The Rainbow Bridge
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, someone who was
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 begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the
green grass, 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 those trusting eyes, so long gone from your
life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge
together, never again to be separated.
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its 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 young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each
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 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.