Aug 282017

Hi guys. Wally here. Today is the 3rd annual 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.

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day Logo

It’s a day where we remember and pay tribute to those furry loved ones that are no longer with us…who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Of course, these special ones are in our thoughts every day…but Remembrance Day is the day we tell the world about how much they meant to us.

Today we’re remembering 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 met Bogart. Though he never actually lived on the island, we made him an honorary Island Cat.

Bogart lived a long life and 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.

Scooter, the Original Island Cat

This is Scooter…also known as ScooterCat. We’ve talked about Scooter before. He was the first and original Island Cat…and was already living here when I became an Island Cat. Scooter was a lot older than me and he taught me lots of cool stuff. Ernie and Zoey never knew Scooter…too bad…because I know they would have liked him.

Scooter went to the Rainbow Bridge in January 2006…just shy of his 17th birthday. I really miss him sometimes…and I know the mom does, too.

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge

You can read the entire Rainbow Bridge poem HERE.

We're thinking of Bogart and Scooter

Look Wally! Is that the Rainbow Bridge? Do you think Bogart and Scooter know we’re remembering them today?

Yep, Ernie…I bet they do….

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

  42 Responses to “Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day”

  1. Misty eyes here. Mom read this and felt every word that you gave us Wally and Ernie. Love you three. Purrs for each of you.

  2. Bogart and Scooter look like excellent cats. 🙂 Purrs to you as you remember them today.

  3. Island Cats past and present are in our hearts today!

  4. What a beautiful post in memory of your sweet angels. You know, Wally, I remember learning about Scooter before, but somehow I didn’t remember that you got to be buddies with him. I bet you did indeed learn a lot from him. Purrs and prayers to you today as you remember your angels.

  5. the best part of love is that we never let them go in our hearts

  6. Bogart and Scooter were handsome boys. XO

  7. Lovely kitties. Glad you had them for however long it was. Good memories…

  8. Got sorta leaky eyed reading this, Walls! Sending purrs and hugs to you, Ernie, Zoey, your momma and dad, and to Angel Bogart and Angel Scooter.

  9. what handsome boys they were. Wow, Bogart lived til 20 and a half, you were TRULY blessed!

  10. Thank you for sharing memories of Angel Bogart and Scooter for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. Such beautiful kitties…Purrs from Deb, the Zee/Zoey gang, and Purr Prints of the Heart.

  11. All those special angels paved the path to your peeps hearts in 18K gold.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  12. Well that’s timely. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the late great Mr. Max who passed away in 2003. Thinking about how much has changed since then…

  13. Two wonderful guys looking at two wonderful family that have gone before… life is sad but the joy that it can bring is ten fold. A lovely tribute to your companions past…
    Gentle purrs

  14. What handsome boys! Of course Laila loves their coloring!

  15. Aww..what a lovely remembrance post for your Angel brothers. You made Granny tear up with the last picture, it looks so real how you stare at the Rainbowbridge, Wally and Ernie <3 Soft Pawkisses as we know this wasn't easy to write 🙂 <3

  16. It’s impawtant to remember those we have loved.

  17. Angels Bogart and Scooter were mighty handsome. No more handsome than you two guys of course……today we think about those who left for the Bridge before us and who will be waiting for us one day when it’s our turn to fly away. Let’s not be in a hurry to do that though OK guys? Sending you hugs…………

    Love, Teddy

  18. Thank you for sharing angels Bogart and Scooter with us. We bet they were very much loved and still are.

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  20. What a nice post for Scooter and Bogart. They are thinking of you and remembering you everyday as they watch over you. The very first Kitties Blue was Skooter. Lily Olivia is the only one of us who ever knew him. We send lots of love and warm hugs today as you remember your special angels. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  21. Purrs to you as you remember today. <3

  22. It is so nice to remember and we send hugs your way.

  23. We’re sending the lady with the yellow hair lots of prayers today as she remembers these two special kitties.

  24. Loved seeing you remember your handsome angels Bogart and Scooter. With so many pet holidays and limited time blogging we focus more on National Pet Memorial Day but Merlin paid a visit from the bridge xo

  25. Beautiful post. We never forget, no matter how much time goes by.

  26. We are sure our angels are looking down on us.

  27. Love learning about the forefathers of the Island cat crew!

  28. Purrs to you remembering your angels Bogart and Scooter. They are so precious and loved, and always in your heart. Hugs xo

  29. I know they’ve read this post and approve of it. If you see a raindrop, you’ll know you touched them. Sending love to all of you today as you remember them.

  30. How sweet! And we know they’re keeping an eye on you.

  31. Bogart and Scooter sound like wonderful cats, thanks for telling us about them Wallly.

  32. Awwww Wally, what a beautiful post and we just luffed reading about Bogart and Scooter – can mew pass me a tissue? *Sniffs* It’s so nice to remember those that came before, keeping their spirit alive.

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co XOX

  33. Such a wonderful and loving post of your rainbow friends! We love reading about Bogart and Scooter and its so wonderful that you Wally have memories of Scooter!
    Sending you many purrs
    Marv (and Mom)

  34. Such gawjus boys. We’re sendin’ hugs and purrs.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  35. Such gorgeous boys … true blessings. It’s truly unfair that we have them for so little time … though they impact us for a lifetime.

  36. It is so sweet to remember your furry loved ones, boys, especially when you didn’t all meet them both. Your Mom sure does something right…those boys had good long lives! ♥

  37. Hi. We know of Scooter but don’t think we knew about Bogart. That is wonderful that he lived such a long life! We know your mom still misses him but we’re happy she had over 20 years with him. Thank you for sharing both these dear ones.

    I absolutely love the picture of Wally and Ernie looking out the door together.

  38. Sending you love on this rememberance day <#

  39. Wow ! 20 and a half years old !!! Extraordinary long life!
    Both of them were cute! and they are Tuxedo !!!
    Hugs to your mom

  40. Oh Wally….this just about has me in tears. It is SO hard to lose our fur babies. I know how much your mom loves you, Ernie, and Zoey, and I imagine she loves Scooter and Bogart just as much. <3 They will always be in her heart, but it can get really sad sometimes when we miss them, can't it?

    We are so glad that both of these babies had such a great mom and such long lives! We are happy you found your human, too. We know you are all loved and spoiled rotten the way you should be! <3

  41. All of our angels are ever precious to us and forever cherished.

  42. Bogart and Scooter, love those names! They sound like they were special kitties.

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