November 25, 2016

Ossie Cat: A Story of The Bridge and Ossie

On November 27, 2015 precious Ossie Cat flew over the Rainbow Bridge.  It was very lovely there with butterflies to enhance the beauty of the Land. And there were others of all species enjoying the  warmth of the sunshine spread all about the Land, and the tender grasses in the meadows and pastures.  Ossie saw this perfection as he looked down, so he decided he would land and enjoy this Kingdom that was made for all animals no matter who or what they were.  All are beloved here he knew without having to think of it.

There were many that knew his mommy Evy they told him.  They who knew her were the Ones Who Came Before.  And there were others who would be new furriends forever who invited Ossie to play with them.  Sleek and gleaming with perfection, they were all filled with joy and well being.

There were family pets playing and napping wherever they wished. And there were equally precious ferals of all species there too.  Paradise to them, as they left their fright, sickness and hard lives behind like shed furs when they took leave of that life and came here to be warm, loved and cared for.

There was a being who invited everyone to a story.  Ossie went straight over to join the others already there.  He saw there were other beings throughout the land as well, all with warm inviting laps that held as many beloveds who wished to climb up to hear a story.  There was room for all as there were no rules of size or such concepts. He settled and this is what he heard.

The being patted the arm of the chair and said softly "Come LittleOnes. Come hear a story."

When they had all settled, paws neatly folded in front of their chests, eyes slitted and their humming purrs silenced for a space of time, the being picked up the big book and settled it.

Opening to page one the being's hands smoothed the pages rich with newly minted words, and glowing with color.

They all became still and silent, listening.  The being's voice was low and soft as the story was read to the little furred ones gathered.

 "Once upon a time, I decided to leave my first home deep in the center  of the woods.  I had stayed there too long already and I was losing my purpose, though I was not sure what that purpose was.  Only that I knew I was...."

On and on the being's voice drifted over the gleaming coats of the animals and into velvet ears. Warmly curled, noses quivering as was their way, whiskers flattened against cheeks of silk they half dreamed on as the loved being read to them.  © Carole Schulman

We will always love and miss you Ossie Cat. Always. 


  1. That was quite the sweet tribute beautiful Katie.

  2. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  4. Carol
    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for this beautiful tribute to my kitty Ossie. It's hard to believe he's been gone for a year now but he is still so much part of my daily life. I feel very blessed to have had him for ten and a half years.

  5. This is a beautiful tribute to Ossie.

  6. We love this story tribute for Ossie :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  7. This is a beautiful tribute to Ossie. You are very kind.
    Soft purrs from me

  8. That was a beautiful tribute to Ossie.

  9. What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to sweet Ossie. Sending purrs xoxo

  10. Dearest Carole,
    You are quite a story teller, especially about furry ones.
    Very sweet and that photo shows a fur baby with quite a look of love.
    One almost drowns in such huge and loving eyes.
    Mysterious but so loyal and attached to their human parents and vise versa.
    Our Spooky had a nasty bite on his right ear from ??? maybe a dog chewed on him. Who knows as he is the one that walks to see his furry friends.
    He's been close to home for the past two years now but one never can know for sure. It hurt me to see him hurt. But with tender love and care and extra treats, he's very fast on the mend. Would love to know what all is going on in those little heads...

  11. Such a sweet and tender story....and Ossie told it well. I hope to be a great storyteller one day over the Bridge too - I would love to tell the tale of 17 years of pure love like I've had! Thank you for sharing this because it truly touched us deeply........

    Love, Sammy and Mom Pam

  12. Thia ia ao ao beautiful. Mom is getting leaky eyes reading it. Katie, your Mommy is a wonderful writer. A beautiful tribute to such a sweet kitty and all furries who fly away.

  13. Lovely story, Katie. Our mom bean hopes someday she'll be able to sit with the kitties who have left before on her lap once more.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  14. A beautiful story about a beautiful soul!! Thank you ❤️❤️❤️

  15. What a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to Ossie. I knew you were a writer Carole, I just had no idea you were this good. Reading this brought tears to my eyes also.
    Mary and Mario

  16. What a lovely tribute to dear Ossie, Katie and Mom Carole. We had tears in our eyes as we read your special story. Hugs to you both, and to Ossie's Mommy.

  17. You maded the Human cry, but she says that's okay. She knows Clarkie and Mr. teeth and The Others were all there listening to the story too, except maybe Mr. Teeth falled a-seepies. ;-)

  18. So wonderful! Mes will see all my beloved furrends! Thanks Katie and Admiral 's Mommy! Mes was wondering....
    Nellie Bellie

  19. This is so incredibly beautiful. Peaceful too, offering the Ms and Ds a measure of solace.

  20. This is beautiful and such a sweet tribute.

  21. I love this. Katie, your Mommy is a wonder, as are you.

  22. Oh Miss Katie this is just beautiful, your Mom did a wonderful tribute and gave our Mom hope in her heart for what is to come someday when she gets to go visit all who go before!


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