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This section is dedicated to our Kelsey.

 It is with profound regret that we post this unhappy news.

Our Kelsey left us to go to the Rainbow Bridge on
Tuesday July 29th 2003 at 12:35pm Greenwich Mean Time.

As his loving friends we supported what was
in effect his own decision.

He has been a most beloved companion to us
and he will never be forgotten.

He is with us at home in his favourite place in the garden,
in the shade of his favourite tree,
close by to those who loved him.

 

 

 If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle, can't be won.
You will be sad - I understand
Don't let your grief then stay your hand
For this day, more than all the rest
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We've had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer, so
When the time comes, please let me go.
I know in time you too will see
It is a kindness you do to me
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering I've been saved.
Don't grieve that it should be you
Who has to decide this thing to do
We've been so close, we two these years
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

  Just this side of heaven there is a place more beautiful,
more peaceful, and happier than anywhere on earth.

This place is 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 vigour.
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.... 

 

 

            

'You think there will not be dogs in heaven?

I tell you they will be there before any of us.'

~Robert Louis Stevenson~

 

The 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.

 I 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.

I want to reassure you that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.

 I 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...

In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over now ... I smile and watch you yawning,

And say, "Goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,

I'll 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.

 

 

 

Please join with us in viewing this celebration of Kelsey's life.

 

See some more pictures of me!!

Please also visit Rainbow Bridge Dedication Page for Kelsey
http://www.fortunecity.com/petparade/paw/10/kelsey.htm   

   

Kelsey's Current Guestbook

 and

 

View Kelsey's First Guestbook Here!

 

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