The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of Heaven is a place called The 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 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 or 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 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 to each other 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

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…

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