07 December 2005

In which we take another walk to the 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...

Today I lost my friend of 10 years. Her name was Malia and she was a very sweet black lab/ border collie mix that I adopted at 8 weeks of age. Malia died quite unexpectedly during the night and I found her in our yard this morning. We were not able to have her buried here at home since Greg is out of town on business and there was no way I could have dug a hole for her on my own. We are very sad and will miss Malia. Its very hard seeing her empty bed in the corner and her "sister", Ginger, misses her.
Hugs those you love tight...


  1. I'm so sorry Heather.

  2. Max and I will miss our puppy friend.

  3. :( I'm sorry my dear. The biggest of hugs to you! Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem.

  4. i'm sad to hear you lost your sweet doggie...and i love the Rainbow bridge story...so beautiful... i'm sure your doggies is happy up there :)