"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.
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.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together..."