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    THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
    AT RAINBOW BRIDGE

    'Twas the night before Christmas, at Rainbow Bridge too.
    We Bridgekids were thinking as always of you.
    We'd seen how the holidays weren't bright this year,
    Heard you whisper so often, "I wish you were here!"

    We know how you wish you could just stay in bed
    And sleep through the holiday lying ahead,
    When all celebrate with their loved ones so near...
    Unless they have loved ones on this side this year.

    But we're no less alive here, on the other side.
    If you could just see us, you'd've laughed and not cried.
    The dogs all in harness, pulling the sleigh.
    The cats all in Santa hats pointing the way.

    The pet birds all flying back over the rainbow,
    Bound homeward in spite of Earth's darkness and snow.
    All the pets that you've lost, pets for whom you've cried,
    Flying home on this Christmas to be by your side.

    If you feel warm fur brush you when no pet's around,
    Hear a soft bark or purr, just a ghost of a sound,
    We're trying to tell you we're visiting this way,
    And our visits, even rainbows, can be on any day.

    But for Christmas we have something special to do,
    A sleighful of happy dream visits for you.
    On doggy, on kitty, on winged friend and ferret!
    The love that you lavished, we mean now to share it!

    We're fetching that love home, the way we once played,
    With the closeness we shared and the memories we made.
    Our Earth lives with you were too short for us, too,
    And on this Christmas Eve we have so much to do.

    So all through this night as you sleep in your beds,
    Sweet visions of furbabies dance in your heads.
    This one special night we can bring you Home for a while,
    Your true home in Heaven, where again you will smile.

    Over the rainbow you'll fly, for a short while this night,
    Hours that you'll be happy, hours that will feel right,
    Hours to cuddle and hug us, to run and to play,
    Before the return to Earth in our magic way.

    And when you awaken and face Christmas Day,
    We pray you'll remember your trip on our sleigh,
    But in case you forget, just remember our love.
    Remember us watching you, your angels above.

    Sending love wrapped in rainbows, shining and bright,
    Love that will guide you through the darkest night,
    Love found in each memory unwrapped through the year,
    Replacing dark sorrows with Christmas cheer.

    Leave the toys to St. Nick, we Bridgekids bring dreams,
    Sweet visits to remind you all is not as it seems
    When you look all around you with tired Earthly eyes.
    If you saw as we do, there'd be joy and surprise.

    There are furangels waiting by those Christmas trees,
    Always there for you and hearing your pleas.
    We're never more than a thought away from your home,
    You're never forgotten, you're never alone.

    Nor are we alone here, with our Rainbow Bridge friends.
    We know only joy here, the celebrating never ends,
    And after our reunions with you Christmas Eve,
    We Bridgekids will party like you'd never believe.

    But we'll slip away often to be by your side.
    Sitting there watching you, eyes open wide,
    Praying you'll be able to catch a glimpse of us, too.
    But whether or not you see us - Merry Christmas to you!

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    Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful!!!!

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    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
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    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




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    Thank you for sharing this, it brought tears to my eyes but in a good way merry Christmas

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    @goobers mom You are killin' me!
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    So Beautiful, Thanks for the Tears, and Thank You for sharing this poem Cindy.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Oh that is so beautiful, brought tears to my eyes


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    Default Re: Night before Christmas -beautiful read

    thanks... i know i read it after Christmas but it was beautiful.. i lost a great dog and a cat this year and i haven't stopped thinking of them ... thanks again.,

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