All My Precious Pets by Albert Faunce

Our Pets Are Waiting At The Rainbow Bridge

My little pets passed away, no more to breathe a sound. I held them for the last time, then entombed them in the ground. Day and night I wept so much, in tears I thought I’d drown. I searched my soul for comfort, but no peace therein was found. In great despair, I hit my knees and then began to pray. “Father will I ever see, my pets again someday?” I raised my eyes and saw an angel standing near a gate. I sensed an inner peace I’d never felt before that day. The angel smiled and said to me, “Oh man of little faith! God sees every bird that falls; He knows your pets’ fate. I have met your little pets, I saw them pass my way. Your precious pets are still alive; they walked through this gate.

Paradise is lovelier than you can comprehend. No pain or grief, no tears or fears, and life will have no end. God gave to man His only Son, to cover all his sins. So why would God withhold from you, your pure and loving friends?” The angel took me by the hand and said, “Now come with me. A glimpse of paradise I’ll give, to you so you can see.” Through the gate and o’er the Rainbow Bridge we did proceed. Through green valleys filled with flowers, rolling hills and trees. “Wow, so this is paradise!” The place was filled with joy. I saw my precious pets playing there, with dogs and cats and toys. They also had some treats to eat, and food that they enjoyed. They had made a lot of new friends there, including girls and boys.

Then I saw a child come near, and hug my last lost mate. She said to her, “I love you so,” and kissed her on the face. The angel said, “The child just crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. Now she needs a little friend, to love and help her play. God’s love for her would be enough, in that make no mistake. But in His love, He knew full well, the child would want a mate. This is why God called your precious pet unto this splendid place. God’s entrusted her with him,
‘til you pass through the gate.”

I pleaded, “May I hug them all just once again?!”The angel answered, “No! You’d violate a sacred site, and now it’s time to go.” He led me back across the Bridge and through the gate to home. He left me there with new-found hope and peace within my soul.

If someone ever asks what happens to little pets that die, Just give a gentle smile of joy and look them in the eye. Take their hand and comfort them and tell them not to cry. For precious loved pets don’t die,
they simply cross a bridge to paradise.

Goodbye for now Cricket 2001, Muffin 2000, Bridgette 1990, Fritz 1976, Samantha 2000, Miss Kitty 2001, Cookie 2001, Pierre 1994, Heidi 1989, Patches 1999.

We love you all and
will be there to meet you.

Mommy and Daddy


All My Precious Pets
Albert Faunce