One of our dear friends Annie turned 87 yesterday, happy birthday Annie!! And one of the first things she said was that she had wanted to send Heather who had lost Bailey recently a poem. But she thought it was too late. I said, its never too late as Heather still feels the loss greatly. She was so sad to hear that Bailey had passed on. SO…. from Annie to Heather………
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many splendid colors. Just this side of Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush, green grass.
When beloved pets die, they go 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 stops playing and looks up!
The nose twitches. The ears are up! The eyes are staring.
And this one suddenly runs from the group. You have been seen!
And when you and your special friend meet, you take him 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. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together…
… Never again to be separated.
More about Bailey (Grieving… Coping… and Dealing with the Loss of a Pet, Writer’s Block )