Rainbow Bridge, Author Unknown
This is a bridge connecting heavn and earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of it's many colours.
Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows,
hills and valleys with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place.
There is always food and water and warm spring weather.
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.
They play all day with each other.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing:
they miss someone very special to them, who had left them behind.
They all run and play together,
but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers.
Suddenly he begins to break away from the group,
flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been seen,
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, never again to be separated.