The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow
Bridge. When an animal who has been especially close to
someone here dies, that pet goes to the 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. With
bright eyes intent and with eager body beginning to
quiver your precious friend begins to run from the group,
flying over green grass, on legs running 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 the Rainbow Bridge together.
Gone from our side, but forever in our heart,
waiting on the other side for the ones they love.