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    October 08, 2009



    Oh no. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved horse. I've visited your blog occasionally since I discovered a link to it on another blog.

    Do you know the Rainbow Bridge poem? It's really lovely. I hope your sadness will eventually be replaced with peace, and anticipation of a wonderful reunion. Here's the poem.

    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...


    Thanks so much Jackie. Rainbow Bridge is a lovely poem and I hadn't heard it before.

    I still miss dear Basil terribly - I expect I always will. I'm not sure he would come running as per the poem - I think he'd be more interested in chasing the ponies around and eating the clover - unless of course he knew I had carrots... but I will certainly be looking out for him when I get to the other side!

    Strangely, a friend of mine who had always wanted to meet Basil passed away suddenly recently - the thought did occur to me that they might now finally meet!

    Anyway, thanks very much for your comment and the lovely poem. Nice to know someone out there is reading my blog! Hope all's well in your world. All the best.

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