Details for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day 2018

In honor of Sunday-Selfie, a picture of my angel, Mr. Jazz – the inspiration for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day is on August 28 and for those of you who might want to participate in some manner, I wanted to share a few details in advance. First off, the brief history of the day – I founded Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day (RBRD) in 2015 as a special day for pet guardians to honor the memory of those beloved pets in their life they have loved and lost, but never forgotten – whether fur, fin, feathers, scales or something else. It’s held every year on August 28, in honor of the day I had to say goodbye to my precious Ragdoll cat, Mr. Jazz, the meow author of Purr Prints of the Heart – A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond.  

Secondly, as with every year, there is no pressure to participate. I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable, as I know it’s a sad day. But it’s also a beautiful day. The outpouring of love I see every year is so touching, as people share in the love they have for their pet(s) and it’s a time when we can all take a moment to collectively come together and comfort one another.

Every year I host a blog hop – the post will go live at 12:00 a.m., EST, on August 28 with the code and linking information available at that time. I have also created a Facebook event page for those who want to post a picture, write a poem, share a favorite memory, upload a video, or share a blog post link. This is the event link: Please feel free to invite others you think might want to be a part of the day.

I created a new logo for the event last year and this will be the official logo moving forward. If anyone does not have it and would like to use it, please email me at and I’ll forward it to you. There is no requirement to use the logo – this day comes from the heart, so please do whatever is most comfortable for you. If you’ll be sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social venues, you can use the hashtag #rainbowbridgeremembranceday and if you’re crediting me for founding the day in any of your posts, please reference me as Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey’s Cat Chronicles, author of Purr Prints of the Heart and founder of Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.

Thank you, everyone – my heart goes out to all of you who have loved and lost a pet. Wishes for a peaceful Sunday to all.

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  1. Oh my, how the year flies by. Thank you for the reminder and for the setting up of the remembrance day.

  2. thanks Deb!!!!! I will participate again, I might just re-post last years’ post but I will participate!

  3. jmuhj says:

    While I love, honor, remember, and hold dear all of my loved ones who have ascended in my own private way, I thank you for this opportunity for those who may want, or need, to participate in it.

  4. We’ll be sure to pawticipate!

  5. Seems that I’ve missed this in the past; I’ve got my calendar set up this time!

  6. Ellen Pilch says:

    Thank you for the reminder of this special day.

  7. meowmeowmans says:

    Thank you, Deb. We hope to participate this year!

  8. Thank you for establishing this special day. It always makes me smile to see Mr. Jazz, so I appreciate that you posted his photo here.

  9. Zoolatry says:

    Deb … just to let you know, we have shared details, and your logo on Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
    on our blog today 8/16/2018 … I hope all the details are correct. Thank you for this special day … Ann

  10. Cathy Keisha says:

    We’re not really posting this month but we’ll be there.