Monday, July 30, 2007

The Rainbow Bridge

Thank you for the comments about my precious Adonis. Losing your best friend is truly a nightmare, so it's nice to log on and find words of comfort waiting.

I truly believe we'll be reunited with our furry friends when we're done with this life. I feel sorry for those who don't have the same faith.



"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 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.
~
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."
*author unknown

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26 Comments:

Blogger Sonia said...

Gretchen, I am so sorry to hear about Adonis. It's very sad and painful lose a good friend and an adorable companion. Send to you my sincere thoughts. Many hugs to you.

10:20 PM  
Blogger kate said...

Losing your pet is one of the saddest things that can happen. My cat of 17 years, Hazel, died last year and I was heartbroken for a long time. Rarely a day goes by when I don't have a thought of her cross through my mind. Now they make me smile as I remember all the things that I loved about her. Time heals ... and the Rainbow Bridge helped me immensely. I read it often.

One of the things that helped was creating a little place in my garden where I planted catmint and put a small metal cat sculpture.

thinking of you ... here's a hug,
kate oxoxo

10:47 PM  
Blogger Libbys Blog said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am sorry to hear of your loss and had until now never heard of rainbow bridge, so am looking forward to meeting all my old friends, when the time somes.

Libby

4:53 AM  
Blogger Loving Annie said...

That is a wonderful poem, Gretchen. I am so sorry to hear about Adonis. Losing a pet is losing part of your life and your heart. They are such wonderful companions through all of life's ups and downs...

I wanted to thank you for coming by my blog to visit, and leaving the nice comment ! I appreciate it !

Sincerely,
Loving Annie

10:19 AM  
Blogger RUTH said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. So sorry to read the sad news of your losing such a beautiful companion. I know from past experience how much a pet becomes part of the family and part of your life. The words you have put on this post are beautiful...May they comfort you.

4:54 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Hi Gretchen:-) Thank you so much for coming by my blog and leaving a comment!! To answer your question, yes, that peach cobbler is as easy to make as it looks...I can't see anyone failing with that recipe! lol I've just read a few of your posts and I was so sorry to hear of your loss...losing a beloved pet is never easy. xox

8:27 AM  
Blogger Simply Me Art said...

Hi there, Thank you for stopping into my blog. Yours is Beautiful. I know your feeling about loosing a pet. I have lost a few and it Hurts so much. I am sending you good thoughts and hope the healing is Begining for you. Stop by again, Jamie

3:46 PM  
Blogger Shelby said...

oh - I love your picture of Adonis. I am sorry too for your loss. I know that it must be heartbreaking.

Thanks for visiting me earlier... do come again and I shall do the same :)

take care and happy Friday!

4:12 PM  
Blogger Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Gretchen, thanks for stopping by. I'm so sorry for your recent loss of you special Adonis. I have never read the Rainbow Bridge poem (but had heard of it), so thanks for sharing that. It's very touching. I loved my dog dearly too & I can say now I have really fond, happy memories of her & not as much sadness. The first week was the hardest for me. I couldn't talk about her without crying. Now, I can talk about her happily & with wonderful memories.

Rhoda

6:26 PM  
Blogger Andi said...

My heart goes out to you on the loss of your beloved pet and friend Adonis.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

So very sorry about your dog. It's too sad really. I do love the Rainbow Bridge. Certainly very comforting.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Midlife Mom said...

Hi Gretchen, Glad you stopped by for a visit so here I am on your door step. So so so so sorry to read about losing your beloved friend Adonis! I am a true animal lover and know the heartache of having to say good bye to several over the years. You don't think you will ever stop hurting but you will in time but you will never stop loving them. Take care.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Gretchin peace to your dear Adonis.
We share sorrow for our beloved pets that have recently passed on and now wait for us at ~Rainbow Bridge~
They are on loan to us but for a while!It's never long enough!
Rainbow Bridge does bring me peace when I read it!Take care and hugs NG

9:43 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your beautiful dog. I actually came here to say thank you for leaving the nice birthday wishes and now I will also offer my sincere condolences. Please visit often. How did you find me? -- Greg (Enchilada)

12:11 AM  
Blogger Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Hi Gretchen,
Sorry to hear about the loss of Adonis. There can be no words to console for the loss of our loved ones. Hugs!

Thanks for dropping by my blog and letting me know the existence of a nice blog.

Divert yourself in some other activities :) Cheers!

1:11 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hi Gretchen... I know how you feel. We just lost Latte in June. Wanted to thank you for visiting my blog. Im really new at it so Im kind of lame. :) Anyway like I said my best ideas just come to me right from God. I love the colors of seashells so its really easy for my to put them together. XOXO Be Well and visit me again soon! Lisa

3:01 AM  
Blogger Sophie Honeysuckle said...

That was beautiful-I am going to print it out. I can really empathise with you, I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a beloved pet. At least we know that they are always with us.

4:24 AM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

Thanks for visiting. Love your blog. Am sorry to hear about Adonis. My thoughts are with you.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Mandi said...

Hi there Gretchen...sad about the loss of your dear adonis...it is never easy...thoughts arre with you and thank you for your kind comment...take care..

11:39 AM  
Blogger maiylah said...

i'm so sorry to hear about losing your pet; i lost mine years ago, but i still miss her ...
i look forward to meeting her when the time comes. :)

thanks for dropping by, and take care!

1:23 AM  
Blogger bren said...

How touching. I am so sorry for your loss, Adonis was a beautiful dog. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I am new at this and don't receive many comments, so thank you.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Genevieve Olsen said...

Hello Gretchen, I am so sorry to hear about Adonis. What a beautiful dog. I love that poem I first read it about 10 years ago when I volunteered quite a bit at a non kill shelter.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Your dog looked like a lovely setter. You obviously had a wonderful relationship. You will always remember him with great affection.

When I first read "rainbow bridge" I thought you were referring to the bridge at Niagara Falls between our counties.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

He's a gorgeous Golden Retriever. My best friend and true confidant.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

It's tough to lose a pet. I don't look forward to the passing of this wonderful, old, furry guy who right now is being good enough to share the computer desk with me.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Joy said...

So sorry to hear baout your beautiful dog Gretchen. This quote helped me when I lost my George 2 years ago:
"I think God will have prepared everything for our perfect happiness. If it takes my dog being there in Heaven, I believe he'll be there."
Rev. Billy Graham

Thanks for your visit :)
Joy

3:51 PM  

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