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….