The Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge is a poem to comfort those who have lost a beloved pet. There are several versions of the poem, and its author is unknown. Memorials to our departed dogs appear following.

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~ The Rainbow Bridge ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 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 made young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other!

There is only one thing missing. They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth. So, they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up!

The nose twitches!

The ears are 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 you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.

 

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Our Golden Retriever Family

Dogs Who Crossed The Rainbow Bridge

Ch. Vanreel's Prince of Tides (Oscar)

(1991-2000)

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Rush Hill's Not Just A Rumor OD (Rachel)

(1992 - 2002)

(Mother to her 4 Champion daughters below: Carmen, Taffy, Reggie, Cheddar)

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Ch. Ingot's Wound Up In Spice (Carmen)

(A Rachel daughter; 1994-2006)

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Ch. Ingot's Saltwater Cordial (Taffy)

(a Rachel daughter; 1997-2005)

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Ingot's Luck Be A Lady (Ali)

(A Carmen daughter; 1998-2011)

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Ch. Ingot's Birthday Splash (Reggie)

(A Rachel daughter; 1999-2008)

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Ch. Ingot's Who Cut The Cheese (Cheddar)

(Another Rachel daughter; 2000 - 2012)

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Ch. Ingot's Spice It Up (Pepper)

(An Ali daughter; 2003 - 2014)

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Ch. Ingot's Frangelico Taffy (Geli)

(A Taffy daughter, 2004 - 2014)

 

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