Greetings Felines and the humans who serve us!
A very important member of our family crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past week. Neko came to us in the summer of 2012 when my human found him in front of our house after her evening walk. He was skinny and had multiple health problems. The vets estimated him to be between 15-20 years old. Several times he was not expected to make it but he, my humans, a very determined vet, and the rest of us kitties never gave up! We all pulled together to see Neko through!
Eventually Neko’s health problems got under control and he lived a full and comfortable life with us even though it was a short period of time. He also played an important part in developing the Feline Yogi Cat Mat and was always willing to pose for the camera and demonstrate the stellar yoga techniques that only a wise kitty of his age could do!
A few days before he transitioned, Neko suddenly stopped eating and was not feeling well. My humans took him to the vet and found out he was in heart failure and had various other complications as well. We all enjoyed a few more days together until Neko told us he was ready to continue on the next part of his journey.
My humans are sad and often break into tears unexpectedly. I keep reminding myself to have patience with them and that my job is to help them see that Neko is still with us and will be forever. I know it seems like we kitties are never with you humans long enough but that is part of the plan. One of the many reasons we bond with you humans on this planet is to teach you that life is eternal and nothing ever dies. Beings may change form but the story does not end there. Far from it!
Meow and Namaste dear Neko! You were a great kitty housemate and I wish you Godspeed on the next phase of your journey. I will see you on the other side one day and we will practice a few “downward facing cat” poses together. Just like old times!
And God asked the feline spirit
“Are you ready to come home?”
“Oh, yes, quite so”, replied the precious soul.
“And as a cat, you know I am most able to decide anything for myself.”
“Are you coming then?” asked God
“Soon”, replied the whiskered angel.
“But I must come slowly
My human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.”
“But don’t they understand?” asked God –
“That you’ll never leave them?”
“That your souls are intertwined, for all eternity,
That nothing is created or destroyed,
It just is . . . forever and ever and ever?”
“Eventually they will understand” replied the cat
“For I will “Whisper” in her heart – that I am always with her.
I just am . . . forever and ever and ever!
Until Next time….
Meow and Namaste to All!
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