Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Messages from the Rainbow Bridge

thankful thursday blog hop - Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it! Hello everyone and welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  There has been so much going on this week, not the least of which is the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Texas.  We want to keep everyone, human and pets, in our thoughts and prayers.   Their recovery will be a long and difficult one and we’re thankful so many are jumping in to provide assistance, including our own special pal Marjorie from DashKitten.com who is organizing an auction to raise funds for Austin Pets Alive.

But today I’m also thankful for messages from the Rainbow Bridge.  Our newer followers might not realize that I had a most wonderful Brother when I came here, his name was Ivan.  Ivan was 4 years old when he ran off to the Rainbow Bridge in the middle of the night just 3 days before Thanksgiving in 2009.  We were all devastated, especially the Dad, Ivan was his super buddy.  Every time the Dad got out of the shower Brother Ivan would dry Dad’s leg for him, mostly in one specific spot.  He did it so often the Dad doesn’t have hair on that spot any longer.

Last week the Dad got out of the shower and Brother Simon started drying Dad’s leg, in that exact spot.  The Dad knew immediately that Brother Simon was sending a message from Angel Ivan.  The next day the same thing happened.  The Dad gave Brother Simon a big hug and thanked him for passing on such an important message, clearly a message from Brother Ivan.  The Dad asked Brother Simon to tell Angel Ivan that we love him, miss him, and think of him each and every day.  I’m thankful the loving message got through and when Dad told me about it I just had to purr.

You just never know when an important message will come through.  Are you listening for yours?  What are you thankful for today?  Tell me in the comments and then hop on in and join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, we’d love it!

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Thankful Thursday Blog Hop



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52 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Messages from the Rainbow Bridge

  1. Cathy Keisha

    OMC! That was a wonderful message from Brother Ivan. I’m thinking, though, that Remember Me Thursday is next month; in fact I’m hoping it is cos I promised to post for it. MOL!

  2. Mark's Mews

    We are worried about the Beins and pets in Texas. We know the Beins are pretty good at saving themselves and others and that is good. And we have seen lots of pets also bein saved as well. But some pets (naturally) hid and couldnt be found when the Beins had to leave.

    Some paddled away, some climbed trees, some stayed above the water in houses, some went over The Bridge before their time.

    We thank the Beins who went to great effort to save the Beins and the pets too. Many stayed with their Beins, but some are lost. Some were rescued by other Beins who didnt have time to keep track of addresses or were found away from their homes.

    We purr for them all.

    But this is a reminder that all pets should be microchipped so they can be reunited with their Beins later… We are all ‘chipped here!

  3. meowmeowmans

    Wow, that was such an amazing message from Angel Ivan to Dad! And great job by Brother Simon to pass it along. <3

    We're purring and praying for the people and animals in Texas and Louisiana. We cannot even begin to imagine.

  4. Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

    That is the sweetest thing! Isn’t is just awesome when stuff like that happens? Hugs to Simon!! We’re glad Ivan was loved so much that he’s not forgotten!
    We have lots to be thankful for, but we shared it all on our blog today!

  5. Zoolatry

    Ivan and Simon … brothers in spirit and love. Such a beautiful story … and yes … special messages often come, when least expected and we need to have the eyes to see them, the ears to hear them and the heart to accept them.

  6. Marg

    That is just the most fabulous story. Good for Ivan to send Simon that message. You all have a good day and stay dry.

  7. Annie

    Ivan was such a wonderful kitty. How nice of Simon to bring you a reminder. Brian, we know you and your dad miss Ivan a lot. You look so sweet in your picture today.

