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Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes 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 had 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 quivers. 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….

Author unknown…

Here, you can remember your beloved pets who were near and dear to you.  Tell us as much or as little as you want about your pet/s who have passed so that we may remember them until we meet them on Rainbow Bridge.


5 responses to “Rainbow Bridge

  1. Bess
    Age: 9.5 years
    Born: 3/24/94 Died: Oct. 2003
    Bess was a 3rd generation kitty in our family. We had her grandmother Ariel and her mother Dawn. She had four brothers: Chisel, Biscuit, Rocky, and Bullwinkle (all of which passed away or disappeared at very young ages). And one sister, Tess (who is still living and will be 18 years old). She was a black cat and never once brought us bad luck!! She was a sweet girl and loved my brother most of all. She unfortunately got cancer and was very sick that we had her put to sleep.

  2. Sugar
    Age: 15.5 years
    Brought her home: Summer of 1996 Died: Feb. 2011
    Sugar was originally from MA, along with her brother Shadow (passed away shortly after getting back home). We were visiting family and found two little stray kittens in my grandmother’s yard and decided to bring them home with us. Sugar was a peculiar kitty. She was mostly white with black and gray tabby patches. She was bowlegged in her back legs, liked to sleep on her head, and loved drinking water out of the bath tub faucet. During the summer of 2002, Sugar disappeared on us. The next month after Bess passed, my dad noticed a kitty in the trashcan and saw that it was Sugar. Best guess we can figure is that she was at one of the neighbors living as an indoor kitty. The neighbors moved and must have left her behind. Sugar went right back to her old habits and loved Dad most of all. She started getting seizures which caused nerve damage in the back and became incontinent. She was having a very tough time with getting around the house and we decided to put her to sleep.

  3. Pippin
    Age: 9.5 years
    Brought him home: Summer of 2002 Died: Dec. 28, 2011
    Pippin was found as a stray kitten outside my best friend’s home. She couldn’t keep him so I took him in. He was a tuxedo kitty with a dark gray tabby pattern. He was a very loud boy. The first time we let him out, he got stuck up in the tree. We couldn’t see him at first, just could only hear him meowing. He also had the loudest motor, so much you could hear him purring from down in the cellar. He was a true mamma’s boy. He loved to sleep on me, mostly near my face. When he was a kitten, he would greet me at the door when I got home from school. He was very good at opening the hallway door and would come down to the bedrooms to let us know he was hungry. He also loved my kitten Pixie (got her when she was 4 weeks old, is currently 1.5 years). They would play together and sleep together. He got a urinary blockage (which is very common in males and hard to detect until they are really sick) and passed away the next day after he started showing signs that he was sick.

  4. Kelly says:

    😥 Bahhhhh This makes me want to cry. I can’t imagine losing my Roxy 😦 Our last dog was bandit, he died in his sleep after being attacked by another dog. We had a wonderful cat named Prissey and I don’t know what happened to her but she died (she wasn’t meant to be an outside cat). My grandma had a dog Buttons, he died of old age. We also had another cat that had started coming around…but someone shot him. Lord I could go on forever with this list. Its SO hard to loose a pet.

    • I know. The first time the vets sent us this poem was right after Bess passed on and it was so sad. And Bandit and Buttons were sweet dogs. I could come up with a list of cats we’ve had and that is a really long list!! We’ve also had Evan’s lizards, my hamsters (Dizzy and Fussy and all their babies), and my dad’s fish (which I didn’t really care for after he started making Evan and I feed his fish all the time). It is really hard to loose a pet. They become a part of your family and will be there for you when you need them. But that’s why we love them so much and why it can hurt so bad when they pass on.

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