In Memoriam

Mr. Nibbles: “You look like you have a question, friend Hipsters.”
Chaplin: “We don’t understand why we’re having a party for Dennis but he isn’t here for it.”
Spicoli: “Oh, little dudes, this isn’t a party. It’s a memorial service. And that’s how memorial services work. You know, just like the ones for Trouble and Tucker and Trixie.”

Mouse: “The Hipsters weren’t at any of those other services, Spicoli.”
Spicoli: “They weren’t?”
Mouse: “No, they weren’t even born then.”
Charlee: “What’s a memorial service?”
Mr. Nibbles: “It’s when we all get together to remember our friend who has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.”
Chaplin: “What’s the Rainbow Bridge?”
Mr. Nibbles: “It’s where pets go when they are too old or sick or hurt to stay here anymore.”

Charlee: “So he’ll come back when he feels better?”
Mr. Nibbles: “No, I’m afraid he won’t be back this time. But you should know that he already feels better, and he’s with Tucker and Trixie, and you will see him again someday.”
Chaplin: “We will? How? When?”
Mr. Nibbles: “It will be a long time from now, but when you cross the Bridge, he will be waiting for you with toys and catnip and butterflies.”
Chaplin: “Oh, okay.”
Spicoli: “I guess my recollection of those other services is a little hazy.”
Mouse: “That’s understandable. Emotional stress can make your memory fuzzy sometimes.”
Spicoli: “Uh, yeah. Emotional stress. That’s what did it.”

Almost Everyone: “*Sniffle*”

Chaplin: “There’ll be food at the Rainbow Bridge, too, right?”
Mr. Nibbles: “Yes, Chaplin, there’ll be food at the Rainbow Bridge.”
Producer Smurf: “Oh you can bet your smurf there is! If there weren’t, Tucker would have smurfed himself back here by now to complain about it!”

Meanwhile, Over The Rainbow Bridge …

Dennis: “Tucker! Trixie! Trouble! Pooh Bear! I’ve missed you all! Some more than others.”
Trouble: “That’s probably a shot at me, but I don’t care, because I’m a cat. Purr purr purr.”
Pooh Bear: “Hello again, Dennis. Long time no see.”
Dennis: “Big hug, Trixie!”
Trixie: “You crazy vizslas and your public displays of affection.”
Tucker: “Welcome to the Rainbow Bridge, Dennis. Help yourself to something from my everlasting buffet. I’m willing to share because anything you take is replaced as soon as you take it.”
Dennis: “Hey wow so the Rainbow Bridge and the Everlasting Buffet have been in the front yard all this time?!”
Tucker: “Well it’s everywhere and anywhere we want it to be. We like to come here sometimes so I can still sit on Mama’s lap and steal from the kitchen. That really confuses them.”
Trixie: “And I still like to sit and stare at the hill. Those squirrels are already getting uppity.”
Tucker: “But a lot of the time we just hang out with all your old blog friends, swapping stories and running around like lunatics.”
Trouble: “They really do. Nutty dogs. I get tired just watching them. Fortunately I like to sleep.”
Dennis: “My blog friends? All of them? Cool! Let’s go visit them! Can we bring the buffet?”
Trixie: “Of course we can.”

Moments Later …

Tucker, Trixie, and Dennis: “SQUIRREL!!!”

Dennis says, “ok bye”


The Hipster Kitties will return

33 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. Brought tears to my eyes! A great tribute and a wonderful place (the rainbow bridge) but I wish! Oh, How I WISH there were visiting hours!
    Miss you Dennis! It was fun getting to know you. Mom and Boomer.


  2. You will be missed here on earth for a very long time, Dennis♥ I hope you have met Maggie and Mitch and so many others. Make sure you eat a huge piece of chocolate cake and think of us poor furkids that aren’t allowed to have it.


  3. What a wonderful memorial service for Dennis. We’ll miss you and we’re sure the Hipster Kitties feel a bit lost without you right now. Please say hi to our Angel Sister Nina (and all the other Angel Sisters from here) for us. We didn’t know her but we feel her and all the others that lived here before us. We are sending warm hugs to the Hipster Kitties and your momma and dada. Okay bye!


  4. Your post (and your comment to us) brought us to tears, but we are still smiling through the tears as Dennis is now in a state of perpetual joy.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


  5. “Move over LadyMew…you are gettin thee peecee all wet….”
    Mee-yow Mistur Jamess this iss one furabuluss Meowmoriam fore deer Dennis! Efurryone showed upss even thee turtell….
    LadyMew dissolved inn to huge wet teerss. Shee just goess to peecess when shee comess over here…mee iss bee inn brave fore her…..
    Shee even hypurr-venty-lated! Shee missess Dennis ALOT!! (Shee told mee shee has nevurr cried over a poochie from any blog like shee has cried fore Dennis; shee must love him ALOT!)
    Mee lovess Dennis too….hee was furry kewl.
    LadyMew has a card picced out fore you an yore Missus….now to get her to stop cryin to rite it fore you!
    Dennis an Tucker an Trixie an Unkell Siddhartha an Auntyss’ Nylablue an Mingflower wee LOVE you now an fur ever!
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma an **sniffullsss** LadyMew
    P Ess: Thankss for sendin a Rainbow deer Dennis ❤


  6. *sniff* This is such a beautiful post. I am finding it hard to type through my tears. ❤ Lots of love to all ❤


  7. Oh Dennis, I am so happy you are pain free, and have all your Angel pals over at the Bridge. I will miss you so much, and this most moving tribute to your courage, life, and spirit was just beautifuls. I am sendin’ tons of AireZens to your family, and lots of {{{hugs}}}}. I will look forward to the Hipsters, butts just know you will be forever in our hearts. ok bye
    Ruby ♥


  8. What a wonderful memorial service! You sure are lucky, Dennis, to have so many friends over the Rainbow Bridge. But, you’ll be missed on this side…
    I’m sure, though, that this will not be the last we’ll see of your mischievous face!
    “ok bye”… ❤


  9. We are sorry you had to leave sweet Dennis and we are going to miss you a lot. But you keep on having fun with friends at The Bridge and we will keep you in our thoughts as we remember all the fun we enjoyed with you here. Hugs for your loved ones. ❤


  10. *sniff*

    Dennis, we are certain that you have met up with Abby and are taking full advantage of Tucker’s Everlasting Buffet. Feel free to join Abby when she does her fly-bys. Hipster Kitties, we are confident that you are more than able to carry on the level of craziness we have come to know and love!

    *kissey face*
    -Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy, and Lucy-Fur


  11. My mommy’s daddy went over the human bridge this year too. And being Irish her family and his friends celebrated his life and mommy says it felt ok to let him go. He didn’t know me yet but called himself my grandpaw. He was such an animal lover and mommy takes after him. We will all miss you Dennis, but know that we love you and always have and will celebrate the life you lived and the life you are living over the bridge with its many rewards. Luvz, Patzy and mommy Juliea


  12. Wow, Dennis! What a touching and neat way to have your memorial service. Even the squirrel dude was there. I bet there are lots of those to play with in RB Land. And you know, I think you have already met my brofur, MrJackFreckles, (MJF)…as he went to live there last Feb…and there are lots of kitty (4), too, and a kitty sisfur, as well…but I nevfur met the kitties that are there to play and romp with you. Minko & Toki loved MJF, and I bet they were glad to see him again…

    Now, I, Dalton have no idea why this kind of comment has petcretary’s face windows leaking again…

    She is going to send you a message on your FB page, OK??

    OK, bye! Aroo! Waggles!


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