A Poem To Bring You Comfort When Your Beloved Pet Has Died

Recently, Brenda, who is  one of my Facebook Friends, posted that her beloved dog Chloe had died. My Blue Heart understood Brenda’s terrible loss of a four legged, fur-covered family member.

When Golde My Dear, our Golden-Newfoundland- Labrador mix, died our veterinarian, Dr. Raymond Hinkle sent me The Rainbow Bridge Poem. It comforted my broken Blue Heart, as I hoped it would comfort Brenda’s broken Blue Heart, when I shared it with her.

The Rainbow Bridge

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.  It is called the Rainbow
Bridge because of it’s many colors.  Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge
there is a land of meadows, hills, and valleys with lush green grass.

When 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 your 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 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.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.

Please share The Rainbow Bridge with anyone you know who is grieving the passing of a beloved pet.


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  1. Laurie Buchanan on October 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Wonderful. Hearwarming. Inspiring. Uplifting.

  2. George on October 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Reading the Rainbow Bridge brought tears to my eyes! Makes one certainly appreciate the pets that fill our lives with love 🙂
    Thanks Sheila!

    • sheila on October 21, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      Yes, you are my loving and sweet cousin, Skipper! Our four legged and fur covered family members offer an abundance of love and joy to our lives! Someday I will have to tell you my dream about Golde My Dear and my father. You will nee a tissue for that one. I still cry when I think about that remarkable dream. XXXXOOOO

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