In memory of Maxie, Lady, Shana, Rosenbloom, Honi, Fiedler, Sunny-D, and Sassy.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to
someone here, they go 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 have 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. His bright
eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly
he begins to run from the group, flying over the green
grass, his legs carrying him 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.