Monday, February 16, 2009

The Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When a beloved pet dies, 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, 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.... Presley is now playing at the Rainbow Bridge with Jake (above) and Shadow.


  1. I am so sorry for your family's loss. I know how a beloved pet is missed. ((Hugs))

  2. Lory I am so sorry, he was a sweet dog. My heart is with your family. Love u so much

  3. As you know, we put down our beloved Zoey on the 24th, less than a week after you had to have Presley put down.
    He was a cute looking dog.

    Our vet sent us a condolence card and a beautiful copy of the Rainbow Bridge, which, I confess makes me get teary-eyed. Ah, but some tears are good for the soul and help us realize the great gift of unconditional love our dogs give us.

    I'm sorry for your loss. I do know what you are going through.