When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
that pet goes to the 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, someone who was 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
begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green
grass, 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 those trusting eyes, so long
gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...