Pets and the Rainbow Bridge
What a wonderful day, just got back from visiting “The Mighty Zues” (my grandson)…many of you may know Zues, he is a most wonderful little Pug dog you have ever seen and he not only runs my daughter and son-in-laws life, he can be found 5 days a week at A THYME FOR HERBS(you see, he runs that place, too)……..Then just as I drove into my driveway…I was greeted by 2 more wonderful little Pugs(belonging to one of my neighbors….And I was reminded that this is the first time in my life that I have not had pets….All my life, from childhood I have always been blessed with dogs, cats, horses, sheep, goats, you name it I had one………One of my friends once told me that if she was re-incarnated, she wanted to come back as one of my pets…..And I started remembering all the wonderful animals in my life….I remember the joy and love we shared…but, I also remember the pain and sorrow when they had to leave this earthly plain. It is very hard to explain to someone who is not a “pet person” what it feels like when you have lost a pet, the grief you feel can be as strong as for any human member of your family. I still greive for my little corgi, Cappy(she passed in 2005) and my wonderful big Bear dog(Irish worlf hound, lab and german shepard mix)…..you may have heard the phrase “Angel Healing Dogs”, well that was my Bear…..I miss them both and they are with me daily.
Just recently, I discovered the “Rainbow Bridge Poem” and for those of you that have felt the pain and loss of your dear pets…I believe this will give you comfort, it did it for me….
“Rainbow Bridge Poem” author unknown
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 uon 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.
May this bring you peace and comfort……..Namaste