AH! I'm crying!! :( It's soo sad, but it's soo happy.
It's making me think of my babies... Jimmy. Barney. Engine..... The hours I spent on my bed, hugging an empty fish bowl... :(
And then my ten now. I now the day will come, as any mother will agree.
No parent should have to lose a child. And these little snout mouthed, long tailed, gilled fools are my babies.
The end made me cry really hard... That is just really beautiful, I love fish, because even though most people don't see them as that big of a deal, and they don't live too long, I guess I'm a sucker for the under dogs...
So beautiful and heart warming! It made me think of all my past Bettas and my little Cirrus, who passed on this weekend.
Oh Cirrus, Dog-Fish, Bubbles, Speedy, Tangerine, and every other Betta I have kept and named, I miss you all...
hello everyone after that beautiful fish version I thought ide share the original version of rainbow bridge and then the heart breaking 911 version it may be a sad read but I think its something we should all see
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....
911 at the rainbow bridge
On the morning of September 11, 2001, there was an unprecedented amount of activity at the Rainbow Bridge. Decisions had to be made. They had to be made quickly. And, they were.
An issue, not often addressed here, is the fact that many residents really have no loved one for whom to wait. Think of the pups who lived and died in hideous puppy mills. No one on earth loved or protected them. What about the many who spent unhappy lives tied in backyards? And, the ones who were abused. Who are they to wait for?
We don't talk about that much up here. We share our loved ones as they arrive, happy to do so. But we all know there is nothing like having your very own person who thinks you are the most special pup in the Heavens.
Last Tuesday morning a request rang out for pups not waiting for specific persons to volunteer for special assignment. An eager, curious crowd surged excitedly forward, each pup wondering what the assignment would be.
They were told by a solemn voice that unexpectedly, all at once, over 6,000 loving people had left Earth long before they were ready. All the pups, as all pups do, felt the humans' pain deep in their own hearts. Without hearing more, there was a clamoring among them - "May I have one to comfort?" "I'll take two, I have a big heart." "I have been saving kisses forever."
One after another they came forward begging for assignment. One cozy-looking fluffy pup hesitantly asked, "Are there any children coming? I would be very comforting for a child 'cause I'm soft and squishy and I always wanted to be hugged." A group of Dalmatians came forward asking to meet the Firemen and be their friends. The larger working breeds offered to greet the Police Officers and make them feel at home. Little dogs volunteered to do what they do best, cuddle and kiss. Father Mike got a special little Yorkie for his very own. It was difficult to determine who was comforting whom the joy was so complete!
Dogs who on Earth had never had a kind word or a pat on the head, stepped forward and said, "I will love any human who needs love."
Then all the dogs, wherever on Earth they originally came from, rushed to the Rainbow Bridge and stood waiting, overflowing with love to share - each tail wagging an American Flag.
There's only one word to describe this post. Beautiful. I hope that when it's time for Luka to pass that she'll strive under the rainbow bridge with others of her kind. There's no death, slavery, or bad treatment along the rainbow bridge and it makes me happy to see a place untouched by those who wish to dominate. Others think I'm crazy when I talk about this beautiful place, but I know deep inside my heart that it exists and that every animal that's passed in my care will be waiting for me to arrive ready to love and those fish who've died from my own human stupidity will forgive me as I have a second chance to give them proper love.