  8. caren gittleman

    You KNOW I strongly believe in our pets sending messages, I am sure you receive TONS of them. This was beautiful!! (Psssst…my dear friend, “Remember Me Thursday” isn’t til September 28th!) xoxo

  9. Deziz World

    Oh Brian, dat’s so sweet. We just know your daddy was filled with luv when dat happened. Those who have gone on, are never far away from us. We’re sendin’ hugs and purrs.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  10. Jan K

    That story brought tears to my eyes! It is so wonderful when a message comes from the Bridge through our current pets. We have to remember to always keep our hearts open and be on the lookout for them. ♥

  11. da tabbies o trout towne

    guyz….we iz thank full two day that we haza safe place ta call home N that we haza home ~~~~~ ♥♥♥ dai$y & toona

    N Ivan…dood…..total lee awesum what ya teeched simon ~~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ dude, sauce N boomer ~~~~~~~~~

  12. Crystal Stewart

    Hi Brian, I want yo remember cat who died on 9-11-2015. Her name was Tigger and she was a rescue cat. I don’t know when she was born but I know when she died. This post was sad. I want to remember my cat and all those other cats that have passed away. Thanks Brian.

  13. Kitties Blue

    Brian, we had no idea that Ivan was so young when he got his wings. That is so difficult for our humans to lose beloved anipals at such a young age. We love that Angel Ivan sent a message to Brother Simon to let your dad know that he is around and watching over all of you. On Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, Mom was sitting at the kitchen island when she felt our angel brother, Madison, looking over her shoulder. We hope Simon keeps reminding Dad Terry everyday that Ivan is with you. Thanks for hosting the blog hop each week. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

    p.s. You are totally adorable in this photo. Are you dreaming of your pal Ivan.

  14. Madi and Mom

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh we truly believe in celestial angelic visits….we must keep our hearts and minds open and are high beams turned on always.
    What a precious story…Bro Simon you are a keeper
    Hugs madi your bfff

  15. Bell Fur Zoo

    That is so pawesome!! We fink sometimes Tilda passes messages along from Angel Ginger. They had a special bond even though Tilda likes to bop her on da nose a lot 😉

    xoxo,
    Matt & Matilda

  16. Jeanna

    I’m thankful for the cooler weather and still having little Dexter as a house guest. I’m afraid he’ll have to leave next month but am determined to appreciate the time we have. That is such a sweet story and a true pair of loving cats considering their attitude about water.

  17. Valentine

    That is a sweet story about your brofur Somon relaying a message to your papa from Ivan. Mom is thankful for all the animals that came into her life over the years, especially the ones that became family members. She misses them dearly each and every day as your papa does his Ivan. Mom keeps photos of her “fur babies” on her dresser always.

  18. Raven

    It was sweet of Ivan to pass his post-shower tradition on to Simon. Mom always cherishes the little things she knows come from the kitties in Spirit World.

  19. Little Binky and Granny

    Tears are in our eyes that Simon does the same as your Angel Brother Ivan, Brian and that he listened <3 We always do that…not the licking of course….MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 <3

  20. Angel Sammy and Teddy

    What a precious gift that was from Angel Ivan courtesy of Brother Simon……those things are certainly wonderful moments and just reaffirm what we knew – they may leave us but they are never really “GONE”……little subtle signs and messages make us know that not only do we love THEM forever, but they continue to love US forever. It’s wonderful isn’t it?

    Love, Teddy and Mom

  21. Basil

    Awwww that was just luffley to get a message from Angel Ivan channeling through Simon, we luffs it when things like that happen… our sisfur Angel Snowie manifests now and again, mew see her out the corner of your eye fur just a second and then she’s gone again.

    We’re purraying real hard fur all thse affected by Hurricane Harvey and hope the Hurricane Irma doesn’t hit land, Marjorie is doing an epically epic job with the fund raiser too!

    Big hugs supurr pals

    Basil & Co xox

  22. Dennis the Vizsla

    hello brian its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow wot a grayt messadj frum the rainbo bridj for yore dada from ivan via simon!!! arownd heer mama and dada say that chaplin is tucker reinkarnayted as a cat becuz he luvs fud and he sits on mamas lap and legs just like tucker yoozed to maybe he is not reely tucker reinkarnayted as a cat tho maybe tucker is giving him sugjestchuns for wot to do just like ivan did with brother simon!!! ok bye

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