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 that they can run and play together. There is plenty of water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All of 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....someone who was 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 begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted and when you and your special friend finally meet, you will 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 those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together....
A man and his skunk were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying and that the skunk had been dead for years.
Hi to ALL of my Aunties and Unkles
This is Pookie.......I was given special permission to write this letter today, to let everyone know that all of us at the rainbow bridge are having SUCH fun !!!
Auntie Lynnda, Bushi wants me to tell you that he is fine........he has no more pain and he can run and hop just like when he was little. He loves you for letting the doctor take away the pain !!!! He sends you LOTS and lots of skunky loves :) He knows that what you did was very hard, and that you tried everything that you could to make him better, but nothinng worked, and he understands :)
We have lots of toys, and there are some people who are here to love and cuddle us, whenever we want. We ALL have special beds, and snugglies, and we don't have any more pain. We get LOTS of veggies, and good stuff to eat too.There are other animals to cuddle with, and we get to chase butterflies, play in the grass, and even swim in a nice pond that has a ramp in it !!!!
We have a special place, where we can look at our families, when we miss you, we just have to go to the mirror, and wish, and there you are !!!! Sometimes, we get to come to you while you are sleeping...we curl up and snuggle with you :) We don't know if you can feel us, but we hope so. When you cry cause you miss us, we reach out with our love, and kiss the tears away, and we try to send happy memories to you, so that you only remember the fun times that we shared......not the saying good-bye time.
Well, I have to go..............it's cuddle time, and I really don't want to miss THAT.
Remember, we will see you in your dreams, and when you need us the most ok ???
Love to all from all of us !!!!
Pookie and the gang
Death is nothing at all