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Love my Cavaliers
20th August 2008, 07:17 PM
I'm still somewhat new to this discussion board. I discovered it 2 months ago when I was waiting for results of my 5 year old black and tan's SM surgery. My question is about the "bridge". If I'm correct, it's where cavaliers go when they die. Where did the saying come from and does it have more to the meaning than just doggie heaven? Thanks,

Bev, along with Oliver (7 yr. old blenheim), Riley (5 yr. old bl & tan), Madison (4 yr. old ruby) and Oz ( 1 yr old tri)

20th August 2008, 07:53 PM
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....
Author unknown...

It is for all dogs/cats everthing
Aileen and the gang (Barney ----Jazzie----Sam)

20th August 2008, 07:59 PM
OMG - every time I read that I get a lump in my throat :(

20th August 2008, 08:04 PM
oh dear i am welling up now

Love my Cavaliers
21st August 2008, 03:16 AM
Thanks Aileen. I'm crying right now.

Bev, along with Oliver (7 yr. old blenheim), Riley (5 yr. old bl & tan), Madison (4 yr. old ruby) and Oz ( 1 yr old tri)

21st August 2008, 02:10 PM
That's beautiful :)

21st August 2008, 02:15 PM
Oh my god, thats just beautiful, I never new where it came from