Rainbow Bridge Poem…...
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....
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. - Andrew A. Rooney
In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him a cat. - Warren Eckstein
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. - Woodrow Wilson
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man. - Mark Twain
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi