The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called
The Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close
to someone here, that pet goes to The 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. Their bright eyes are intent; their eager body quivers.
Suddenly they begin to run from the group, flying over green grass, their legs
carrying them 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; yours 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 you heart.
Then you cross The Rainbow Bridge together....