Just like our human family and friends, pets impact our lives and have a profound affect on us. Our beloved companions become a part of our life; their unconditional love, unwavering loyalty and blind devotion is woven into the fabric of our lives. It is right and just that they hold a special place of honor in our memories...Please read the Rainbow Bridge stories below and know that we here at BHS remember every one of the creatures who have been part of our lives. Our dearest friends never truly leave us - their memories live on...
Just this side of Heaven is a
place called Rainbow Bridge.
Rescues At Rainbow Bridge
Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before. But the animals who had been waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge to watch.
It wasn't long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung low and tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while, knew what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too often. He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of injury or illness.
Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again. As he walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him. He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be. But, alas, as he approached The Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who apologized, but told him that he would not be able to pass. Only those animals who were with their people could pass over Rainbow Bridge.
With no place else to turn to, the elderly animal turned towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like himself, also elderly and infirm. They weren't playing, but rather simply lying on the green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge. And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting.
One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn't understand what he had just witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for awhile to explain it to him. "You see, that poor animal was a rescue. He was turned in to rescue just as you see him now, an older animal with his fur graying and his eyes clouding. He never made it out of rescue and passed on with only the love of his rescuer to comfort him as he left his earthly existence. Because he had no family to give his love to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge.
The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, "So what will happen now?" As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted and the gloom lifted. Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person and among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden light and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in the prime of life. "Watch, and see" said the second animal. A second group of animals from those waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At each bowed head, the person offered a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. The newly restored animals fell into line and followed him towards The Bridge. They all crossed The Bridge together.
"That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who found new homes because of his work. They will cross when their new families arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer arrives, they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort those poor animals that they couldn't place on earth, across The Rainbow Bridge. "
"I think I like rescuers", said the first animal.
"So does GOD", was the reply.
Now I Must Go
me to the
Bridge I pray, When I no
longer run and play.
eyes, you'll find, I will
let you know, it's time.
leave you for
the Bridge today, Anew, I
run, I bark, I play.
loss, I feel it too, But
Master, know, this I must do.
sunset, where all pain ends,
We'll meet again, the best of friends.
from afar and pray, It's time
to heal, heal some each day.
pain or suffering here, The
sun shines brightly everywhere.
gray will gather here, No
storms will ever threaten.
By: Barbara J. Miller
Sweet Baby Heller
Heller, born on 1-15-06
journeyed to the Rainbow Bridge on 3-23-06.
Please help Stop Puppy Mills for all
of the little angels like our sweet Heller.
Heller was born with a birth defect making it
impossible for her body to process the sugar
she needed to survive.
She was 9 weeks, 1 day and 8 hours old
when she died.
In memory of Heller
Read about puppy mills on the links
below and help spread the word:
Humane Society of the United States
Ron and Jaxie Heppner
and all our Paws
Beebe Humane Society
This is Hope, she is one of our special cases. She only got to live with Laura for
a little while before she died. The vet seems to think it was damage from an old injury.
At least she was happy,
even if it was for just a little while....
It saddens us to have to let you know that our beloved Woodstock (Baby Boy) passed away quietly on May 20, 2010 from a massive stroke.
He had no symptoms of his severe open fontenels and probable hydrcephalis through his short but very active and joyous life. He had the stroke while sleeping between Howard and I Thursday early morning just giving a little bark. Howard cuddled Woodstock in his arms, and he just quietly passed away.
We have nothing but joy and happiness from Woodstock even though he touched our lives for only eleven months. We want to thank you for allowing us to adopt him.
Our best to you!
Sharon and Howard
In Loving memory of Kahne
Born on September 6, 2006
Adopted by Jean and Steveon Decmeber 9, 2006
Mommy & Daddy
In loving memory of Shelby
Adopted in June 2004
Shelby brought happiness and joy to us for nearly 4 years and there is still a hole in our hearts from her departure. However, we know that she lives on in heaven, waiting patiently until we join her again.
Thanks, pretty Shelby, for all the lessons about life and love.
Jeff, Linda, and Aaron Middleton, Jasper, Ar
Click here: Puppymill Memorials
Click on the graphic above to learn about the campaign to get man's best friend out of chains!
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