BrandiMy best friend spoke to me last night

a soft whisper in my ear.

I woke up and looked around the room,

I was startled, yet I had no fear.

My best friend said that all is fine

Rainbow Bridge is so much more.

That there was so much love up there,

even a beautiful ocean shore.


There are fields and fields of green green grass

and the sky has different shades of blue.

There are flowers, mountains, trees and clouds,

everything they said it was, is true.


My best friend whispered in my ear last night

saying "Please don't cry or be sad.

That what was done, had to be done,

for me to live my life now, so be glad."


My best friend said that I did the right thing

an unselfish act on my part.

And that the pain and sadness I feel

will be gone soon from my heart.


I asked my best friend, "How could this be

I miss you so much everyday.

That my heart hurts so much for you,

I wish there could of been another way."


My best friend whispered in my ear last night

"You will always be in my heart.

Go on and live and love another,

because we will never really be apart."


My best friend whispered in my ear last night

"It's time for me to go towards the light.

I just wanted to stop and say to you

Go on my best friend, I'll be alright."


"I carry your unconditional love with me

I have done this from the very start."

I whispered back to my best friend last night,

"I'll always love you with all my heart."


"So goodbye my best friend," as I looked up at the sky

A shooting star I see in a straight line

Moving fast across the sky and out of sight,

I whispered, "Goodbye my best friend.  Now, I'll be fine."


  --  Lanie Blackmon 


Lanie is from Corona, California, and says, "Brandi was my girl.

Sadly Brandi passed away on June 12th, 2006 due to lymphoma cancer.

We had her 8 extra months because of the chemo treatments they were giving her and the day I had to make that decision to put her down was the worst day of my life.  I had never experienced a death so close to my heart and the pain was unbearable.  But now, over a year later since Brandi has left me, it has gotten a little easier for me. I wrote this poem for Brandi one night after having a dream about her.  I know she came to me in this dream and I will never forget it. I was experiencing so much guilt for putting her down, and after that dream, and me writing this poem, it has been lifted off my shoulders.

This is for you my sweet Brandi girl." ___________________________________________

Lanie has decided to put a daily meditation book together for pet owners that have lost their best friend. The book will also have any original poems and stories that pet owners have written who have lost a pet and gained something out of that loss.

If you would like to share your stories and experiences with Lanie, then you can contact her on


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Two cats are a conspiracy. 
Three cats is an attempted takeover.
Four or more cats is a complete coup!"

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