Bridge Dreams.

Our Comfort Cat Seth - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Our Comfort Cat Seth – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

From Seth: I wish for my Dad to have a good day all the rest of his days. I wish him all the comfort in the world, as I have given him, as his comfort cat, over the past ten years. I wish him no more worries in life. And I wish that you’ll be kind to him today because today was the day I needed to run over the bridge. Don’t worry. I’m fine but I had to say good-bye. Take care, my friends! Until we meet again….purrs…

66 responses to “Bridge Dreams.

  1. I wrote this last year, but never posted it on my blog thing. It seems appropriate here:
    A Serious Musing
    Today I have been pondering two leggers and their devotion to animals. Now normally I am snide, sarcastic and critical in regards to two legger society in general, but just this once, I’d like to commend them.
    Having observed them my entire life, I have reached a conclusion:
    Most two leggers are truly selfless when it comes to their four legged companions. They bring us into their homes and their hearts fully knowing that they are setting themselves up for heartache. They are perfectly aware of the fact that they will most likely outlive us. Yet they devote their hearts and souls to our well being knowing that someday they will have to say goodbye to us. They open their homes to us regardless of the probability that we will break their stuff, shred their curtains, cost them a king’s ransom in food and vet bills and occasionally cause them to bleed. They provide us comfort and nourishment.
    The only thing they ask in return is a purr, a headbonk, or perhaps a bit of comical behavior.
    And then comes the day when it is time for us to cross the bridge and break their hearts. They’ve known since the day they brought us home that the day would come, but for them it always comes too soon. They know that we are moving on to a life without pain. Where we are young again. Where sunbeams are plentiful and troubles are gone. They know that we have lived a life of comfort and happiness since the day they brought us home. That they have provided us with all we ever needed and our lives have been truly enriched by their companionship. They know that we watch over them from the other side of the bridge. But it does little to ease the pain of those we leave behind.
    And yet, time after time, after feeling the seemingly incurable loss of a beloved four legger, they turn around and open their hearts to another cycle of love and loss.
    Humans have many flaws. But consider this, they are the only creatures who have such a capacity for love that they are perfectly willing to open their hearts to creatures that they know someday will ultimately break those same hearts.

  2. I am so very sorry! I was sure that Seth was just having an off period like we kitties sometimes do. I am sending lots and lots of purrs to your humans, Seth, as I know how sad they are right now.

  3. We are terribly shocked and sorry to get this news. We are sending lots of comforting thoughts to your Dad and Mom and furblings during this difficult time.

  4. We are so very sorry to hear Seth has run off to the Bridge. We send you all gentle purrs and headbutts to help ease your sadness.

  5. So sorry to hear this. We thought Seth was better. Sending purrs, and gentle headbumps to the Dad and the whole family. Run free, handsome, sweet Seth. XOXOXO

  6. We are so sorry to read this today and Mum’s eyes are all blurry and she’s making our furs all wet. We are sending your Mum and Dad and all you furries gentle headbutts and whiskery kisses in the hope you realise you do not grieve alone. Our thoughts are with you.
    Luv Hannah, Lucy and Mum Sue xx xx xx

  7. We’re so deeply sorry to read this. Many purrs of comfort for you in this very sad time to your Dad and your whole family.

  8. Mom is crying so sad for all at the Colehaus , with all our hearts and wet eyes and fur we are sending loving kindness, our arms and paws around you all, and hope that Dad will find comfort in knowing how much he is loved.
    Mom Carolyn, Dad Mark and Harry, Dexter and Tipp

  9. No, no not Seth. I am crushed for you. How very very sad….he left so fast. Such leaky eyes for all of you….healing puurrrs for his family, Savannah

  10. My condolences to all members of your family. The loss of Seth OTRB must be so painful for you. Animal lovers know this pain but it never gets any easier. Thank you for sharing Seth with us *pawhugs*

  11. Safe journey over the Bridge Seth. We know you were well loved and will be missed so very much….. we hope wonderful memories can bring your family some peace

  12. Seth, We will miss you, but we know you will be playing with many other kitties and keeping a watchful eye on the rest of us. Purrs, prayers and hugs for your family and for you, the kitties at http://www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  13. Dear Seth’s Peoples and fellow cats, we sends yous comforting purrs and head bonks. We knows when we goes over the bridge, there will be many before cats waiting to welcome us with much love and joy and playing as we wait for the laters.
    Kisses and purrayers
    Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters Bob and Cinnamon and Mommy and Daddy

  14. Oh no. We are so very sorry that Seth had to leave. We know he is OK now, but we know his family will hurt for a long time with his absence. Purrs to all of you in this very sad time.

