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A few people on here have lost a best friend the last few days so I thought I would put this up. I really love it.

 

 

 

 

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 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 or 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 gone by.The animals are happy and content, except for onesmall thing; they each misssomeone very special to themwho had been left behind.They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenlyquivers. Suddenly he begins to rn from the group, flying over the green grass his legs carrying himfastr and faster. You cling to each other in joyous reunion never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upone your face, your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyesof 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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I also love this variant:

 

A DOG’S AFTERLIFE

 

My precious girl passed away, no more to breathe a sound.

I held her for the last time, then entombed her in the ground.

Day and night I wept so much, in tears I thought I'd drown.

I searched my soul for comfort, but no peace therein was found.

 

In great despair, I hit my knees and then began to pray.

"Father, will I ever see my dog again someday?"

I raised my eyes and saw an angel standing near a gate.

I sensed an inner peace I'd never felt before that day.

 

The angel smiled and said to me, "Oh ye of little faith!

God sees every bird that falls; He knows your puppy's fate.

I have met your little dog, I saw her pass my way.

Your precious dog is still alive; she just walked through this gate.

 

Paradise is lovelier than you can comprehend.

No pain or grief, no tears or fears, and life will have no end.

God gave to man His only Son, to cover all his sins.

So why would God withhold from you, your pure and loving friend?”

 

The angel took me by the hand and said, "Now come with me.

A glimpse of paradise I'll give, to you so you can see."

Through the gate and o'er the Rainbow Bridge we did proceed.

Through green valleys filled with flowers, rolling hills and trees.

 

“Wow, so this is paradise!” The place was filled with joy.

I saw my puppy playing there, with dogs and cats and toys.

She also had some doggie treats, and food that she enjoyed.

She'd made a lot of new friends there, including girls and boys.

 

Then I saw a child come near, and hug my little mate.

She said to her, "I love you so," and kissed her on the face.

The angel said, "The child just crossed the Rainbow Bridge today.

Now she needs a little friend, to love and help her play.

 

God’s love for her would be enough, in that make no mistake.

But in His love, He knew full well, the child would want a mate.

This is why God called your dog unto this splendid place.

God’s entrusted her with your baby, ‘til you pass through the gate."

 

I pleaded, “May I hug them both?!” The angel answered, “No!

You’d violate a sacred site, and now it’s time to go.”

He led me back across the Bridge and through the gate to home.

He left me there with new-found hope and peace within my soul.

 

If someone ever asks what happens to a dog that dies,

Just give a gentle smile of joy and look them in the eye.

Take their hand and comfort them and tell them not to cry.

For dogs don’t die, they simply cross a bridge to paradise.

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A Dog's Prayer: Treat me kindly, my beloved

friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for your

kindness than mine. Speak to me

often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know

by the wagging of my

tail when your footstep falls upon my waiting ear. Keep my pan filled

with fresh water and food

for I cannot tell you when I am thirsty or hungry. And my friend, when

I am very old and I no

longer enjoy good health, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going.

I am not having any

fun. Please see that my trusting life is taken gently. I shall leave

this earth knowing that my fate

was always safest in your hands

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These are all so beautiful....it's so hard to go on after losing a beloved friend, but we do, and we never forget....

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