Patches by Kimmy / Mommy

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

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.
Her bright eyes are intent;
Her eager body quivers.
Suddenly she begins to run
from the group, flying
over the green grass,
her legs carrying her 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….

I await the day I see you again. I wish I could have done more to save you. Three years was not long enough to give you all the love I had.


I will love you forever, baby bun,
13, May 2008