From the Edge of the Rainbow Bridge: A Poem to Console Grieving Cat Owners

Written With Deepest Sympathies

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Losing your pet can be a very difficult experience as you adjust to life without your special kitty.

Having said goodbye to over a dozen cats over the course of decades, I’ve personally had a wide range of experiences…from having a cat simply never come back to choosing the ultimate act of compassion to end physical suffering.

Drawing on all these experiences I realized that my special soul-cats are still with me…I can summon them by simply closing my eyes. We form special bonds that run deep and connect us forever.

  • Perhaps you have recently lost a kitty — I hope this poem offers some consolation.
  • Maybe a friend sent you this page — that friend cares about you.
  • Perhaps you know someone grieving their kitty — then send this with your love and support.

~Lisa @ Black Cat Gifts

From the Edge of the Rainbow Bridge [Shareable Graphic]

From the Edge of the Rainbow Bridge

From the Edge of the Rainbow Bridge [Text]

My dearest friend,
I am with you though it seems I am gone.

When you find my fur on your shirt…
I can feel your hand scratching my chin.

When you think you see me out of the corner of your eye…
I am remembering your warm lap.

When you dream of me…
I am also dreaming of you, and sometimes my paws twitch a little bit.

When you look at pictures of me…
I purr and blink slowly into the sunlight.

And don’t you worry.

I am so happy here…
toy mice and tuna treats grow on trees!

But every time you miss me…
I will come running through fields of catnip just to see you for a moment,
from the edge of the rainbow bridge.


Please feel free to share this page with anyone who may benefit from this poem or the resources below:

Pet Loss Resources

Many thanks to the wonderful people who have put these sites together to help others. Simply click on the titles to visit the websites.

Chance’s Spot Pet Loss and Grief Support

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Grief Support Center

Everyone heals differently – please be kind to yourself and others through this process.

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