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Midnight's Tribute

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August, 1982 - August 7, 2000

On August 7th, 2000 I had to put Midnight to sleep. She is now a resident of Rainbow's Bridge. She was my first cat so this was a very hard decision for me to make.

She was always the best kitty anyone could ask for, never jumped on the counters or curtains. She was abused when I got her, maybe that's why she mostly was a one person cat at first. She later spent more time with my dad, which was ok cause he needed Midnight's love as much as me. She never knew how to climb trees and sometimes was afraid of birds flying by.

I know she is at peace now and no more suffering. Midnight I will always love and miss you. Your free now from any pain. You have your wings now, so fly on my Angel Midnight, till we meet again at the Bridge.


Midnight, 18 years old, was an abused kitty when I first got her. Someone had thrown her into a fire. I had her since she was about 6 months old. She was the best kitty anyone could ever have. She never jumped on or scratched anything. She had the most beautiful shiny black fur I'd ever seen. Midnight is now at Rainbow's Bridge with her brother Skippy (who has now joined her)waiting for me to join them. Now Bailey has another brother, Chief. Midnight never did get to see her little sister, and I think Skippy sent us Chief.

Midnight & Skippy I miss you two very much, remember we will all meet again someday. I will always love & miss you.

Visit Midnight at Rainbow's Bridge.

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Dear Lord, please open up your gates
and call St. Francis
to come escort this beloved companion
across the Rainbow Bridge.
Assign her to a place of honor,
for she has been
a faithful servant
and has always done her best to please me.
Bless the hands that send her to you,
for they are doing so in love and compassion,
freeing her from pain and suffering.
Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss.
Help me remember the details of her life
with the love she has shown me.
And grant me the courage to honor her
by sharing those memories with others.
Let her remember me as well
and let her know that I will always love her.
And when it's my time to pass over into your paradise,
please allow her to accompany those
who will bring me home.
Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of her companionship
and for the time we've had together.
And thank you, Lord
for granting me the strength
to give her to you now.


Brandy Duckworth

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A Promise to Keep
***In Memory of Midnight***

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As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful - lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
'Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the rainbow and listen to your heart




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The poem below is the copyrighted works of Constance Jenkins and has been reprinted by permission from her. If you would like to use it, please contact Constance Jenkins.

The Last Farewell

Come with me my gentle love
And let me hold you near
I'll sooth you with my softest words
And never mind the tears.

I'll whisper words of love to you
So you will always know
How much my heart is breaking now
As I gently let you go.

We've traveled years and miles , we two
You've been my constant friend
And now the kindest gift I give
Brings us to this end.

Your legs grew weak, your eyes grew tired
I watched time take its toll.
In my heart you're still the kitten
I held so long ago.

I cannot watch you suffer now,
My love is much too deep.
So close your eyes my little love,
I'll hold you as you sleep.

I'll stroke your soft, soft, silken fur
And gently ease the pain
And pray to all the gods I know
That we will meet again.

I knew this day would come my love
I knew it from the start.
I did not know the price would be
A large piece of my heart.

I'll grieve for you because I must
I'll shed hot, heavy tears
But the sorrow of this day won't dim
The love we shared for years.

Constance Jenkins
Copyright 1998 (Unpublished)

Constance Jenkins


--A Cat's Little Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray this cushy life to keep.

I pray for toys that look like mice,
And sofa cushions, soft and nice.

I pray for gourmet kitty snacks,
And someone nice to scratch my back,

For windowsills all warm and bright,
For shadows to explore at night.

I pray I'll always stay real cool
And keep the secret feline rule

To NEVER tell a human that
The world is really ruled by CATS!

- Author Unknown



My spirit
look not where I was
for I am not there
My spirit is free
I am everywhere
In the air that you breathe
in the sounds that you hear
Don't cry for me mom
My spirit is near
I'll watch for you
from the other side
I'll be the one running
new friends by my side
Smile at my memory
remember in your heart
This isn't the end
it's a brand new start


Midnight won the Halloween Contest for 2002
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