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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....
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WAITING AT THE BRIDGE
Cindy Theodore's Greyhound Cameron passed over the Rainbow Bridge Tues Nov 22, 2016.
11 Oct 2016 - Phoebe B. BeeBee Theodore August 16, 2003 - October 11, 2016
15 April 2015 - Kika, Mary's loving companion and best friend
9 February 2014 - Penny, her faithful poodle and PJ's Mom are reunited at Rainbow Bridge
16 Sept 2013 - "Bear" left for the Rainbow Bridge today, treasured companion of Mary Ann Worle, much loved and true friend.
22 Feb 2013 - Janet Engelhorn Bauman and family lost their beloved "Sunny Marie" now waiting at the rainbow bridge with tail wagging.
October, 2012 - PJ and DK's budgee, Blue II. He joined our gorgeous Eastern Rosellas, Pete Rose and "Rainy" - short for Rainbow as when we brought her home there was a huge rainbow in the sky!
16-9-2012 - Mary Hilligoss's beloved "Kirby" passed over the Rainbow Bridge today. A true companion and devoted friend who will be sorely missed.
16-9-2012 - Dennis and Patricia Sharkey's beloved "Wiggles". R.I.P. dear friend and companion.
Kerrie Maddox's beloved Dogs:
Bella Maddox - 14 Dec 2004 and
Buster Maddox - 14 Sept 2006
19-3-2012 - The Rainbow Bridge was made brighter today when a beautiful rainbow lorikeet name Charlie arrived. Charlie was Dianne's true joy for thirteen years and he will be missed so much.
Nancy Kidd's beautiful black lab, "Jack" who passed on January 26, 2011.
Waiting for Cynthia Theodore:
Dog Gone Animate ("Rockit") on Wednesday March 7, 2012.
He joined his "sisters" Graceful Bloom ("Greyce")
and Laughing Wilma ("Cleome").
Born July 9, 1998 in Dubuque, Iowa, we enjoyed every minute of our almost 9.5 years with Rockit. We are broken hearted, but cherish our memories of our sweet, handsome, red and white boy.
Kirby Stormo 29 June 2011
Maggie(Mags)Lynn 27 May 2011
Noah Goodwin 7 March 2011
Toto Tapscott January 2010
Jake Schell May 2008
Ruby Lever 6 September 2007
Teddy Sharkey January 2001
Lynn's wonderful pet pooches - Skippy, in 1974, Hank in 1988, Beau 25 Dec 2005
All waiting at the bridge for Susie:
Cookie 1982, Spencer, 1997, Sarah 2000, Cats: Princess 1985, Tigger 1999, Sly 2005, Emily 2006? Quite a group waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge.
Our pets give us their un-questioning love and loyalty. All they ask of us is that we take care of them. That is why it is so terribly hard to lose one.
When their time comes we not only miss them and their companionship, we also feel a sense of guilt that somehow we could not do something to keep them with us.
We must realize that it is just nature having her way but that does not change the fact that it is so difficult. That is why it helps to believe in Rainbow Bridge.
21 December 2009:WASHINGTON — Dave Sharpe was troubled by thoughts he couldn't share after he returned from serving in Iraq. "I found myself waking up in the middle of the night, punching holes in walls, kicking and beating the refrigerator door," he said.
Then one day, the former Air Force senior airman went with a friend to a local pit bull rescue and took home a puppy, Cheyenne. Next time he found himself kicking something, "I saw this puppy, cocking her head, looking up at me, like, what are you doing?"
Finally, Sharpe had someone he could open up to. "I froze, I put down my drink, I picked her up and laid with her in my bed," he said. "I cried and I told her the whole story. I didn't feel judged."
The experience inspired Sharpe, of Arlington, Va., to start Pets2Vets, a group that pairs veterans with homeless pets by arranging adoptions of shelter animals. It has made two or three matches a week since its start in October 2009.
PIQUA, Ohio — An Ohio woman and her teenage son who escaped a house fire say they owe their lives to the family dog, who died in the blaze.
Glenda Moss of Piqua says she was sleeping in a recliner in the living room when Jeter, a 5-year-old Great Pyrenees, jumped in her face Thursday morning. Moss says she smelled smoke and ran down the hall to get her 19-year-old son.
All three fled the home, but Jeter ran back inside. Moss went back in to try to find the animal but had to come back out because of the smoke.
Assistant Fire Chief Mike Rindler said the family was lucky. He said the house didn't have smoke detectors, and the smoke likely would have been deadly if not for the dog alerting its owners. A cause of the fire is under investigation.
Tradition tells that God created the world and all the beasts in it, and then He created man. God was so disappointed that man wasn't perfect, he caused a chasm to open up in the earth between man and all the other creatures. Dog watched man across the ever widening gap, then, on a sudden impulse, he jumped across the chasm to stand with man and become his loyal companion forever onwards.
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