Rainbow Bridge (Author Unknown)
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 from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge.
Cat Bulletin Board from Teacher Vision, printables
Use colorful cat cutouts to create a bulletin board that helps your students learn colors and counting. View an example of this bulletin board idea for September or October.
Materials and Supplies
Medium-blue cloth background
Black, orange, red, green, blue, purple, yellow, and brown paper (Not all colors are necessary.)
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Send Free E-Cards !
Send an e-card to a friend for a Kitty housewarming party or that you just think about them. Send your owner friends or your kitty friends a greeting, and don’t forget to include a personal message.
Find out how? http://us.iams.com/iams/en_US/jsp/IAMS_Page.jsp?pageID=EC&intcmp=UL52
CatStuff: Cat Information, Graphics, and More
This site, online since 1995, celebrates one of the most wonderful creatures in the world: the domestic cat. You'll find graphics, a huge library of articles, games, and much, much more. We have over 3,500 domestic cat-related graphics for your website, including our "care" buttons and banners.
Animal Angel: How You Can Help Neighborhood Critters In Need
It was impossible to ignore the cat's wails. His cries shattered the darkness and echoed through the quiet suburban Maryland neighborhood. Behind a row of houses, someone's pet cat had fallen from a tree, broken one of his legs, and become entangled in the branches.
Krista Hughes, special events manager for The HSUS, heard the cries from her home and ran to help. Equipped with a ladder and pillowcase, Hughes lowered the cat to safety in the makeshift cloth carrier and transported him to the local animal shelter, where staff immediately took the animal to the nearest emergency veterinary clinic.
Read More: http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/animal_angel_how_you_can_help_neighborhood_critters_in_need/
Be a Lifesaver: Disaster Planning Can Save Your Pet in an Emergency
The scruffy-looking dog without a collar almost didn't make it. Sixty days after the hurricane had hit he was still lingering at the Suncoast Humane Society in Englewood, Florida, waiting for his family to claim him
Find Out what happened: http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/be_a_lifesaver_disaster_planning_can_save_your_pet_in_an_emerge ncy.html
Cat Retirement Village
Keysborough Animal Shelter - http://www.aaps.org.au/other_services/retirementvil.html
The AAPS is an animal shelter located at 10 Homeleigh Road, Keysborough, 3173, Victoria, Australia - ph (03)9798-8415 or (03)9798-8044 - fax (03)9769-0317
For many cat lovers, particularly the elderly, worrying about the future of their much loved felines after they are no longer able to care for them can be very depressing. Over the years, AAPS has always tried to help. However, it was obvious that the Shelter environment was far from ideal as a permanent residence. It was with this in mind that the idea of a cat retirement home evolved into the Homeleigh Cat Retirement Village, and in May, 1993, the first residents moved in. Read More: www.aaps.org.au/other_services/retirementvil.html
RETIREMENT HOMES FOR CATS - http://diabellalovescats.com/retire.htm
WHY A RETIREMENT HOME? Because although well-meaning friends and family may promise to care for kitty after you are gone, when it comes down to it many find it a nuisance and it is possible that kitty will end up in the pound.
Memorial Products for Cats
Find Out More: http://www.cathelp-online.com/felinetc/memorialproducts.php