The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that 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 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. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carying 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 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 the Rainbow Bridge together.....
Taken from us on the 14/1/08 just short of his 7th Birthday. He was a much loved family pet rescued at 4 weeks of age being dumped in a cardboard box at the front door of our local vet. He was never a show dog but was my Best Friend and considered him to be better than any Grand Champion. He was big and strong but thought he was as small as a Lhasa and loved all the Lhasas with all his heart. He was my bed warmer at night and always slept on my bed; he took up most of the room he loved to stretch out he always had to be close. All our dogs loved him so much that they were never scared of big dogs, the Lhasas had it all over him. Bear was a gentle giant! and although had a deep ferocious bark he was very protective of his beloved Lhasa friends, he was extremely protective of me and would never let anyone he didnt know too close. He knew who was a friend and loved greeting them even though he would knock them over but Bear just loves his hugs and kisses.
My Beloved 'Bear' - may you rest in peace my friend. I will always Love you and still miss you heaps. He thought he was a big Lhasa and loved them very much and they loved & miss him heaps too, i shall see you again one day and we shall never be seperated again. This is my tribute to you and you deserve to be here and be recognised with all your Lhasa pals. All my Love Nina xxx