My loves...

This is to my loves I've lost this year....(I'll elaborate on the bottom)...

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...

This past year has been especially tough for me. I lost my daschund (weenie dog) a few months ago when she was fatally shot. Ray had just left and within a ten minute time span (when I arrived) she was dead. Devastating. I filed with the police, they went and talked to the neighbors, etc. If it hadn't been for my sister helping me out that night, I don't know if I could have done it, or if I'd be out of jail yet...

Then, three weekends ago -- on Saturday -- I lost my beloved goat Indaway. He was alive when we went to bed and when I woke up he was outside by the horse stalls mauled to death. I don't know if it was a dog or a wild cat. The neighbors goats had been mauled to death months ago and another set of neighbors had a dog mauled pretty badly. So, I'm not sure what it is getting the animals, but it got my baby. It was a rough loss. I had bottlefed Indaway since the day I got him (three or four days old) from my friend Sherry. I miss him immensely.

I have had three gains this past year. Three kitties. I got one from a pet shop..he was fixated on me..one from an ad that was placed saying he needed a new home (Diesel needed a friend) and one that was rescued after someone threw her out of thier car driving down the highway. She survived. She has one tooth missing on the bottom, but all is well. She's healthy and happy.

So, this is it this year. We kept two of the kittens born from crazy cat -- Tarbaby and Stripes -- but they are outdoors. Right now we have three puppies that need homes (two need homes but if Jules doesn't take hers soon he's going to need a home soon, too...).

Ok, going to write pen pal letters, this is getting me down...


  1. I hope, this year, all your animals will stay safe and happy. And good luck for finding homes for puppies.

    Happyflo (swap-bot partner)

  2. Oh my...what traumatic experiences and losses. Living on a farm is never easy - especially when animals and livestock you care for are taken well before their time. We've had some rather tragic endings to chickens and lambs that lived here thanks to predators and a neighbor's dog (who lived about 3/4 mile away) who just let him wander (and kill) during the day.

    I hope this year is much calmer and safer for your animals.

    Ann (freespirit66)

  3. Oh I know how you feel,my little terrier was killed on a road miles from my house. I reckon he was stolen and then just dumped.Its over a year ago and I still get so upset.Then your bit on doggie heaven[my take on it] cheers me up a little bit

  4. I'm so sorry about your loss. I have (unfortunately) read Rainbow Bridge many times... and may all your new critters remind you in a small way of your ones gone. I know our kitten does that for us with our 14yr old cat we lost last year.

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