Just this side of eternity 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 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.
The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers.
Suddenly he begins to break away 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. . . .
We are all here and waiting on our beloved parents to come for us. We know you miss us, and we miss you and feel your hurt. I hope that this page will help to heal your heart and make the wait just a tiny bit easier.
We love you.
Baby Cat. One of the sweetest natured, gentle beings that we've known. My mama got her to heal the hurt she felt for me. It helped, but sweet Baby was taken at only 5 by a freakish heartworm infection. More hurt. I'm taking care of her now, though. We're waiting on our mama...
April 30, 2009
I just had to say good-bye to the furry love of my life, Bear, my cat of 19 yrs. We'd been together since he was 3. I loved him more than I loved anything in the world. His "sister", Molly, & I are sad.
Bear was 12 lbs until about 3 yrs ago when he went all the way down to 6 lbs & the Vet said he's probably going to die in 6 mos to a year & a half. Then I switched him onto really healthy food & filtered water. He lived another 3 yrs.....but when he died yesterday, he was only 4 lbs 4 oz. It was so sad, but I knew it was time for him to go back home to heaven & I'm sure Jesus gave him his big fluffy healthy body back :)
I'm sad, but I'm trying to focus on the absolutely wonderful years we had together....because they really were better than I would have ever dreamed. Who knew a cat could be SO PURRFECT! Bear was the most lovable cat in the world. He loved to hug; he loved being carried around. He'd kiss me, play with my hair. He'd paw at my leg when the music came on because he wanted me to dance with him. When I played the piano, he wanted to be there listening. He'd watch TV with me; help me with my work (or was that...eat my work papers!) He'd share my food, my drink & my shower (he'd always go in after I came out so he could lick the water.) He was the snuggliest guy & as I've said many a time, he was like a teddy bear who came to life. I am so grateful to have had him.
Please keep Molly & I in your prayers. Molly's never been without another cat. We both are sort of lost for how to handle this. We just know that the hugs of friends & family are keeping us going.
Special hugs to you & yours!
Janet and Molly Austin
|October 16, 2006|
Today I had to say goodbye to the best friend I ever had. His name was Buster Bear Brooks.
We met in July 1991 as he appeared on a local cable show put on by the local Humane Society. He was the last dog they showed and the first to capture my heart. He was born (we think) on May 25, 1991 and came to be my friend six weeks after. Over the past 15 years he has seen me at my best and my worst, yet he clung to me through it all. Always there with a smile, a kiss, and an appetite :-)
He was a roamer, just like me and probably saw more of the world than most humans do in a lifetime. Now he's out to roam without pain. God Speed.
"Busser Bear"I want to thank you for all the love and devotion.
I will miss you more than anyone will ever know.
See you in Heaven, my FRIEND.
This was an old gentleman that I knew as a kitten...Tigger (Bird) Lee. My mom says he was very, very smart....almost human. I didn't get to know him well, but he was very kind to me.
Mama tried once to "reward" me with a little sister. I appreciated the fact that she was nearly my image, but I was an only cat, and that's the way I wanted it. I wish now that I had been nicer..... after she was adopted by a friend, they found that she had Leukemia. I was so very lucky not to catch it, but she wasn't so lucky. She lived only about 8 months after this photo was taken. We all felt very bad for "Littlun".
Gary and his angel, Lewie. They even LOOK like soul mates.
Misty was one of my Mom's friend's kids. Her mom, Debbie, misses her an awful lot.
This is Chelsea, the wonder dog. We are all heartbroken that Chelsea crossed over to Rainbow Bridge in July 2003. I don't think there was ever a dog more loved or more loving than she. Her mother, Karen, will never, ever forget her.
She's here with us now though.
She's at peace, and will see her Mama again.
Sept 3, 2003
|Max was the most special cat. When I walked by his cage at the pound,
he reached his paw out to grab me. When I opened his cage, he climbed up my arm,
sat on my shoulder and said, "errrr." He then climbed on top of my head.
I was walking around the pound with this sweet kitten on my head.
His pound name was "Hammy" because he was such a clown.
He became my best friend very fast. Whenever I was upset, he knew it and stayed close by.
He would lick my tears when I cried, and make me smile everyday.
Max was with me in 3 homes in 2 states, 5 jobs, and several relationships
before Philip became my husband and his daddy in 2001. Everyone who met this
special animal fell in love with him. He was passive towards other animals,
friendly to all, affectionate, loving and just an all around perfect fur baby.
Max would have been 11 with me on September 10, 2003.
I will miss you my sweet Max, FOREVER.
You will never be forgotten, and thank you for a wonderful 11 years.
mommy Debbie & daddy Philip
We are all waiting for you here in Rainbow Bridge. We visit with you too, and we are there when you think of us and dream of us. But most of all we are waiting to be reunited with you again!
We Miss You, Too...
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