|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
|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
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....