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
The old and frail animals are made young again
They play all day with each other
There is ONLY one thing missing. They are not with their
special person who loved them on Earth.
So each day they run and play until the day comes when ONE stops playing and looks up! The nose twitches and their ears are up! Their eyes are staring.
And this one runs suddenly from the group.
Rick and I have seen this when we and our special friend, Jack meet. We take him in our arms and embrace Jack. Our faces are licked again and again and again. We get to look once again into the eyes of our trusting pet, Jack . Then we will cross the Rainbow Bridge together whenever that will be never to be separated again.
Thank you, Carol
It is not even a month yet since Jack has died, but we miss him terribly. I call his name thinking he is still there when the dogs want to go out on the terrace. Jack, our Yorkie was cremated and we received his ashes last week.
If a loved ones dies, it's natural to feel sadness, express grief and cry, but unfortunately this is not true for everyone when it comes to your beloved companion. Jack and all our pets are members of our family. We celebrate their birthdays, have Christmas stockings for each of them (including Gracie, our Amazon Green Parrot) and have photos on our phones and in our wallets. Today would have been Jack's 18th birthday
It has overwhelming to lose Jack. Jack came into my life when Rick and I met more than a decade ago. Jack had 2 step brothers, twin Maltese- Cary and Grant. Unfortunately we lost Cary about 4 years ago on my June birthday.
Jack provided companionship, emotional support, and that unconditional love we all so desperately need. People who do not have pets need to understand the bond between the owner and pet.
It is particularly hard when a child loses a pet. It might be their first experience with death. I have witnessed first hand when an elderly individual or senior loses a pet. There is a sense of emptiness especially if the senior lives alone. I often hear stories that when one of my patients lose a pet, they start remembering all the others lost in their lifetime. I even feel a sense of that patient thinking of their own mortality. I try to encourage the senior to get another pet but sometimes it is not easy financially or the patient might not be capable of handling a new puppy.
To see our other dogs, Spencer (our King Charles) and Grant (our Maltese) whimper is also hard on us. Grant has taken it worse than Spencer. He is not eating that well. We are trying to cheer him up.
This is where I utilize my essential oils and herbs for our pets. I am now looking for a liquid SAMe which will help Grant's mood. It is great to see that there are now Herbal Medicine courses as well as Aromatherapy courses for Veterinarians. We would love to get another Yorkie, but at this time neither of us thinks that is fair. We have to finish grieving.
I am sure we will know the right time to adopt a new pet.
Love your pet always
On Friday, I was overwhelmed with the sincerity, love, and kindness from receiving a package. It was sent from someone who reads the blog She sent a lovely letter with a gift of garlic. It made me happy to know I can educate and touch someone so much to do such an act of kindness. Thank you SF-- You are truly a blessed individual.