Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rainbow Bridge

I first heard about Rainbow Bridge from a friend I used to go Geocaching with.  He has a cache called Rainbow Bridge, which is dedicated to loved pets that people have lost (great cache!).


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


The BBC had an article about pet loss and mentioned the Rainbow Bridge, which got me thinking about Mittsy.  She’s been gone a few years now, but I still miss her – she really was a great dog.



I think that I am finally ready to get another dog, but there’s no way it will happen until I have extra $$$ and a schedule that would work so that she (yes – if I get another dog, it’s going to be a ‘she’) won’t be home alone all the time.  So realistically, it probably won’t be happening for a while.

I cry when I think of Mittsy waiting at the Rainbow Bridge and really do hope to see her again.  I hope she is happy.  I hope she visits my Dad while waiting.

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