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
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.
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.
Rainbow Bridge Poem
Grieve not, nor speak of me with
tears, but laugh and talk of me as
if I were beside you...I loved you
so...t'was heaven here with you.

---Isla Paschal Richardson