A View From the Rainbow Bridge

A View From the Rainbow Bridge

by A Dog Lover

Death is nothing at all.
It is as if we slipped away into the next room.
We are here with you and whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by my familiar name.
Speak to me in the same easy way, one which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always did, at the little jokes we shared together.
Play, smile and think of us.
Pray for us.
Let our names be ever the household word that they always were.
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolutely no broken continuity.
Why should we be out of your mind because we are out of sight.

We are waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well.

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Sep 14, 2015
Miss my Angel
by: Linda Progar

My Ginger went to Rainbow Bridge on 12/21/2013. It still feels and hurts like yesterday. Not a day goes by I don't think of her and miss her.

She had a massive tumor in her stomach that was as big as her stomach was. Have to say I blame it on poor quality Vet Care. She had been seeing the same vet 6 years and was never mentioned. I switched vets and the new vet found it right away but it was huge. Ended up with another year of love and laughter with Ginger before she died in my arms on our way to emergency. When I contacted Ginger's vet they were terribly sorry to hear of her passing and sent a sympathy card.

We have since rescued another Beagle named Bella. Maybe we rescued each other...

Jul 25, 2015
Grieving for Binky
by: Penny Powers

Two days ago my little Binky passed in my arms while I was on the phone with my vet. She was in pain from something. She had a congestive heart, and I believe she had 2 heart attacks. Then she was still.

I feel guilty too for not getting her to the vet sooner.

My heart hurts so bad, she was 4 lbs of cuteness, and a giant personality.

I'll never forget her.

Jun 08, 2014
Roxy Angel
by: Anonymous

I had to put my little Roxy Doodle to sleep yesterday and the pain I am feeling is suffocating. I see her everywhere I look and hear her too! I didn't know a heart could be this broken.

She slept in my bed with me with her head on my pillow. When will I be able to go to sleep in my room again? The pain is too much. I know I did the right thing for her because she told me it was time to let her go, but the grief is almost more than I can stand.

I love you Roxy, and you will be forever in my heart.

Oct 17, 2011
Rainbow Bridge
by: Anonymous

This is beautiful. Thanks for the post.

May 25, 2011
crossed over
by: Erna

30 years ago I had a beautiful collie. She always had a very special place in my heart although I have had other dogs. She was in a lot of pain of hip dysplasia and I had to put her to sleep.
She was often on my mind and always wondered if I had done the right thing. I longed to touch her and bury my face in her long, soft coat. I missed her terribly.

Twenty years past. Then one night I had a dream where I was taken to a most beautiful and peaceful place. It had softly rolling green hills and flowers everywhere. Small groups of people were chatting with each other.

Then I saw a happy collie come running down the hill as she was meeting up with some people ahead of her. It was my dog, and I called her name. She stopped in her tracks, for a moment looked at me, then ran towards me. I threw my arms around her, telling her how I had missed her, and being so glad that she is so well taken care of and in such a wonderful place.

Then I woke up and I felt peace in my heart.
After this I never again was beating myself up again over the difficult decision I had to make.

May 12, 2011
by: Anonymous

Thank you for this. It's beautiful. I just lost my dog and this comforts me. Thanks again.

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