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    Default The Rainbow Bridge Story

    I don't know if you all have heard this story or not, but for those who have not heard it yet, it is a very nice way to help the pain and loss of your beloved pet.


    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....

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    Aw that was beautiful! Such a good story! Thank you for Sharing!
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    We received this poem in the mail from our vet after we had to put our cocker spaniel to sleep... beautiful!

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    Can not read that too many times, brings tears to my eyes everytime. Thanks for posting!

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    Default Re: The Rainbow Bridge Story

    There's also another book called the little dog that died. It was written by Dan Atcheson and his friends after his beloved Baby the bulldog died. There is a whole web site dedicated to Baby here is the link. http://www.bullybaby.com/ There are also a ton of other bulldog things on his site he has even written a poem about the loss of a pet. He is a wonderful guy.

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    Yes, he is! I have not read his book, but I do follow him on facebook

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    I have this written on Max's memorial:

    Do dogs go to heaven?
    My little bully passed away, no more to breathe a sound.
    I held him for the last time, then entombed him in the ground.
    Day and night I wept so much, in tears I thought I'd drown.
    I searched my soul for comfort, but no peace therein was found.

    In great despair, I hit my knees and then began to pray.
    "Father will I ever see, my dog again someday?"
    I raised my eyes and saw an angel standing near a gate.
    I sensed an inner peace I'd never felt before that day.

    The angel smiled and said to me, "Oh man of little faith!
    God sees every bird that falls; He knows your bully's fate.
    I have met your little dog, I saw him pass my way.
    Your precious dog is still alive; he just walked through this gate.

    Paradise is lovelier than you can comprehend.
    No pain or grief, no tears or fears, and life will have no end.
    God gave to man His only Son, to cover all his sins.
    So why would God withhold from you, your pure and loving friend?”

    The angel took me by the hand and said, "Now come with me.
    A glimpse of paradise I'll give, to you so you can see."
    Through the gate and o'er the Rainbow Bridge we did proceed.
    Through green valleys filled with flowers, rolling hills and trees.

    “Wow, so this is paradise!” The place was filled with joy.
    I saw my bully playing there, with dogs and cats and toys.
    He also had some doggie treats, and food that he enjoyed.
    He'd made a lot of new friends there, including girls and boys.

    Then I saw a child come near, and hug my little mate.
    She said to him, "I love you so," and kissed him on the face.
    The angel said, "The child just crossed the Rainbow Bridge today.
    Now she needs a little friend, to love and help her play.

    God’s love for her would be enough, in that make no mistake.
    But in His love, He knew full well, the child would want a mate.
    This is why God called your dog unto this splendid place.
    God’s entrusted her with him, ‘til you pass through the gate."

    I pleaded, “May I hug them both?!” The angel answered, “No!
    You’d violate a sacred site, and now it’s time to go.”
    He led me back across the Bridge and through the gate to home.
    He left me there with new-found hope and peace within my soul.

    If someone ever asks what happens to a dog that dies,
    Just give a gentle smile of joy and look them in the eye.
    Take their hand and comfort them and tell them not to cry.
    For dogs don’t die, they simply cross a bridge to paradise.

    Dan Atcheson

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    Aw, that made me cry but I love it. Miss Bentley so much but it helps to think of him somewhere wonderful.

    "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
    Bentley (5.24.04 - 6.26.10) & Linus (1.10.06 - 7.31.13)

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