Sammy was an almost unwelcomed visitor when my mom brought him to my house. I had recently had a bad experience with anther cat and vowed not to get another one anytime soon. Fate had a different plan however. My mom reluctantly took Sam home from his previous owners home. The owners husband was a paraplegic and was bedridden. He loved Sam and Sam loved him. The mans wife felt that Sam could not stay because he was too playful and was scratching her husband too much. Admitedly, Sam was pretty hyperactive and playful. Afterall, he was a kitten. My mom, however, found herself to be highly allergic to his hair and was at wits end as to what to do. Thats when he was uprooted yet again and became my owner. He truly did think he owned me.
Sammy was a beloved pet in my life for almost 13 wonderful years. I never imagined the bond that would be forged the day my mom delivered him to my home. Staying true to Siamese character, he was talkative, loyal, demanding of attention, and very social. He never met a stranger. Guests were always greeted at the door by Sammy and his presence was made known. He loved to be held and being the center of attention. He was always very affectionate and attentive. I will miss the pitty pat back rubs and waking up to him nudging me with his cold wet nose and waking me up. He was my best friend, psychiatrist, and ray of sunshine on difficult days. I could always count on him to comfort me when sad or stressed. After a long day at work he would always greet me and climb up my leg to be held. I will miss his gentle prompts to scratch his head or under his chin. If I cried, he would also become vocal and try to console me. Sometimes I think my cat knew me better than I know myself.
Losing him has been emotionally traumatic but I know that he is now in a better place and no longer ill. The last 6 months of his life were touch and go but the rest of his life was truly delightful. He battled with renal failure and lived 6 months after diagnoses. I can only imagine him in heaven, sleeping on a bed of catnip and basking in the rays of endless sunshine. While he will be missed dearly, he will never be forgotten. His memory lives on in my heart and he will always be a part of me. Thank you for taking time to read about my Sammy. I hope that you too have been given the wonderful gift of loving a pet.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
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