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'Rainbow bridge' - author uncertain

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 – uncertain

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