Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Crossing the 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.... 

Rest in Peace, my sweet Leo. Until we meet again....


Take One Stripper Pole said...

That poem always tugs my heart strings. I know you will miss Leo lots but you were an amazing mom to be able to let him go. Sending you lots of posiyive vibes.

Christine said...

Thank you, it's been a rough day. Good thing we're leaving town tomorrow!

hillary said...

I'm sorry about Leo. I'm sorry about Aunt Lynne. I'm sorry sorry sorry and I'm thinking about you and how bittersweet it is to live. I hope you're ok.

Amy said...

Christine -
Where are you woman? Is everything okay? Just let us all know if you're all right.

Thinking about you!

Christine said...

I'm here! Got back from Mississippi the other day (we left the day after I put Leo down) - been to tired to post! But update soon, I promise!