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post #1 of 23
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I am such a sap! I try reading the Crossing the Bridge forum every now and then and I always cry! I can almost feel the pain and sorrow from whoever is posting and it just kills me!

Are any of you emotional as I am that you can't even read that forum?

I would really love to be able to read that forum..
post #2 of 23
Yeah...I try too, but then I start to cry, can't see to type, and then get too emotional to actually post anything.

It make me feel really badly that I can't be as supportive as I would like to those who are grieving because I internalize and share their pain.
post #3 of 23
You're not alone. I go there every now and then, but I always end up crying. I have to be in a certain mood, which sounds terrible. But, sometimes it's just so sad.
post #4 of 23
I could never go into that forum either, until my Davidson passed in March. Its still hard, but I go in there to write to him & thats about all I can do- its hard for me to read others sad stories because I resort to thinking of Davidson & it makes me cry
post #5 of 23
I don't usually either, and I feel bad as well I wish I could be as supportive as the other wonderful members here. I just posted today in the forum for Ares, (kluchetta's smudge's brother) I am so happy to have the wonderful replays for him, and it makes me guilty that I very rarely go to that forum. Only when I see a post from some one I know. It's not that I don't want to offer condolences for the people I don't know, but it is hard to read some times.
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by celestialrags View Post
I don't usually either, and I feel bad as well I wish I could be as supportive as the other wonderful members here. I just posted today in the forum for Ares, (kluchetta's smudge's brother) I am so happy to have the wonderful replays for him, and it makes me guilty that I very rarely go to that forum. Only when I see a post from some one I know. It's not that I don't want to offer condolences for the people I don't know, but it is hard to read some times.
Exactly. I would love to be more supportive, but I just can't read them
post #7 of 23
It is very sad and it's easy to avoid for selfish reasons, BUT when my Bella died people were so supportive and their words of comfort really helped me.
post #8 of 23
I'm really sensitive when it comes to reading about sick or injured or dead pets. I cry and it can leave me upset for days and weeks.

I don't regularly read the RB forum, in fact I think I've only been in there maybe 3 or 4 times, and only when I happen to see a familiar kitty name in the subject line of the most recent post being displayed in the forum list.

I can read the people obituaries all day long and not shed a tear, but animals are different. They are helpless and completely dependant on us, and that breaks my heart
post #9 of 23
I go onto the site when I need to cry. Since Duke passed away I have been feeling very depresed. I have avoided going onto the crossing the bridge site for a while.

I appreciate how helpful and supportive people have been but somtimes the emotions just flow over me. I read the posts on Crossing the bridge and try to be as suportive to people as they have been to me.

I think it is a good forum to express what you are feeling to some truely careing and loving people that can understand what you are going though. I didn't truely appreciate it until Duke passed away how truely theraputic It could be to people. But it still makes me cry
post #10 of 23
i almost never went there, until Mouse passed it helped so much that i decided i needed to contribute when i could. especially when it's a member or a cat that i feel i know well.
post #11 of 23
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It is very sad and it's easy to avoid for selfish reasons, BUT when my Bella died people were so supportive and their words of comfort really helped me.

I know how you feel, I also think it is very sad to go there, but then I think of how sad people are that post there, so I do go there to support those who are hurting.

And I usually go there at least once every time I come to the cat site.
post #12 of 23
I understand how you feel all to well. It's not that I don't care, it's just so overwhelming to me and makes me feel so upset for days that it's very hard for me to go into the crossing the bridge forums. I can only on a very rare occassion and it takes time after that for me to get over the pain of the loss.
post #13 of 23
I just know how bad they are hurting and how bad they feel.

And I say thay because I know how I felt when we lost our beloved Sambo. My internet friends were there for me and they helped me a lot.

So I just try and do the same for other people.
post #14 of 23
I cry EVERY SINGLE TIME I go in there! I can't do it too much. When I do, I just read and post in a few, and then leave in tears. It makes me sad to even think about it.
post #15 of 23
sure it is hard, but there will come a time,when everyone will lose that pet, and it would be good to know there are others that can understand.
post #16 of 23
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sure it is hard, but there will come a time,when everyone will lose that pet, and it would be good to know there are others that can understand.

Excatly what I am talking about.

I have been there, done that, and bought that t-shirt. So I know how bad they are hurting, and if I can just say how sorry I am or give them a hug, it might just help them a little.
post #17 of 23
i know what you mean...i try but sometimes can't bring myself to read them..i start thinking about when my babies will die and i get too sad!!! i'm going to keep trying tho...i'm sure others could use our support and i feel a bit selfish...
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
i almost never went there, until Mouse passed it helped so much that i decided i needed to contribute when i could. especially when it's a member or a cat that i feel i know well.
That is EXACTLY what happened to me. I used to get very upset reading the forum. Then my first Smudge died of FIP, and I realized that it doesn't get any worse than that. The comfort I got in the Bridge forum was amazing, and I only hope I've passed a little of that on.
post #19 of 23
Me, too. I rarely go there but when I do I make sure I have my box of tissues handy. I have posted there (our kitten Alexander back in 2004).

I can't even tell people about the Rainbow Bridge poem without crying.
post #20 of 23
I have the same problem,i do like to leave nice replies but its hard. iv lost so many animals lately i know what they are all going through. I always have a cry when im in that forum because people leave such nice tributes to there fur babys.
post #21 of 23
I usually can't actually go into the RB forum because seeing all of the posts at once really upsets me, but I will often click on the one post you can see from the main page. I never say much because I can't without starting to cry at work, but I hope that just showing my support helps.
post #22 of 23
I couldn't do it before, when you mentioned it i tried. I had to leave. I wish I could be more supportive too, I'm just a baby.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
Me, too. I rarely go there but when I do I make sure I have my box of tissues handy. I have posted there (our kitten Alexander back in 2004).

I can't even tell people about the Rainbow Bridge poem without crying.
that one gets me, too but not as much as the I Chose Tears one. i really like it, but i cry every time i read it!
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