Run Free Rikki

1990- August 27, 2012

Once there was a lady kitty named Rikki who owned the Typist. She was born in 1990. There’s a story at the Hotties blog about when she lived with Typist.

After Rikki had lived with Typist for about 7 years, Typist and Uncle Milton shared a house. Rikki adopted Uncle Milton and lived with him for the rest of her life.  He eats (and shares) lots of fish.

Rikki and Milton

Me and Rikki

Rikki naps warm

Rikki lived a long, happy, and fish-full life. She suddenly took a bad turn and couldn’t walk, so Uncle Milton did the right thing and chose to let her go peacefully. Typist went with him and they petted her to the very end.

We’ll miss you, great lady.  Run free over the rainbow bridge, happy and healthy until Uncle Milton comes to meet you.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.  The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent; Her eager body quivers. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….”

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59 Responses to Run Free Rikki

  1. spike_cat says:

    Peace to sweet Rikki. Hugs to da typist and Uncle Milton.

  2. Brian says:

    I am so sorry to hear about dear sweet Rikki. We all send many purrs and hugs to the typist and Uncle Milton.

  3. George says:

    Thanks Brian *ducky hugs* and purrrrrs from the kittehs

  4. We’re sorry to hear about Rikki. (((Hugs))), purrs and prayers to Uncle Milton and the typist.

    The Florida Furkids

  5. Vicki Cook says:

    So sorry to hear about Rikki – love and bunny hugs to the Typist and Uncle Milton. BJC/vsc

  6. mariodacat says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear you your news. Run free Rinki – Run Free baby! What a sweetie she was.

  7. Cathy Keisha says:

    Sending purrs of condolences to Typist and Uncle Milton. May Rikki’s trip OTRB be peaceful and beautiful as she is/was.

  8. Pandafur says:

    I iz sad fur your loss, Rikki sownds like a bewtiful kitty *softpaw*

  9. Marg says:

    We sure are sorry that Rikki had to go to the bridge. She lived a very long and happy life. Sending many purrs to the Typist and Uncle Milton. We know this is a sad time for everyone. RIP Rikki.

  10. Rikki, forever loved… sending comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

  11. We are sorry Rikki went to the Bridge and send our comforting purrs to Uncle Milton and Typist.

  12. Pumpkinpuddy says:

    Rikki was a gorgeous kitty and will be even more gorgeous when she gets her wings. Healing purrs to you, Typist, Uncle Milton, and the hotties. *hugs*

  13. De says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Softpawhugs

  14. Very sorry for your loss. Rikki sure lived a long life. We know she will be missed.

  15. KC says:

    We’s so sad to hear that sweet Rikki had to be helped to tha Bridge.
    But we know she is running wild and free once again.
    Sending purrs and purrayers to sooth yours aching hearts.
    Love & Purrs to Mom Robyn, Uncle Milton & The Mostly Black Cats.
    Missy Blue Eyes
    Faith Boomerang
    Baby Cat
    Brutus Jr.
    Mom ML

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  18. We are so sorry to hear of sweet Rikki going to the Rainbow Bridge!! Lots of hugggggs and purrrrs to Mom Robyn, Uncle Milton and House of the Mostly Black Cats!!
    Your TX furiends,

  19. Rumbles says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, my sweet friends.

  20. Everycat says:

    We are sorry to learn that Rikki had to leave for The Bridge, what a beautiful girl she was and a long fish-full life is the very best kind of life. We send you, The Typist and Uncle Milton love and rumbly purrs

    Run free sweet Rikki

    Oliver, Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

  21. Julie says:

    So sorry for the loss of your sweetie.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  22. We’re so sorry about Rikki. Wow. 1990. That’s a long run. She obviously loved her life with you guys so much she stayed as long as she possibly could.

    Love, Kristin & Cokie

  23. Lily Belle says:

    Tho we’ve never met, we wanted to tell you how very sorry we are to hear the news about Rikki. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  24. Father Tom says:

    Purrs and words of comfort from all of us.

