Saturday, July 15, 2006

Good Morning, Loyal Subjects!

I was just planning to do some work on the site, but something really, REALLY
funny happened this morning that had me
laughing so hard, I had tears in my eyes!
I was making the bed around 3 romping Royals, when Brutus noticed the dressing mirror I have attached to the wall, across from the bed. It's about 4 feet away from the edge of the bed, and I guess Brutus noticed the OTHER cat - his reflection, in the mirror! Now, as he's been growing SO quickly, his jumping skills would be the envy of any Olympic athlete. (Oh, that gave me a thought: I should DISCUSS the next CatOlympics with him!) Quick as a shot, he made a flying leap towards the mirror, a perfect Long Jump...RIGHT INTO THE WALL!!! It was like a Road Runner cartoon, when Wyle E. Cayote hits a canyon wall and slowly slides down! He looked so embarrassed! It was precious! A tale (tail?) I heard once, is that one should never laugh at a cat, because they CAN get embarrassed and maybe need therapy, I don't know... I know only that I thank God every moment of the day for those two young ones, and for my precious, Emily! I think about the fact that if it were not for Our most compassionate Deb Taylor, those two ginger FuZZes would not be bringing me such joy! Rescuers DO have a special place in Heaven waiting for them!


Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and ray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before. But the animals that had been waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge to watch.It wasn't long before an elderly cat came into view, head hung low and tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while, knew what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too often. He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of injury or illness. Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again. As he walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him.
He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be. But, alas, as he approached The Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who apologized, but told him that he would not be able to pass. Only those who were with their people could pass over Rainbow Bridge.

With no place else to turn to, the elderly cat turned towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other cats like him, also elderly and infirm. They weren't playing, but rather simply lying on the green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge. And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting.
One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn't understand what he had just witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for awhile to explain it to him. You see, that poor animal was a rescue. He was turned in to res! cue just as you see him now, an older cat with his fur graying and his eyes clouding. He never made it out of rescue and passed on with only the love of his rescuer to comfort him as he left his earthly existence. Because he had no family to give his love to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge.The first cat thought about this for a minute and then asked, "So what will happen now?"

As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted and the gloom lifted. Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person and among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden lig! ht and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in the prime of life."Watch, and see" said the second feline. A second group of animals from those waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At each bowed head, the person offered a pat on the head or! a scratch behind the ears. The newly restored animals fell into line and followed him towards The Bridge.
They all crossed The Bridge together. "What happened?" "That was a rescuer." The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who found new homes because of his work. They will cross when their new families arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer arrives, they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort all those poor animals that they couldn't place on earth, across The Rainbow Bridge."I think I like rescuers", said the first animal.

Have a Blessed Day, Everyone and their special FuZZes!


Kim said...

"...I give this post two thumbs up! I laughed, I cried...!" Rose, you always know how to tell a story. Yes, I know you copied the retelling of this next adaptaion of what further happens at the RB, it's such a wonderful story. It really does describe people like Deb and BariD!

Brutus' antics keep me in stitches! I can just picture him flying through the air with the greatest of ease, splat! LMAO!!!

How's your day going?

Rose said...

Hi Kim!

My day's going okay so a bit more sleep, although the Young Royals kept me awake until around 1:00 am wrestling right next to me in bed! I thought they'd never stop! I guess I nodded off when they ran out of steam. They fell asleep right where they were, and it was all warm fuzzies when I woke up with two sleeping kitties in the nook they found under my arm!
Oh, Brutus is a jumping fool! But this morning was just a once in a lifetime happening! Actually, I hope not! I have to order his neuter voucher today or tomorrow - SOON! He's growing SO fast, as I told Deb on the phone, I don't want him looking at Marigold in a few weeks from now and start thinking of the "deueling banjos" song from Deliverance!! Hey, think I can find a chastity belt for Marigold on Bourbon Street?!

Thank you for all the compliments on my writing style! Writing had been a passion of mine since I was in grade school! There's an on-line writer's workshop out of NYC, the courses are really reasonable $$, and I'd like to take a few...I thought I was eligible for a Tenant's rebate from the state; being disabled, I would have been eligible for a check in August from $150.00 to $875.00! BUT!!! I needed to be a tenant from OCTOBER 1, 2005. I was supposed to be, but we caught a few snage with the state's voucher process, and I didn't get into here until November 1st...oh well, next summer! That will help handsomely with travel arrangemets for June 2008!

I'll be chattingwith you around the sites! Check ya out later!
Thnks for visiting!

Karen C. said...

Good job with the title! I love the story of Brutus and the mirror. Kitties are so much fun! The Rainbow Bridge story made me cry, but I'm here at work alone, so it's okay - it was a smiling cry anyway.

Anonymous said...

we'd like to play wif your kitties cause they sound like lotsa fun. have you been to our new bloggie yet? come on over an you can see Grr the nip hog

Anonymous said...

oh - our Lady knows bout your surprise an you're gonna like it furry much!

