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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dawn goes to the Rainbow Bridge

Our father and mentor Dawn passed to the Rainbow Bridge last night at the age of seventeen. We stayed on each side of him as he rested his fins on the floor of the pond. Lynettea told me she found us all in a row when she looked down in the twilight. Later she tried to put in a basket so Dawn could rest in that, but it didn't work out well and she had to take it out again. She was busy looking up things on the Internet to try to help Dawn.

We knew when he was gone from us and he was floating in a corner of The Pond this morning. Lynettea took him out with a big net and after the rain stopped she dug a grave for him in the garden near The Pond, beside a birdbath where the small birds sing and flutter and near a rosemary bush for Remembrance. She put some little slabs of slate on top of his burial mound.
Posted by Princess Aurora (Shubunkin) for The Pond fish.


OUR POEMS FOR DAWN

lonely in The Pond
I swim between stems
remembering
the touch of your scales
as we played in the splashings

Princess Aurora (Shubunkin)

falling rain
why have you gathered Dawn
from The Pond?
gazing up we see his tail
forming part of a rainbow

Streak (Shubunkin)

Dawn has left us
the rain forms teardrops
on waterlily leaves

Dart (Shubunkin)

SOME PHOTOS IN MEMORY OF DAWN










12 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am so sorry. You have given Dawn a beautiful, poetic tribute. Purrs to you.

Diamond said...

Thank you Dawn. The fish and I are all very upset.

Kari said...

Our hearts are broken. All of our love to those who precious Dawn leaves behind. He will always be the forerunner. We will light our candle in his honour; for remembrance and to lillumonate his crossing. We'll comment further after we cry.

Cara n Crew said...

we are so sorry about Dawn. The poems are a lovely tribute. May his spirit always be with you. we offer our purrs of comfort-

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Mr Puddy said...

Me and Mom are so sorry for your lose.
Hugs and Purrs for you at this difficult time

Ginger Jasper said...

What a very lovely tribute to Dawn and what a lovely resting place you gave.. Sorry for your loss and send purrs and hugs.. GJ xx

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry that Dawn has gone to the Bridge. We send you comforting purrs.

Daisy said...

I am very sorry Dawn had to leave. You wrote some beautiful poems for him.

The Cat From Hell said...

What great haikus! Dawn will love them. We loved to see the pictures of the fish.
Kisses
Nellie

Cheri said...

Lovely poems. We are so very sorry Dawn left you. That is a long life - we did not know fish lived to 17. Sending lots of purrs to you in your loss.

Keisha said...

I can has a Sad. Rest in peace. :(

meowmeowmans said...

We are so very sorry that Dawn had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Your poetic tributes to him were so beautiful.

Now he will join Angel Diamond, and they will both watch over and protect you and Lynettea.

Our thoughts, purrs and prayers are with you all, dear friends.