Sunday, December 12, 2021

Just This Side of Heaven Is a Place Called Rainbow Bridge

WEST COAST        

Opinion by:  
E. Eugene Webb PhD
In Search of Robin  

To most of us, our pets are very important members of our family. They occupy a special place in our hearts and in many instances of need or loss, they provide a special type of comfort.

I started this Blog over 10 years ago, and each day as I write and edit Harley and Max would come into the office and keep me company until I finished. They are not here today, and I really miss them.

This past month has been a sad one for me. I lost two of my best friends in very short order, my poodle Max14 and my beloved Shih Tzu Harley16.

This past week I received a number of sympathy cards, and tucked inside one of them was the story of Rainbow Bridge.

Rainbow Bridge…

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here on earth, 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 that have 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.

Then 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 caressed 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 .....

If you have recently lost one of your dearest pet friends, I hope this is the comfort to you that it was to me.

You may want to copy this put it in a folder somewhere in your computer, and when one of your friends or acquaintances suffer a similar loss send it to them. I'm sure it will bring them great comfort.

See ya soon guys.

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