The Rainbow Bridge

Ch. Willwood's Cool Irish Cream (Bailey)
December 4, 2002 - January 30, 2008
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The Legend of Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When a pet dies who has been especially close to a person here
that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are beautiful meadows and grassy hills there
for all our special friends so they can run and play together
There is always plenty of their favorite food to eat
plenty of fresh spring water for them to drink
and every day is filled with sunshine so our little friends are warm and comfortable.

All the pets that had been ill or old are now restored to health and youth.
Those that had been hurt or maimed are now whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by.
The pets we loved are happy and content except for one small thing
Each one misses someone very special who was left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes
when one of them suddenly stops and looks off into the distant hills.
It is as if they heard a whistle, or were given a signal of some kind.

Their eyes are bright and intent
Their body begins to quiver.
All at once they break away from the group
flying like a deer over the grass
their little legs carrying them faster and faster

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet
you hug and cling to them in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
You look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet
so long gone from your life, but never gone from your heart.

Then, with your beloved pet by your side, you will cross the Rainbow Bridge together.

William N. Britton


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