Rainbow Bridge

You don’t fear change. You fear the unknown. If you knew the future would be great, you’d welcome the change to get there. Well the future IS great. Proceed

Joe Viatale

Over The Rainbow

Someday I’ll wish upon a star…
And wake up where the clouds are far,
Where troubles melt like lemon drops


Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven lies the 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 there 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.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Your ears smelled like cookies.

You could sense when visitors were wary of you.  Your response was “a 75 pound greyhound in your lap will change your mind.” It did.

You could sit and lay on command; but refused to learn in Japanese…because commands in one language were ENOUGH.

You assumed that if you did something against the rules VERY SLOWLY you were invisible; and would get away with it.

You demanded to be the little spoon.

You assumed prolific face kisses were the normal human greeting behavior.

You could hear when someone opened a bag of bread from several blocks away.

You only ever barked at one particular DHL bro.

You loved having your teeth brushed.  When the toothbrush came out of the drawer you would bound to the couch, sit straight up, and start pre-emptive licking.

You knew you weren’t allowed to poop on the sidewalk; so you would pretend you were about to pee on something, then surprise poop.

I wish I would have taken you more places.

I wish I would have kicked you out of the bed less.

I wish I would have brushed your teeth more often.

I wish I had walked you every day.

I wish I had always let you poop on the sidewalk.

I wish I had blown more raspberries on your tummy.

I wish I had made you more Kongs.

I wish I had let you run more.

I wish I had noticed your limp wasn’t from your grass allergies earlier.

I wish we had more time.

Tensoon~ ご冥福をお祈りします

Over The Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high,
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true


Happy Birthday, Susi  @marauderfan