Constance Pelkey Designs

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rest easy now, Henry - we shall meet again


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...




Henry has not been doing well this winter.... lost a lot of weight and was begining to loose control of his hind quarters. It was time.





4 comments:

Carolyn said...

Oh Connie I am so sorry :( I am going through the same with my Gabby who is 18 and not doing so well....

I am sorry for your loss..I know how they become such an important part of our lives.

daraqw said...

What a good long life he had!

B.Valianti/myth maker said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, (((Connie))). Hank sure was one beautiful boy!

~Barbara (clay feet)

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Connie. Didn't Dilly die recently too? It has been a difficult year.

Katherine