Crossing the Rainbow Bridge . . .
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone, that pet goes over the 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, sunshine and our friends are warm, safe 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, 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. Your pet’s bright eyes are intent; body eagerly quivers. Suddenly your pet begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, legs going faster and faster.
You have been spotted! 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. – Anonymous