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Yuki (bear)

My beloved Yuki,

I remember the first day I met you. You were just a white lump curled up in your cage at the Milwaukee Humane Society. I came there with David to adopt a cat; my first pet that I would get on my own as an adult. We were able to choose four cats to spend time with before making a decision. You were not one of the four, but somehow, I ended up picking you. I suppose I wasn’t taken with any of the other cats. Perhaps I chose you because I really liked your name, “Mr. Piggy”. It made me laugh. Maybe I chose you because I had just seen the movie “The Secret of Kells” where there was a white cat named Pangar Ban, that I liked (I thought of naming you that and calling you “PB”).

I can’t say for sure why I chose you, only that I’m so so happy that I did. My little Yuki bear, you became so special to me. My constant, loveable, cuddly companion. My sweet baby biscuit. You were the sweetest and most loveable cat I have ever met. Choosing you was definitely one of the best decisions of my life. I would choose you again and again and love you again and again if given the choice to do it all over, despite knowing how painful it is to lose you. You have made my life worth living.

I wish you were still here with me and could be my baby forever though I am relieved you are no longer suffering and in pain. The choice to let you go was still hard but not nearly as hard as living without you.

For the first time in my life, I wish for there to be life after death. A plane of existence where we will someday be reunited. I’ll meet you at that Rainbow Bridge.

If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I hope we meet again in our subsequent lives though, maybe you can be the one who says goodbye to me first, next time.

Thank you for all of your love and companionship over the years. Its’ left a deep, lasting impression on my heart and mind. I love you so very very much Yuki.

Forever and always,
Hoping we meet again someday,


From: Rachel Faulman
Madison, WI