Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Dogs are the best thing in the world. I love my dogs. One of them is in puppy heaven right now and unfortunately for one of my dearest friends, her doggie Guapo is there with him today too. Guapo was a spunky little chihuahua and he was killed by a car yesterday. My friend Jessica is broken hearted and I KNOW how much that hurts. Its like losing your best friend and for us childless people, having a pet is the closest we have to having a kid. I read somewhere that our relationship with our dog is the closest that we come, on earth, to having the same relationship as God has with us...not to say that we are his pets...but just think about that one for a bit. Obedience, rebellion, willing to please, child like, and not quite as smart and hindered in some way to communicate...
I am so sorry Jess.
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....