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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

In Memory of Olivia

The last picture I took of Olivia. Sunday.

The Rainbow Bridge

inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.
© 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky. All Rights Reserved.

I am going to miss my little girl and she'll be sorely missed by dad, mom and her sister Mimi. We have always loved you and have left a pawprint on our hearts.

R.I.P Olivia. (c.e.) 1996-2012


  1. Olivia was a beautiful cat; I am 100% sure she was happy, deeply loved, and well-cared for. I love the shine of her fur in the third picture.

    1. Thanks Andrew. We always had her groomed. She was going to have an appointment this weekend, so it'll just be Mimi only.