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Rainbow Bridge Tribute

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow

When an animal dies that has been especially
close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow
There are meadows and hills for all of our
special friends so they can run and play
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

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Rainbow Bridge Memorials

Remember, Heaven would not Heaven be, unless my babies are there to welcome me!


Hoagie 1984-2003

Please click on the memorial above to read Hoagie's story.

A memorial for Hoagie has also been placed on of the "My Forever Friend" Website:

There is a direct link there to the candle site:

Also, please visit Hoagie's memorial quilt page:


Doogan 1985-2002

Please click on the memorial above to read Doogan's story.


Gumby 1985-2000

Please click on the memorial above to read Gumby's story.


Tippy 1988-2000

Please click on the memorial above to read Tippy's story.

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Rainbow Bridge Links Page

Click above to visit my Rainbow Links page for more links to memorial pages and pet loss support.


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Photos, Poems, Post Your Own Tribute

Rainbow Bridge Poem

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Love and Loss

Animals in Our Hearts


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Some come into our lives and go quickly. They move our souls to dance. They awaken us to understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Our pets make the earth a more beautiful place to be. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave pawprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.


My Prayer For Those Who Grieve

I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way....
His love is always with you
His promises are true,
And when we give Him all our cares
You know He will see us through
So when the road you're traveling on
Seems difficult at best
Just remember I'm here praying
And God will do the rest.


It takes us back to brighter years,
to happier sunlit days
and to precious moments
that will be with us always.
And these fond recollections
are treasured in the heart
to bring us always close to those
from whom we had to part.
There is a bridge of memories
from earth to Heaven above...
It keeps our dear ones near us
It's the bridge that we call love.
~ Author Unknown ~

If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
And share with you its beauty
On the days you're feeling blue
If I could build a mountain
You could call your very own
A place to find serenity
A place to be alone
If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea
But all these things
I'm finding are impossible for me
I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair
But let me be what I know best
A friend that's always there


And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul.
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.
Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.
But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.
Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.
Author Unknown

Please visit Pets-N-Places and share more stories of Doogan, Gumby, Tippy, Gabriel, Hoagie, and Groucho. There is also a collection of interesting links for cat and dog lovers:


Favorite Things is my site for bringing together links for all my "favorites" including lists of free online greetings, inspirational sites, fun places, and useful sites:

Favorite Things


When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little-- but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared;
Miss me-- but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan--
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me-- but let me go.


I Loved You Best
      So this is where we part, My Friend,
       and you'll run on, around the bend,
      gone from sight, but not from mind,
       new pleasures there you'll surely find.
         I will go on, I'll find the strength,
       life measures quality, not its length.
         One long embrace before you leave,
       share one last look, before I grieve.
         There are others, that much is true,
       but they be they, and they aren't you.
         And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
       will remember well all you've taught.
         Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
       the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
         And as you journey to your final rest,
       take with you this...I loved you best.

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