When an animal dies who has been
especially close to someone here,
that animal 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 that 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, someone 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. Her bright eyes are
intent. Her eager body quivers.
Suddenly, she begins to run from
the group, flying over the green
grass, her legs carrying her
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 loved one,
so long gone from your life but
never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge