This is a story from my own hometown. It’s so sweet, we just had to share it with you. Pictures are from the Virginian Pilot Newspaper.

A small kindness delivered in Norfolk went viral this week - the story of a little boy who wrote a letter to his dog in heaven and the anonymous person - presumably a postal worker - who answered it as the dog.

The pictures start with young Luke, and his beloved Beagle, Moe. The last photo is of the beautiful human being wrote back on Moe’s behalf. Think about that for a minute. She took the time to answer the letter this little boy addressed to Doggy Heaven.

Thank you Zina for showing us there are still lovely human beings who care about one another..


Rest in Peace dear Cecil. We apologize on behalf of the human who took your life. You deserved so much better than this. We pray your death is not in vain, and that your story highlights the problem on people sport hunting the animals in Africa. It needs to stop. NOW. We will look for you at the Rainbow Bridge dear, Cecil. Rest gently dear fella.


Our amazing girl Slither the Sonoran gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer affinis) in all her 6 foot glory. We were her 3rd and final home and in my mind she was going to live forever. Today she left us. She was 20 years old by our records and we spent the last 4 caring for her.

She was an incredible ambassador for her species and for all snakes alike. She made a big impression on thousands of people and saved the lives of many wild bull snakes in the local community by sharing information about the benefits and importance of her species.

Slither was hands down the best teacher for all our interns by allowing them to learn how to present and handle and animal simultaneously in a calm and comfortable environment. Her legacy will live on in the next generation of wildlife educators.

She left behind big shoes to fill and a big hole in my heart.

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….