Monday, December 26, 2005

The Rainbow Bridge

Portrait by Sydnie's Pet Artistry

SondraK's cat "Seven" just recently had to be put to sleep, and all of us with furry family members know how hard it can be. You might drop by and tell her that she and Seven are in our thoughts.

Several of my favorite bloggers have recently lost pets, including Mostly Cajun and Xavier Thoughts. Hopefully they will come across this story, and they will feel a little better.

A commenter left the story of the Rainbow Bridge in her comments, and I have posted it here, too, in case you haven't seen it before.

The 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

God willing, someday....


At Tuesday, December 27, 2005 6:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I don't need to have my eyes tearing up on a work day... It's bad for my image...

BTW... Thanks for posting this...



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