Rescue Journal

brianne has passed away.

Carol  ·  Jul. 2, 2011

helga noticed she was slowing down over the past week. i think the anemia from her feline leukemia was finally bringing her down. today she went into hiding under the couch so we put her up in a cage with a soft comfy bed and her food, water and litter box close for her. i checked her when i got home from annabelle's birthday party and she was resting comfortably in her bed. when i checked her again after putting the barn guys to bed, she had already slipped away.

i believe brianne had the best possible death, a gentle downward slide without is one of the kind things about this disease..if they die of the anemia, it is mostly pain-free. brianne died peacefully in a familiar and comfortable place... the best home she has ever known.

rest in peace brianne. you were a real character and a love bug too. we are all going to miss you. and thank you to helga for the amazing care you give to our feline leukemia have made their home safe, full of love and are their family who loves them best....and all of them love and have loved you best made their house their home.




Hi everyone,

this is for our beloved Jack and all his buddies from Saints.

We love you Jack!

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....

Author unknown...

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.


Just a note I am going to be a little later than 9 am this morning, but I am coming!


Rest in Peace Brianne.

Carol (and friends) so very sorry for your all too frequent losses this past while. Take comfort in the fact you so helped all of them in their last days/weeks/months/years.

They were loved.

And to have helped them enjoy this is completely priceless..

I think to myself, as I am sure so many of your followers do that if I ever came into a huge sum of money Saints would be top of my list.

Carol Ann

awww so sorry Helga and Carol. I'm glad she went peacefully. They all deserve that but only a few get that.

Ann C

Hugs to you Helga I know how much you love all the cats. Sweet dreams Brianne.

Bunny Horne

Carol and Helga, our thoughts are with both of you. Rest in peace Brianne. You were loved.