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Rainbow Bridge and My Pets

Updated on June 3, 2010

Close To My Heart

I just wanted to share this little story with everyone I possibly can. I turn into a blubbering cry-baby every time I read these lovely words. So, I guess I want all the faithful pet owners out there to bawl with me so I do not feel so alone.

Many of you may have already read this, for it has been all over the Internet the last few years but it always deserves another look. For those who have not, get your tissue box ready.

The author is unknown.

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

Kishka & Mandy - Mandy is possessed.  Those eyes!  Oh, those evil eyes!!!
Kishka & Mandy - Mandy is possessed. Those eyes! Oh, those evil eyes!!!
Indy - His best "Blue Steel" pose.
Indy - His best "Blue Steel" pose.
Molly - Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.
Molly - Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.

My Kids

Now I must show off my babies. My wife and I adopted all but one (Mandy) through rescue agencies. They are all great family members and we have had no regrets.

Who says you have to have a puppy? I highly recommend giving a homeless animal a chance at a good and loving home. Older dogs need love too!

My dog Indy (see pic at right) was literally one day away from being put to death in the pound. He now has a good home and gives us so much laughter and happiness. It scares me to think that we almost didn't save him.

So many animals just like our beloved Indy get put down every day! It breaks my heart. Please visit these sites for more information.

Remember to spay or neuter your pet to help control the pet population (I sound like Bob Barker).

 

Which one of my kids do you want to kiss and hold and cuddle and love the most?

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