Saturday, November 09, 2013

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...
My precious Phoebe G passed away last night at 8:09. I was fortunate enough to be by her side when she took her last breath. She died quietly and peacefully on my bed on her "bankey" surrounded by love.

1 comment:

Pam Beers. said...

I've been absent from the blogging seen for a couple of months, so I apologize for just getting to this beautiful, tear-jerking post.

Oh, Cathy, I'm so sorry for your loss. These kitty cats wheedle their way into our hearts, bringing us so much joy and comfort, and then they leave us with a hole so big, the Grand Canyon is dwarfed

I love the Rainbow Bridge poem. It's comforting. Thanks for sharing Phoebe G with us. At the end, she knew she was loved. Now, excuse me while I go get a tissue. LOVE to you. Pam