Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rainbow Bridge

We lost our sweet Lilly girl on Father’s Day.  She got so sick with end stage Cushings disease.  It’s a horrible way to die and we just couldn’t stand to see her suffer so we took her to an emergency vet clinic late Sunday night and brought her home and buried her in a little arbor beside our house.  What a relief to see her relax and close her weary eyes and see the pain leave her sweet little face.  A couple years ago I came in on a conversation our Pastor was having with someone concerning animals in heaven.  He said “I don’t know about your dog but mines in heaven!”  I love that and I think she’ll be in heaven, too.  And I hope the last part of the Rainbow Bridge is true.

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...

Love you Sweet Lilly.



  1. So sorry Nancy....such a difficult loss..

    Hugs and prayers coming you way,


  2. I am so sorry about your loss. There is never a good time to lose someone you love. You can spend 1000 years together and you always want just one more day. I have been in your shoes and I will be there again because I can't imagine my life without my furry companions. It just wouldn't be a life worth living anymore...

  3. If I get to the bridge before you, she'll remember me and greet me joyfully knowing that I was always a soft touch for a treat, earned or not...and she'll remember that I was always awake early and would be the first to take her out and keep her copmpany while she made her morning "rounds"and I drank mthat first cup of coffee. She had such a happy life and she was the sweetest of all our dogs. Happy trails, Lilly, until we meet again.

  4. Nancy... I truly know how you feel. I lost a precious little pet about 6 years ago, and it took two years before I could muster up the courage to get a new pup... that new pup was Precious... and then last year we added Roxy. I think the hardest thing about getting and loving a new pet, is knowing that we will probably outlive them... I know how sad you feel.. and I hope that your pain becomes easier over time. You know I send you lots of hugs and blessings. Dixie

  5. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. She'll be watching over you. ♥ Diane

  6. I've lost a few pets over the years. It is so hard. They are wonderful friends. Sorry for your loss.

  7. Oh I am so sorry for your great loss : (

  8. I am so sorry to hear of your loss! It is impossibly hard losing one of our dear pets. Please accept my sympathy.

  9. Nancy, I have not been doing any blogging for several months, but I am missing all of my friends. I was so sorry to hear about your sheltie, my thoughts and prayers are with you. It looks like you have found a beautiful new companion. It seems like things just happen the way they are supposed to doesn't it. GinGin