The Rainbow Bridge, as any pet lover knows, is where our beloved pets go to frolic and be reunited with other pet family members until we are all reunited. It is a symbolic reference of the love of our pet and a way to honor him or her by knowing they aren’t gone, they are just in a place filled with rainbows, love and light.
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….
RAINBOW BRIDGE REMEMBRANCE DAY
Take some time today to remember your beloved pets who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Reach out to a friend or family member who has lost a beloved pet — whether furry, finned, feathered or scaled. Regardless of the type of pet, no matter the species, we love them with all of our hearts and feel their loss as strongly as we’d feel the loss of a human family member or friend.
How will you remember your pets today? To all of our readers who have lost a pet, our hearts go out to you as we have all been there and understand the pain.
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