Rainbow Bridge


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 the Rainbow Bridge
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends
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 time 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
Her bright eyes are intent, her eager body begins to quiver
Suddenly she breaks from the group, flying over the green grass
Her legs carrying her 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 friend
So long gone from your life but never absent from your heart
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...

- author unknown -