I am sure that just about ALL the pet lovers out there already have heard this poem however, I thought I would share it today with you again. Loosing a pet is the hardest thing to have to go through. I know this from past experience. Your pet is your child and they love you unconditional. Having a pet you know that one day you will have to say goodbye to your beloved friend.
When I had to put down my dog Budkus, it was the hardest day I have ever had. To say goodby to my companion, my friend and my baby. My sister-in-law sent me this poem and I have to tell you that I really did find comfort in it. I realized that one day, I will see him again.
So here it is for you to read. Make sure you have your tissues….
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….