Friday, April 10

Rainbow Bridges

There are many different kinds of people in this world, but to simply break it down there are dog people, cat people, and people who are just insane because they don’t own pets. I am a proud dog person. It tells a lot about my personality. I need something to love me back, not ignore me. The thing that dog and cat people share is the abundant love for their animals. When your animal passes it is an extremely hard time. It is like losing a best friend or a little brother or sister. When you are a dog or cat person your animal is more than just a pet… they are your family.

The below entitled “Rainbow Bridge” is a beautifully written poem that helps those who have lost a dog cope. This time, I dedicate it to Sydney Hunt.

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....

~ Author unknown

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I hadn't read this since Gilly went to play on the bridge. Hope Mikka, Daisy, and Sydney are keeping him company. I miss him. Damn.