My Beloved SADIE

by Gail
(Quincy, MA, USA)

Sadie watching birds

Sadie watching birds

My precious Sadie crossed the Rainbow Bridge peacefully on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 11:45pm.

We shared our last moments together while she tried to rally back, but we both knew the end was near.

I spoke softly to her, while stroking that beautiful soft fur and reassured her that it was OK to continue her journey.

Mommie would miss her but would always love her and remember the wonderful life we shared. I left the room for only a moment. When I returned, she was gone.

The house seems hollow without my beautiful girl, but I know we will meet up again one day.

Even the stray and feral cats outside that come for their daily meal were unusually silent... it’s like they know one of their own passed.

Sadie may be gone now, but I am truly blessed for the time we shared together.

It is truly an honor to be part of a cat-loving forum who not only loves cats in all their splendor, but understands the grieving process as well. Thank you everyone.


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Nov 22, 2011
Touched by Sadie&Abby
by: Laurie

Gail, I just lost my maine coon and found this site...thank you for touching my heart by sharing your Sadie & Abby with me...God bless you...your letter confirms for me we will see our beloved companions on the rainbow bridge...

Jul 09, 2011
Dear Gail...
by: Leslee

I'm crying from reading your letter. You've got such a wonderful, loving heart!

Jul 08, 2011
Sadie sent Abby to me!
by: Gail (Quincy, MA, USA)

Thank you very much, Anonymous, for your kind words. There is something very magical and mystical about the cat world, Maine Coon cats notwithstanding. Here's what happened a week later...

I volunteer at the Quincy Animal Shelter in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA (100% no-kill/all volunteer shelter - my shift is Saturday mornings. When Sadie passed on a Friday night, I couldn't bring myself to go to the shelter the next day for obvious reasons.

Fast forward one week... While cleaning cat cages, I kept feeling a smack upside my head. Looking up, there was this huge Maine Coon cat with outstretched paws trying to get my attention. When I got closer to her cage, she very gently touched each side of my cheek with her paws. When I opened her cage, still teary-eyed from the previous week, she retracted those massive claws and gently patted my tears with her huge paws, began head butting me and purring very loudly. OMG! I couldn't believe it! Fellow volunteers just smiled and encouraged me to put a 'hold' on her, which I did while filling out adoption paperwork.

She remained at the shelter for an additional week, since I wanted to ensure that I wasn't adopting her for the wrong reasons. The following week when I passed her cage, suddenly this very loud bellow of a meow came from her that sounded like: "MUMMA!" Well, I was hooked! She came home with me that very day.

Over the past few months, I've never regretted taking Abby home. Although I still miss Sadie very much, I am convinced she sent Abby to me. Why? I met Abby before at the shelter. She was dumped at the shelter with a litter of kittens; all were adopted out and Abby also found a home. 9 1/2 months later, she was returned due to the declining health of her human. I lost my furkid and Abby lost her was kismit! Although Abby has her own wonderful personality, sometimes she exhibits traits that only Sadie did - little quirks too numerous to mention. It's almost like Sadie wants to remind me that she's still around and approves of the love shared with Abby.

Jul 08, 2011
So sorry....
by: Anonymous

Hi...So very sorry for your loss....Someday, another very lucky kitty may get to call you mum...

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