this side of heaven,
there is a very special place,
A place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies,
that has been especially close to someone here,
That special pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
are meadows and hills for all of our special friends
so that they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food and water and sunshine,
and our friends there are warm and comfortable.
the animals who had been
ill and old are restored to perfect health and vigor;
those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again
just as we remember them in our dreams of years and times gone by.
animals are happy and
except for one small thing .......
They miss someone very special to them,
who had to stay behind when the beloved pet went away.
all run and play
But the day comes for each of them,
when one suddenly stops and looks up .....
Suddenly, the bright eyes are intent, the body quivers.
Then they begin to run from the group,
their body is flying over the green grass,
their legs hurrying faster and faster.....
You have been spotted!
you and your special
friend finally meet,
you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
Their sweet loving kisses rain upon your face,
your hands again caress the beloved head,
and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your dear pet,
so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
Author Unknown (but immortalized!)
I ONLY WANTED YOU
say memories are golden
Request From Rainbow
by Constance Jenkins
In Loving Memory of Isolde Jenkins
Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my souls' sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul's at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife.
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.
Copyright (c) 1992 Constance Jenkins
FROM FRIEND TO FRIEND
was chosen today
I'm Still Here
please don't mourn for me
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.
My body is gone but I'm always near.
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I'll never wander out of your sight-
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
I'll never be beyond your reach-
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.
I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.
When you start thinking there's no one to love you,
you can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
and you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.
I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face.
Just look for me, friend, I'm everyplace!
by Anon E. Muss
the SPCA News
should be that I grow frail and weak
will be sad - I understand
had so many happy years
know in time you too will see
grieve that it should be you
By, Anon E. Muss