If you find yourself considering whether it’s time to let your beloved companion cross to the Rainbow Bridge, please refer to Doctor Jim Humphries’ Quality of Life Scoresheet, to help you make an informed decision.
For those with children mourning the loss of a beloved companion, we recommend the article ‘Our First Big Loss: Helping Children Through the Grieving Process and Loss of a Pet‘.
The Poem – courtesy 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…. ~ Author unknown
|Our beloved Sammy T passed away today at a hearty 19 years of age. She will be missed, most of all by her long term foster Donna. Thank you so much, Donna, for giving Sammy T a home.|
Rest in Peace little Everette. He was a sweet kitteh babe who had a chronic bladder issue which couldn’t be treated. He is now healthy and happy at Rainbow Bridge. We’ll see you again Everette. Hugs and love!
| Alamosa (Fritz)
We miss you so very much. You were a wonderful kitten and you were taken from us much too soon. We’ll see you again on the other side.
| Daisy Mae
Our sweet Daisy Mae crossed over Rainbow Bridge last night. She came to us last year at 15 years old and spent much of her time in the special care room. She often had a cold or upper respiratory infection. She was a small long hair gray tabby who just loved to cuddle. Angela, a wonderful woman with a great husband and young twin boys agreed to bring her into their home to foster her knowing she would spend the rest of her life there. When it was discovered that she had cancer of the tongue a couple of weeks, the decision was made today to let her go. We shall be forever grateful to Angela and her family that Daisy Mae knew the love of a home and was surrounded by those who loved her on her final days.
Rest sweet Daisy Mae…
It is with a heavy heart that we let you know that our sweet old man Samson passed away in March 2015. For those who didn’t know him, Samson was nothing but skin and bones when Lauri rescued him. A Wild Blue adopter found him nearly starved to death on a cold November night as they packed their car for a Thanksgiving trip. His skin crackled when Lauri tried to give him subQ fluids and she didn’t think he would survive the night. But survive he did, and not only that, he thrived for three more years due to the love and care of Darcy, his angel adopter.
When Darcy adopted him, he was so much better, but still skinny, and estimated to be nearly 20 years old! We cannot thank Darcy enough for what she did for us and for sweet Samson. She is an inspiration, and she and Samson give us hope for a great life for every senior kitty we take in. We have happy thoughts that Samson lived a wonderful life with Darcy and he is now running with joy at the Rainbow Bridge until we all see him again.