Coping with pet loss || Grief and pet loss || Pet loss and grieving

A loved one is never truly gone until they are forgotten, live in the hearts of those left behind is to live forever!



Rest in peace, Randy Blue - June 15, 1990 - April 22, 2000

Randy Blue, the gentle giant was my first Dane, and because of the love he had shown me, I am now one of the breed's biggest fans. His life was taken away by cancer. Words cannot describe the sorrow I face at my loss. I've enjoyed his companionship since my ninth birthday. From the days of a four week old puppy to the frailness of his old age... I have nothing but fond memories (and a few scars from playing around too much) To those of you facing similar decisions in your life, putting an ill animal to sleep is truly the best gift you could give to them. Randy was old, had cancer for two years, and was truly suffering. I held him as his life faded away and his spirit was carried to Heaven. He is in God's hands now. Rest in peace, Boo-Boo. We love you and you will be missed. See you on the Rainbow Bridge, Baby.


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 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.
The bright eyes are intent, the 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 run 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)

You will always be in my heart.


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Return to the "In Memory" list