"Rainbow Bridge"

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow
Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge,
there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and
water and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are young again.
Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other.
There is only one thing missing: they are not with their special person who
loved them on Earth. So, each day they run and play until the day comes when
one suddenly looks up! The nose twitches. The ears are up. The eyes are
looking, looking. And this one suddenly runs from the group. You have been
seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her into
your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again, and you look once
more into the eyes of your trusting pet. Then you cross the Rainbow bridge
together, never again to be separated.

submitted by Shirle Hood


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