Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Today I am writing a poem for two of my dear friends who have lost beloved pets. Words can't express their loss, but I was sent this poem once when I lost my bloved pet Simba. It helped me and I hope it will help all who have lost that special friend.
Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows, and hills for all 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. 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 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 over the Rainbow Bridge together.
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1 comment:

  1. I have read this before. There use to be a poster years back at a vet I knew. It had to do with when the time comes to put down a pet with words coming from view of the pet's eyes. I wish I could find it again although it makes me sad. :o( Sometimes loving animals can suck.