Monday, November 6, 2006

Rainbow bridge

Just this week I have received over a dozen e mails from friends letting me know their beloved pets have died. As many of you, if not all of you know I am a pet lover, and I feel they make up a large part of who I am. I have talked about pet nutrition and will again I am sure. We all know about the healing benefits that they have discovered with pets and hospice situations and cancer survivors, as well as retirement homes and trauma victims. So I know of the most wonderful poem, author unknown, that I hope creates a nice thought for the day for all of my friends whom have recently lost their friends, and for those who have over the years lost their best buddies.

I guess if you are not a pet person, or you were raised in a way that maybe you have never experienced having a great pet companion, you may not get it or understand, but this will be the day that you do not read my blog, and that's ok with me. But for the large majority of you out there that gets what I am speaking about, here you go, enjoy..This is especially for my buddy Vickie in Olympia Washington..Love ya babe

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 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...

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