Thursday, August 06, 2009

Heidi 1998 - 2009

My Mom's beloved dog Heidi had to be put to sleep today due to seizures and a stroke. She was a cute mini schnauzer that Mom had for nearly 11 years.

A Place Called Rainbow Ridge

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....

Author Unknown

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My dearst Kim,
This is the most beautiful poem, I have ever received. Thank you for this, it has made things seem a little easier. I can still hear her tags in the middle of the night and her toes on the kitchen floor.Thank you again for always knowing what to say.
Love you,