Rainbow Bridge

Losing your best friend is tough. If you want to memorialize your pet send a photo and information and we will post it on the blog. Just send the info to elaine@koaa.com

The term the “Rainbow Bridge” comes from an old poem that “explains” where pets go after they die.  The poem, posted below, has been around for years and while its factual basis is arguable at best, it is a very nice thought and has become synonymous with the death of a pet.    bagginsport2


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 that 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….

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2 Responses to “Rainbow Bridge”

  1. Mandy says:

    Oh man, that always makes me cry and miss Luke, my first Bernese Mountain Dog who died at age 13.

  2. elaine says:

    13 is a very old Berner. You were doubly blessed to have Luke and to have had him for so many years. They are such awesome dogs!

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