Aug 282015


Hi everybuddy.  I’m glad this thing is called a Scratch Lounge because today I wanna do more lounging than scratching.


That’s because today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day…a day created by our friend Deb Barnes from The Chronicles of Zee and Zoey in memory of her special cat Mr. Jazz.  It’s a day we remember those that have come before us and have left for the Rainbow Bridge.

Today we wanna remember the Island Cats of the past…


This is Bogart.  He was the mom’s first cat after she graduated from college and was living on her own.  None of us ever got to meet Bogart.  Though he never actually lived on the island, we have made him an honorary Island Cat.

Bogart went to the Bridge in December 2001 at the age of 20 1/2.  Even though he’s been gone a long time, the mom still misses him.


This is Scooter…aka ScooterCat.  We’ve posted about Scooter before.  He was the original Island Cat.  Me and Zoey never knew Scooter…only Wally did.  Wally says he was a pretty cool cat and taught him lots of stuff.  I wish I coulda met him.

Scooter went to the Rainbow Bridge in January 2006 just shy of his 17th birthday.

Scooter and Bogart may be gone….but they are never forgotten…and they will always be loved.


  51 Responses to “Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day”

  1. scooter and bogart were both very handsome. I sometimes call theo ‘scooter’ when he tears around the house like there’s no tomorrow…

  2. What handsome mancats they both were. Both furbabies had such gorgeous markings!

  3. They were absolutely adorable. How wonderful to honor our special kitties of the past on this day.

  4. Oh those two look like such great cats. Scooter looks a little like our Tip Tail. You all have a great day.

  5. we know those special boys paved the way for your mom

  6. They were both very handsome cats. Purrs as you remember those who wait for us at the Bridge.

  7. Bogart looks like our Chanel did! It was nice to read about your furkids. Peace.

  8. Scooter and Bogart were very handsome boys. Purrs to you today as you remember!

  9. Rest in peace to all the pets who came before. They are still very much loved. The one thing I’ve noticed from reading these posts is that cats used to live a lot of longer. Is it the junk they add to even premium foods now or environmental?

  10. the love of a good cat is never forgotten

  11. OH MY goodness Bogart and Scooter had wonderful long loving lives…
    hugs madi your bfff

  12. Such a nice post to those sweet ones. Hugs from all of us.

  13. Snuggles to you all today,xx Speedy

  14. Scooter and Bogart were such handsome dudes, and it sounds like they had great personalities, too. Hugs to you, as you remember your Island Cat Angels with love today, and always.

  15. Bogart and Scooter were very cute. They lived nice long lives, and they were lucky to have your mom love them, but I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that. 🙂

  16. Absolutely beautiful memories xo
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  17. I can tell they both were amazing kitties!

  18. Sending kisses!!!!

  19. Thank you so much for introducing Scooter and Bogart to us. What fine and handsome mancats they were!

  20. What handsome mancats came before! I guess we all wish we could get together with all the ones who are at the Bridge who meant so much to our humans – imagine we could compare notes and get tips……but mostly I think we’d discover that there’s a lot of LOVE in the air.

    Hugs, Sammy

  21. Hugs and what lovely day to remember loved ones and for us to meet the ones that came before.

  22. What lovely kitties, great to remember them.

  23. guys….manee thanx for sharin theeze memoreez… waz veree nice two reed about bogart & scooter….we noe they R…. & all ways will be…. missed…. & loved ~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

  24. Sweet memories on that special day. Hugs and purrs

  25. Loved and never forgotten.

  26. What wonderful memories of your past fur children. They all touched our hearts in their own special way and made our life the better for it.

  27. Fanks fur sharin’ those pawsum kitties. they will furever be membered.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  28. What gorgeous Kitties who came before. Sending loves today to you and your Mom.
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

  29. We know these wonderful cats were loved so much and now forever missed.

  30. They were very handsome boys! Thank you for sharing them today.

  31. Sending big Noodle hugs…
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Noodle and crew

  32. We loved seeing both Scooter and Bogart, what handsome guys, and what good long lives they had! Thank you for sharing them with us. Sometimes it’s difficult to remember the happy times and not be sad that they’re gone.

  33. What a beautiful remembrance! Scooter and Bogart were so handsome!!

  34. Always remember the good times.

  35. They were both handsome and sound very sweet.

  36. It is good to have a special day to remember all the dear friends who have gone before… ~ TBT

  37. What handsome men! Your peoples was so very lucky that they loved and were loved by them. Thanks for sharing their stories with us.

  38. I consider twenty years a lifetime love. My Miss Gitty was that age too. ♥ ♥

  39. Scooter and Bogart were furry handsome man cats. Purrs to your mom bean from all of us as she remembers these special guys.

  40. They were both very handsome mancats, and we know your human keeps them close in her heart. Purrs and peace.

  41. Two beautiful mancats! Thanks for sharing them with us. They both lived long lives and I know were much loved.

  42. Thank you so much for sharing and participating in Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day – that nose on Scooter is so, so precious! xoxo from Deb, Mr. Jazz, Purr Prints of the Heart, and the Zee/Zoey Gang

  43. There will always be love.
    Thank you for sharing Scooter and Bogart.

    Purrs to you on this day of remembrance.

  44. Wee luv Bogart an Scooter an wee know they are free inn Pure Land an fully restored to their purrfect selfss…..
    An they look down on yur Mumma with LUV….just as Aunty’ss Nylablue, Mingflower, Silky-Auburn an Simpson do here….
    ***paw patsss*** Siddhartha henry an ((HUGS))) LadyMum xxxxx

  45. We agree….always loved, never forgotten.
    The Florida Furkids

  46. Bogart and Scooter are adorable..and we are so glad we got to see them here..i know Mum must miss them terribly…a lovely post Ernie 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx

  47. Thanks for telling us about Scooter and Bogart. It really is something how we wiggle into our humans hearts and stay down in there no matter what happens to our physical form. This is great and we thank you for helping us know your family better Wally

  48. We loved meeting Bogart and Scooter. They were both super handsome. Mom and Dad’s very first cat together was Skooter (note the different spelling…they thought it was clever). We are so grateful to Deb for starting this annual day to remember our angel anipals. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  49. We know Bogart and Scooter were two of the lucky ones who had wonderful, happy, loved- filled lives with and because of your Mama 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  50. Such beautiful Angel Cats.
    Sending many hugs as you lovingly think of them today.
    Our Angels are all so precious.

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