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
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.
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 stops playing and looks up! The
nose twitches! The ears are up! The eyes are staring! And this
one suddenly runs from the group!
have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you
take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed
again and again and again and you look once more into the eyes
of your trusting pet.
you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.
Dahm, from Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
copyright 1998 Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker,
and Carol Kline. Excerpted
from The Rainbow Bridge by Paul Dahm. © copyright
1997 Paul Dahm.