A Beautiful Reminder
of Rainbow Bridge

by Jason
(Valencia, CA)

It is not possible to tell you all that I had the honor of living with the best dog because I am sure you feel the same...

Nothing can ever replace the loss of our friends and a silent pact is made upon taking care of any dog...that one day that dog will pass

For our special friend, it was over all too soon...

There is no minimum limit of time a dog should live but just under five years is just not fair...

A brain tumor that happened within weeks and had no chance of saving...

The doctors looked in my eyes and my heart and said "We know that you would mortgage your house to save this dog but it would be to no avail..."

The last moments we spent were precious and I will never forget him being taken away and looking back just knowing it was the last time...

His look as he recognized our faces said "Man I love you guys..."

It has been six months.

We have a new friend named Hayley and Chloe are older friend is right by our side...

Life is random...I was outside mid day watering our new lawn...

I talked to my old friend out of nowhere and told him out loud that I missed him and would give anything to be together again...

Even for a few brief moments...

Right then as the water sprayed through the air...

A rainbow appeared...starting on one side of the lawn and arching to the other...

My own personal display that the cosmos works in mysterious ways...

Only to look up passing animals and rainbows and to find this page...

As the tears of sadness and joy cascade down my face...

I now know that I will be with him again...

~ ~ ~



Jason, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I felt each word to the core and that's why I changed your title because it's not a random story at all.

We all love our dogs and saying goodbye is always painful but sometimes there are special connections that go above and beyond. I've had it but not with all my dogs - I'm 57 so I've had a few (-;

When you said you'd give anything to be with him again, I FELT that feeling, not just for me but for my son.

Last Fall my son lost his best friend Kirby to cancer. The vet said all the money in the world couldn't save his dog.

About six months later my son said, "I'd gladly give up ten years of my life for just one more hour with my dog."

So you see, more than one person can have the best dog in the world because it's the connection. Not just how they act or how cute they are.

You have been blessed and I'm happy to know you can feel that Rainbow Bridge is more than a poem.

~Andrea

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