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Rainbow Bridge

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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....
Author unknown...

If you want to add your friend's name at waiting at the bridge:
Send an e-mail with the particulars to ww@wilderness-wally.com


31 May 2024 Princess - Loved Fur Baby of the Hooper/Broughear Family

14 Apr 2024 Callie- Much loved loyal companion and Lever family member.

25 Oct 2022 - Bella - Beloved Family Fur Baby of Carol Croissant Nogosek and family.

18 June 2022 - Bubby Larick - Just a kitten but so much loved and a part of the family.

22 Mar 2022 - Rosy - A very much loved member of the family Rick and Susie Lever. A dear friend of the Wilderness family and someone that was close to our hearts.

29 Nov 2021 - Miki - Beloved dog of Sandy Troy Durkee and family - Until we meet again

25 October 2021 - Winnie Stevens, a beautiful 'rescued' beagle, went to wait for her loving family at the rainbow bridge

4 Sep 2021 Fox News host Dana Perino announced Saturday that her dog Jasper (America's Dog, who she has often featured on television over the years, has passed away.

19 Aug 2021 - Holly - 13 year old cherished member of the Thompson family.

3 May 2021 Cindy's beloved greyhound - the last of her pack of 6 rescued hounds passed over the 'Rainbow Bridge' 13 1/2 yrs old

7 April 2021 - Cherished by the Trumpinski Family, Forever in their hearts - Crede Trumpinski

12 Oct 2020 - Beloved 13 year old Allie Larrick left for the Rainbow Bridge today. She will always remain in our hearts ... until we meet again.

6 July 2020 Shep (Killer) Jones Dec 2002-July 2020 R.I.P. Shep

28 May 2020 - Heidi Gooch - Beloved Pet Baby of Harriet Gooch and family

4 May 2020 - A sad day for Kathy and David Scribner as they lost their beloved
"Chole Belle Scribner"

27 April 2020 - Ashley Dawn - Beloved friend of Jeanie Slack Jones

1 March 2020 - Charlie Coleman A very sad day today..we had to say goodbye to our lovely little girl "Charlie" after over 16 years.

8 November 2019 Buddy Lever
The procedure with Buddy was beautiful. They took us in a private room and I told the tech that I would not leave him. So they put a comfy bed on the floor and gave him a sedative telling me everything it contained and what it would do. Then they put a stint in his leg for the vet to administer the final drug and left us to say good bye. We did that and Buddy licked my hand. Then the vet came in, sat on the floor and told us what to expect and administered the drug. Then he listened for his heart to stop and when it did he asked if we wanted to keep his harness and collar and he removed it for me. He then told us how sorry he was and that I did the right thing because he would shortly have not been able to recognize me or use his back legs. He then hugged both Rick and I. We then left and I turned to look at him fully expecting him to struggle to get up and follow me.

18-May 2019 Internet sensation Grumpy Cat has died at age 7

30 October 2018 "Licorice" a dog that was part of the family and will truly be missed; is at the Rainbow Bridge.

22 October 2018 "Bart the Bird" Sharkey 17 years old, so much joy she gave to us. She's waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge.

4 Oct 2018 'Murph' Murphy Schell joined 'Jake' and all our of our other loved ones waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.

DK and PJ's Mac passed over the Rainbow Bridge 8 February 2018. Mac was an outstanding dog ... and friend to walk the neighborhood with.

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 more.

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Schell's said:

It's been a year since we lost Jake & we still cry somedays! Thanks for remembering him & we know he's waiting at the bridge for us,

California Sus said:

Could you add my other pets? Dogs: 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.

California Sus said:

How about starting a list of pets that have gone to the Rainbow Bridge to wait for us. I'll start:
Ruby Lever 9/6/2007


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