When is it time to let go of our pets, and let them pass peacefully, and move to a place of peace – The Rainbow Bridgehttp://www.bjbangs.net/?s=Rainbow+Bridge – while they wait in a bit of a special Purgatory for their humans to join them?
Award winning blogger at ‘The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey’ and author Deborah Barnes delves into this difficult emotionally ridden issues through a cat’s eyes in her latest book, ‘Purr Prints of the Heart, A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond’.
This poignant story is told from the eyes of Mr. Jazz, a handsome Ragdoll, who shared Deb’s life and heart for over 15 years. Based on the story of his life, Mr. Jazz begins sharing his story from birth. He never knew he was ‘less desirable’ with a runny eye because his Feline Mom told him he was very special. It was a statement he took to heart.
His Mom kept telling him, he would make a difference in some human’s life. Little did he know that difference would come from the after-life, once he had crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He didn’t even know what the Rainbow Bridge was.
It turns out Deb had seen a picture of a Ragdoll, and knew that she wanted one. When she found this special kitty, she didn’t care if he had a runny eye. He was coming to live with her in a forever home. He was scared, but his feline Mom assured him, it would be, not just OK, but awesome!
He goes to a very different world – one without the musty smell of dog and carpets, to one of freshness, despite a couple of canines and several felines He quickly befriends the Golden Retriever, Bailey, and older wiser cat, Kit.
The Rainbow Bridge is something that Mr. Jazz does not understand at all. When Bailey passes on, Kit tries to explain. Despite her wisdom, it remained an enigma.
We get into Mr. Jazz’s personality as he talks about his move from New York to Florida, his human’s divorce, a new Dad, house renovations, job loss and subsequent re-invention of themselves. We all know cats don’t like change, but just like us humans, they usually learn to adapt.
‘Purr Prints of the Heart’ is extremely well written, and at no point does it belabor an issue. It comes with many kudos from the likes of well-known pet columnist Steve Dale, Susan Logan, long-time editor of Cat Fancy and Amy Shojai, author of almost too many cat books to talk about.
This handsome Siamese Cat, Linus, how just how handsome he really is in this selfie. Who’s your favorite selfie this week?
Leave your comments, and we’ll find out who has the most awesome selfie.
Wordless Wednesday: Fall and football. These cats are ready to play ball
Whether you are a football fan or not, football is a major part of the fall season, and millions are glued to the television set on weekends routing on their favorite team. For others, it’s their favorite college, high school, or even pee-wee teams. Today, the felines at the Paws household show you their version of football.
Do your cats like to watch or play sports? Do they invent their own game, like batting around catnip mice, chasing balls, or playing in cardboard boxes? What’s their favorite game? Share your comments and stories on how your kitties are rockin and rollin this fall.