There is a bridge connecting
Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge
because of its many colors.
Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge,
there is a land of meadows,
hills and valleys with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies,
the pet goes to this place.
There is always food and water and warm Spring weather.
Those old and frail animals
are young again.
Those who have been maimed
are made whole again.
They play all day with each other.
Some of them here
by the Bridge are different.
These pets were beaten, starved, tortured, and unloved.
They watch wistfully as their friends leave one by one,
to cross the bridge
with their special person.
For them there is no one,
no special one.
Their time on earth
did not give them one.
But one day, as they run and play,
they notice someone standing
by the road to the bridge.
This person wistfully watches
the reunions of friends,
for during life,
this person had no pet.
This person was beaten, starved, tortured, and unloved.
Standing there alone,
one of the unloved pets approaches,
curious as to why this one is alone.
And as the unloved pet
and the unloved person get nearer
to each other, a miracle occurs,
for these are the ones who were meant to be together,
the special person and t
he beloved pet who never had the chance to meet while on Earth.
Finally, now, at the edge
of the Rainbow Bridge,
their souls meet,
the pain and the sorrow disappears,
and two friends are together.
They cross the Rainbow Bridge together,
never again to be separated.
--- Anonymous ---