There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It's 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 an animal dies, it goes to this
place. There always is plenty of food and water, and gentle
spring weather to make them warm and comfortable. All
the animals who had been ill are restored to health and vigor;
those old and frail are young; and 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 abruptly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes
are intent, his eager 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 finally meet, you cling together in
joyous reunion. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands
again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the
yes of your trusting pet, so long gone from your life, but never
absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Bridge together, never to be parted again...