"There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm"--John H. Vincent"Death creates a wound that no one can heal; love creates memories that no one can steal."
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 andvigor. 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 the Rainbow Bridge together.
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 16:57
In memory of Quinn (a.k.a.Samuel, Q, Q-tip, Q-ball, Q-be-do, stinky), a dear and special friend. Thank you for sharing your short life with me. Thank you for grounding me. Thank you for getting me up earlier than I wanted. Thank you for taking me on all those hikes in the woods. Thank you for all the good friends you've introduced me to. Thank you for testing my patience and commitment, and for the tests I didn't realize. I hope I didn't let you down. I hope you were happy. I hope our paths cross again. Thanks for always being happy to see me."
Thank you for being out there Sue. If takes a rare individual like you to have the tenacity to pull together the sporadic concerns of the rest of us.