Helping our pets cross the 'Rainbow Bridge"

Ive been sharing the journey that's been happening with my now almost 16 year old cat Buddy! He was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer about 8 weeks ago, and today is the day that we have to say goodbye to him.  Helping our pets over the "Rainbow Bridge " is one of the most painful , yet selfless things we can to !   

No matter what kind of pet you have, ( unless its a parrot) the sad reality is that your pet will likely leave the earth before you. Its not uncommon to hear pet owners tell you, that they are even sadder when their animal died, compared to when a human relative passed. 

I can’t help but ask: WhyWhy is the pain so intense and so deep ?

I FOUND an ARTICLE that answers that very question.

The 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.

Thanks for all the years of love and companionship , Buddy !  Go find your sister Lola. May you rest in peace ! 
Until we meet again ~

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