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The Rainbow Bridge Poem and Story

The Rainbow Bridge Story

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.

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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.

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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 --

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The Rainbow Bridge Poem

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When a beloved pet dies, it goes to the Rainbow Bridge. It makes friends with other animals, and they are as healthy and playful as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

Together, the animals chase and play, but the day comes when one will suddenly stop and look into the distance. His bright eyes are intent, and his eager body quivers. Suddenly recognizing you, your pet bounds quickly across the green field and into your embrace.You celebrate in joyous reunion. You will never again separate.

friendship - one dog and one person play chase in the beach

Happy tears and kisses are warm and plentiful; your hands again caress the beloved head. You look into the loving eyes of your pet and know that you never really parted. You realize that thought out of sight, and your love had been remembered.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

-- Author Unknown --

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