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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Rainbow Week - First Day

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 the Rainbow Bridge together....

Author Unknown


She was dropped off in the country one Thanksgiving morning. All she wanted was love, to sit next to someone and feel warmth and a gentle touch. She was one of the lucky ones who found a family to love her. After trying out several names, they called her Cookie.

Huck 1998 to 2009

I loved every single day with him.
I know you are here with me best boy, I miss you so.
I don't know how to move on and find joy with another dog.
Please send me an answer.

Dakota 8/15/1997 to 6/24/2009

You are missed everyday by your family and especially Thunder and Phantom

12/3/1994 to 7/26/2009

Much loved and missed

Holly and Wiggles

Together again at the Rainbow Bridge


When I think of Taco, so many emotions go rushing through me. There's a feeling of sadness that I'll probably never have such a unique and remarkable relationship - teenage girl to geriatric horse. Nostalgia, a longing for the sweet smell of alfalfa hay and the sight of the barn that I made my second home for six years. I feel pride, pride for the life I gave him in his final years after enduring, for the better half of his life, what some would call neglect. Anger, for the failed and flawed effort that was put into saving him that fateful weekend he got sick. And sometimes I feel shock - shock that six years went by when it felt like only six weeks. Shock that in a blink of an eye, it was all gone away.

Most of all, though, I feel thankful. Thankful that my beautiful old man was with me for as long as he was, when everyone thought he'd have been gone so much sooner. Thankful for the way he allowed me to sit in a corner of his stall and do nothing else except form some of the best memories of my life. Thankful that he did not suffer for long at the end. Thankful that I knew him, and, above all. thankful to have been able to form such a magical friendship and have such a blessed experience in my life.


She was a grown cat when the two little babies and the goofy puppy came along, but she accepted them all and welcomed them to share her adored person with her.

Bo died 2009

He was the goofy puppy who grew into a big, gentle dog. He loved his kids more than anything and shared his home with several cats and other dogs. He loved to break out of the yard occasionally and wander off to visit his friends, but he was always there to play with his kids or cuddle with them to watch a movie. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Belle 1995 to 2009

Always a lady. She went everywhere with her person and was an exceptional ambassador for her breed. She is missed tremendously by her family.

If I Could...

If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
And share with you its beauty
On the days you're feeling blue.

If I could build a mountain
You could call your very own
A place to find serenity
A place to be alone.

If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea
But all these things I'm finding
Are impossible for me.

I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair
But let me be what I know best
A friend that's always there.

Author Unknown


  1. Beautifully done. I cannot thank you enough

  2. It's bittersweet to see my old man featured here. Thank you for making Taco and I a part of your memorial this week.

  3. Thank you, to everyone who is sharing their sweet memorials with us. What a nice way to wrap up the year.

  4. What a beautiful job you have done with these posts!!! thank you for including our sweet girl Dakota.

    Woos and hugs, Phantom, Thunder, and Mom


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