Rose said...

Grr, Midnight and Cocoa, I DID drop in on your site...awesome, dudes!!
Now, you three should be sharing in the fun with the catnip! Then all three of you can just "chill" all together!! Your Lady's nice to go get you more catnip hearts, though! It's organic, too! Must be REALLY special stuff!!
You all are welcome to come play with wif my kitties-just say when!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Rose, you do know how to tell a story. Loved hearing about Brutus' jumping antics. Could picture him in my mind as you described it.

And loved the Rescuer at the Rainbow Bridge story. I too laughed and cried and felt comforted as I read it.

Thank you so much for opening your home (and life and heart) to these two tiny kittens that Deb worked so hard to rescue.

Anonymous said...

yup - kitties make life way more wonnerfuller! glad you like our bloggie. the Lady fixed the linky to your blog so now it works wif your new url, whatefur that is

Anonymous said...

oooooh! we'd love to come over an sounds like ya gots some good eats ofur there an i wanna know can we haf some ham too? it's my favorite an i was reading bout anofur kitty who likes it bestest too an his name is Miles an he's at the Meezers an he calls it oinky goodness an i think that's a really good name an i'm furry happy you posted on our site!

Rose said...

Well Cocoa, We can have ham too!
Do you like fresh ham, or a nice smoked Virginia Ham? Ask Miles to come too! I heard Rose say she can get those neat fuzzy balls with feathers on the end? We can play somthin' called "badminton"...'sposed to be something Royalty does outside in the summer...but feather toys are fun all kinds a ways!
***yawn***+++stretch+++ feel a nap comin' on...we'll chat later-we'll come back to your site...if youse are nappin, we can leave a message with the Lady, ok?
'bye for now!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Rose: You do know how to tell a story! I agree with Kim: two thumbs up!! Brutus is such a little rascal. I can just see him attacking himself in the mirror! LOL!!!

The Rescue Rainbow Bridge has me in tears. I feel like I am the one who was blessed. To have had such fun & joy with Grace & Company; then, to have met you, Mary Lynn, Karen C., Kim, Marilynn, etc. I could go on for days! FUZZ FAMILY: THANK YOU FOR BRINGING SUCH JOY, SILLINESS & FUN TO MY LIFE! I really didn't do anything that each and every one of you would have done. I was just blessed to have the opportunity to help!

Okay....gotta go get some tissues....darn you Rose....such a great writer!

Love & Purrs from the Taylor Cat House! (oh, and just let me know and I'll research that chastity belt for Marigold---don't want to have that Deliverance song bouncing around in my head!) Brutus...mind your manners!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...



Kudos to ML for her wonderful step-by-step directions!

Anonymous said...

me loves any ham so long as it's in chunks cause if it's in slices an it gets flatted on the floor i can't pick it up wif my teef an i keep lickin it an lickin it but i can't get it an that's furrustratin! we loves anyfing havin ta do wif fev-vers, specially Grr does!

Fat Eric said...

Hi Royals! First visit to your site, I followed you over from the Meezers' site. Brutus and Marigold are too cute! They should join the Gorgeous Gingers - see our club link on my page if you are interested. I am a blogging kitty in London, always nice to meet other blogging kitties! Come and visit my page sometime.

Kim said...

Hey Rose, just got the pics from Snapfish. I love pciture #19. They look like Yin and Yang!

Zeus said...

In defense of Brutus, I would like to say that a cat does not run into a wall that he does not wish to run into. It was all purposeful and to what purpose it served is for Brutus alone to know.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Oh, oh. Mom's eyes are leakin again. An not fur Price Brutus' amazin splat. I don mind when Mom laffs at me, but Bonnie gets in-dig-nant. Hide the earing was fun! Mom didn't efun no it was gone until Dad stepped on it barefoot. He was so funny, I laffed at him.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Oh, I don't settle down at nite until Mom acyouly turns off the lite. If she keeps a lite on, I just keep goin an goin an get in lotsa trouble cuz that's when I'm most tempted to jump on the counters an try to get into the cat food bag.

Patches & Mittens said...

Aw.....what dolls.......
Welcome to cat blogging. Always good to see new faces.

Patches Lady

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Zeus: Thank you for defending the honor and integrity of my godson, Brutus. Of course he mean't to run into the wall. I mean, really, why would somekitty do that without meaning to. He had a plan and a very good reason. Zeus, you are a scholar & a gentlecat to defend the reputation of a friend. Purrs to you!!

caspersmom said...

Hi Rose, loved your story about Brutus. I also could visualize the whole thing. All he wanted to do was go see that other kitty on the other side of the room. Loved the picture of Emily and one of the royals playing on the floor. Really cute. Casper says hi to all the Royals.

caspersmom said...

Excuse me. Cleo, Gizmo and Patches wanted to say hi too. Sorry kitties.