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Shawn 05-22-2003 01:48 PM

Rainbow Bridge
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...

DMC1987 05-24-2003 03:34 PM

Thanks Shawn!
Thanks Shawn for posting such a beautiful poem. If you don't mind I would like to dedicate it to my Grandma,(Blondie), who just recently had to put her cat to sleep. I know it was difficult for her to make such a decision and my heart goes out to her. Grandma, if you see this I Love You!!! Debbie:heart:

Blondie 05-24-2003 07:51 PM

Shawn & DMC1987

That was beautiful, Shawn, I would love to feel my Kitty Cat is there enjoying all you wrote about. And I hope my dog, Sambo, is there with him. I hadn't realized just how much my kitty meant to me until I had to hear the bad news, and watch the life go out of him. I felt like a heel.


Thank you for your caring. I know how much your cats mean to you, so know you understand. Love you, too.

A nice card came in today's mail from the vet's office, and signed by everyone who works there. It was a sympathy card! I never would have expected such a thing. I'll call to thank them Monday.

DMC1987 05-24-2003 08:05 PM

Yes, my cats are like my children,( they listen better..LOL) That was so nice of the vet to do that! Animals are more then "pets" they are apart of your family. I hope you decide to get another kitty when you get back from MI. They say that animals do "wonders" for your health. Deb

Shawn 05-25-2003 03:24 AM

I would love to take credit for the poem but I can not.

Amanda had given it to me so we must thank her.

DMC1987 05-25-2003 09:02 AM

Thanks Amanda for giving the poem to Shawn to post. Debbie

Blondie 05-25-2003 06:47 PM

Thanks, Amanda

Thanks to you, Shawn, for posting it.

I was looking over the card from the vet today, and the enclosure
with it had a poem by the same title!! --Isn't that odd? Parts of it had the same words!

ewriggs 08-30-2004 03:19 AM

To My "Rainbow Bridge Kitties"
Dear Blue Princess, Toots, Red, Ginger, Pixie, Pywacket, Screwball, Coalflake, Feisty, and Pirate,

I miss each of you so much! I tell stories about you to my children, grandchildren, and friends. Each of you has a place in my heart that no other kitty can fill.

God blessed me with each of you.


musical_waters 01-23-2005 03:59 AM

I don't if this counts, but I want to share it.

We had this little kitten that adopted us a while back. Well, it was cute, and cuddly, and really sweet. It was a lot fun, too, and we even bought it cat food and some catnip.

Well, this cat was kind of...dumb I guess you could say. Well, not really dumb...but it proves that curiousity really does kill the cat.

When we were bbqing out on the grill, the cat would jump up on the grill...and that was kind of scary...but one day, I went out to the car to get something, and the cat stuck its head in the door. I closed the door and heard a "crack!" I looked down, thinking I just tapped it's head or something, and it was laying on the ground, making jerky movements. I was screaming and yelling and my mom thought I was the one that was hurt. Well, it died just a few seconds later. I couldn't go near the car for a while, and I couldn't eat pumpkin cookies, because that was what I was getting out of the car.

Even though at the time, I felt guilty, I know that the kitty is playing. The kitty is happy. I'm sad that it's gone, but hopefully it'll forgive me and we can play again :D

Binkybuff 05-28-2005 04:19 PM

Thank you for posting this poem.

In Feb., I had to put my little yorkie dog to sleep, his windpipe collapsed,
and then 2 months later had to put my cat to sleep, her kidneys failed.

In both cases I knew it had to happen, but sure felt like a heel doing it. Both animals died in my arms, with me holding them.

At the time I knew that I would bring another animal home, and when felt like it, I got a rescued dog, and a cat from the SPCA. These animals now have another lease on life for as long as I am alive. I am very lucky that they get along, and both have very nice temperments.

The poem about the Rainbow Bridge gives me much comfort.



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