Thursday, February 16, 2012

A visitor from Rainbow Bridge

This goes out to Glory, in memory of Zebrina.


Owners of beloved pets, believe that when the pet passes away he moves to Rainbow Bridge.  Some question the truth in that.  Is there a heaven for pets?  As Linda put it … “What kind of a place would heaven be without pets?

Some claim that, after their pet passed away, they felt, heard or even seen the animal.  Far fetched?  Wishful thinking?  Let me put in my two cents (100% true).

In September 2006, Kitty died.  A few months weeks I went to visit my parents in Belgium.  My folks had no pets at the time.

In the second week of my visit, my mom had given me a particular hard time and I felt rather low.  I’d looked forward to this visit, I had flown thousands of miles, and now everything went horribly wrong.

That night when I was in bed I couldn’t sleep.  I tossed and turned and finally settled on my right side.  I just started to drift off when I felt “something” jump on the bed.  I was instantly wide awake. 

The something approached me from the left side of the bed, walked over to me and nestled behind my knees.  I couldn’t see a thing, the room was too dark, but I knew it was Kitty.  Whenever he slept with me, he always curled up in the crook of my knees.

 Kitty with Strike

Having had other ghostly experiences, which scared the pants off me, this encounter didn’t scare me at all.  I felt the weight and the warmth of Kitty, but no fear.

The next day I couldn’t wait to tell Dieter about my visitor.  My call had to wait though.  With a six hour time difference, 10:00 a.m. in Belgium meant that it was only 4:00 a.m. in Canada and I doubted Dieter would appreciate being woken up at that time.

I patiently waited a few hours until I was sure Dieter would be up.  As soon as I told him about my experience of the night before, he said “Funny you should say that.  I saw Kitty by the door of my room last night.  I only saw him out of the corner of my eye, but I swear he was there.”

I didn’t doubt it for a moment. 


  1. Wow, that is amazing. Tom would probably agree with this being true. He insists that Calisto--our little calico cat--is the reincarnation of his childhood dog Breezy. It is really freaky how they have the same mannerisms and such. Kinda the same thing. Zebrina would have liked this. Thanks. :-)

  2. You're very welcome Glory.
    I'm a believer in reincarnation too.