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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….

This is Bogart, affectionately known as Bogie. He is the first corgi I ever met. I thought he was ridiculously awesome. This is the root of my corgi addiction. This is the corgi that was there when the corgi addiction was just starting. 

Bogie crossed the rainbow bridge today. 

RIP beautiful boy 

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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.

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 green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. All the animals who have 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. Her bright eyes are intent; her eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion. 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 the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.’
-William N. Britton