1990 - 2003
Rerod, Rerod, where do I begin… For almost 13 years, you were my constant companion. You were loyal and faithful, full of spirit, and possessed a kind and caring soul. You were always ready for a good joke (even if you were the brunt of it!) and so willing to comply with anything asked of you. You were patient beyond anyone’s belief, full of love, and you cared about what was right and wrong. You taught me about the unconditional love between pets and their people - not only during your life, but through the grief after you left us. I can only thank you for being the special girl you were and am so grateful you were mine. I will forever miss you and am so proud that you were the inspiration for the "Lodge".Love, Marlee
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When a pet dies - one that's 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, fear and worry-free.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and the vigor of youth. Those who were abused, hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we would want to 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 - someone who had to be left behind. That someone who was kind, gentle and loving. That someone who took the extra step, stayed the extra minute, reached out and touched with love, even once.
The animals all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent, her eager body quivers. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her 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 big, trusting eyes of your special love, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart . . .
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.