Just this side of Heaven
is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all
of our special friends so they can run and
There is plenty of
food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and
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
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,
together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses
rain upon your
your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the
eyes of your pet,
so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.