Monday, November 06, 2006

Goodbye, little man.

Our little Thor passed away this morning. He was 15 years old. He had been a very loyal companion for the 13 years he was a part of our family. I miss him dearly but I know that he is no longer suffering and has crossed the Rainbow Bridge to join his friend, Missy, who preceeded him 4 years ago. I take comfort in knowing that I will see him again when my turn comes.

We love you and miss you, Thor!

For those of you who don't know about the Rainbow Bridge, here is a copy of the poem:

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 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 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 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....

Author unknown...


Lisa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Pets are so special. Your little dog was darling. Hugs!

FaeryCrafty said...

I am very sorry for your loss.