We all know, the circle of life starts with the birth, runs a more or less long time, until the point, where it has to end. Most of our beloved pets have a shorter lifespan than their owners, sometimes accidents or illnesses are cutting down this time, so for all of us they day will come, to say "Good bye".

It´s hard to lose a pet, a real close friend.

"Please, God,
give me the power to stand what i could not change,
the strength to alter what i´m able to change,
and the wisdom to see the right one of both ways."

There is one little story "ghosting" through the internet, that has been written for all owners of pets.

It´s called "Rainbow Bridge".

Everytime, when one of your pets dies, remember this little story.


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 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...

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