This is Where Our Beloved Pets Wait For Us
~ After They Have Left Us ~
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Born: October 10, 1989
Died: September 27, 2001
2 weeks short of her 12th Birthday
Born: November 30, 2001
Passed away: August 26, 2002
aged just 9 months.
Born: March 19, 1989
Passed away: April 4, 2003
aged 5 years.
Born: 13th January, 1999
Passed away: September, 2015
Born: 10th January, 1998
Passed away: April, 2015
Born: 26th August, 2005
Passed away: June, 2014
Born: 29th May, 2008
Passed away: December, 2016
Good-Bye My Sweet Girls!
You Will All Be So Sadly Missed By Us All!
Born: 7th June, 2002
Passed away: August, 2015
Born: 10th August, 2003
Passed away: April, 2014
We miss all of you. You all brought so much love to us
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 the
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
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing:
they each miss someone
someone who was left behind.
They all run and play together,
but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the
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 cling together in joyous reunion,
never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face;
your hands again caress the
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...
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over...together.
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colours.
Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows,
hills, 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.
The old and frail animals are made young again.
They play all day with each other.
There is only one thing missing.
They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth.
So, each day they run and play until the day comes when
one suddenly stops playing and looks up!
The nose twitches! The ears are up!
The eyes staring! And this one suddenly runs from the group!
You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet,
You take him or her in your arms and embrace.
Your face is kissed again and again
And you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge, never again to be separated.
WHEN THE TIME COMES
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this--the last battle--can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears.
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end,
And hold me firm and speak to me.
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree,
It was a kindness done for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Please don't grieve that it was you,
Who had this painful thing to do;
We've been so close--we two--these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
I'M STILL HERE
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said " it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew....
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be with me.
** Author unknown **
And if I go
while you are still here...
Know that I live on,
vibrating to a different measure
behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me,
so you must have faith.
I will wait for the time when we can soar together again,
both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest.
and when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
...I will be there
~ Author: Colleen Corah Hitchcock ~
I've found a new place where I can be free;
I've found a whole new beginning just made for me.
I know only peace and I never feel pain;
Days are full of sunshine and never the rain.
I'm no longer old, I've recovered my youth,
And all of my dreams have become my truth.
I can smile, I can laugh, I can walk, I can run;
I can hear every whisper, I can see past the sun.
My body is whole and my mind is so clear;
I know all the answers and I'm freed from all fear.
I know why you mourn me, I see how you weep;
Your heart's full of aching from a love that was deep.
And I'm grateful for loved ones that hold me so dear,
But remember, I've found a better place here.
I will be there beside you, always nearby;
So don't mourn me for long, nor forever cry.
And whenever your sorrow bears down on your heart
Think not of my ending, but of my new start.
For on earth there's no joy that I'd ever see
To compare to the joy of God smiling at me.
~ Author Unknown ~
WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME
When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not there to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me
I know you'll miss me too
But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand
And said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love
But when I walked through heaven's gates
I felt so much at home
When God looked down and smiled at me
From His great golden throne
He said, "This is eternity
And all I've promised you
Today for life on earth is past
But here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow
For today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.
So when tomorrow starts without me
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me
I'm right here in your heart.
** Author Unknown **
THE LITTLE DOG ANGEL
High up in the courts of Heaven today
A little dog angel waits;
With the other angels she will not play
But she sits alone at the gates.
For I know my mistress will come - says she
And when she comes she will call for me.
The other angels pass her by,
As they hurry towards the throne,
And she watches them with a wistful eye,
As she sits at the gates alone.
But I know if I just wait patiently
That someday my mistress will call for me.
And her mistress, down on earth below,
As she sits in her easy chair,
Forgets sometimes and whispers low,
To the dog - who is not there.
And the little dog cocks her ears,
And dreams that her mistress's voice she hears.
And when at last her mistress waits
Outside in the dark and cold,
For the hand of death to open the door,
That leads to those courts of gold,
She will hear a sound through the gathering dark,
A little Dog Angel's Bark.
~ Author Unknown ~
In loving memory ofChloe
my first Maltese
and Chrissy, our first
HEAVEN'S DOGGY DOOR
My best friend closed her eyes this morning,
As her head lay in my hand.
The Doctor said she was in pain,
And she could not stand.
The thoughs that scurried through my head,
As I cradled her in my arms,
Were of her younger, puppy years,
And OH... her many charms.
Today, there was no gentle nudge
With an intense "I love you gaze,"
Only a heart that's filled with tears
Remembering our joy filled days.
But an Angel just appeared to me,
And she said, "you should cry no more,
GOD also loves our canine friends,
HE's installed a 'doggie-door'!"
~ Author Unknown ~
THE POWER OF THE DOG
There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie--
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.
When the fourteen years that nature permits
Are closing in asthma or tumours or fits
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers, or loaded guns.
Then you will find--its your own affair
But--you've given your heart to a dog to tear.
When the body that lived at your single will
When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone--wherever it goes--for good,
You still discover how much you care
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.
We've sorrow enough in the natural way
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept 'em the more do we grieve;
For when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short time loan is as bad as a long--
So why in Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear
** Author: Rudyard Kipling **
I wish someone had given little Jesus a dog
as loyal and loving as mine
to sleep by His manger
and gaze in His eyes and adore Him for being divine.
As Our Lord grew to manhood,
His own faithful dog would have followed Him all through the day
while he preached to the crowds
and made the sick well and knelt in the Garden to pray.
It is sad to remember that Christ went away
to face death alone and apart,
with no tender dog following close behind
to comfort its Master's heart.
And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn,
how happy He would have been
as His dog kissed his hand and barked in delight
for the One who died for all men!
Well, the Lord has a dog now;
I just sent Him mine,
the old pal so dear to me.
And I smile through my tears on this first day alone,
knowing THEY'RE in eternity...
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life,
his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true,
to the last beat
of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves
~ Josh Billings ~