6/12/2007

For Sweet Suzanne, Toni & Ben2



Just this side of heaven is a place called 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 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....

13 comments:

Dragonheart said...

Lovely tribute to Suzanne. I am very sad that she has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. She was a wonderful friend and will be dearly missed.

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you for your tribute to Suzanne. We will miss her too!

Daisy said...

I am very sad about the loss of sweet Suzanne. But I know she is having fun playing at the Bridge now.

DEBRA said...

This was a very sweet tribute to a very sweet kitty.

~Abby

Buzzerbee & meep said...

That was furry nice of you to post 'bout sweet Suzanne.

Parker said...

The Bridge got a very special kitty yesterday.

William said...

This is very sweet of you, Hendrix.

jcfloresinc said...

Mom's eyes are leaking again. That was wonderful and so true. We never forget a beloved pet. Very nice tribute to Suzanne. We will miss her.
Samantha, Tigger and Mom

Pablo said...

That's beautiful! You (nearly) made Kate cry at work!!

Tara said...

Very sweet Hendrix.

See you at the bridge when my time comes, dear sweet Suzanne.

Tara

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Awww that was very nice for sweet Suz.

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Oh Hendrix....thank you so much for your kind visit. My sister was real special and you gave her a wonderful tribute with your poem.
How kucky you were to peek up from the grass at the side of the road the day your bean found you:) or just smart:))
Purrrrs Miss Peach

Karen Jo said...

That is a very sweet tribute to dear Suzanne. I love those words you quoted. We will all miss her very much.