The Rainbow Bridge

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge' started by Leona&Amy, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Leona&Amy

    Leona&Amy Member

    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 are 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 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 the Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown

    I found this on a pet grief site. I am being faced with the possibility of having to put one of my cats down due to health issues. I thought I'd share this little poem to help others with their loss.
  2. 00luke00

    00luke00 Well-Known Member

    This is very moving. I've made it a sticky, as i feel it would be nice for other members to read.
  3. Leona&Amy

    Leona&Amy Member

    Thank you Luke, I agree and am very glad you made this a sticky.
    I have gone through a lot of loss in my life and sometimes you just need to hear something inspirational to have a better day.
    If anyone ever needs someone to talk to feel free to pm me.
  4. calfhill

    calfhill Embryo

    That's one of the most beautiful things I've ever read. Thank you for posting it.
  5. kinsey

    kinsey Embryo

    thanks for posting this. you have no idea how it helped me feel better for the loss of my shadow.
  6. dogking

    dogking HOTM Winner September

    wow :cry: i actually cried during that! it was beautiful
  7. PrincessKiara

    PrincessKiara Embryo

    I cried too..I've lost several fish, but my best friends are all dead...including my birdie Louie...I miss them so bad, but I have been able to keep the memory of one going especially strong-Fatty, who had fry twice, and died from a wedged fry the second time, left behind three little babies, who are now parents themselves. I will never be found lacking in Fatty's descendants...I promised her that!
  8. geckogirl4644

    geckogirl4644 Embryo

    Thanks for posting this, it made me cry but also feel a little better. I lost my one and only gecko last night and it's been really hard on me. I am glad he is at peace, but I will really miss him <3

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