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Comment by Julia A Blanchard on April 2, 2020 at 4:55pm

This is our Roxie who passed away in June at the age of 15. We miss her so, so much. I loved the poem...

I'd like to adopt another doodle but no one can take my Roxie's place. I'll just have to open up another room in my heart...

Comment by Elizabeth on November 14, 2014 at 9:03pm
I know this is called Rainbow Bridge but I would like to share another poem for those like me have lost a beloved fur baby. What it does to your heart only those who have gone through this can fully understand what it is like to loose your child that just happens to be covered in fur. A friend of mine who is a vet tech brought this poem to me several years ago wanting to use it along with a paw print and a lock of hair from a clients dog that had to be put to sleep. She wanted to use it in something that could be framed along with the paw print and lock of hair so they could remember their love able companion for ever. I helped her with her idea and she has been doing this for all her clients that have had to put down their precious animal. Sometimes even adding a picture too. The poem as she found it was "Author Unknown". Please read and I hope it touches you as it has me and many others over the years.


As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that’s trouble-free,
Where all of us can meet again and spend eternity.
I saw a most beautiful rainbow, and on the other side,
Were meadows rich and beautiful-lush and green and wide
And running through the meadow as far as the eye could see,
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be.
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to run with them, but I had something left to do.
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I’m alright.
That this place is truly wonderful, Then a bright glow pierced night
‘‘Twas the glow of many candles, shinning bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be
We are still connected by a cord no one can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we are never far apart,
If you look beyond the rainbow and listen to your heart.
Author Unknown
Comment by Karen and Jackdoodle on January 7, 2012 at 3:59pm

We extend our sympathy to Tina, who lost her little Yorkie Willy yesterday morning. Willy was 10 years old, and he went to the Rainbow Bridge peacefully, in his sleep, in the same house where he was born.

Here is a photo of Willy snuggling with Tina's last foster Miley (now Twinkle):

Rest in Peace, sweet boy.

Comment by Karen Colcernian on November 6, 2011 at 6:04pm
Rest in peace, Chase! Run over The Rainbow Bridge where you will meet lots and lots of friends to play with! Be well and happy, boy! Linda, may your heart heal and have some peace knowing he is your Angel now! Our Carmen was there to meet him and be his friend!
Comment by Karen and Jackdoodle on November 6, 2011 at 8:37am
I am so sorry for your loss, Linda. Rest in peace, Chase. You were deeply loved, and you will always be remembered.
Comment by Linda Miller on November 6, 2011 at 2:59am
We lost our beloved lab on Oct. 18th at 10:10 in the morning. He was 2months shy of 14. I still shed tears every day. He has retrieved my paper for 13years and 7months. I am lost without him. We were so have you for that long. We will always love and miss you Chase. I can only pray that someday God will bless me with a dog with your qualities, but I Don't think he or she can ever take your place. You loved everyone,and we have so many stories to tell. I can't wait to see you again, happy and healthy!
Comment by Karen and Jackdoodle on September 29, 2011 at 10:20pm
I'm very sorry for your loss.
Comment by Angela on September 29, 2011 at 10:17pm
Gus lost his 17 y.o. sister, Chelsea the westie, and 14 y.o. brother, Logan the german short haired pointer. They were buried together at a pet cemetery on 9/24. We are all heart broken. To have loyal companionship and deep bonds with our furry friends for so long was such a gift. Dogs ask for so little and give so much.
Comment by Karen and Jackdoodle on July 18, 2011 at 8:11pm

I'm very sorry for your loss, Judy.

The disease is called Chylothorax and the causes are not known, but there does appear to be a genetic component in some cases. 

It's always hard to lose a dog, but it's especially hard to lose a young dog.


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