Monday, August 2

All Pets Go To Heaven

I had to say goodbye to my two oldest cats last week. I've had some trouble processing my grief, but then I remembered baby Zoe, our kitty who died years ago at 2 years old. She loved listening to my Amy Grant hymns CD. We'd put it on at bedtime, and suddenly we noticed that she went to sleep fairly quickly when the music was playing.

After she died, I always imagined her at Rainbow Bridge, but with people and other animals. This song was the one that brought me closer to her and helped me imagine her somewhere she was happy and loved.

I believe animals will rejoice when they meet God just as much as we will.

I can't close this without posting the Rainbow Bridge poem.  Goodbye, Isaac and Morgan. I know you're with Zoe and God. I love you and miss you.

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...

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