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 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.
the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and
vigour; 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 each miss
someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
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 begins to quiver. Suddenly he begins to run from the group,
flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and
have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling together in 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.
you cross the Rainbow Bridge together!
Pat's Blue Pearl "Pepita"
Xmas Cracker x Shari Pat's Harmoni in Blue)
Pictured is my beloved
little sheltie girl Shari Pat's Blue Pearl, Pepita, who lost her battle
against cancer in her bladder on 20/10/2010. She was my special little girl
and gave me so much happiness in life, I feel as if half of my heart has
been torn out of my chest. Now she lies in the garden of our summer
cottage together with our other pets.
well, my darling. We'll meet again and we'll be together
"We wrote your name
in the sky, but the wind blew it away
We wrote your name in the sand, but the waves washed it away
We wrote your name in our hearts and forever it will stay"
and owned by Anita and Kari Mattila, Finland,
Emily Bronte "Emily"
was one of a litter of just two bitch puppies sired by
Ch Lythwood Steptoe out of Leterikhills Can She Can Can
and as soon as they were born, I decided I wanted to
keep one. She was always a very pretty girl but
didn't give herself freely to just anyone; in fact she
was very much 'my dog'. She had a lovely,
happy life with us and, of course, had her real mum,
Candy, with her for 10 years of her life. She was
only shown lightly and did quite well, but really
preferred not to be in the limelight!
enjoyed the very best of health all her life, right up
until her last few days, and, at the end, with my arms
wrapped around her, she passed over the Rainbow
Bridge. This picture of her standing in the
snowdrops, taken just two weeks before we had to say
goodbye, when she was looking so alert, happy and
healthy, is how we would want to remember her - our
dear, sweet Emily - we miss you so much.
and owned by Valerie Kyle, Rossnow Shelties, Northern
Golden Moss "Moss"
was born 7th December 2000 and was registered with
the UK Kennel club as Shadoway Golden Moss. He was by
Blenmerrow Running Wild out of Blenmerrow Masquerade of
Shadoway. As a puppy/junior he had a brief career
in the show ring but grew slightly too big.
Moss was always a happy little fellow, willing
to tackle most challenges, the first of my shelties to
jump in the river or paddle in the sea. On our
forest walks, my other shelties took courage and
confidence from him. He was also a gentle
and loving companion, liked meeting and being
with people and offered his friendship to
everyone he met.
In February/ March this year, he seemed to have lost
some of his sparkle, stood back rather than leading
the pack, but nothing to suggest that his life was
drawing to a close. He died on the 26th March
2010, went quietly, tail still wagging gently, trusting
in those around him. It has been devastating to
lose my lovely brave boy at such a young age."
Arnold - Shadoway Shelties, UK