    William and family

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  16. We are very sorry to learn that Seth ran off to the Rainbow Bridge.
    We hope you don’t mind that we put up a post for him on the Cat Blogosphere. Sending our deepest condolences.

  17. oh we were just on last night catching up with you and reading about Seth. We’re heartbroken for you. And those words don’t adequately cover what we know you must feel at this time. It’s been over 2 years since we lost Ryker, and the pain sometimes still feels fresh – so we know…as best one person can know another’s pain…what grief you must feel. We send comfotring purrs and much love – and know that Seth has many devoted followers in the blogosphere who love him and the entire Colehouse crew. He will be remembered with love always.

  18. So sad to hear your beloved Seth went to the Bridge so suddenly. He is your angel now and watching over you all until you meet again. Sending purrs of deepest sympathy.

  19. Purrs of support from all of us at the Tomcat home.

  20. Que notícia mais triste. Um abraço carinhoso para mamãe e papai de Seth.
    What sad news. A warm hug for mom and dad to Seth.
    Adri , Pretinha & Amigos

  21. We are so very sorry to hear about Seth running off to The Bridge. *sniff* We know how hard it is for the ones left behind.

    Surrounding you with comforting purrs.

    Cory and family

  22. We are so very sorry it was Seth’s time to go to the Rainbow Bridge.

  23. We are so sorry to hear about Seth. Our thoughts and love are with you xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  24. Seth
    You were such a thoughtful kitty, thinking of your Dad and his feelings. You know he will miss you and right now he is sad because you are not able to be with him in this world in the physical form, but we know you are in the most important place and that is within his heart. There will reside and help to ease his sadness until he can join you on the Bridge. Until we all meet again my friend. Now I shall go wipe the leaky eyes of my Momma, run free dear Seth.

  25. Oh no, we are so sorry that Seth had to leave you. It seems he was such a great cat to leave that message for his Dad. We are sending tons of purrs and hugs all around.

  26. We’re so, so deeply sorry Seth has had to cross. While no words truly will ease your grief, please know you’re not alone and that we’re sending soft purrs.

    Godspeed to Seth.

    Hugs and universal Light from our human, who, like so many, has been down this road and understands the soul-deep pain. Peace to you.

  27. Oh NO!! Our hearts are breaking and our eyes are leaking. We are shocked and deeply saddened.
    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers…..((((hugs))))

  28. We’re so sorry to hear about Seth. Our thoughts and purrayers are with you.

  29. We’re so sorry for your loss of Seth. We hope his dad can find comfort in having known and loved Seth for all those years. Seth isn’t suffering, but those he left behind are hurting. Comforting hugs, purrs and pawtaps.

  30. We are very sorry to hear of Seth’s passing.
    We send comforting purrs as we know you all
    will be missing him so much.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

  31. Oh Seth! I am so sorry to see you go. I know you wouldn’t have left your Dad unless you absolutely had to. I’m sure you are well and happy on the Bridge and looking in on your family now.
    The love you take with you and the love that you leave behind will be forever.
    What a life you had! It was a good one.

  32. That was a wonderful message, Seth. We are sad to hear that you you had to run over the Bridge, but we know you will feel better there. Purrs to all!

  33. Sweet angel Seth. We are so sorry to read you had to run off to the Bridge and leave your dad and family. We know you will watch over them and keep them safe for always. Purrs and hugs, x

  34. We are so sorry to hear Seth has run off to the bridge. Comforting purrs and (((hugs))) to his family.

  35. We’re sorry to hear the sad news about your beloved Seth. All anyone can ever do is try to make every day count. He must have had a great life with you, and you’ll always have those good memories.

