Rainbow Bridge Remembrance
This blog will be a bit different today. Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day was celebrated earlier this week on August 28. We thought that this would be a perfect time to remember some of our precious furbabies that went before us. Thank you to everyone who made this blog possible by submitting pictures of their loved ones.
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....
A Dog's Thanks
Even though I'm gone, dear friend, I want to comfort you with my thanks for our wonderful life together.
I was the luckiest dog ever, as you were the best human friend any dog could ever hope to have.
I will love you always and forever, and our memories I will cherish.
My soul appreciates the good care you gave me, always feeding me nourishing food, making sure my water bowl was clean and full, sitting with me when I was sick, and just hanging out by my side.
You made it a point to always look out for me, and I never doubted your love.
What a great life we had!
And when the bad times inevitably crept into my life, we became even close as you tended to me day and night, making sure I got my medicine and making me as comfortable as possible.
On that dark day, I knew your grief, which pained my heart, and I wept for you knowing the end's approach was beyond our control.
At the final moments you made it so much easier for me to pass on, because I could hear your voice whispering your love for me.
I'm free now, dear friend, and await our glorious reunion where the sunshine makes rainbows, and there are no more tears.
So please don't cry for me. I know we canines don't live long, and that the best we can hope for in this fleeting lifetime is caring and love.
With all the love in your heart you gave me, I know there's some left over for another lost and scared creature out there.
So go now, dear friend, and find another one like me to love.
Life is short! - by Marilyn King