Rusty Wallace by Rhonda R. Fetter / Mama

The Rainbow Bridge

When an animal dies who has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can 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 time gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing – they miss someone very special who was 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 begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass,
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 those trusting eyes,
so long gone from your life.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together.

My Rusty,
There isn’t a day that goes by that you aren’t thought of and missed. Anytime I leave and come home, I expect you to be waiting at the door for me, if you hadn’t gone with me. I miss you laying on my bed keeping my feet warm and the way you would alway manage to get up on the pillow to sleep. I miss the way you would “talk” to me when you wanted something. I miss seeing you and Joshua play and run through the house. You always had your “spot” on the couch and everyone knew it. You will always be Mama’s baby and there will never be another that will nor culd take your place in my heart. You are still here with me as you have your plave under the tree where you loved to lay when i was working in the yard. I miss you terribly but know you are waiting until you see us again.


I Will Always Love You, my Faithful Companion,
Rusty Wallace
20, Dec 2006
Rhonda R. Fetter