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 ...
This page is dedicated to the memory of our former foster dogs who have come to the end of their journey.
My husband and I adopted Sailor from Grace in 2008. He saw with his feet. He learned his way around the house and yard and deceived those who didn't know he was blind. It was our joke to play on newcomers. Sailor would herd our chickens back into their coop at night, always diligent about bringing in the wanderer. Sailor loved his people and wanted nothing more in life than to be by them. Most of the time we forgot he was blind. He was a very beautiful creature and we miss him very much. Sailor died in June 2010 – much too short a time. Marylee and Robb
Cy wasn't just my dog ... he was my soul mate, my best friend and my security blanket. He helped me thru many rough times.
He followed me everywhere, always checking to make sure I was ok. He made me smile and he made me laugh. He was a true friend. He loved all of his humans. This was his "job" and he did it well. I miss you Cy-Chops, my Buddy ... you will remain in my heart forever.
Cy passed away in May 2008.
Susan has set up a memorial page for Cy, http://tribute.perfectmemorials.com/beloved-friend-cy/
Cleo came into rescue from a shelter. Her owners were moving and could not take her with. Cleo was adopted in July 2008, and 5 short months later it was discovered that she had a bladder tumor and went to the bridge in December 2008.
There’s a new addition to the color spectrum at Rainbow Bridge. It’s Arie, our beloved companion, whose spirit will be with us forever. She was an athletically gifted dog with lots of “attitude,” and a benevolent alpha of our pack. The very first dog in MidAmerica Border Collie Rescue, she will greet all who went before her, and those of us to come, with all the love our hearts can hold.