By Robbi Hess ~ Managing Editor Pet Calendar, Crimeless Cat Executive Story Editor, Chief Cat Herder
Have you ever wondered who founded Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day? We found the source: Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey’s Cat Chronicles. ” and author of Purr Prints Of The Heart. Back in 2015, I started Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day in honor of my Ragdoll cat, Mr. Jazz, who crossed the bridge on that day in 2013,” Deb shared.
Who Started Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day?
Every year since, she has marked the event by hosting a blog hop on Zee and Zoey’s Cat Chronicles. For anyone who has lost a pet, Deb has started a Facebook Page, Purr Prints of the Heart, where people can share photos and memories of their pets who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.
If you’re talking about Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, use the hashtag #RainbowBridgeRemembranceDay so your photos and comments will be part of the trending topic among those honoring and remembering a pet whom they’ve lost.
As Deb told us, “Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day is a special day for pet guardians to honor the memory of those beloved pets in their life they have loved and lost, but have never forgotten. Whether fur, fin, feathers, scales or something else, this is a day to remember and honor them.” She added, “I know it’s a sad day for many, but it’s also a beautiful day. The outpouring of love I see is so touching as people share the love they had (and still have) for their pet(s). It’s a time we can all take a moment to collectively come together and comfort one another.
Watch our Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day Video