September 12th 2009 12:55 am
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I wanted to write to you on your fifth birthday, because I’m only here as a result of you going to the Rainbow Bridge, so although I never met you I am very grateful to you for sending me to your home to cheer everyone up. I love it here, and since no one else wanted me – possibly because I used to beat up all my siblings, which Amber now tells me isn’t the way to attract potential pup buyers who like cute little pups – I think I’ve done very, very well for myself, but I’m sorry you had to go to the Rainbow Bridge in order for it to happen.
Amber says that she is VERY sorry it had to happen!
There is a lovely rose in your memory, and it’s kept in the front garden. This is so that I can’t eat it, as I rather like eating flowers. A few days ago a new flower appeared, and today another bud has opened. Mummy says that this is your sign that you’re still with us, and also you came and visited us as a little white butterfly this morning. You’re lucky Amber didn’t try to eat you!
As you must know, Daddy is very, very sick now, but he still remembers you and misses you too. Mummy seems to be constantly busy, and says that if I hadn’t come to live here she would have a lot more free time. Didn’t you take up so much of her time, Emily? I know you were a very good girl. Mummy says that I’m what’s known as a character, which I suspect isn’t the same as being good.
On 21st September, Amber is going to have an operation. She will be spayed, her teeth will be cleaned and something else that I can’t remember. Amber knows you will be with her, and watching over us all on that day, but I thought I’d mention it in case you’ve anything else planned for that day.
Do you have birthday cakes and lots of treats at the Rainbow Bridge? I expect you do. Mummy is going to have a cake today, in your memory, but of course Amber and I won’t get anything. The ‘no human food’ rule that you will remember is still strongly in force, worse luck L
I hope you have a truly wonderful time at the Rainbow Bridge during your birthday celebrations today. Mummy knows that Daisy and Phoebe will be there with you, and all the friends you made when you arrived there, and she sends her love to them as well.
Most of all, dear Emily, she sends you her love, and says that never a day goes by without her thinking of you. Amber says she’s the same, but possibly for a different reason!
LOTS AND LOTS OF LOVE FROM US ALL.
Amber, Mummy, Daddy, Alex and last but by no means least me,
June 19th 2009 3:51 am
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Today, 19th June, the first flower has started to open on your rose bush. It is a beautiful pale apricot colour, and there are lots more buds coming. In the early spring, the rose bush had something wrong with it, but Mummy cut it right back and sprayed it, and now it’s as beautiful as you.
This will be our second summer without you, Em, and we miss you as much as ever. Mummy often forgets that you’re at the Rainbow Bridge now, and looks down at her feet expecting you to be sitting there ready to rest your head against her legs. Your legacy of sweetness and your gentle ways are in our hearts for ever.
Poppy likes to lie on Mummy’s feet, which is nice, because I still prefer the lap, as I always did! I’ve kept on having phantom pregnancies too, so I have to be spayed at the end of August. I know you will watch over me when that’s being done, as Mummy is nervous about it.
I have had lots of birds to chase this summer, because Mummy’s bird feeding station is bigger than ever and all the birds have babies too. Poppy sits in the middle of the lawn and watches them, but I don’t. I try to bring them down in mid-flight! I also walk round the pond wall now, like you used to do when you were well, and I am very tempted to have a fish meal because those orfs are still swimming around and they’re bigger than ever!
Yesterday Mummy saw a butterfly outside the front window, and she said ‘there’s Em, come to visit us.’ Then today the rose opened, and she wonders if you came along to hurry it up! We so wish you could have been with us for a longer time, but we know that you’re happy now, and that you have lots of friends like Heidi, Grace and now Daisy Mae as well as our Daisy and Phoebe to have fun with, and that you’re no longer in pain.
Keep watching over us, especially Daddy, and Poppy says that if you can ever throw her a spare Rainbow Bridge tripe stick she will be very grateful for that too. I can tell you one thing, Em, Poppy keeps me on my toes!
Lots of love from us all, but especially me.
February 19th 2009 6:00 am
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My dearest Angel Emily,
A year ago today you went to the Rainbow Bridge. and I want you to know that you are missed every single minute of every day. You are missed by me, by Daddy, by Alex and of course by Amber. Whenever I say your name, Amber looks around for you, although I know she understands that you are at the Rainbow Bridge. I think she just hopes that perhaps you are going to come back one day and surprise us all.
How we wish that you could, but we know that you had to leave us because you were in so much pain, and that you are always with us in spirit. We see you around us as a guiding butterfly when we go for our walks, and we feel your presence when we need comfort and extra love.
Of course Poppy never knew you, but she certainly knows about you because if you hadn't gone to the Rainbow Bridge she would never have come to us. Amber didn't like being an 'only' pup, and although I'm sure that sometimes she wishes her life was a little more peaceful, Poppy has brought happiness and playing time back into her life.
They say that sometimes very special people and pets have to leave for the Rainbow Bridge much earlier than anyone would have expected. It's as though they come here to show us something, and once we have learned that lesson, they go on to the Rainbow Bridge where they wait until their families join them once more. I think that must be true. You were such a special little girl, the sweetest Cavalier I have ever known, so gentle, loving and brave. You helped Amber to settle in here and taught her how to be a family pet. You taught us all that we must value every minute of time that we spend with those we love, for we never know how soon they will be taken from us.
Thank you for teaching us that, dearest Emily, and thank you for being part of our family. We will never stop loving and missing you, and we know that one day we will meet up with you again.
With all our love to you, sweet girl.
Your heartbroken Mummy and family