Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal who has been especially close to someone dies, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all 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 that have been ill or 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 gone by. The animals are happy and content. Except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them who has been left behind. They will run and play together but the day finally comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent and his eager body quivers. Suddenly, he begins to run from the group. Flying over the green grass, his legs carry 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 who was gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
- Author Unknown