This is the special day we take time to remember all of our pets who have left us for the Rainbow Bridge. Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day was founded in 2015 by award-winning author and blogger, Deb Barnes, as a special day for pet families to honor the memory of the pets in their life they have loved and lost, but have never forgotten – “whether fur, fin, feathers, scales or something else”. It’s held every year on August 28, in honor of the day Deb had to say goodbye to her precious Ragdoll cat, Mr. Jazz, the meow author of “Purr Prints of the Heart – A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond.” There is a blog hop, links at the end of this post, hosted at her blog, Zee and Zoey’s Cat Chronicles, and there is also a Facebook event page where you can share photos and memories of your own beloved pets who are gone.
For this day, we are simply sharing this photo of Luke next to our pet memorial garden. We often pass this garden when we are out on our walks, and every time we do, I say “Good morning girls!”. Buried here are our cat Samantha, beagle Cricket, golden retriever Sheba, and one of our Buff Orpington chickens. The trellis in the back has tags hanging on it, one for every dog and cat my husband and I lost while living here in New Hampshire.
Please feel free to share memories of your own beloved pets who are at the Bridge, in the comments area below.
We are also joining our friends at Comedy Plus for the Wordless Wednesday blog hop. You may visit them and other blogs through the links below.