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....
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We are extremely saddened to add our newest addition to our in memory page. Little Joe (adopted 2/6/2011- 9/27/2012)
Little Joe came to us after bring hit by a car. He was with me, Tara, as a foster dog for a couple years before his amazing family found him. We can only hope that all our dogs are as loved as Little Joe was. He was only with his family 1.5 years, but made a huge impact on them. Little Joe will be missed!!
I'm so sorry to tell you that Little Joe died this morning a little after 2 am. We were able to beat the anemia, but the lung cancer was just too far advanced. The vet was not sure how advanced it was. and we thought he might have more time, but he just wasn't able to stay longer. I want you to know he did not die alone. He had done fairly well yesterday but as the night wore on he began struggling for breath. I held him all the while. I told him of the "Forever Home" that we all have and that I wanted him to go there and wait for us. I told him it wouldn't seem very long before all of us, you, (Tara) and I and Mommie & Leigh would be together forever. He looked up to the ceiling and it seemed he was following something. I believe an angel had come for him. He stopped breathing then and we all kissed him goodbye. We will always love him and miss his adorable ways. He will share a place in our garden with our other beloved dogs. Thank you for loving him and keeping him safe so that we coulld have him even if it was for just a little while.
We'll keep in touch'
Sweet Tequila, she just started her new life and was taken from us. Tequila came from a puppy mill in Texas, where her medical needs were grossly neglected. Although she had a horrible start in life, she did not let that get her down. She was so loving and was just starting to become a "real" dog. Tequila, you will be missed, but you left us knowing love!!
Dear sweet Celee, she endured so much abuse at the hands of cruel human beings. She came to us with cigarette burns on her body, hearing and vision loss from abuse and all of this at only 6 months old. She was so untrusting, had severe medical issue and behavioral issues, but she was the light of her foster mom life. As months went on, Celee's medical conditions were like a roller coaster, up and down, good days and very bad days. Through her violent seizures, she was always loved and comforted. Celee's foster home, which became her forever home, was a mass of big fluffy dogs beds. The fluffiest her mom could find. Celee woudl crawl in and nustle up and sleep away her day. Poor Celee, we did all we could but in the end it was her time to go. She lived a short life, but once she was in our rescue she lived a great life. All her cares were smuthered away by the big fluffy beds, and the endless kisses from her mom, even if Celee bit back. Celee made such an imprint on her mom and she will always be truly missed!!
I wanted to share some extremely sad news with you. Almost 5 years ago, we rescued Peaches from you all. Unfortunately, 4/28/10 she passed away. Six days prior we noticed her breathing was short and quick, and for her age I knew we had to take her to the vet to get checked out, my biggest fear happened the next day when we learned Peaches had cancer. She had a large amount of blood tinged fluid around her lungs from the cancer that was making it very difficult to breathe. Thankfully though, our vet assured me she was not in any pain. After about 4 days of trying a couple different treatments, it just got too difficult for Peaches, and we had to put her to sleep. The vet said if she were to pass away at home, it would not be peaceful for her. It was the absolute most horrible decision my husband and I have EVER had to make. Peaches was so special to us, words cannot even begin to describe the love we had for her. We were so blessed to have her in our lives. We wanted to thank you because if it was not for your rescue we would have never gotten a chance to have the most wonderful friend enter our lives. EVERYONE loved Peaches, from groomers, to friends & family, to even strangers. She was so sweet and kind. I have attached a few pictures for you of Peaches.
Casey & Louie
Sienna you came to us one year ago. We fell in love with you the minute we saw you on line. When we met you, we both knew you were special. You joined our family of three other dogs, you fit right in. Your Big brother Maui fell in love with you, kissing your ears till they were all wet. Sister Bella, hoped you would play with her, however she learned from you how to lie in the sun and meditate. Lucie, your big sister, showed you the secret places in the yard.
Your sweet face and beautiful red fur shone in the sun that you loved to bathe in. Your previous owners tried to silence your voice, but that did not stop you..... We had an understanding when you would whisper bark what you wanted. Weather it be to go potty, the naughty squirrel, a bug, or lizard on the wall, you would tell us, and them who was boss.
We will never forget how you helped Mommy Kathleen with her physical therapy, riding the stationary bike with her after her knee replacement. The minute you would hear the sound of the peddling, you would come running, and want to get into her lap, and ride. That time with you helped her so much. We will miss your dancing when we were going to go for a walk, or trip in the car or Road trek. You were so gentle with children and happy to see anyone. We loved our cuddle time in the evening, while Mommy Kathleen painted watercolors or Mommy Constance read the paper, you would walk up to us and gently ask to come up and be with each of us, taking turns to share your love.
We will miss you dearly Sienna, We will meet again at the rainbow bridge never to be apart again.
Love Mommy Kathleen and Mommy Constance. Bella Lucie and Maui.
"Caylee unfortunately passed away this past Tuesday (10/9), she had not been herself for the previous few days and I was becoming concerned that she might be nearing the end. She had grown a beautiful coat in recent months and my sister said not too long ago, "Caylee just keeps getting younger!" I was blessed to have her almost 2 years and she knew that I loved her." Her mommy Kristi
Wolfe came to us without a wagging tail, he didn't know how to play with toys, and couldn't even jump on to the couch. That all changed right away. Heidi taught him everything, mostly how to be loved and spoiled. He took it all in and LOVED living here. We think he really liked being a Holzer. From his little "bunny hop" run to the way he howled when Daddy came home, we'll never forget him. Thanks! ~Debi
"I'm taking this moment to tell you that Spencer passed away today.
My family and I loved him so much and will miss him everyday.
He was an old dog who lived a great life.
We want to say thanks for helping bring him into our lives."
My daughter, Sara, and I only had Billy in our lives for two and one-half months, but the joy he brought to us will always bring fond memories. He was quiet, sweet and loving. He never barked or met anyone he didn’t like. He was always at home in his doggie bed and loved to curl up on the floor next to me while I quilted. He loved riding in the car and was a joy to take. Everyone loved Billy.
When he passed away, we were shocked and knew that we had lost our best friend. Billy had not had a good life, but I know that those two and one-half months he lived with us were a comfort to him. He was loved, well cared for and comfortable. We did the best we could for him and I know he was grateful. I have never cried as much or as long for any other dog I ever had. Each time I think of him, I regret that we didn’t have him longer. Billy will always live in our hearts. ----Marge