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 and 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 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. The bright eyes
are intent, the eager body quivers. Suddenly she begins to break
away from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs
carrying her 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 her 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 pass over Rainbow Bridge together....