Dealing with death of a pet

It’s with a heavy heart I write today’s blog. My precious kitty, Tabby, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I know she’s healthy there and surrounded by others who love her on that side, but it’s still hard. Should you love your furry friends the way I do, keep this poem to help you through this time. No one knows who wrote it, but it brings me comfort, and I hope it does for you as well:

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RAINBOW BRIDGE

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 begins to quiver. 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.

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4 thoughts on “Dealing with death of a pet

  1. Im soooo sorry for your loss. I know what that’s like. and Ive been crying since last night when a close friend told me she had to put to sleep her beloved Gracie on Wednesday, ,who had been battling cancer for a few months. She was the sweetest boxer dog you would ever want to meet. I am so sad over this I cant stop crying just knowing the pain my friend is in. Im crying for your pain too. Where I have been hurt many times over by family and friends, the love of a pet is genuine and unconditional. They will never hurt you or betray you. Some may think im wrong but I love animals more than people and I adore my little dog.(mixed Chihuahua). I know you will never forget your beloved Tabby, and you will remember all the millions of times she brought a smile to your face and warmed your heart. R.I.P. little Tabby

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