I’m sure most people have heard this before. When our dog was hit by a car, the vet gave us a paper with this story on it. I’m a softie and every time I read it I get tears, but I thought I’d share. It’s a great story to share with anyone who has lost a dog 🙂
ust 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.
I heard a similar version. That when you die you cross a rainbow bridge. At the end of the bridge all the animals that you have encountered determine your fate my how you treated them.Still sad I miss my ferret Weasea! T.T
Wow I’ve never read that before but now I’m in tears. I lost my girl back in March to cancer. She was 13 years old. I adopted her when I was 11 and I’m turning 20 this August so she was with me throughout my awkward teenage years. I miss her so much everyday but I’m glad she’s not in pain anymore. Watching her health decline was the hardest thing, but saying goodbye was even harder.