    Run free, sweet Rikki xx

    Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty, Tinker & Anastasia

  25. You have our deepest sympathy over the loss of Rikki.

  26. Savannah says:

    I did not know Miss Rikki, my loss. I am so happy she had such a long pleasurable life with Typist and Milton. Paw pats, Savannah AKA@mssavvydo

  27. AdmiralHestorb says:

    Katie Isabella and I are so sorry about sear Rikki. Please tell Uncle Miltie we send purrs and huggles. xoxox

  28. We’re so sorry to hear the news that sweet Rikki has crossed the Bridge. She lived a very long and happy life with you and you have so many wonderful memories of her that will always remain with you.

  29. Dear George:

    We are sad to hear this news, and send our condolences to you and yours.

    22 is a long time, and Nikita has plans to last at least that long, being 14 1/2 and all. 😀

    Take care.

  30. Sending much love and comfort to Rikki’s humans.

  31. we are so deeply sorry to hear this news…..we send our heartfelt purrs and prayers

  32. Rikki was a really pretty girl and she obviously was loved.
    We send hugs and purrs to her family. She will be waiting for you OTRB.
    ((hugs and purrs))

  33. Terri says:

    We are so sad to hear about Rikki. What a great long life! We’re sending hugs and purrs to Mom and Uncle Miltie. Run free, Baaaad Rikki!

  34. Our strongest comforting purrs are with you.
    She lived a fabulous life in a wonderful home surrounded with love until the end.
    (((Hugs))) to all of you!

  35. Cheysuli says:

    We are very sorry to hear about Rikki. Our purrs.

  36. Team Tabby says:

    We send lots of purrs and hugs to Uncle Milton and the Typist, you are going to miss Rikki lots. She lived a long and well lived life and we send our condolences on her peaceful passing on to the Rainbow Bridge.


  37. I’m so very sorry about this loss. Rikki looks like a very well loved kitty.

  38. TK says:

    Dear George, The Typist, and Uncle Milton,
    We are so furry sad to hear of Rikki’s crossing. Me is sure her has much comfurts there, and she can walk and run likes a little kitten, but is fur you, who waits, that is furry hard. We purrs fur your comfurts, and hopes that your pain subsides quickly, and good memories live in your hearts fur furever.

  39. NTM says:

    We’re so sorry to learn of Rikki’s passing.
    Sending sympathy and condolences.
    And lots of purrs from the Purries of Purrchance To Dream.

  40. Kizzie says:

    So sorry to hear about Rikki, sending purrs and hugs.

  41. Old Kitty says:

    Me and my cat Charlie came over from the CB. We are so so sorry to read that beautiful angel Rikki has run off to the Bridge. We send you all many hugs and purrs. Take care

  42. Fuzzy Tales says:

    We’re so sorry to read about Rikki’s passing. Purrs and universal Light, for peace and heart-healing.

  43. holly the cat says:

    I’m so sad to hear about Rikki. Sending you paw hugs, head bonks and purrs

  44. I’m so very sorry to hear about Rikki. I send love and comfort to you and family. Lots of love and hugs and comfort–he will live on in your hearts forever

  45. Oui Oui says:

    We are sorry for your loss and hope you find some comfort in knowing she was well loved, and had a great home. So many deserving animals never know either. We are purring for you that you will find peace in your hearts.

  46. We heard about Rikki’s passing and send our deep condolences and healing purrs.

  47. We are sorry to hear Rikki has gone to the Bridge. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts.

  48. meowmeowmans says:

    We are very sorry to hear that Rikki had to run to the Bridge. Thank you for loving her so much. Please accept our heartfelt purrs and prayers for comfort and peace.

  49. Cory says:

    We are so sorry to hear that Rikki has left for The Bridge. Sending you comforting purrrs.

  50. George says:

    Aw thank you everyone. I’m sorry that the spam catcher caught some of your comments, but I found them. We’re all overwhelmed by such caring. Thanks 🙂

  51. We are so sorry to learn that Rikki had to leave. What a great and beautiful friend she was… a grand ladycat!
    Purrs to you..
    ~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

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