Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When a cherished pet passes away,
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 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
meet, you cling together in joyous reunion.

The happy kisses rain upon your face;
your hands again caress the beloved head,
and you look on once more into the adoring
eyes of your trusting pet, so long gone from
your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together,
Never again to be separated...