Words of Comfort



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….

Author unknown…


When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

From The Prophet…Kahil Gibran

Hornby 158abwa Maggie May and her Daddy, photo by Eva

Take me to where my needs they’ll tend, only, stay with me till the end.

If it should be that I grow frail and weak, and pain should keep me from my sleep,
then will you do what must be done, for this, the last battle, can’t be won.

You will be sad I understand, but don’t let grief then stay your hand,
for on this day, more than the rest, your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years, you wouldn’t want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where my needs they’ll tend, only, stay with me till the end.

And hold me firm and speak to me, until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree, it is a kindness you do to me.

Although my tail its last has waved, from pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don’t grieve that it must be you, who has to decide this thing to do.
We’ve been so close, we two, these years, don’t let you heart hold any tears.

Author Unknown.

Paw Prints

Pawprints left by you…

You no longer greet me, as I walk through the door.

You’re not there to make me smile, to make me laugh anymore.

Life seems quiet without you, you were far more than a pet.

You were a family member, a friend….a loving soul I’ll never forget.

It will take time to heal,  for the silence to go away.

I still listen for you, and miss you every day.

You were such a great companion, constant, loyal and true.

My heart will always wear, the pawprints left by you.

Author Unknown


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