THE OLD CAT
Came to us in 1994.
Went to Rainbow Bridge November 9, 1999
My faithful friend has gone away to a place... I cannot follow.
To long green grass and rushing brooks and a time just past tomorrow.
He's left a spot here in my heart that's empty and so aching,
That the tears won't stop. They go on and on. I know my heart is breaking.
was only a stray, an old tom cat, when he found us one fine day.
He was all beat up and nearly starved and I thought he'd run away.
But with food and warmth and a lot of love he made my house his home.
And I thanked God each and everyday that he never more would roam.
time flies by in the wink of an eye and the autumn of life draws near.
And then even love and the best of care cannot prevent the time you fear.
The Old Cat's gone. He has slipped away ... my cat, my pet, my friend.
But our love goes on and follows you 'til, in Heaven, we meet again.