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Dogs go to heaven...across the rainbow bridge... a painting

Saturday, April 21, 2012

"All Dogs Go To Heaven" by Jim Warren
A dear friend of mine recently lost her precious dog companion of 15 years and has grieved tremendously. She is beginning to move forward and sharing her love for animals by working with a local animal shelter - walking the dogs and cleaning their kennels - the physical needs of a shelter. She shared this beautiful painting on her facebook page and called it the rainbow bridge picture. I thought it might help others in their grief of the death of a treasured dog. God bless and comfort you each and every one as you find your way through your own times of grief. ~Linda 49 in WA
Rainbow Bridge

There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth
It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many colours

Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows,
hills, valleys with lush green grass

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this special place
There is always food and water and warm spring weather

The old and frail are young again
Those who are maimed are made whole again

They play all day with each other
There is only one thing missing

They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth
So each day they run and play until the day comes
when one suddenly stops playing and looks up !

The nose twitches !
The ears are up !
The eyes are staring !
And this one suddenly runs from the group !

You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet,
you take him or her into your arms and embrace
your face is kissed again and again,
and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BEAGLEMAMA2 6/11/2012 12:40PM

    I have seen and read that before but each time I do I still cry. Thank you for sharing.

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DGFOWLER 5/24/2012 8:02PM

    Linda, how beautiful. I have a dog that has 3 legs. He also suffers from seizures. He is on medication 2x a day for it but some seizures still slip through. Wouldn't trade him for the world though. This is simply beautiful. And the picture.. oh, how precious. Thank you for sharing.. Donna

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GIRANIMAL 4/25/2012 3:03PM

    Oh, dear. This brought tears to my eyes, and my beloved pup's been gone about a year and a half now. I love the idea that he and my mom are hanging out together now, happy as can be. Thanks for sharing!

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SAL1512 4/23/2012 4:39PM

    And you know how special our little dog Riley is to us. She was our son's dog and he loved her so completely that she was on his lap when he died. I hate to think of the day she leaves us to join him in heaven. Riley visited my dear husband when he was in the hospital. It really perked up his spirits. Those animals really have a special place in our lives. Thank you for sharing!
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LUCINDARW 4/23/2012 11:42AM

    What a beautiful picture to keep close when that fateful day does arrive. I know how hard it is because I too have lost many animals and grieved for them. they all hold a special place in my heart. Will look forward to seeing them again. Lucinda

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1COUNTRY_GAL 4/22/2012 7:23PM

    Beautiful thank you for posting,just dealt with a passing of a beloved pet dog that wasn't ours but we adotped.I did 2 blogs about what happened and posted the rainbow Bridge Poem,I find such comfort in this poem,I sure like the picture you have above,it's beautiful.Oh I have had to endear this many times in all the many years I have been alive.We never forget and look forward to meet them again. emoticon Diana emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMACATHY 4/22/2012 12:36PM

    Okay, now I am crying. This is truly beautiful.

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DAISY443 4/22/2012 12:07PM

    Tears! Thank you!

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GEMINISUE 4/22/2012 11:47AM

    Linda how can I share this picture on my facebook page? Please send me spark mail about how to do it, thanks Linda

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HEALTHYBARB1 4/22/2012 10:00AM

    Thanks for sharing Linda.

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SARAHTAIT 4/22/2012 9:11AM

    It brought tears to my eyes....such a beautiful way to believe we will see your beloved pets again....I have grieved tremendously over the loss of a pet and relate to those who also have had a loss. Thanks for sharing.

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NELLIEC 4/21/2012 10:43PM

    I know about the Rainbow Bridge. In the past two years, I have had to part with 5 dogs, 4 of whom died, and one was actually my son's that I had been keeping and he went to live with another son.

I have also had to part with 3 cats.

I certainly look forward to seeing them and pets of my long past when I get to heaven!

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ANHELIC 4/21/2012 10:37PM

    Having lost two of my precious cats two years ago 9 days apart, it has broken my heart and I am having a rough time getting over my loss. I know the poem Rainbow Bridge. I know my babies are there waiting for me.
I will pray for your healing. It takes a long time.
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RIVERCITYTOM 4/21/2012 10:18PM

    Having been a greiving family member of many special furbabies. The picture is awesome. Thanks for sharing. The Furbabies are our world.
Have a great weekend.

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