It's a mythical bridge that connects heaven and Earth.
This bridge leads to a magical place with a lush, green meadow filled with sunshine.
Your pet's health is fully restored and they can run and play with unlimited food and spring water.
Here they wait for you until you're reunited with your departed furry friend.
The story of the Rainbow Bridge is based on a poem (and there are several versions).
Below is a particularly beautiful version of the poem by Steve and Diane Bodofsky.
"By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together."
© 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky. All Rights Reserved.
The poem helps you to imagine a happy ending.
And to think of a deeper meaning to their passing.
The last Friday of this month, August 28th is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.
It's a special day to remember the pet companions we've lost.
And to help you celebrate your special memories...
FurbabyPrints is giving 20% OFF all pet memorial blankets until the end of August 2020.
Use this code when you checkout: RAINBOW-20
Do you have any pets that have "crossed the Rainbow Bridge"?
Please share your stories with us below.