The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of the Summer Land,
is a place called The Rainbow Bridge.
When an Animal dies that has been
especially close to someone;
that Animal Companion goes to
The Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills;
cushions and catnip; tires and tug rings
for all of our special Friends.
They can run and play,
drowse in the Sun and dream lovely Dreams.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine
and our Friends are warm and comfortable.
Our Lady of Lord of the Animals smiles
upon them and Blesses them all with Their Touch.
All the Animals who were ill, old, hurt or maimed
are restored to health and vigor;
are made whole and strong again.
They are 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;
someone who had to be left behind.
All of the Animals run and play together.
Old hatreds are forgotten,
un-needed instincts discarded.
But then, a day comes when one
suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
Her bright eyes are intent;
His eager body begins to quiver and
a hopeful purr starts deep within Her.
Suddenly, She begins to run from the group,
flying over the green grass
His legs carrying Him faster and faster.
A familiar and much-loved face has just been spotted!!
When the two come together,
they cling in joyous reunion;
NOT ever to be parted again!
Happy kisses rain on tear-streaked face and fur,
hands-again-caress the beloved head,
paws pat and knead and trusting eyes gaze
once more into each other—so long absent from Life;
but NOT ever absent from the Heart.
Then, as our Lord and Lady smile at the rightness,
they cross The Rainbow Bridge together…