...Unfortunately happens that our pets leave us, the pain we feel is enormous, is immense and often not understood by the people we have around. It can not be understood by those who have never had the chance to love a dog, or a cat or a rabbit or a horse, or any other animal…
And we feel the need to make some gesture in memory of them...
... but we have no idea what we can do.
I'll tell you the legend that is handed down to us by the Indians of America. Is dedicated to every animal that loves humans and to every person who has suffered and is suffering for the death of an animal.
The Legend of Rainbow Bridge
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...
If you read this wonderful legend, you've also probably lost your faithful friend, but you can cheer, because he is well and went into a fantastic place. You can be sure that you meet again him and that you will continue with him a happy journey.
English Cocker Spaniel: Cookie!