As sad and heartbreaking as it is, our four-legged
friends are never with us long enough and they depart this world
for the rainbow bridge - always before we are ready to let them
go. This page is dedicated to those that I have loved and lost since
2005. Not all were show dogs, but all were stars to me and were
loved beyond description. I will miss them always.
The Legend of Rainbow Bridge
From the book, “The Legend of Rainbow
Bridge” by William N. Britton
Just this side of heaven
is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When a pet dies who has been
especially close to a person here on earth,
that pet goes to
There are beautiful meadows and grassy hills
for all our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is always plenty of their favorite food to eat,
of fresh spring water for them to drink,
and every day is filled
with sunshine so our little friends are warm and comfortable.
All the pets that had been ill or old are now restored to health
Those that had been hurt or maimed are now whole and
just as we remember them in our dreams of days
The pets we loved are happy and content except for one
Each one misses someone very special who was left
They all run and play together, but the day comes
when one of them suddenly stops and looks off into the distant hills.
It is as if they heard a whistle or were given a signal of some
Their eyes are bright and intent. Their body begins to
All at once they break away from the group, flying like
a deer over the grass,
their little legs carrying them faster
You have been spotted, and when you and your special
friend finally meet,
you hug and cling to them in joyous reunion,
never to be parted again.
Happy kisses rain upon your face.
Your hands once again caress the beloved head.
You look once
more into the trusting eyes of your pet so long gone from your life,
but never gone from your heart.
Then with your beloved pet by
your side, you will cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
Circle is now complete again.
Reprinted with permission
of the author.
Published 1994. Copyright © William N. Britton.