Just this side of heaven there
is a place more beautiful,
more peaceful, and happier than
anywhere on earth.
This place is called Rainbow
When an animal dies that has
been especially close to someone here, that pet
Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our
friends so they can run and play together. There is
plenty of food, water and sunshine,
and our friends are warm
the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health
Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and
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,
long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge
'You think there will not be dogs in
I tell you
they will be there before any of us.'
Loss of a Heart-Dog
I stood by
your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you
were crying, you found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you so softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't
left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close
to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea.
You were thinking
of the many times your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, your arms were getting sore.
longed to take your parcels, I wished I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, you tend it with such care.
to reassure you that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said, "It's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to
let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with
certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over now ... I smile and watch you yawning,
"Goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live
your journey out ... then come Home to be with me.
with us in viewing this celebration of Kelsey's life.