this Side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been specially close to someone
here, they go to the Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills
so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food,
water and sunshine where our friends are warm and comfortable.
All those animals who are ill and old are restored to health
and vigor. Those who are 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, some one who was
They all run and play together, but the
day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His eyes are intent, his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly,
he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster
You have been spotted and when you and
your 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 gone from your heart.
Then you cross the
Rainbow Bridge together .........