Just this side of Heaven there’s 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 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 
vigour, those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong 
again, just as we remembered them in our dreams of days and times
gone by. 

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing, 
they miss someone very special to them, who had been left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one of
them suddenly stops and looks into the distance.

His bright eyes are intent; his body begins to quiver. 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 
meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to 
be parted again. The happy kisses rain down upon 
your face; your hands caress the beloved head and 
you look once more into the trusting eyes of your 
beloved pet, so long gone from your life but never 
absent from your heart. 

Then you cross the ‘Rainbow Bridge’ together ...

(author unknown)