The Rainbow Bridge (as beautifully encapsulated in a poem of the same name - see below) is a mythological place to which cats (and other pets) go upon their death, eventually to be reunited with their carers. This 'rainbow bridge' webpage is a gallery of remembrance where much loved pets that are sadly no longer with us can be celebrated. We guarantee that we will not delete any entries from this section of the branch website.
The Rainbow Bridge
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....
In loving memory of Tigger (2002 – July 2020)
At the grand age of 15 & ½ years old, handsome Tigger who was diabetic was adopted on 6 March 2017 by Jenna & James.
He made himself at home straight away and had his own quirky personality which made his family smile, like falling asleep on his families bed at night, then sneaking back to his room and then exactly 1 hour before breakfast time he would go back and joins his family again ….who needs an alarm clock eh?!
Sadly after a spell of bad health which came on very suddenly, Tigger passed over the Rainbow Bridge on Wednesday 1 Jul 2020. The following message was received from his family:
Hello, I just wanted to send a wee update regarding Tigger who we adopted back in March 2017
Sadly we had to make the extremely hard decision to let him go. He was put to sleep yesterday (Wednesday 1 July 2020) due to his deteriorating health. It happened quite sudden but he's now soundly asleep.
Me and my husband are devastated. He was such an affectionate wee soul and was an absolute joy to have. I don't know what I'm going to do without my little shadow following me everywhere.
Adopting an older cat was the best thing we ever did...he spent his final years ruling the house and getting spoiled with lots of cuddles and affection which he absolutely loved.
Thank you for picking us to be his family. We will miss our sweet boy so much 💔😢 x
In Loving Memory of Paddy (2000 – February 2020)
20-year-old Paddy was a feral kitten born in Drumchapel in 2000 and he came into our care along with his two brothers. His two brothers were homed but he decided it was not for him and came back into care and was adopted by his fosterer. He was always an independent cat, though he enjoyed the company of the other feline friends he had in his home, loved being outdoors and was the mouse catcher of the group.
Paddy enjoyed life to the full and although he decided when he wanted petted or human company he was very much loved by his family.
Over the past couple of months Paddy had not been too well and passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Wednesday 12 February 2020.
R.I.P Paddy run free over the Rainbow Bridge