The Rainbow Bridge

© 1997 Paul Dahm

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 begins 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 the Rainbow Bridge together....

In memory of

Joe T. Conure, 1987??? - October 8?, 1989
From the 'angriest bird the pet store had ever seen' to a bird who used to sleep against my head at night, he was a ferocious flyer.

Cinder T. Cat, ?? - 1990??
He pretended to be a grumpy old man, but we knew better.

Butterscotch T. Cat, ?? - 1992???
My first love. We called him Buttface.

Maxmillion Fantastic Ferret, August 1991 - January 1996
He was a gentle king.

Sagittarius Excalibur, 1989? - April 11, 1997
She was a brilliant star.

Cinder T. Cat II, 1991? - September 24th, 1999
A large ball of love.

Kodi T. Bear, TGD - November 5th, 1992 - November 8th, 2004
The Greatest Dog In The World

Mr. Peterson - July, 1996 - December 11, 2014
A world travelling grumpy cat

Sam / Button - 2004?? - November 6, 2018
Charlie's growly big kitty

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