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ellie and charlie
20th November 2006, 06:01 PM
hi i dont want to sound insensetive but noticed when a sad loss rainbow bridge is mentioned,what is rainbow bridge please.

20th November 2006, 06:06 PM
Karlin has made a link about this in the health library section under the "making the decision to PTS" link.

Here's what it says: (thanks to Karlin for putting it there! :) )

The Rainbow Bridge Story

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 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 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 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 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....

Terri Pike’s wonderful animated version of the Rainbow Bridge story:


ellie and charlie
20th November 2006, 06:18 PM
fetched a tear thank you

Coco's mom
20th November 2006, 06:34 PM
that is incredibly sweet.

Barbara Nixon
20th November 2006, 06:42 PM
Here are some special links :

This one puts the words to music with photos :


This one gives a Christmas variation :


This one gives variations on the story :


And this, lovely poems :


20th November 2006, 06:54 PM
Wow I am about to be sobbing! :(

What a lovely thought...something to look forward to...I will have a whole herd by then haha (Maggie, Mickey, Max, Brandy, Frisky and Kitty are already there waiting) :flwr:

murphy's mum
20th November 2006, 07:13 PM
God I could't stop myself crying reading that, my poor boy wondered what was wrong :cry*ing: