Saturday, November 22, 2008

Crossing Rainbow Bridge ~ Old Friends, New Friends!

This little fella is the newest addition to our family! Meet "Cody", he is the cutest little black/tan cocker spaniel and he certainly a "little dog, with a big attitude'! He has become my husband's buddy and they go everywhere together, along with my granddaughter, Lauren, when she is here!

We had a wonderful Chesapeake Bay Retriever for 15 years and she crossed the "Rainbow Bridge" on September 19th. She was a very special dog and a part of our family. She used to go to the race track with my husband, where everyone knew her and they all loved her. The kids would feed her hot dogs, much to my husband dismay, because he didn't like her eating "people food". She was the most loyal dog and we miss her!

Here is a beautiful poem about Rainbow Bridge:
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...


Catherine said...

I know the Rainbow Bridge well. Beautiful dogs.

You have a splendid blog! Going to add you to my blog list and then check out your links.


Becs said...

Hi Mimi, COdy is adorable! My Sadie Mae is waiting at Rainbow Bridge for me too! You went from big to little dog and I went from little to big BEcs