3rd June, 1998 ~ 10th September, 2011
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….
Thank you so much, my friends, for your support over the past few days. It has helped more than you will know. I’m sure you will all understand if I’m not visiting and commenting for a few days. I’m so tired, emotionally drained and sad.
My little hero, Joshie, is lying next to Katie on this earth. Hopefully Katie has found him at The Bridge and they’re having a wonderful time chasing rabbits and playing.
Poor John doesn’t really understand what’s happened yet. His last words to Josh, as we laid him to rest, were “I won’t be far behind you, Joshie”. The past few years he’s often said he’s only hanging around as long as Josh does. Half an hour after we had buried Josh he asked me where his body is. His poor brain doesn’t compute nearly as well as it used to.
Give everyone you love, 2 and 4 legged, a hug for me and for you. I’m going to cuddle Beryl now.