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 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
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