Monday, January 15, 2018

Visit Your Rainbow Friends

Hey, Cyndi here.  No, we're not back yet, but I wanted to talk to all of you for a moment.  First, though, Jan has not been idle.  One can evidently only stand accomplishing nothing for so long.  She is returning to the land of the busy with lots of sit down breaks in between.  Marcus has been waiting for his next walk since Dec 21st when Jan took sick.  At least he is now getting exercise chasing a ball in the dog pen. 

Aside from laundry, cleaning and other boring house jobs that are way behind, Jan has just finished the last 9 - yes 9! - months of the 2015 blog posts that lost their photos when Picasa switched to GPhotos.  That was a project she never wants to do again! It was complicated and time consuming but at least the last nine were "easier" than the first three once she learned how to not lose her place every time a post republished.

But what I want to talk to you about is the Our Rainbow Friends memorial blog.  Ann, the Zoolatry human, generally sends out a mass email on the 15th of each month, or sometimes just posts on Facebook because of the hassles that can come with a mass mailing.  For whatever reason, we haven't received or seen a notice since the September memorials came out in October.  And as you know, Ann is presently on vacation, so not doing any notifications.

Amber da Weenie's mom Linda is the lone, hard worker behind the scenes for that blog.  She knows it means a lot to one who has lost a cat, dog, bird or other loved pet to have a memorial bridge post.

We were thinking it would be great if current bloggers would participate in helping Linda keep up with the losses.  (If you don't already have the badge, grab the one above.)  If you are a blogger who just lost a furry or know of a blog that just lost one, let Ann or Linda know.  When the previous month's memorials are posted on the 15th, share the information with friends and readers, then visit and comment (even for those you don't know).  It doesn't take long to say you care about someone's loss.  There are those such as Golden Pines and White Dog Army that take in older dogs and have more than normal losses, but each one is loved and missed.  A virtual hug would be welcomed.

We have long depended on Ann to keep everyone informed and not everyone realizes the hassles she has frequently gone through with gmail.  Linda deserves a medal for her dedication to this project, despite an outside job, intermittent internet, a home and her canine pack to care for.

So, as busy as we know you are, we're suggesting we all step up to help publicize each month's memorial posts, as well as visit.  Those are our rainbow friends - yours and mine.  Those are our blogging friends, old and new.  Let's show our support! 

The December losses have been posted at Our Rainbow Friends.

We hope to learn some new jokes while we're on hiatus, so stay tuned.  And we still have a few more interviews to finish.


  1. That truly is a labor of love...and kindness too!

  2. Jan, thank you so much for this wonderful post. I was so very touched by it. :)

  3. Hari OM
    That is a very a perfectly reasonable request! It is a lovely 'sister blog' to the Blogville POTP bloggy for those who are still with and need support.

    On a brighter note - am loving the new 'wallpaper' here; bright and warm and cheerful. I have been thinking about Jan this past couple days and am happy to hear from you Cyndi, that she is on the mend, but taking her time to recover properly. So important!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. I didn't know, and now I do...thank you! And Chucky was posted on 11/20/ boy, we miss you so much.

  5. I appreciate Ann's caring postings and I did not know about Amber da Weenie's blog or her compassionate help. Thank you

  6. Thanks for sharing Cyndi! You are the best!
    And give your poor Jan a lot of extra cuddling. Its tough being an old sick bird! I otta Know! My Mom has another infection and is down for the count this week. She mumbles something about not being as resilient as she used to be...I posted about what I think today.
    Purrs to all of you and EXTRA Purrs for Jan!

  7. Oh Jan this is such a great post. Thank you for the reminder. Hope you get to feeling better. stella rose

  8. It is always good to keep the memories of lost friends alive.

  9. Great post, and great reminder ! Thank you ! Purrs

  10. Pawsome post. Dad talked about Essex and Deacon to us a lot on New Years Eve.

    Stay Warm,

    Sherman & Gemini

  11. We always wondered who was behind, Our Rainbow Friends. Thank you so much Linda for all your effort and kindness. You touched us by posting about our beloved lost pets in the past. Mitalee and Esme have sadly recently joined Our Rainbow Friends but it is comforting to know we can go to your site and visit with them. Thank you again, with love.

    Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

  12. Cyndi, what a wonderful and loving post about Our Rainbow Friends. We are so grateful for the labor of love that Ann and Linda have undertaken to honor all of our friends who have gone before. XO

  13. We 'member we knew nuffin' 'bout it till sis Lexi died and oh, to see her sweet bootyful face there was such a joy fur us. it meant that somepawdy else cared too. Sendin' purrayers and hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  14. It is hard to keep up with those who cross The Bridge sometimes. We honor those who keep track. As we also pay respects to "In Memoriums" when we see them.

  15. Knowing one remembers our furbabies is comforting :)

  16. hello funny farmers its dennis the vizsla dog hay thank yoo for this reeminder and sugjestchun it wood be nice if we did not hav to wurry abowt owr frends leeving for the rainbo bridj but of korse it stil happins duznt it??? we hope to see yoo all agin soon!!! ok bye

  17. It is nice that someone puts all this together, I am thankful to those who do this. I know I have had many losses and it is nice to read the caring messages.


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