4.04.2013

THANKFUL THURSDAY Blog Hop

During 2010, we had the privilege to design PAWS 2011, The Cat Blogosphere Calendar, featuring just over 400 cats and dogs.  While a work in progress, Mark of "Mark's Mews" wrote to suggest a month be devoted to our Rainbow Friends, and he chose January, writing that January takes its name from "Janus".

He said, "in Roman mythology, Janus was the god of doorways, of beginnings and endings, of time."  In January, as we opened a door to a new year, we also took time to look back, to reflect, to remember those who left their pawprints on our hearts.  And so January 2011 was devoted to them ...

In the months and years since, I've been honored to create many images for our Rainbow Bridge friends.  It is not always an easy task, but one I do with care and with love ~ as many of your pets, though I've never caressed them, each has been a part of my life as long as my own Maggy and Zoey have been with me. 

So, today I thank you for entrusting me with that honor and that privilege.  To alll who have crossed the bridge, may rainbows forever caress your shoulders.




13 comments:

  1. We still have that calendar, and treasure it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's so beautiful...the poem brought tears and memories...thank you for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  3. We also have the calendar. It was terrific. We also think what you do for the kitties and beans that have to go to the bridge is so so wonderful. I know we appreciate it a lot. Have a great day.

    ReplyDelete
  4. We are so thankful for all the badges you have created, helping to enable us to honor friends with a beautiful image of tribute.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a lovely poem. We still have that calendar, too.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That was one very beautiful and memory-filled calendar for so many.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    ReplyDelete
  7. I loved that calendar! The graphics you create for our Rainbow Bridge pets are very special.

    ReplyDelete
  8. We remember that wonderful calendar! We still have ours.

    The Florida Furkids

    ReplyDelete
  9. You did a beautiful job on that calendar

    ReplyDelete
  10. while eye dinna get ta see this calendar.....eye can say frum ME...thanx mew veree veree much ann, mom ta zoey N maggie

    XOXO

    sauce of fishbone

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have the wonderful calendar too and wouldn't part with it. You did a beautiful job and I love this post. Hugs GJ x

    ReplyDelete
  12. You do so much for our community and give image to all of the important moments that are milestones in our lives.

    The poem is one of my favorites, a comfort and a sadness at the same time.

    ReplyDelete
  13. You did an awesome job on that calendar!!

    ReplyDelete