  36. We sing you to The Bridge Seth, with rumbly purrs and love. Safe journey grand fella.
    Gentle nuzzles and purrs to your family and especially your Dad.

    Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

  37. We share in your sadness, and send our prayers and soft purrs.

  38. We are devastated for you! 🙁 You are such a thoughtful kitty, Seth. Our eyes are leaking. Sending so many gentle hugs to your family, but especially to your dad xox

    love
    Austin and Caro xox

  39. Run free at the Bridge, handsome Seth …
    Gentle purrs and headbumps to your family.

  40. I’m very sorry to have read of Seth’s passing. The loss of a friend is the loss of a piece of one’s heart; it doesn’t matter if that friend is human or animal. Love doesn’t distinguish between species.

  41. We are so sad about this. He was a beautiful cat and so loved.

  42. We are so sorry that Seth had to leave for the Bridge. We’re sending healing and comforting purrs and prayers to you at this sad time.

    The Florida Furkids

  43. We are so very sorry to hear that Seth has gone to the Bridge. We send you our consoling purrs and mum sends (((hugs)))

  44. Farewell Seth, have fun at The Bridge. We send comforting purrs to the family.

  45. We are so sorry that Seth had to go to the Bridge so suddenly. Thank you for loving him so much, and so very well. Sending purrs and prayers of comfort and big hugs. Fly free, sweet Seth.

  46. Oh no! We’re so sorry. We hope that giving Seth a wonderful life is a comfort to you now. We send our best purrs.

  47. I’m so sad, this seems out of no where. Be free Seth and watch over all the other kitties at Colehaus Cats. hugs to all those with hurting hearts.

  48. Dearest Comfort Seth,
    Don’t worry about me little one. I understand.
    Mom and I will look forward to seeing you again on the other side when we can play and have all kinds of time for pets and brushes again.
    Eternal love, Dad

  49. Oh we are so very saddened by this news. We send you all thoughts of love and our gentlest purrs to comfort your grieving hearts. That is a beautiful message that Seth has left for his Daddy.

    Be Well Sweet Seth

  50. Godspeed, dear Seth. I have no doubt you did your duty with honor and class. Your daddy was furry lucky to has such a wonderful companion. I’m sure you felt lucky too.

  51. I would like to pass on my thanks to all for your support in this difficult time. Your kind words and supporting thoughts are very much appreciated.
    Purrs to each of you.

  52. We just saw that Seth left you today. We are so very sorry for your loss, we know how much it hurts. We are purring for Seth and all his loving family left behind. We hope you take some comfort in knowing you gave him the best gift anyone can give, the gift of your love. So many animals never get to experience love and the comforts on a good home but we are sure he knew he was loved and cherished it. Our very deepest condolences.

  53. We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs and purrs

  54. We are so very sorry for your loss.

    Have fun at the bridge Seth. You and your family will be together again.

    ((HUGS))

  55. Our condolences on the loss of your dear friend.

  56. So sorry for this sad moment, you wrote lovely words, a beautiful homage.
    I’m sending lights and love to your heart
    Luna

  57. We’re so sorry to hear Seth left for the bridge. Our thoughts and purrs are with you.

  58. Harry Spotter

    I am so sorry that Seth crossed over the Bridge. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  59. Seth left a wonderful message for his Daddy. Seth is doing fine–yet I know tears fall and whiskers may droop for now. For a while, and that’s OK. Seth knows you love him so. I am sure–and since I’m a cat, and know things–there will be a time (if it hasn’t happen already) when the house is so quiet you will hear something. Not sure what the soft sound is. Then you will smile, because it is a familiar purr….

    Prayers and purrs from our house to yours.

    Noir
    Psalms 50:15

  60. adding my voice to the choir of sympathy at the loss of Seth. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  62. Purrs and cuddles to you catpals and your family.

  63. We are so sorry Seth had to run over the Bridge. We are sending lots of hugs and purrs your wary.

  64. How did I miss this?…I am so very sorry for your loss and send my deepest condolances over the loss of precious Seth…Love never dies and I know the love you shared with your sweet boy will always be with you…I will keep you in my prayers…J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat