Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of Heaven, is a place called Rainbow Bridge...

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone on Earth , they go to a place called Rainbow Bridge. There are beautiful 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 old and ill 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 miss someone very special to them, who they left behind.

Everyone runs and plays together, until the day comes ... when one suddenly stops ... and looks into the distance. Their bright eyes are intent and their eager body quivers. Then suddenly, he begins to break away 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 a 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 beloved pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.


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