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
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, someone who was 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 begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend 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 those trusting
eyes, so long gone from life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together… Author Unknown