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 that 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…

Sadly Beau who came to live with us early in February 2005 had several clusters of Seizures Christmas morning beginning around 2 a.m. and continued with seizures until about 10 a.m. I contacted Carl and Shirley his former owners and they came in from Indy on Monday. Tuesday morning we all headed to my vet’s with heavy hearts. Beau was not the same after this series of seizures. It’s like the lights were on but no one was home. We put Beau down with all who loved him around on December 27, 2005. He is terribly missed by us all.

Volvo – This was Krista’s hamster who lived a VERY long life for a hamster. We had to have the full funeral in the backyard for him. He lived to be 6 years old.

This was my beloved “JR”. Flits Grand Finale was his registered name and he was the BEST horse I ever had. As a stallion he was gentile and always a gentleman. I had never owned a stud horse until JR. I will never have another like him. He died shortly after my son Kyle was born. It took me a long time to get over his death(1988)and it was almost 10 years before I could get another horse.

This is Cardinal. She belonged to a dear friend of mine who allowed me to lease her and I was able to get a filly out of her for myself. Wonder was a wonder as she was born when Cardinal was 24 years old. Cardinal died at the old age of 29 years.

Three came to us when my son Kyle was very small. I had a neighbor who kept having kittens and would always bring the one she couldn’t get rid of too me. Any wonder she needed know the term “spay and neuter” ?! At any rate Three only became Three after he was about a year old. He crossed the road-bad timing and was stuck by a car. I had his leg amputated and he lived 12 more years. He never crossed the road after that without looking both ways. He died in 2002 in his sleep.Fluffy came a few years later from the SAME person….and he lived to be 13 years. Fluffy was a funny cat. We shaved him off in summer and he thought that was just great. He went into kidney failure and he is buried next to Three. He died in 2004.