Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Foster Farewell

It's with a heavy heart that we report on the passing of former foster boy Kuma. Kuma came into foster care in 2006 from the local county shelter. While in foster care, Kuma was the easy going boy of the bunch of four that shared the space with him. Never complained or fussed just went with the flow.

He found his new family and moved in at the beginning of 2007 where he was their devoted family member. He followed his "mom" to every room she went just to keep an eye on her. He so captured the family's hearts that the Sister of his "mom" adopted a shiba as well.

On May 22nd Kuma was diagnosed with Acute Luekemia and was sent home. In the early morning hours of May 23rd he let his "Mom" know it was time for him to go.

Kuma went gently over to the Rainbow Bridge to meet the others that have gone before him that morning.

Our hearts go out to Kuma's family who had him for too short of a time in life. He leaves behind a hole in their hearts but a legacy of love from a once disgarded pet.

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....

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