Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
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....
Aww Duke, we are so sorry we could not save you. Your family loved you and gave you all they could then gave you more by reaching out for help even if that meant you would leave them. Unfortunately, the ultrasound indicated that Duke was in late stage kidney failure and he left for rainbow bridge this week. Know you were loved sweet boy!
Marcus was the one that started my rescue experience. He was such a handsome troubled boy. He was afraid of everything! He taught me so much (I have never had a dog with fear issues before) and his fear is what led us to continue to bring foster dogs into the home. I was trying to show him that not all dogs wanted to hurt him. He fostered 119 dogs in our time together and launched a dog rescue. He helped me through losing my dad to cancer, ending relationships, and having my job off-shored. He was a constant friend, companion, teacher. He fought degenerative myelopathy for 2+ years until it started to take away his dignity. If love could build a stairway to heaven, we would be together still my baby boy! Run free and whole again at the bridge until we meet again.
Boo was a fabulous house guest when it came to his manners. He absolutely loved to play with toys and especially balls. He loved all the dogs he met he just wasn't so sure about humans. Your are missed sweet boy! Run free and whole again at the bridge.
Losing a member of our family is difficult. Not everyone understands that losing the four legged members of our family are just as hard, but we do. Share your memory with the OBBR supporters.