean one little boss-girl and two obedient followers aren´t you?
No, Finny certainly can´t imagine you coping with your daily work on your own. She will already be plotting up there.
Til then: mourn and heal and be well, dear Meg. And let Fin speak through you ever so often again!

Random Felines said...

we have no doubt that they are planning something very special. in the mean time, we will send some very special Silver kisses in your direction.....

Hannah and Lucy said...

That is a wonderful picture of the sunbeams coming to warm you Meg all curtesy of Fin getting them organised.
Take care
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Ginger Jasper said...

That photo is just stunning and yes it does show that the heavens were waiting for your gorgeous girl. I am sure she will be bossing them around and getting things sorted. send love and purrs.. Hugs GJ xx

ArtemisiaFSS said...

What a neat picture. We just know Charybdis was overjoyed to see Fin and is showing her the ropes.

When the time is right we know a new kitten will brighten your life and keep the legacy of Fin alive. We are sure Fin is helping to find the purrfect alarm cat for you.

Marg said...

Nothing wrong with crying about Finny. That picture is so great. And we know that Fin is probably got everyone under her paw by now. Glad to see you writing about your thoughts. I find that so helpful in the grieving.
We can't wait to hear about Eugene and Kirin. That will be great fun. Keep your chin up Meg and the right furry animal will present itself when it is time and for sure Fin will have picked it out.
Good to hear from you. Take good care of yourself.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

The photo just gave me chills...I believe that was her way of communicating with you, by having you find that photo again.

You will KNOW when it is the right time and the right cat...I know you know that.

I agree with the others who said it is ok to cry.....it is....

Wish I would hear from my Angel Bobo to see if Finny looked him up...I bet she is bossing him around as we speak.

When you are up to it we greatly look forward to hearing stories about Eugene and Kirin....we're all ears!!!

xoxoxoxo

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a beautiful picture of Fin. We will miss Fin but look forward to hearing about TWCB when you are ready to share their stories.

ABBY said...

Such a gorgeous photo of dear Finny and such heartfelt words from you. Keeping you close in our hearts.
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The truest words of all: I will not forget you. You are in my waking thoughts, my sweetest memories, my dearest dreams. I will not forget you. You have touched my soul, opened my eyes, changed my very experience of the universe. I will not forget you. I see you in the flowers, the sunset, the sweep of the horizon and all things that stretch to infinity. I will not forget you. I have carved you on the palm of my hand. I carry you with me forever.
— Ellen Sue Stern

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purrs
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♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

The Furry Bambinos said...

Love the photo! Sending continued purrs of comfort your way. We are looking forward to hearing about Eugene and Kirin.

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, Caramel, Sunny, and Sky

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY WORD what an amazing photo..and yes we can see Fin's beautiful white furs in the sun beams...
Hugs Madi and Mom

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

Your heart is cuddled in my heart as you mourn the loss of your darling Fin.

Anonymous said...

meg, i'm so sorry about dear fin. she was an awesome kitty and you are an awesome mom.

chook

Julia Williams said...

Looking forward to hearing more about the ones who came before, and later, the ones they will pick for you to love in the here and now. Sending you more purrs to heal your heart.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Yes,I do agree--the fantastic photo IS Fin. I can see her! ME and Tommy would love to hear of the kitties who came before. We smile at the thought.

In the meantime, when the time is right--the kitty who is sent from Up Above will be right there for you. Just right on time. :)

Noir

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

We are sorry for your loss. I love the rainbow bridge poem, even though it always brings memories and tears. Our 5 furry kids (all cats) give us distraction and comfort.

Katie and Glogirly said...

That's beautiful, Meg.
I can't wait to hear about the ones that came before. And when it's time, meet the one that comes after.
xo GG