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 with us in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are very happy and content, except for one small thing…. they each miss a very special someone who was left behind.
They all run and play together in this magical place, but the day comes when one of them 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! When you and your special friend are finally reunited, 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 friend…. so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross over the Rainbow Bridge together....