THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
"There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It's called the Rainbow
Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the bridge there is a land of meadows and hills and valleys with lush
"When a pet dies, it goes to this place. There is always food and water
and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are made young again. The crippled or maimed become whole and strong
again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. They play with each other all day long. There is
only one thing missing: the special person who loved them on Earth.
"So they run and play for days on end, until suddenly one stops and
looks! The nose twitches! The ears are up! The eyes are bright and expectant! The eager body quivers. Suddenly this one begins
to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet,
you take your friend into your arms and embrace with unrestrained joy. 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.
you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated."